The release of the latest James Bond instalment, Spectre, will once again see James Bond behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, this time a specifically designed model purely for the.

With the input of the film's director, Sam Mendes, the 24th film of the franchise will feature the DB10, which joins a the long list of desirable cars to have been driven by 007.

But where does it rank on that list? The answer to that question won't be revealed for now, but our top ten Bond film cars can be found below.

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10. Sunbeam Alpine - Dr. No (1962)

We're starting this list of the best James Bond vehicles with the one that starred in the very first car chase all the back in 1962. Dr. No, the first Bond film, saw Sean Connery take to the wheels of a rented Sunbeam Alpine as he narrowly escapes pursuing hit men by driving under a truck, thus setting the tone for the hit franchise.

9. Aston Martin DBS V12 - Casino Royale (2006)

Not a bad first outing for Daniel Craig's Mr Bond debut, the DBS V12 took the spy film back to its origins when Aston Martin returned in the twenty-first film. The high performance GT sports car version of the DB9 wasn't filled with gadgets, with a secret compartment for Bond's gun being the only major tech to feature, but not to worry though as it's beautiful exterior more than made up for that. Couple that with the nostalgia trip of taking 007 back to its roots making the DBS V12 one of our firm favourites.

8. AMC Hornet - The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

The only Rodger Moore-driven car to feature in this top ten best James Bond cars list, but we've made sure it's a good one. The AMC Hornet that starred in the ninth Bond film is well-remembered for its leap of faith from a broken bridge, before completing a 360 degree spin in mid-air. If you haven't already seen the stunt, make sure to turn the volume down as the slide whistle sound effect takes the edge off what is a truly dangerous maneuver.

7. Ford Mustang Mach I - Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

We started this list with the original Bond car chase, and now the iconic vehicle that featured in one of the greatest car scenes has narrowly missed out on the top spot. The Ford Mustang Mach I, which featured in the seventh Bond film Diamonds Are Forver, was tilted on to just two wheels as 007 squeezed through a narrow alley-way without even a scrape of paint.

6. Lotus Esprit - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Featuring in arguably the best car chase scene in the history of film, Bond's fictionally-modified Lotus Esprit managed to escape not just two cars, but a motorcycle and a helicopter, by converting into a submarine. The Esprit is now the property of Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Muskm who bought the vehicle for £616,000 in 2013.

5. Rolls-Royce Phantom III - Goldfinger (1964)


Controversial, some of you may call this, but there is no denying that Bond's 1964 enemy, Auric Goldfinger, is the owner of one of the coolest cars in the Bond series. The end of production for Rolls-Royce Phantom IIIs ended more than 20 years before the release of the third James Bond film, making the bold decision to include the model an even greater one. The reason behind its inclusion was because its great strength would be able to hold the weight of the gold that Goldfinger smuggled around Europe.


4. Citroen 2CV - For Your Eyes Only (1981)

This may be an unpopular opinion for the casual James Bond fan, but the yellow Citroen 2CV that came to 007's rescue in the twelfth spy film when his gadget-filled Lotus blows itself up. Becoming an unlikely hero with its getaway scene in For Your Eyes Only, the 2CV had its engine altered by stunt driver Rémy Julienne, who preferred to go for a much more powerful four-cylinder unit from the Citroen GS.

3. Aston Martin V8 - The Living Daylights (1987)

It was the return of Aston Martin to the James Bond franchise when 'Britain's first supercar', the 170mph top speed V8, stormed onto the big screen in the fifteenth Bond film. The Living Daylights featured two separate V8s, with a V8 Volante (convertible) featuring at the beginning of the film, and later in the film the car is seen being fitted with a hardtop. And if the V8 wasn't already cool enough, it can also beat the Ferrari Daytona to 60mph.

2. Toyota 2000GT - You Only Live Twice (1967)

Voted by the current James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, as his favourite Bond car of all time, the Toyota 2000GT featured in the fifth 007 film You Only Live Twice. Although being mainly driven by Mr Bond's girlfriend, Aki, the stunning vanilla 2000GT still managed to receive as much attention as other models featured throughout the franchise.

1. Aston Martin DB5 - Goldfinger (1964)

The original Aston Martin, and arguably the best to have been drove by Mr Bond is our number one favourite 007 car. Released in 1963, the DB5 has been dubbed 'the most famous car in the world', after Sean Connery enjoyed its ejector seat. It has featured in several Bond films following its debut in Goldfinger, with appearances in Thunrderball a year later and 2012's Skyfall.

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