RR Sport launch: behind the scenes
Daniel Craig takes car reveals to the next level...
Posted: 19 Jun 2013
He claims not to be a helpless petrolhead, but admits that he is working with Aston Martin's design director Marek Reichman on a bespoke Vanquish, to go with the Range Rover Sport that is part-payment for helping launch the thing to the world. There's also a 1959 Land Rover Series II and a 1978 Jaguar XJC in the garage back in England, so ‘007' is definitely doing his bit for the old country.
The last time I met him, on the set of 2006's all-conquering Bond reboot Casino Royale, there were two surprising admissions. Firstly, that he was too hungover to make his first driving test so bailed. Secondly, that the first car he owned once he had passed it was a Datsun Sunny. "I lied!" he laughs. "No, it's true. I spent 5p on the car, and another 5p putting skirts on it..."
Bond in a Datsun. Not MI6 standard issue, but everyone's got to start somewhere.