Quite obviously, James Bond is not a very good spy. In fact, if we were compiling a list of the world’s least covert government agents, he’d float somewhere near the top. Or rather, he’d probably explode that list on the top of Big Ben while parachuting off it shouting out his name.
After all, this is a man known to bartenders and drug barons and diminutive henchmen and ladyfolk across the globe. It’s a wonder he’s not tweeting from his Twitter account, “Currently gunning down an arms baron in south America. Need a Martini #IAmJamesBond”.
What’s also patently obvious is Bond’s enthusiasm for motoring. Because right up until the moment he destroys everything he drives, his choice of automotive weaponry has become as immortal as his trademark lines. You’d also be surprised at the kind of machinery he’s been entrusted with over the years: stuff like a convertible Range Rover in Octopussy, a Lincoln Continental in Thunderball, a Ford Fairlane from Die Another Day, and even a classic W115 Mercedes-Benz in The Man With The Golden Gun.
Of course, we’re not here to discuss the bit part players, we’re here for the big guns. The Bond Cars, with a capital C. As Skyfall - the 23rd James Bond film made - has landed, here is a list of TG’s top ten Bond cars, in reverse order. You don’t have to try too hard to guess what’s number one…