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Topic: Bond 25 Vehicles - thoughts, rumours and reports

Watching a few videos today of the astonishing Aston Martin DBS Superleggra got me thinking about the "Bond car", if there will be one, and other vehicles that are going to be featured in B25. With filming beginning soon, the models surely must have already been picked by B25 production and the relevant manufacturers and if they're going to be all new models, their production must be well underway.

Will we see Bond in a yet to be announced upcoming Aston Martin model, a special Superleggera edition, Aston's upcoming DBX SUV, a one off Aston like the DB10 in SP or something completely unexpected—maybe a model from another company?

What about other non-Bond vehicles? Is Jaguar Land Rover going to get another call up to supply vehicles for use by the villian, MI6/government etc? After watching Jaguar's great Rendezvous/It's Good to Be Bad ads from a few years ago, I wouldn't mind seeing a model from them featuring—possibly one of the sports car driven by the villain.

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It was hinted at, that an Aston will be seen in B25:

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/ … te-n740021

TBH I hope they keep it to a minimum, I'm tired of seeing them in every film! Beautiful cars of course, but there's more to Bond vehicles than that. Considering B25 follows on from Spectre, give us the Norton Dominator SS or speedboat seen in Q's lab. Bond could do with a Q-bike, or another personal vehicle that is not a car. In MR, Bond didn't drive a car at all. I'd like to see more variety in what Bond commandeers. ajb007/martini

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Wasn't there a statement from Aston Martin that they will supply the Bond car in Bond25? I'm not sure,but I think so.

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Found it:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BogQ0ELgwia … atch_again

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I do like the idea of Q supplying Bond with other vehicles than cars. What about a snowmobile from Q-lab?
What would such a snowmobile be like? I understand several special forces units are looking for hybrid engine snowmobiles where they can switch to the electric engine for stealth mode. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ot … -1.1377270

A head-up display on the windscreen showing a map linked to GPS would be nice, but a vehicle from Q should have more fun a and inventive features. Collapsable skis and telescope poles under the seat?

https://sites.google.com/site/levineengineeringportfolio/_/rsrc/1306039671016/collapsible-ski/collapsed.png

Some kind of weapon, perhaps? A machine gun under the hood lineked to sights on the head-up display would be cool, but perhaps too traditional. Any suggestions?

These are Norwegian jeager soldiers near the Russian border:

http://www.special-ops.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/finmark-7th-jager-company-on-snowmobiles.jpg

Last edited by Number24 (30th Jan 2019 16:24)

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Nothing new from Aston Martin at Geneva 2019 that I can see Bond driving in B25. Hypercars, supercars and a Lagonda SUV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ZNmkfV6rE

Even the new Vanquish (Vanquish Vision Concept)...that looks nothing like the previous stunning models in the Vanquish line...im my opinion looks far too much like a supercar for Bond to be using.  https://www.motoring.com.au/geneva-moto … to-117314/

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JTM wrote:

Nothing new from Aston Martin at Geneva 2019 that I can see Bond driving in B25. Hypercars, supercars and a Lagonda SUV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ZNmkfV6rE

Even the new Vanquish (Vanquish Vision Concept)...that looks nothing like the previous stunning models in the Vanquish line...im my opinion looks far too much like a supercar for Bond to be using.  https://www.motoring.com.au/geneva-moto … to-117314/

Maybe an upgraded DB10 or a more then likely a DB11 Superlegerra. Unfortunately the new cars shown at this years Geneva show are nice but they're not exactly subtle ajb007/lol

Last edited by MikeG77 (5th Mar 2019 23:28)

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MikeG77 wrote:

...not exactly subtle ajb007/lol

That's the perfect phrase I was looking for! I couldn't imagine Bond, a member of a clandestine service, trying to stay incognito casually driving one of those around a city  ajb007/lol

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JTM wrote:
MikeG77 wrote:

...not exactly subtle ajb007/lol

That's the perfect phrase I was looking for! I couldn't imagine Bond, a member of a clandestine service, trying to stay incognito casually driving one of those around a city  ajb007/lol

It just made think of this scene in The Dark Knight.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSXL58MPPQc

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While I couldn't imagine Bond driving the Lagonda concept SUV shown in the Aston Martin Geneva 19 video above, I could definitely see him driving Aston's DBX SUV. Check out this video from its testing in snowy Sweden...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iaVUTWO4aA

Take off the camouflage wrap, throw another vehicle in there chasing or being chased by the DBX and you've pretty much got a Bond scene done.

I'd certainly be all for it being the B25 "Bond car". Sure it would be the first main Bond car that's not a car but an SUV, but it could definitely work—I think it would be a nice change. Also a larger vehicle means a lot more space for Q Branch to install gadgets!

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Electric Aston Martin for Bond25 says The Sun and Daily Mail.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8 … -rapide-e/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … -film.html

I am guessing this means no reveal at the start of filming press conference unlike Spectre's  DB10.

I remember that at the end of Quantum, Bond is driving a hydrogen powered Ford after escaping an exploding hydrogen powered hotel. It's never explained how the hydrogen power fits in with the water supply control plot line. Can we expect electric power to be a plot line?

Could an electric car have gadgets? Apparently Hinx's car in Spectre was a hybrid, so maybe not.
https://www.iflscience.com/technology/b … acing-too/

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Someone wrote:

Electric Aston Martin for Bond25 says The Sun and Daily Mail.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8 … -rapide-e/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl … -film.html

Despite 2 links, the only source here is The Sun, and I've got to think if Aston Martin has such news it would be much more wildly reported...

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Cut to Bond reading a newspaper while his car charges after an intense chase scene....

Hopefully Aston Martin would produce and sell this vehicle unlike the DB10 from Spectre.... Time will tell.

Bond: I'm sorry. That last hand... nearly killed me.

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ChateauBond wrote:

Cut to Bond reading a newspaper while his car charges after an intense chase scene....

Hopefully Aston Martin would produce and sell this vehicle unlike the DB10 from Spectre.... Time will tell.

Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...

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Arbogast777 wrote:
ChateauBond wrote:

Cut to Bond reading a newspaper while his car charges after an intense chase scene....

Hopefully Aston Martin would produce and sell this vehicle unlike the DB10 from Spectre.... Time will tell.

Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...


Just imagine what Nascar would sound like if everybody used a Prius?

Some people would complain even if you hang them with a new rope

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Priuses are hybrid cars and have combustion engines. Unless I'm horribly wrong and I've been wasting money at petrol stations for the last 3-4 years  ajb007/lol

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Mr Martini wrote:

Just imagine what Nascar would sound like if everybody used a Prius?

It would be very quiet because nobody would show up to watch.

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Arbogast777 wrote:

Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...


It's such a horrible idea  ajb007/insane  I'm all for reducing fossil fuel use and going electric or hybrid personally, but how do you replace the visceral sound of an exotic sports car in a chase?... the howling sound of a powerful, well tuned engine adds so much of the excitement in such a scenario.  Ramping up the music will not be a substitute  ajb007/crap

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Well, BMW’s i8 has that roar... only it’s faked:

“The i8, BMW's new hybrid sports car, generates some of that sound without having that classic engine.  The i8 has an electric motor and turbo-charged three-cylinder engine. Buchko says they are powerful and energy efficient, but do not generate quite the same rumble inside the car. So, BMW plays some engine noise through speakers.... Lots of manufacturers are doing this now, although they have come up with some creative branding for the technique.  BMW calls it “Active Sound Design.” At Volkswagan it is “Soundaktor.” “

I gather the i8 plays this roar externally through speakers behind the door panels too - I wonder if Aston does the same?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.mark … ht-be-fake

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MarkOOMark wrote:
Arbogast777 wrote:

Kind of funny to think about, actually - a car chase with an electric car would be... quiet...


It's such a horrible idea  ajb007/insane  I'm all for reducing fossil fuel use and going electric or hybrid personally, but how do you replace the visceral sound of an exotic sports car in a chase?... the howling sound of a powerful, well tuned engine adds so much of the excitement in such a scenario.  Ramping up the music will not be a substitute  ajb007/crap


Probably wiln sound like this:  ajb007/lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9k-dz7Bqw

The name is Walker by the way.

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I would welcome an electric car chase. Electric cars are the future, and Bond needs to be ahead of the game. And I think it could add a touch of needed humour to the Bond films.

The DAD Vanquish could never have been properly invisible with a loud motor and exhaust. With an electric car it's more believable.

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I seem to recall having read somewhere that there's a Tesla in B25 (although no suggestions that it will be driven by Bond himself). Therefore, I can't help but wonder if the rumours of Bond driving an electric Aston Martin is actually just a combination of "Aston Martin" + "Tesla" = Bond driving an electric Aston Martin, and nothing more than that.

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Like Jeremy Clarkson,  you could pay someone
To sit behind you and make v12 engine noises  ajb007/wink

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The Domino Effect wrote:

I seem to recall having read somewhere that there's a Tesla in B25 (although no suggestions that it will be driven by Bond himself). Therefore, I can't help but wonder if the rumours of Bond driving an electric Aston Martin is actually just a combination of "Aston Martin" + "Tesla" = Bond driving an electric Aston Martin, and nothing more than that.

A Tesla has been seen in the Langvann location in a situation that could be test filming. I too want to see Bond25 driving electric. It's the future and electric cars are now competitive with traditional cars.

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I completely understand why people drive electric cars. I will never own one, however, until I am compelled to do so. I suspect Bond would feel the same.