When James Bond, agent 007, returns to the big screen in the 25th film in the series, he will uncover a brand new Aston Martin.
But fans of the series – those with deep pockets, of course – actually have a choice of two new limited edition cars from the British luxury automaker to celebrate No Time to Die, tentatively set for a November 25 premiere, Driving reported.
The movie will feature an Aston Martin Vantage and DBS Superleggera, which will be used for the limited-edition models, along with a DB5, Aston Martin V8, and the upcoming Valhalla mid-engine supercar.
The special edition cars will be created by Q by Aston Martin, the company’s customization department, and will be available globally, with orders already being taken, the company said.
The Vantage 007 is “inspired by the original Aston Martin V8” used in The Living Daylights in 1987.
It makes an appearance in the new film, when Bond uncovers it in his garage in London.
The limited-edition car includes a unique mesh grille, yellow diffuser, Cumberland Grey exterior paint, and 96.60 embroidered into the sun visors – a reference to the Russian police frequency used by Bond in his escape in The Living Daylights, Driving reported.
The car in that film had skis and a ski rack, and these can be ordered on the new car.
Additional bespoke details include a plaque designed to replicate Bond’s iconic “gadget” control panel, a crosshair motif on the paddle shifters – designed to mimic the missile launch button on Bond’s car and a vented side strake.
It also comes with an automatic or manual transmission, and is limited to 100 vehicles, Driving reported.
That’s 75 more than the 007 DBS Superleggera, which will feature a Ceramic Grey exterior with black-tinted carbon fibre accents, Gloss Black 21-inch wheels, 007 fender badge, interior 007 branding, and a sill plate attesting to its one-of-25 status.
The Vantage 007 Edition will set you back £161,000, while the DBS Superleggera 007 Edition is £279,025 – about US$213,138 and $369,385, respectively.
“Creating a 007 Edition is always an exciting challenge as we work to develop and style a car that embodies the legend of James Bond,” Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Vice-President and Chief Creative Officer, comments.
“It is an honor to apply carefully judged 007-inspired styling to our sports cars, which gives our customers the opportunity to own a unique piece of both cinematic and automotive history.”