Ford Mondeo 2.5 Litre ST
Usually James Bond drives an Aston Martin, but in Casino Royale he starts off with a Ford Mondeo. Let's just say MI6 arranged this as a rentalcar for Bond.
Because the car was required for filming early in 2006, more than a year before it became commercially available, the model for the film was constructed and shipped to the Bahamas under a veil of secrecy. And it could possible be the most exclusive Mondeo in the world as it was handbuilt at Ford of Europe's Design Studio in Cologne, Germany. The five-door Mondei was a range-topping 2.5 Litre ST version with a snazzy one-off sports bodykit and special Tonic blue paintwork. Keyless entry and a start button and a HMI, Human Machine Interface instrument display, are new to the Mondeo and make for the better Bond gadgets. All Mondeos will get standard stability control and a capless refuelling system with inhibitor to prevent using the wrong fuel, and 'follow-me-home' lights. Options will include Adaptive Cruise Control, Interactive Vehicle Dynamics Control and Hill Launch Assist. The optional Sport Pack consists of a lowered suspension, partly leather interior, and 17- or 18-inch aluminium wheels, something Bond would probably have opted for.