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Top Gear drives classic James Bond cars

25 March, 2021

A recent episode of Top Gear features the most classic James Bond cars including the Aston Martin DB5, Aston Martin DB10, BMW Z8, Lotus Esprit.

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Top Gear presenter Chris Harris said, “I’m a total Bond obsessive. I love the cars and I watch the films religiously with my kids because they’re one of the ultimate viewing experiences. So, to get access to the back catalogue of Bond cars was amazing and I love the fact that we feature some of the cars you’d forgotten about.”

The episode was planned to coincide with the release of the film (which would have been April, but was postponed).

An 18 minute YouTube version of the show starts of with a drive in the Aston Martin DB10, the one that was sold for £2.4m at Christies SPECTRE Auction in 2016.

Then we get a great look at the stunning, Henry Fisker designed, BMW Z8 from The World Is Not Enough.

After the BMW it's time for another Aston Martin, a green Vantage V8 as seen in The Living Daylights and No Time To Die.

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Another real classic Bond car is the white Lotus Esprit, shown of beautifully by Top Gear, as they usually do.

Followed by once again an Aston Martin, the 1960s DBS, as driven by George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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The the most famous of them all: the Aston Martin DB5. Rally driver and No Time To Die stunt driver Mark Higgins takes presenter Chris Harris for a spin in a screenused No Time To Die stunt car.

We get a quick look at the Aston Martin Valhalla, which is not driven because it's a movie hack car for the film No Time To Die.

Watch a clip from the episode on YouTube or the 007 inspired race in Renault 11 cars here.

Watch the 18 minute segment from last year's episode on YouTube.

If you're in the UK, you can watch the full new Top Gear Bond car episode on BBC iPlayer.

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