With ‘No Time to Die’, released in theaters in September, he officially hung up his 007 card, aware that he had left his mark: in the role of James Bond, dressed in the last 5 films dedicated to the secret agent in the service of His Majesty, Daniel Craig has been nominated twice for the Bafta Awards as best actor, and according to some rumors after him a woman will arrive to break the all-male continuity. And it certainly cannot be said that the 53-year-old actor did not enjoy himself, between stunts and adrenaline-pumping chases aboard real racing cars: to celebrate him, here is a roundup of the cars he drove in his films. .
The cars of Casino Royale
In the first film in which he put the face of James Bond, 2006’s ‘Casino Royale’, the British actor got to get behind the wheel of two Aston Martins, a constant for 007: in addition to the 1964 DB5 with 3996 engine. cc, 6-cylinder in-line and 282 hp, Craig also drove a 2002 DBS with a 6000 cc, 12-cylinder V-shaped engine and 450 hp. The inevitable presence of Land Rover with a 2005 Range Rover Sport HS 4400 cc 8-cylinder engine, but the real “gem” of the 2006 film was the Ford Mondeo Pre-Production ST 2.5 with 2500 cc 4-cylinder engine: one piece the only one to which the production had to pay the utmost attention.
Quantum of Solace cars
Two years later, Craig returned to take on the role of Bond in the film directed by Marc Foster. Here Bond drove a 2005 Aston Martin DBS with a 5900 cc engine, 12 cylinders and 510 HP, and two Fords: a 1989 Bronco II XLT with 2933 cc engine, 6 cylinders in V and 148 HP and a 2008 Edge SEL engine 3500cc, 6 cylinder and 265hp. The chase scene shot in Italy is iconic, for which seven Aston Martins and eight Alfa Romeo 159 3.2 V6 Ti from 2008 were used.
Four years after Quantum of Solace, in 2012, Skyfall was released in theaters. Here Bond / Craig returned to drive a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, joined by a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S 300 with a 3000cc, 6-cylinder 228hp V-engine.
The cars of Specter
The twenty-fourth episode of the 007 saga was released in 2015, and was partially filmed again in Italy: the chase through the streets of Rome saw Daniel Craig driving an Aston Martin DB10, while the villain Dave Bautista darted aboard a Jaguar C-X75. Exciting also because both cars were concept cars. For the filming of the film Aston Martin produced eight DB10s, which were then put on sale in a limited series in 2016. The Jaguar C-X75 of Williams Advanced Engineering was instead presented at the Paris motor show in 2010, and sported 4 electric motors from 850 hp recharged by a 1600 cc engine.
The cars of No Time to Die
Then we arrive at the present day: in No Time to Die the faithful DB5 returns, which is paired with another historic car, the Aston Martin V8 Saloon, similar to the one seen for the first time in 007 Zona Pericolo in 1987, with Timothy Dalton as Bond. A must for the other two cars protagonists: the latest version of the DBS, driven by the new agent Nomi, and the Valhalla, which in the film makes a cameo.