OO7 50 Greatest Bond Cars

James Bond is hitting the road, literally, in OO7 50 Greatest Bond Cars, a new book that features unforgettable cars from the 25 films in the Bond franchise, starting with the most legendary of them all – the Aston Martin DB5. First introduced in Goldfinger (1964), the DB5 was fitted with several Q Branch modifications, including rotating number plates, extendible overriders, a tracking device, a bulletproof screen, smoke canisters, tire slashers, an oil slick, spikes for disabling pursuers, hidden machine guns, and that all-important ejector seat. Bond’s other automotive adventures feature the Lotus Esprit transforming into a heavily armed submarine, as well as the moon buggy in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and the yellow Citroen 2CV in For Your Eyes Only (1981), all proving that 007 can master any vehicle. And there’s the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera from upcoming No Time To Die. 
Also featured in 50 Greatest Bond Cars – which is out now from Hero Collector, a division of Eaglemoss – are some of the unforgettable vehicles driven by Bond’s friends and allies. In You Only Live Twice (1967), the Japanese Secret Intelligence Service agent Aki collects 007 in the beautiful Toyota 2000GT, while in Octopussy (1983) MI6 agent Vijay takes 007 on a 70-mph chase through the crowded streets of Udaipur in an Auto Rickshaw. And, of course, the book includes the cars driven by Bond’s adversaries, including Goldfinger’s famous Rolls Royce Phantom III, the extraordinary Corvorado driven by Mr. Big’s henchman Whisper in Live and Let Die (1973), and Scaramanga’s flying car from The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).
Q Branch proves appearances can be deceptive with its unique Lotus Esprit. The high-performance sports car transforms into a submarine, fully equipped with an impressive array of underwater weaponry.
Audiences watching The Spy Who Loved Me are amazed when Bond drives his Esprit off a jetty and into the seas. But what happens next is more remarkable still: the Esprit transforms into a submarine. Nicknamed 'Wet Willie,' the Lotus is made of waterproof, lightweight fibreglass. It can drive 100 metres and remain submerged for up to two hours. 007 then tests the Esprit's weaponry in an underwater battle with Karl Stromberg's frogmen.
50 Greatest Bond Cars features images from the Bond archives, as well as brand-new detailed illustrations showing the gadgets, weaponry and distinctive features of each vehicle. The book also provides comprehensive facts and figures on each vehicle, as well as descriptions of their key scenes and stunts. 50 Greatest Bond Cars is a hardcover title priced at $19.95 in U.S., $26.95 in Canada and 9.99 British pounds.
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