James Bond, Jay Leno and Aston Martin legacy in Spectre

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Jay Leno knows a lot about all kinds of cars, his favorite vintage Bentley sedans to the varied selection of James Bond cars.

In a recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the NBC automotive show in which Leno examines and drives new and old vehicles, the comedian discusses the legend of Bond cars, including the manufacture of 10 Aston Martin DB10 model for Spectre.

The just-released film is the 24th movie in the James Bond genre legacy. It dates to 1962 with the original film, Dr. No and adaptation from the Ian Fleming book.

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The Aston Martin DB10 was created specifically for Spectre.

In the video below, Leno discusses the making of the car with its head engine. The debut of the rare movie car also prompts the question: Is this the greatest car the varying James Bond characters have driven through the years?

The Sunbeam Alpine was the car driven by Sean Connery in Dr. No, the first James Bond movie, in 1962.
The Sunbeam Alpine was the car driven by Sean Connery in Dr. No, the first James Bond movie, in 1962.

Here’s the list, with the year, the movie and the prominent car in the film list.

And please let The Weekly Driver know . . . What’s the best James Bond car ever?

1962, Dr. No., 1961 Sunbeam Alpine II;
1963, From Russia With Love, 1935 Bentley Drophead
1964, Goldfinger, 1963 Aston Martin DB5
1965, Thunderball, 1963 Aston Martin DB5
1967, You Only Live Twice, 1967 Toyota 2000GT
1969, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1968 Aston Martin DBS
1971, Diamonds Are Forever, 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1
1973, Live and Let Die, 1947 AEC Regent III
1974, The Man With the Golden Gun, 1974 AMC Hornet X
1977, The Spy Who Loved Me, 1976 Lotus Esprit S1
1979, Moonraker 1979 Chevrolet C10 ambulance
1981, For Your Eyes Only, 1981 Citroën 2CV
1983, Octopussy, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6
1985, A View to a Kill, 1983 Renault 11 TXE
1987, The Living Daylights, 1985 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
1989, Licence to Kill, 1987 Kenworth W900
1995, Golden Eye, 1963 Aston Martin DB5
1997, Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997 BMW 750iL
1999, The World Is Not Enough, 1999 BMW Z8
2002, Die Another Day, 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
2006, Casino Royale, 2006 Aston Martin DBS V12
2008, Quantum of Solace, 2008 Range Rover Sport HSE
2012, Skyfall, 1963 Aston Martin DB5
2015, Spectre, Aston Martin DB10

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