Usually British super spy James Bond restricts himself to just one beauty at a time, but for the upcoming film No Time to Die, 007 will be driving four Aston Martins. “Past, present and future,” wrote Aston Martin on their Twitter page. “From the classic DB5 and V8 Vantage, to the new DBS Superleggera and Aston Martin Valhalla, there is something or every Bond fan.”
Past, present and future.
To mark the 25th Bond film, #NoTimeToDie, four of our cars will be featured in the film.
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) October 5, 2019
The DB5 has long been a part of the Bond legacy, and this new movie marks the ninth appearance for the coupe in a Bond film. That notoriety has led to the DB5 being pretty popular—just this year, the DB5s used to promote 1964’s Goldfinger and 1965’s Thunderball sold for $6.4 milllion. The DB5 has plenty of performance to back up its role in the 25th Bond film, with a top speed of 143 miles per hour and a0 to 60 time of eight seconds, all made possible by the car’s 282 horsepower.
The V8 Vantage was driven by Timothy Dalton when he played the secret agent in The Living Daylights; it’s also the car that Daniel Craig was seen driving on the official James Bond Twitter account. It has a top speed of 170 miles per hour and hits 60 from 0 in 5.2 seconds.
Aston Martin describes the DBS Superleggera as “both a shining light expressing the most beautiful automotive art and, at the same time, a dark and menacing shadow of brutal, unequivocal strength.” That strength is an expression of the 5.2L twin-turbo V12 with 715 horsepower, a top speed of 211 miles per hour, and a 0 to 62 time of 3.6 seconds.
Finally, Aston Martin’s first hypercar, the Valhalla, will be one of only 500 examples built (hopefully Bond doesn’t crash it in one of his high speed pursuits). The Valhalla won’t be released until 2021 and is estimated to start pricing at $1.3 million.
This announcement marks the second bit of Bond-related business from Aston Martin this year. In July, the auto manufacturer announced that they would be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Service with a limited edition DBS Superleggera. The four Aston Martins in No Time to Die will be making their big screen appearance when the film hits theaters April 8, 2020.