Top Gear’s ‘Mad Scientist’ Builds a Real-Life Bond Car with Working Gadgets

YouTube Mad Scientist Colin Furze is back at it and after a visit from the Top Gear crew, he’s creating his own budget bond car. Just like any of his other projects, there isn’t any cinema magic going on here. Furze outfits his Bond car with gadgets that actually work.

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Furze started out with a BMW Z3 to create his ultimate Bond car. The first trick to go on display? Forward-pointing flame throwers. The fiery weapons actually worked well enough for Furze to roast a chicken well enough to eat. The car also has an internal camouflage system. By flicking a switch, a built-in smoke machine pumps out enough smoke that no one can see in to identify who is driving.

“Although it does make it a little tricky to drive with,” admits Furze. Clearing the smoke out of the car is as simple as dropping the convertible top. And when you’ve got someone pursuing you, you can use airsoft guns built into the rear bumper. If you’re shooting two low, a fifth wheel lowers down to raise the back end of the car so you can hit your target. The wheel also lets you turn the car to the right or left (later in the video, that wheel served well for fitting into a tight parking space). The final gadget is an oil slick that shoots out oil onto the rear wheels, letting you more easily drift as you escape any pursuit.

But what would a Bond car be without a secret button? For Bond, the secret button in the gear shift was for an ejector seat, but for the Furze car, that secret button ejects a biscuit from the disc player. You have to love Furze’s ingenuity. Sure, it may not be too helpful for the superspy (with the exception of the oil slick and the flame thrower), but as far as entertainment goes, it’s spot on.

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Mark Jessen

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Mark Jessen studied English at Brigham Young University, completing a double emphasis in creative writing and professional writing/editing. After graduating, Mark went to work for a small publisher as their book editor. After a brief time as a freelance writer, Mark entered the corporate world as a copywriter. These days, his hours are spent mostly in proofing and editing, though he continues to create content for a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mark completed UCLA's Creative Writing Certification. A prolific writer, Mark has over 20 years of experience in journalism.