James Bond and Aston Martin

James Bond and Aston Martin – two names synonymous with style and luxury. The world’s most famous spy has been recast over the years, but two things always remain the same: his drink order (a martini, shaken-not stirred,) and his car of choice. Nearly 50 years and eleven films later, 007 and his Aston Martin DB5 are still a match made in heaven.

With Skyfall hitting theaters October 26th, marking the sixth appearance of the Aston Martin DB5 in a Bond film, Aston Martin is featuring a closer look at the inherently sleek design.

In 1964 the distinctive Aston Martin DB5 debuted in the third James Bond film, Goldfinger. Often billed as the “most famous car in the world,” the gadget laden Silver Birch DB5 became many a schoolboy’s dream. Connery (as Bond) would return to the screen in 1965 with a souped up DB5 in Thunderball, this time with a rear facing water canon, a boot stowed jet pack and the iconic DB badge; a mark of engineering excellence and the highest quality of craftsmanship.

After a hiatus of more than twenty years, Timothy Dalton would take over as the secret agent in The Living Daylights accompanied by the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

In 1995, Pierce Brosnan stepped into the Bond series in Goldeneye. The iconic Aston Martin returned in an exhilarating car chase; Bond’s DB5 vs Xenia Onatopp’s Ferrari F355.

Daniel Craig’s 2006 Bond debut in Casino Royale introduced us to the Aston Martin DBS. During Royale the DBS was featured in one of the most memorable film moments with a high speed accident leading the car to flip and roll seven times, setting a new world record. The DBS would return in the opening of Quantum of Solace during another car chase. Aston Martin continues the DB legacy, producing models with a unique fusion of automotive heritage, craftsmanship and technology – qualities forged throughout 99 years of Aston Martin history.