James Bond is back.
The British spy comes to theaters this week in Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig as the new 007.
Bond will be in a 2008 Aston Martin DBS, which breaks a world record by doing seven consecutive cannon rolls in the film. But the DBS is only the latest of Bond’s car co-stars.
From the sprightly Sunbeam Alpine in the opening chase of 1962’s Dr. No to the visceral Aston Martin V12 Vanquish in 2002’s Die Another Day, James Bond is synonymous with cool cars.
Never easy on his co-stars, the charming British spy cavorts with as many vehicles as he does women in his 22 films, wowing audiences with spectacular chase scenes and gadgets galore.
An AMC Hornet hatchback does an airborne pirouette as it makes a hold-your-breath jump across a broken bridge, continuing its chase on the other side. A Lotus Esprit plunges into the sea and transforms into a submarine. And a cloaking device enables the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish to vanish.
Over the years, Bond cars like these succeeded in generating as much attention as the bombshell Bond girls.
Here, we rank these memorable Bondmobiles according to their box-office pull, using each film’s domestic gross adjusted for ticket-price inflation, as tracked by Box Office Mojo.
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