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Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
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updated 8/25/2005 2:33:35 PM ET 2005-08-25T18:33:35

Forget Pussy Galore. She's got nothing on the Lotus Esprit that can plunge into the sea and transform itself into a submarine. Then there's the vanishing Aston Martin V12 Vanquish with a cloaking device that is possibly the only car in the history of cinema with the ability to become invisible at the push of a button.

Over the years, Bond cars like these have succeeded in generating as much attention as the bombshell Bond girls. The charming Mr. Bond cavorts with such memorable film legends as the BMW 750Li, the Lotus Esprit and, of course, the ever popular Aston Martin.

Here, we rank these memorable Bondmobiles according to the films' worldwide box office admissions, sourcing figures cited from the-numbers.com, a site that tracks business information on the film industry. All of the figures were confirmed by MGM which used reported ticket revenues as the basis for its calculations.

Additional facts and figures were also culled from The Essential Bond: The Authorized Guide to the World of 007 by Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall. We've also included in our list all the different enemy vehicles and Bond-girl vehicles for a side-by-side comparison against the featured Bondmobiles.

So next time you start to hear the word Bond, think Bondmobiles, James Bondmobiles.

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