It’s no secret that designer Tom Ford is the reason that Daniel Craig pulls off the whole James Bond look so well. With the successful designer putting so much effort into choosing the right clothing and accessories, it’s only right that Bond has a suitable car. For over 50 years Aston Martin has been the sports car of choice for James Bond. The Aston Martin DB10 designed and made for Spectre, offers a glimpse into what the future holds for the luxury car brand.
Although the Aston Martin captures our attention it’s not the only star of the show. As a villainous henchman chases Bond’s Aston Martin through the narrow, cobbled streets of Rome we cannot help but admire his ride. Looking very much the threat in an orange Jaguar C-X75, the hybrid hyper car is capable of going from 0 to100 in six seconds, reaching a top speed of 220 mph.
Driving any of these cars would equate to an experience. With many of us harnessing an unhealthy obsession for fast cars, watching any James Bond film gets our imagination going.
But what if your dream car is already out there? If you’ve already got a wardrobe full of Tom Ford suits, a collection of Tom Ford sunglasses and a few million pounds sat in the bank then you could pretty much be a real life James Bond.
Take a look at some of the world’s best and most expensive rides. Which one would complement your Tom Ford Sunglasses?
Pininfarina-designed Ferrari Sergio
Price: Unconfirmed (estimated at several million dollars)
With only six cars likely to be manufactured this model is invite only. Essentially a 458 Spider with a revamped body and interior, the Sergio is a much lighter drive than it’s original. This futuristic two-seater is very compact, very sporty and very exclusive.
Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
Price: $4.8 million
The Trevita is the most expensive street-legal production car in the world. With an output of 1004 horsepower and 797 pound-feet of torque it has no problem holding its own on the motorway. But why is it so expensive? Covered in diamonds, which involves coating carbon fibres with a diamond dust-impregnated resin, there’s certainly a shiny reason for the price tag. It can go from 0 to 62mph in just 2.9 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 254mph. This unique ride is definitely a rare sight- with only two of the cars ever being produced.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Ok, so the Saleen S7 is ten years old. But it is still one of the fastest (and street-legal) cars ever produced. With a top speed of 248mph it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. Built on a lightweight chassis made from aluminium and steel its America’s first mid-engine supercar. Its movie-like red paint work certainly looks the part.
Ferrari F60 America
Price: $2.5 million
Based on the F12 Berlinetta, the F60 boasts a Stars and Stripes colour scheme and comes with American flag seat inserts, paying homage to Ferrari’s 60-year period in North-America. Despite the tailored appearance the car definitely has a wider appeal. Those with a passion for open top driving and the V12 engine will no doubt be drawn to Ferrari’s latest offering- despite the price tag. With the ability to reach 60mph in 3.1 seconds that’s certainly enough wind in anyone’s hair.
Porsche 918 Spyder
It’s a new look for a new hybrid supercar. Featuring a lowered front end, sculpted flanks and numerous air vents, Porsche’s creation is a race car for the roads and it doesn’t disappoint. With a carbon fibre skin and eye opening applications of battery technology it can reach incredible speeds of up to 210mph. Slow isn’t in the 918 Spyder’s vocabulary. With high efficiency and state of the art technology, it holds its own on the narrow straight.
Whilst fashion designer Tom Ford isn’t scared to shake things up in the wardrobe department, those who are responsible for sourcing Bond’s new motor seem to run back to Aston Martin each time. With all these amazing motors on being manufactured it’s a little bit surprising that James Bond hasn’t branched out and tried something else over the years.
Although, much like Tom Ford Prescription Glasses, the Aston Martin is a classic in its own right.