Teaser trailers for the newest chapter in the James Bond saga feature plenty of car chases, and it seems that 007 will be in the seat of an Aston Martin DB5. DB5 cars have been featured in Casino Royale, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldfinger, GoldenEye and Thunderball. Many fans have stated that the Aston Martin is the most iconic James Bond car. In fact, many people consider it their favorite. Interestingly enough, the DB5 was also featured on a more subdued note in Cars 2.
Movies often spur on sales of various products. No one would ever invest money in paid product placement if that weren’t true. One might consider what influence this might have on sales of classic Aston Martin vehicles. Many of these famous British automobiles are rare collectibles today. The classic car market might come to love these grand touring cars once again. There are a number of modern vehicles that carry the Aston Martin herald, and these could also experience some growth in popularity. Publicity is good for the name either way.
The trailer claims that M has been haunted by her past. Something threatening has come out of the annals of history. Likewise, the Aston Martin has come back for another round of action in this new movie. Moreover, it seems like Land Rovers will also be heavily featured in the movie.
Several video games have also spurred on the model’s popularity. Agent Under Fire, Blood Stone, 007 Racing and From Russia with Love all featured the iconic vehicle. Roger Moore even drove one in a parody of the James Bond series. While fans that aren’t too familiar with the automotive industry might not get too excited at first, even they might end up wanting their own British luxury car.
Some newer models have actually been made in Austria. However, this hasn’t dampened their popularity. Around 2,000 Aston Martin Rapide vehicles are supposed to be produced each year. While they might not feature the gadgets that many Bond cars have, they do feature integration with microchip technology. US versions feature satellite radio.
Standard features include a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 16 speakers. Two of these are actually installed on the dashboard and rise up when activated. The Aston Martin Virage is equally as impressive. Maybe some fans might take one home in the near future. Even if they aren’t chasing spies, they surely won’t be disappointed.