Aston Martin DB5, V8 And Valhalla Confirmed For Next Bond Film

There’s been countless speculation about what car will be featured in the next Bond film and rumors have suggested everything from the Aston Martin Rapide E to the recently announced Valhalla.

Aston Martin is now putting those rumors to bed by confirming plans to showcase three different models in Bond 25.

In a tweet, the automaker said the upcoming flick will indeed feature the Valhalla as well as the DB5 and the classic V8. Aston Martin didn’t elaborate, but Daniel Craig has previously driven a DB5 in Skyfall. The Aston Martin V8 has also been featured in The Living Daylights where Bond was played by Timothy Dalton.

The newcomer, of course, is the Valhalla. Announced earlier this week, the model was previously known as the AM-RB 003 and is a mid-engined hypercar that was developed in collaboration with Adrian Newey and Red Bull Advanced Technologies.

Aston Martin hasn’t said much about the car, but it was previewed by a concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It will be Aston Martin’s third mid-engine hypercar after the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro.

Unsurprisingly, the model will corporate some of the features used on the Valkyrie. However, Aston Martin has previously said the Valhalla will make “greater concessions to practicality and road use.”

Also Read: Aston Martin Confirms ‘Valhalla’ Name For AM-RB 003 Hypercar

One of these changes will be the use of LMP1-style doors which open forward “taking a section of roof with them to facilitate easier ingress and egress.” The Valhalla will also have a wider center console, numerous storage compartments and a terrace behind the seats.

Production will be limited to 500 units and they will be powered by “high-efficiency, high-output turbocharged V6 petrol engine and [a] battery-electric hybrid system.”  It’s believed the car will have a combined output of approximately 1,000 hp (746 kW / 1,014 PS).

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  • Bo Hanan

    Origin, classic and future.

  • Craig

    Big fan of James Bond films. Too bad I’m not that big a fan of Aston Martin cars. I’d love to see a Hellcat and/or a Tesla or something else. ANYTHING else.

    • Bo Hanan

      Why are you here?

    • Matt

      You’d love to see a British government spy driving an American car? No, that’s wrong.

      • Bo Hanan

        And two very pedestrian choices to boot.

      • Bart

        Bond drove Lincoln, Ford, and Chevy in the past. Also, a BMW. It didn’t kill him 😉

        Agree that vulgar muscle cars don’t suit the character; however, introducing some variety would be nice. Give the man a Lagonda!

    • Bash

      What if James Bond drives an Aston but the bad guy drives, say an imperial.

      • Craig

        You mean ‘bad’ as in ‘extremely classy’. Right?

  • Zandit75

    I wonder if the new Landrover Defender will make a surprise appearance as well?
    JB has been spotted on set driving an old Defender, so it would make sense for them have the new one in there also.

    • Mike anonymous

      That would be very neat. But I don’t think it would be wise to have the vehicle be the center of attention (in a way that it feels like ‘product placement’). The only two films that I can recall (at least this century) at the moment that have done this well with either new or concept vehicles are; “Mission-Impossible 4:Ghost-Protocol” with the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept, & “Iron Man 1” with the Audi R8.

      The film should remain focused on what it is rather than what is within it (unless it is a part of the story itself of course). “The Film should be about the film, not the products

      • Zandit75

        Agreed, but both Bond and Mission Impossible are all about product placement. Even if they had the new Defender driven by one of the bad guys, similar to the upgraded ones used in Spectre, they’d be able to squeeze it in there,

  • Six_Tymes

    cool. “Bond, James Bond…”

    • Matt

      Yes I believe that’s the line he says.

  • The Valhalla looks like a Jaguar CX-15 right? But it’s good new, it will remind people Aston didn’t go from DB5 to DB9, and no stupid Rapide Electric, great news.

  • Bash

    Can’t wait to see the movie.

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