James Bond going electric in next film with Aston Martin Rapide E

Posted: March 15, 2019 by oldbrew in Emissions, humour, Travel
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Not the 2019 model [image credit: camaro5.com]


A short post from our Hollywood reporter, or something – amidst reports of ‘007 going green’ (is he ill?) and ‘Dr No…petrol’ – and we’re not making any of this up. You’d need to be on a big budget to afford his ride though – the price is shocking.

Silent EV in Her Majesty’s secret service will have all the gadgets, reports Autoblog.

England’s The Sun newspaper, in a piece fabulously titled “The Spy Who Plugged Me … In,” reports that James Bond will drive an Aston Martin Rapide E in the next franchise installment.

Quoting “an insider,” it’s said director Cary Joji Fukunaga is a “total tree-hugger” and pushed to include a more environmentally friendly set of wheels.

Long-time producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson went along with it, Fukunaga’s apparently working with Aston Martin on the show car.

Nothing will be lost in the switch from horsepower to e-power, the Rapide E fitted with “all the high-tech gadgets” and starring in “the centre of an incredible action sequence in the movie.”

The Rapide E’s appearance doesn’t exclude a role for another Aston Martin, though. Bond drove a DB5 and DBS in “Casino Royale,” then doubled up again in “Spectre” with a DB10 and DB5.

We’d expect more than one Warwickshire product, in fact, since Bond cars don’t tend to survive any “incredible action sequence.”

Since we can expect a raft of puns from the car’s inclusion, let’s go ahead and give a shout-out to Motoring Research who asked the question, “Do you expect me to torque?”

Full report here.

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    If we’re doing themed Bond puns – how about: Drive Another Day.

    Or: A Quantum of Solar.
    – – –
    I’ll get my coat then…

  2. pochas94 says:

    Bond will have to stay out of car chases. All his pursuers will have to do is wait ’til his battery runs down.

  3. Gamecock says:

    Silent is silly. At 20 mph and above, electrics sound like any other car.

  4. Sera says:

    In Her Majesty’s Silent Service.

  5. Dave Ward says:

    Bond cars don’t tend to survive any “incredible action sequence.”

    If a Rapide E gets pranged, James better have a good escape plan:

    https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/142151/motoe-reveals-cause-of-fire-that-destroyed-bikes

    “The fire started as a result of a short circuit. The fire then spread to the flammable high-density battery”

  6. Gamecock says:

    Richard Hammond for stunt driver.

  7. oldbrew says:

    In case of battery fire…

  8. JB says:

    Bond usually ends up demolishing his car anyway. One-time user that keeps Q in business.

  9. GeoffM says:

    Will the story line be some terrorist trying to release a huge store of captured carbon?

  10. Gamecock says:

    “Bond usually ends up demolishing his car anyway.”

    Hammond it is, then!

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