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James Bond Villains & Their Most Iconic Cars

Sometimes being the bad guy is more fun

Michael Dawson
October 11 2021
Who doesn’t love James Bond? More importantly, who doesn’t love James Bond villains? Both dashingly charming and maniacally evil, Bond villains are just as legendary as the famed spy himself. Not only are they roaring good fun to watch do dastardly evil things, but the vehicles they drive too are quite exhilarating. That‘s why we’ve tracked down the five best vehicles driven by Bond villains.

5. Jaguar C-X75 

Beauty and a beast: Wiki Commons 

The Jaguar C-X75 was driven by the bond villain Mr. Hinx, played by the actor Dave Bautista in Spectre, and it’s easy to see the symbolic link. A bulky, intimidating hulk of mass and muscle like Mr. Hinx is almost tempered and balanced by the slender, sensual curves of the C-X75, belying a behemoth of performance beneath the hood. This machine comes in at a modest fee of $10,000,000 and is built with state-of-the-art components, such as a carbon fiber frame and a hybrid-electric setup.

Being hybrid-electric means the car can use both gasoline and lithium batteries to operate, much like a Toyota Prius or any other hybrid car on the market today. It weighs in at 1700 kilograms, is four-wheel drive and seven-speed, and can clock in at a top speed of 200 mph, making it dart across the asphalt like a bird with ease. 

4. Alfa Romeo 159

It’s hard to watch her go: Quantum of Solace

The Alfa Romeo 159 is the first and last name in both seductive style and raw power. Driven by several henchmen in the film Quantum of Solace, this compact has received numerous awards, such as the European Car of the Year award back in 2006. This machine sports an impressive turbocharged JTDm engine, a 6-speed manual transmission, and can hit a top speed of 150 miles per hour with 182 horsepower.

3. Ferrari 355GTS

A red hot Ferrari: Wiki Commons

Featured in the movie Goldeneye during the scene where the assassin Xenia Onatopp races Bond on the winding country roads, the Ferrari F355 GTS is a beauty of a classic car, and proof that they don’t make them like they used to. 

This baby has 381 horsepower and a top speed of 183 miles per hour. It weighs in at around 3,000 pounds and sports a 3.5 Litre V8 engine that is more than capable of getting a world-class assassin’s job done.

2. Rolls-Royce Phantom III 

Goldfinger approved: Orlando Auto Museum

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned classic, and what more iconic classic car to talk about than a Rolls-Royce. The Rolls-Royce Phantom was driven by the titular villain Auric Goldfinger of the film Goldfinger. This car was developed in 1936, boasts a V12 engine, and gets a top speed of 87 miles per hour. So how can anyone deny that classy stoic look that Rolls-Royce has become a famous brand for?

1. Jaguar XKR  

Villainous green: Die Another Day

The Jaguar XKR needs no introduction. Featured in the film Die Another Day, the film version came with a repertoire of weaponry and gadgets, including a mounted minigun. It has 370 horsepower and a top speed of 155 miles per hour and a V-8 engine, making it quite an impressive vehicle for Bond to face down.



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