James Bond Villains & Their Most Iconic Cars
5. Jaguar C-X75
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
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
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
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
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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