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  • Writer's pictureMark Webb

No Time To Die’s coolest cars (and how to buy one)

7. Range Rover classic

Thugs and bad guys have long loved the Range Rover for its blend of style, speed and go-anywhere ability. As the Range Rover hits 50 years old and Land Rover prepares to unveil the new, fifth-generation car, No Time To Die goes retro with a solid-gold classic. Prices range from less than £40k to north of £100k for the very best.

6. Land Rover Defender

With what would have been flawless timing, the new Defender’s dynamic launch should have coincided with No Time To Die‘s release back in March 2020. With the movie delayed, the Defender was let loose without any supporting Bond product placement – and proved a smash hit nonetheless. The increasingly vast Defender line-up has a couple of sweet spots, including the new plug-in hybrid: from £66k, 27-mile electric range, 398bhp.

5. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston had figured on attracting more women to the brand with its DBX SUV. But Bond’s new ally, Lashana Lynch’s Nomi, prefers Aston’s V12 flagship – and who can blame her? Based on the DB11, the carbonfibre bodied DBS pushes peak power to a breathtaking 715bhp. The price is a similarly breathtaking £225k (or from £170k approved used).

4. Range Rover Sport SVR

No spring chicken these days, SVR’s Sport still oozes menace – perfect for any self-respecting evil agent in a hurry. Impressive on road and off it, it’s the SVR’s monstrous supercharged V8 that you’ll fall for. Never cheap, the Range Rover Sport SVR bows out with the £124k Ultimate edition.

3. Aston Martin V8

For so long the ugly duckling of Aston’s back catalogue, caught in the no man’s land between new and classic, the 1980s V8 has finally come of age. The car’s No Time To Die appearance is a nod to Timothy Dalton’s ride in The Living Daylights, and Dalton would no doubt have bought his back then if he’d known values now would be the same as a brand new DBS Superleggera…

2. Land Rover Series III

Who doesn’t dream of retiring somewhere warm by the sea and mooching about in a classic Land Rover? Even James Bond, it seems. Buy the dream for £15-25k.

1. Aston Martin DB5

The DB5 has gone beyond being the definitive Bond car to being the definitive movie car, period. Aston’s impossibly pretty masterpiece, which debuted in 1964’s Goldfinger, gets great chunks of screen time in No Time To Die, and whether it’s being fired at from point-blank range or giving it back to the bad guys using those headlight-mounted machine guns, it is heart-stoppingly pretty in every single on-screen second. DB5s start from around £300k for a rough project car, with £700k buying a very nice saloon. The rarer drophead coupes are £1-2.5m, which still looks reasonable next to the £3.3m Aston asked for each of its 25 Goldfinger Continuation cars.


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