In James Bond films, futuristic gadgets and weapons aren’t just part of the fun. As Spectre prepares to expand the Bond gadget canon, here’s a celebration of what makes 007’s tool kit so damn cool in our November issue.
James Bond drove many cars, but the Aston Martin DB5 in 1964’s Goldfinger set a standard-becoming a full-fledged weapon, complete with machine guns, ejector seats, and other far-from-standard equipment. So in creating an action-ready ride for Spectre, the company took cues from that Connery-era classic.
“We don’t do retro design, so it can’t be a parody of the original,” says Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer. “It has to be modern and unique but also from the same bloodline.” He breaks down Bond’s fancy new toy, the DB10, above.