Bond Gadgets Are Scene Stealers On Press Day - The Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Vanquish


ONE of the “must see” stands at this year’s British International Motor Show will undoubtedly be the auto-stars of the latest James Bond movie.

The three cars that will feature in the forthcoming twentieth Bond movie Die Another Day, were unveiled to the world’s press today.

Mounted on a vast block of ice and sporting snow chains and studded tyres, the cars - an Aston Martin Vanquish, a Jaguar XKR and a Ford Thunderbird – revealed their hidden weaponry for the first time. At the flick of a switch guns, missiles, and rocket launchers protruded from the cars to give a feeling of what cinemagoers can expect when they see the film.

Avoiding slipping over on the ice and escorted by three exotic looking models, Bob Dover, chief operating officer of Aston Martin Jaguar and Land Rover, said: “These are the auto stars of the new film…with their heat seeking missiles, guns, rockets and an ejector seat. There are enough arms here to take out a small town.”

To a round of applause Dover added: “It’s great to see Bond back in a British car. He’s back where he belongs.”

Joining Pierce Brosnan as Bond in the movie – which launches in the UK on November 22 – will be the villains Halle Berry who drives the Thunderbird and Rick Yune who will no doubt appreciate teaming up with the XKR.

Published 22 October 2002 Melanie Carter

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