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Drive a Bulletproof Car Like in the Movie: No Time To Die.

September 24, 2023 3 Min read

Bond. James Bond.

Our famous British spy and car lover is back on the big screen.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the latest Bond flick No Time To Die stop what you are doing and head to your closest theater. You are in for a treat.

At Armormax we pride ourselves on having the latest technology and frequently receive requests for outlandish options. We were the ones that first started putting smoke screens on civilian vehicles and started including vehicles with shocking door handles. This brings us to the latest James Bond feature film “No Time to Die”.

If you are a fan of the James Bond series you know he loves his gadgets (thanks to Q) and in No Time To Die picks up right around where Spectre leaves us. James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) are driving along in Bond’s restored and iconic DB5 in Matera, Italy.

In the opening scene (spoilers) you get to see Bond in a bulletproof car trying to escape his would-be chasers and like other moments he comes equipped with a smokescreen system and high-powered machine gun rounds.

As is the tradition in Bond films, the first car chase hits us with an explosion of activity in what’s a super-long opening scene. After months of waiting, we finally get to experience the latest Bond cars. If you are up for it you can have the same Bond options and bulletproof protection on your vehicle.

As with many blockbusters the producers of getting the right people in the right place and do a wonderful job of taking you through a journey and attachment to the characters in the film. You can even get behind-the-scenes action and an overall sense of what goes into making No Time To Die.

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In contrast, the Aston Martin DB5’s role in Thunderball’s pre-credits sequence takes a backseat to Bond’s newest gadget: a jetpack he uses to escape a French chateau after he kills a Spectre agent. Once he was back on terra firma, Bond quickly jumped into the battle-equipped vehicle and used its rear bulletproof screen to deflect Spectre’s gunfire.

The agent 007 then, hoses the bad guys down with the DB5’s rear water cannons before the scene fades out to the traditional credits and Thunderball’s theme song sung by Tom Jones. Of course, a new version of Spectre was rebooted to become Daniel Craig’s 007’s primary enemies.

Compared to the thrilling and action-packed car battle in No Time To Die that preceded Billie Eilish’s theme song and opening credits, Thunderball’s use of the Aston Martin in its pre-title sequence is intended to be comical. However, unlike how Daniel Craig’s Bond abandons his DB5 in Italy for the rest of the movie, Sean Connery’s 007 continues to drive the Aston Martin throughout Thunderball before he has to leave it behind in England. Incredibly, after Thunderball, the Aston Martin DB5 wasn’t used in battle again for another 47 years!

These films are for car lovers too.

The Aston Martin DB5 finally sees action once more in 2012’s Skyfall. James Bond pulls his vintage car out of mothballs to take M (Judi Dench) to his family’s ancestral home in Scotland. Bond then uses his Aston Martin, optionally operated by remote control, to ambush the soldiers led by Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), who came to Skyfall to kill M and succeeded.

Bond unleashes the DB5’s machine guns on Silva’s troops but the stationary vehicle was eventually blown up. Thankfully, Q (Ben Whishaw) was able to repair the DB5 for Bond in 2o15’s Spectre. But No Time To Die arguably features the best Aston Martin DB5 action sequence in James Bond history. It may be rivaled by Goldfinger but No Time To Die’s Aston Martin battle is far superior to Thunderball’s.

When Daniel Craig burst on the scene in 2006, it really changed the action landscape. The Bond mythology had grown stale—it was your father or even your grandfather’s franchise—and Daniel Craig gave it adrenaline. For something that once felt like it so deftly balanced the old of a timeless character with a new, richer style, perhaps the biggest knock against “No Time to Die” is that there’s nothing here that hasn’t been done better in one of the other Craig movies.

Source: Roger Ebert

You can now have the same features that James Bond has on your regular everyday vehicles.  

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