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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is a badass killing machine

It is now equipped with automatic Gatling guns behind the headlights

Has James Bond ever driven a prettier car? We don’t think so. SCREENSHOT FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

So the official trailer of the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, is finally out. And the clip prominently features the British spy’s most popular car, the Aston Martin DB5.

We hope they just used replicas (or CGI) for all the action scenes. SCREENSHOT FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

And because the DB5 has appeared in numerous Bond movies in the past, you would think that seeing it on the silver screen has already lost its magic. But you’d be wrong. The recently released trailer portrays the DB5 in a way that would make young kids today want to hang posters of the car in their rooms.

Can you imagine witnessing this in real life? It would be tragic. SCREENSHOTS FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

There’s a suspenseful scene in which the DB5 is shown being cornered at some plaza. Mr. Bond has nowhere to go, with his adversaries firing high-powered guns at the classic automobile. But the protagonist isn’t bothered in the list, thanks to the car’s bulletproof glass.

Even when faced with the possibility of death, Bond looks bored. SCREENSHOT FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

And then he is seen pushing a button. Oh shit…

Here we go. Good luck! SCREENSHOT FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

That button, it turns out, activates what appear to be automatic Gatling guns tucked behind the DB5’s headlights.

What a mean killing machine the DB5 has now become. SCREENSHOT FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Watching the car mercilessly spraying bullets at the villains is particularly satisfying. Take that for ruining its paint job!

You don’t mess with James Bond’s car. You just don’t, people. SCREENSHOTS FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES

If only for the Aston Martin DB5’s breathtaking action scenes, we’ll make sure to watch No Time To Die. It would be a shame not to.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 24 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll. He writes the column ‘Spoiler’.



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