Like Paul Newman and Rolex, the storied relationship between James Bond and Aston Martin, now entering its golden anniversary, is one of cinematic legend. To celebrate the marriage of auto and action star — Aston Martins have starred alongside Bond in 11 of the 23 films — the iconic British automaker has, for the first time ever, created a unique one-off super car for Bond: the DB10, which Daniel Craig will drive in SPECTRE, the 24th Bond film due out in November.
While all 10 editions of the bespoke concept vehicles were engineered by Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman solely for the film, the DB10 offers a glimpse into what the future design direction will be for one of the world’s top luxury performance marques. While the sealed bodywork of the DB10 has the Internet aflutter with thoughts that it may be waterproof (and fitted with Connery-era gadgets) it wouldn’t be the first time Bond took a swim behind the wheel. Herewith, a look back at 007’s most memorable moments in sheet metal.