Watch 50 Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special

Amid the excitement of a new Bond film this week, we hope you enjoyed the other significant 007-based broadcast: the return of a Top Gear production to your screens…

And Hammond’s show was, of course, anything but straightforward. Alongside the Goldfinger DB5, the most iconic Bond car ever has to be the white underwater Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me. So, after a few drinks, the crew decided that the best birthday present Top Gear could possibly give would be a working amphibious Lotus, designed using Top Gear Engineering…

Elsewhere Richard took a back seat, and gave the floor to some of the amazing characters who have brought Bond’s car moments to life over the past half-century. There were appearances from Guy Hamilton (director of Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun), while Roger Moore joined us to tell tales of the fish inside the Lotus Esprit. Daniel Craig – in breaks from filming Skyfall – also talked about driving with The Stig and revealed his favourite Bond car.

If you missed it, you can watch the whole right here on BBC iPlayer. And do et us know what you thought as usual in the handy space below…

 

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