He is James Bond. The most suave, attractive, earthy, raw British secret agent of all time from MI6. As we are all gearing up to see him in action once again in Spectre, we are also cherishing the visual experiences of our previous meetings. And when it is Mr. Bond, how can we forget about the delicate and state of the art cars he drove all around the world for all this time?
In a few days from now on, James will be seen speeding in his brand new Aston Martin DB10 through the banks of Tiber in Rome. As we have already seen, James was speeding in his stunning Aston Martin DB10, on the banks of Tiber in a high speed chase scene, which involved a Jaguar CX75. Agent 007 has a keen taste for everything British, from dressing to cars, which we know very well. He always preferred the British luxury car brand for his first choice. Just like the way he grips his MI6 issue Walther PPK, he grips the Aston Martin steering, delicately though, like the way he holds his girls; Bond girls we meant to say.
Bond cars are always as stunning as Bond movies are. These cars come equipped with state of the art gadgets, various unique defensive mechanisms and features. We have seen Bond’s first Aston Martin; the DB5 came with an ejector seat. This time too, Bond’s latest Aston Martin DB10 will come with a flame thrower, as we have seen in the fast paced trailers of the movie Spectre.
Not only the Aston Martins, James drove many other brands of cars too, like Alpha Romeo, Bentley, BMW, Citroen, Lotus, Toyota, Volkswagen etc. He even drove a T-55 tank in Russia. Sometimes, he drove those cars himself; sometimes he took the front passenger seats. Here we brought you a short look at those vehicles, which were non Aston Martins, yet ferried the most famous secret agent time to time.
You have seen motorcycles jump in the air and even take a summersault; you might also have seen cars jump in the air and performing some insane stunts. But I am sure you haven’t seen a real truck jumping over a speeding F1 Car (except for the Terminator 2 movie but the stunt was performed with cables and wires so that does not really count). Yes! A Formula 1 racing car and a Truck is definitely no match but Lotus and EMC has actually made it possible.
You already have heard and also know about Lotus, they are a British car manufacturer who also has their own F1 Team which competed for the first time under the name back in the year 2012 while EMC on the other hand is a cloud computing and data management company which has collaborated with the Lotus F1 team and helps them with all the Data in their racing seasons. The video and the stunts that you are witnessing here have been performed to promote EMC and the person who is actually behind the wheels of that truck is Mike Ryan. Mike was able to lift the Truck in the air (with the help of a ramp) and then jump the huge truck about 83 feet and 7 inches over the speeding F1 car which was driven by Martin Ivanov.
Now this is really unique and one of a kind stunt which you won’t see everyday and I am sure you will love watching the video.
18 years ago Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna tragically died at the San Marino GP. The three time world champion was considered one of the most naturally gifted drivers of all time. German car customizer Cam Shaft, on the anniversary of Senna’s death has decided to honour this tragic anniversary with a special edition Lotus. This isn’t any other Lotus but a Giugiaro-designed V8 Esprit. The exteriors of the car feature John Player logos and a reproduced gold signature from the driver. It also uses a gold number 12 on the side which is Senna’s race number. If you are a Senna fan then we suggest you immediately order the rather brilliant film Senna if you don’t already have it.
Senna drove for the Lotus team from 1985 to 1987 in the famous black and gold John Player livery. Instead of using the original 4 cylinder Esprit engine, Cam Shaft has used a turbocharged V8. The Esprit uses 495PS and reaches 100kmph 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 305kmph. The engine uses a 6 speed gearbox and has upgraded the brakes with AP Racing four-pot callipers.
The original Lotus Esprit was built from 1976 to 2003 and remains the only production model of the Lotus to use a V8 engine.