The cars in James Bond movies have always wowed the fans of the film series. These cars that pack enough surprises are an integral part of the Bond films. For every Bond film, Aston Martin makes a new car.
The untitled new James Bond film will showcase Aston Martin's new hypercar Valhalla. The news was out last week that the mid-engined hybrid car has been handed over to the Bond studio for use in the upcoming film.
Aston Martin later officially confirmed that it has handed over its latest car that was developed in collaboration with F1 participant Red Bull Racing. The 25th film in the James Bond series that is expected to be released next April is yet to get a title.
The new film will not only feature Valhalla, but two more cars from the stable of the iconic luxury British sports carmaker. It is expected that apart from Valhalla, DB5 and V8 too will be seen in the film.
DB5 was an interesting presence in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, while V8 made its screen debut in the 1987 film The Living Daylights. Positioned below the faster and costlier bigger sibling Valkyrie, Aston Martin announced a name to its new hypercar only last week, the Valhalla. According to Norse mythology, Valhalla is the hall where the god Odin houses the dead whom he deems worthy of dwelling with him.
The Valhalla will come with high-output turbocharged V6, hybrid petrol engine and battery-electric hybrid system capable of generating up to 1,000 bhp of raw power. The commercial production of the model could start by 2021. Only 500 units of the hypercar will be made.
Aston Martin made its debut in the popular film franchise some five and a half decades ago as the vehicle of the British spy in Gold Finger released in 1964. DB5 was the first Aston Martin used by James Bond. This led to a spike in sales of Aston Martin cars, and the company has continued its collaboration with the film series since then.