James Bond’s relationship with Aston Martin cars continues as he takes to the wheel driving an Aston Martin V8 in the fifteenth James Bond Movie ‘The Living Daylights’. This 1987 movie release saw Timothy Dalton play Special Agent 007 and like all Bond movies there is a belter of a car chase when Bond finds himself being pursued by his enemy. In the movie the car featured a host of weapons and this Scalextric slot car includes the Q-Branch designed ‘outrigger’ which are skis to enable Bond to getaway in the wintery conditions making it an impressive model for any Bond fan or collector.
When launched the Aston Martin V8 was at the time hailed as Britain’s first super car achieving 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, quicker than the Ferrari Daytona. This made it the ideal car to appear in the latest Bond movie in the late 1980’s. A like all good Bond cars Q-Branch added a series of extra’s suitable for a 00 agent. These included: Missiles, Heads-Up Display, Lasers, Tire Spikes, a Rocket Motor and Self Destruct to stop it getting into the wrong hands.