British born and bred Aston Martin have successfully won the battle with BMW to supply 007 with his wheels for Bond 20.

The brand new Aston Martin Vanquish will bring Bond back to his best, stoking memories of the DB7 and Vantage. Brosnan has driven a famous Aston Martin in "GoldenEye" and "Tomorrow Never Dies", but the Vanquish will see 007 in the first up to date Aston Martin since Timothy Dalton in "The Living Daylights".

Aston Martin Vanquish Named As 007`s Car
August 23rd 2001

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli say, “James Bond and the British Aston Martin car have had a long and successful partnership in our films, and we are delighted to welcome the latest model, the Aston Martin Vanquish, to appear in the 20th film of the series.”

Robert Levin, MGM’s president of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, adds, “We are thrilled that Bond fans will get to see James Bond back in the Aston Martin – especially for Bond 20, which marks such a momentous milestone in film history.”

Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle, Group Vice President, Ford Motor Company and Chairman, Premier Automotive Group, says: “When people think of James Bond, the first car they think of is Aston Martin. For all of us that love the 007 films, it is great news that Bond is back driving an Aston Martin, this time our latest and most sophisticated model ever. We are also pleased to be working with MGM and Eon Productions, and through the wider support of Ford Motor Company we will be offering our full range of cars to the production.”

Dr. Ulrich Bez, chief executive of Aston Martin Lagonda, says, “I am sure James Bond will recognize some of the styling cues on the Aston Martin Vanquish. He will find it technologically advanced and perfectly suited for the type of work he does today. This agreement comes at a really important time for us. Aston Martin is going through some major changes. The best reflection of this is our new V12 Vanquish, it combines elements from our heritage, but also clearly shows the direction of the companies future.”