Since Sean Connery's Bond first drove an Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger, Her Majesty's finest fictional spy may not be the best example of going green, what with all his running around blowing stuff up everywhere he went. More specifically, the reports say the suave secret agent, now played by Daniel Craig, will be taking the wheel of the luxury-car company's new £250,000 (approximately $330,000) Rapide E in the 25th Bond movie.
Aston Martin Rapide E
Instead of 007 making his grand entrance to the sound of a roaring V12, Daniel Craig will be driving an nearly silent all-electric Aston Martin Rapide E in the next, newly eco-friendly James Bond film.
The introduction of an electric vehicle is reported to be the work of new director Cary Joji Fukunaga, a source told The Sun. American Fukunaga replaced British director Danny Boyle, who pulled out of the movie previous year due to stated "creative differences".More news: New York Giants Not Interested In Dwayne Haskins
While details of the film are still under wraps, a working title of "Shatterhand" was recently disputed, while rumours are circulating that Oscar-winning actor Rami Malik is in talks to play the film's villain.
Should the Rapide E be featured, it will be the latest in a line of Aston Martins to have starring roles in the secret agent film series.More news: EU to add Bermuda, Aruba to tax haven list
Powered by an 800-volt battery system, the Rapide E is expected to have a top speed of 155mph (250 kph) with a 0-60mph acceleration time of under 4 seconds, according to Aston Martin. But there is one snag: Bond may have to find somewhere to plug in after 200 miles, the vehicle's estimated range. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change.More news: US planning on testing missiles