08/10/2010 15:09 | By By Dan Trent and Tom Evans

In pictures: the cars of James Bond



Aston Martin DBS from Quantum of Solace (© Image © MGM)

We love James Bond here at MSN Cars and, with the new Quantum Of Solace movie just out, Bond mania has well and truly hit us.

And to celebrate we decided to look back and choose some of our favourite cars featuring in the films from the famous spy's previous outings.

GALLERY: James Bond's cars in pictures

AMC Hornet from The Man With The Golden Gun (© Image © Rex Features)

AMC Hornet from The Man With The Golden Gun

What a back catalogue to choose from too! Glamour and gadgets are, of course, a big part of the Bond story. As is product placement. Put these formidable powers together and it's only inevitable car manufacturers will clamour to have their metal featured and hope for some reflected glory.

Just as many regard Sean Connery as the only real Bond, Aston Martin has become intrinsically linked with the 007 franchise. And no wonder - the company's distinctly British style perfectly matches Bond's character. The classic DB5 is of course the most iconic of all Bond cars, Craig's modern Bond opting for the current DBS.

The Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me (© Image © Rex Features)

Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me

But as you'll see, Bond creator Ian Fleming actually preferred to see the spy in his own favourite marque - Bentley. But for filmgoers Bond means Aston and the series has now come full circle. In his time though Bond has favoured all sorts of cars, some chosen, some borrowed and a few taken without the owner's consent.

Ford, Sunbeam, AMC, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Citroen and - of course - Lotus are among those who've starred alongside 007 and just one of the reasons car fans love Bond so much. From what we've seen in the trailers Quantum Of Solace will have plenty to keep petrolheads happy too. For now here's a round up of some of our other favourite Bond cars.

The cars of Quantum of Solace
Watch the Quantum of Solace trailer
Quantum of Solace images from Live Search
Our Quantum of Solace special
Read MSN Movies' review of Quantum of Solace
The cars of Casino Royale
Top 10 greatest ever Bond cars
Drive like Bond

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