Citroen 2CV - Most Popular Bond Car
I personally do not agree with this and still think that the Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most popular James Bond Car, but it seems that James Bond fans around the world have voted the Citroen 2CV as the best car ever from which the fictional British secret agent slipped shaken.
All the world is wayting for the new James Bond Series Casino Royale, so the British TV network Channel 4 wanted to see which is the most popular car used by James Bond. he Citroen 2CV took nearly a quarter of the votes for its role in the 1981 film ‘For Your Eyes Only’ with Roger Moore at the helm.
The 2CV sequence, which helped rake in a cool $194m in the box office originally, saw Bond abandon his venerable Lotus Esprit for a bright yellow 2CV in order to escape hitman Hector Gonzales and his henchmen. After jumping over several roads, shaking apple trees much to the appreciation of the people apple picking, and rolling the car twice, Bond managed to outsmart the henchmen.
The car in the film was fitted with the flat-4 engine from a Citroën GS for slightly – very slightly - more power. The staring role in the lead to a limited production 2CV in the 1980s, the “2CV James Bond" which, although fitted with the standard flat-2 engine, was painted in yellow with ‘007’ on the front doors and fake bullet holes.
Top Ten James Bond Chase Sequences
- Roger Moore in a Citroen 2CV: For Your Eyes Only (1981), 24 percent
- Sean Connery in an Aston Martin DB5: Goldfinger (1964), 13 percent
- Pierce Brosnan in a T-55 tank in St Petersburg: Goldeneye (1995), 13 percent
- Roger Moore in an AMC Hornet ’X’ hatchback in Thailand: The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), 12 percent
- Roger Moore in a Lotus Esprit: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), 10.5 percent
- Timothy Dalton chasing drug-filled tankers: Licence to Kill (1989), 9.5 percent
- Pierce Brosnan in a remote-controlled BMW 750: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), 8.5 percent
- Sean Connery driving a Sunbeam followed by three assassins in a hearse: Dr. No (1962), 7 percent
- Timothy Dalton in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage down a snowy hillside: The Living Daylights (1987), 1.5 percent
- Pierce Brosnan in the Aston Martin Vanquish V12: Die Another Day (2002), 1 percent