Watch the Evolution of James Bond Cars From Dr. No to Spectre

The James Bond franchise has as much celebrated its titular hero as it has cultivated a collection of icons and traditions that have captured the imaginations of moviegoers for decades. As the leading role of 007 has passed through six different actors and twenty-five different films, the cars have been as varied as the nemeses and love interests Bond encountered. A new video moves through the evolution of Bond’s cars, from Dr. No all the way up to the upcoming Spectre movie.

Using a slick transformation animation, the timeline begins with the petite Sunbeam Alpine featured in Dr. No, the first Bond film. A pre-war Bentley comes next, driven in From Russia with Love, and it’s not until the third, and arguably most famous Bond film, Goldfinger, when the iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 makes its first appearance.

Aston Martin Db10 James Bond Car Spectre

While the timeline is largely dominated by sumptuous European metal, America gets its fair share of screentime as well with the Ford Mustang Mach I from Diamonds are Forever (1971), and the AMC Hornet X Hatchback from The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), among others.

As the timeline moves through the decades, the eclectic nature of James’ automotive taste becomes apparent, from a 1985 Renault 11 in A View to a Kill to full-blown exotic sports cars like the 1981 Lotus Esprit from For Your Eyes Only.

Finally, we move into the modern era, with a section dominated by BMW and newer Astons. The timeline moves through the block of Astons, including one tiny misstep, when the video depicts an Aston Martin V12 Vantage instead of the Aston Martin Vanquish from the 2002 film, Die Another Day. At the end, we see the new Aston Martin DB10 created specifically for the newest James Bond installment, Spectre.