Daniel Craig's Honda CRF250R motorbike, Skyfall


You've seen them on screen, now there's a chance to get a closer look at some iconic vehicles from the James Bond films.

From Roger Moore's submersible Lotus Esprit to Daniel Craig's customised Honda, James Bond fans in the UK have until March 2015 to see the largest official collection of vehicles from the movie series at the London Film Museum's 'Bond in Motion' exhibition. Details are available at londonfilmmuseum.com

1 The opening of the most recent Bond movie, 2012's 'Skyfall', sees Craig and his adversary racing through Turkish streets on Honda CRF250R motorbikes. Twenty heavily modified bikes were used in the filming of the extended chase scene.

2 The 6.0l 450 horesepower Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was introduced in 2001 and was Pierce Brosnan's vehicle of choice the following year in the 20th Bond film, 'Die Another Day'. Unlike the production model, Bond's motor boasted adaptive camouflage capable of making it invisible to pursuers.

3 The display model of the underwater Bath-o-Sub, in which Ernst Stavro Blofeld attempts to escape at the climax of 1971's 'Diamonds are Forever', is one of two made for the film. The other was filled with concrete so it could be swung from a crane by Sean Connery to destroy his nemesis's oil platform headquarters.

4 Little Nellie, the autogyro flown by Connery in 'You Only Live Twice' in 1967, is based on the Wallis WA-116 Agile developed by former RAF Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who actually piloted the aircraft during filming.

5 The first car driven by James Bond on screen may have been a Sunbeam Alpine Series II in 'Dr No', but the Aston Martin DB5, which made its debut in 'Goldfinger', is probably the vehicle most people would associated with 007. Three different DB5s were used in the filming of 'Goldeneye' in 1995 and the car returned for Bond's 2012 50th anniversary in 'Skyfall'.

6 As well as being the official snowmobile brand of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, the MX Z-Rev model of Bombardier's Ski-Doo featured the same year in an Icelandic chase scene in 'Die Another Day'.

7 Moore's Lotus Esprit in 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (1977) is probably best remembered for its ability to transform into a two-person submarine with wheel arches that convert to fins and a roof-mounted periscope, but it also featured cannons that spray cement onto pursuing vehicles. Underwater scenes were filmed using scale miniatures of the sports car and empty body shells with divers inside.

8 Bond villains can't give their employees stock company vehicles. In 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971) the Honda ATC90 three-wheeler bikes that pursue 007 across the desert are customised with dummy antennas and painted green to match the Ford Galaxie cars that their colleagues are driving.

9 Moore takes the back seat of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II when he's chauffeured by ex-Avenger Patrick Macnee in 'A View to a Kill' (1985). Sensibly, the vehicle from which Bond makes a daring underwater escape by breathing air from a tyre was filmed using a replica. The real one was the property of Bond film producer Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and had its own parking place at Pinewood Studios.

10 When Brosnan's briefing session early in 'The World is Not Enough' (1999) is interrupted by an attack on MI6 headquarters it's the start of a chase along the Thames during which Bond uses all the gadgetry of the twin-jet 'Q-Boat'.

11 One of the lower-tech gadgets in Bond's arsenal is the crocodile submarine that Moore uses to evade the guards at Octopussy's palace in the eponymous 1983 film. The fibre-glass shell is covered in crocodile skin and has an electric motor, but relies on a stick to open and close its jaws.

12 A 1937 custom-built black and yellow Rolls-Royce Phantom III plays an important part in the 1962 film in which villain Auric Goldfinger smuggles gold to Switzerland by melting it down and incorporating it in the vehicle's bodywork. Bond follows him using the advanced tracking device in his Aston Martin DB5.

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