Ever wondered which of the many vehicles featured in the James Bond film franchise is the fastest if there would ever be a drag race? Using official engine stats and expert advice, UK startup company JustPark have carried out the necessary research to make exactly that happen by taking a look back at some of James Bond’s most iconic cars. The result is a digital simulator that pits Bond’s most classic cars against each other in a quarter mile drag race. Featuring motoring icons like the Aston Martin DB5, the aquatic Lotus Esprit, the old Citroen 2CV and the brand new DB10 the piece finally answers one of the Bond enthusiast’s most contested question – which of his cars was fastest. Click the image below to see the resulting animation at the JustPark website. The outcome might surprise you!
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Only the cars James Bond drove were included. Notable ommissions due to lack of performance data were the 1935 Bentley 3½ Litre Drophead Coupé Park Ward that appeared in “From Russia With Love” as well as the 1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Gurney Nutting Drophead Coupé seen in “Never Say Never Again”. JustPark didn’t include cars James Bond is known to drive in the 007 book series.
Using the mathematical relationship between speed and distance, JustPark was able to find out how far a car has travelled at a specific time. The speed of a car over time in the real world can be modelled by the equation: speed = a*(1 – exp(b*time)). Using car performance data, the best choices for a and b could be found for each car. It was then deduced how fast each car will be travelling at any given time by plugging the numbers into the equation. Then, by integrating the equation JustPark deduced how far a car has travelled at at given point in time. Motorcycles, buses, trucks, tanks, boats or any other vehicles James Bond can be seen driving in the films weren´t included.