James Bond Aston Martin DB10 Vote Britain’s Most Loved Cinematic Car
Aston Martins have become indelibly linked with the silver screen thanks to the iconic James Bond franchise – and now the British public have confirmed their enduring love for the sports cars in a new survey.
Researchers polled the nation and discovered that the Aston Martin DB1 that appeared in the Bond movie ‘Spectre’ is the most loved car to ever appear in film.
The research, commissioned to mark the start of Discovery Channel’s ‘Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car’ show, found the super spy’s classic DB5 from 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, starring Sean Connery, came second, and Steve McQueen’s 1968 Ford Mustang GT from the movie ‘Bullitt’ came third.
In joint fourth place came Will Smith’s Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 from his cop caper ‘Bad Boys’ and Michael Knight’s talking Trans Am KITT from ‘Knight Rider’, which scored higher that another 80s classic, Doc Brown’s 1981 DeLorean from ‘Back to The Future’.
Also making the list were the famous VW Beatle from the 1968 classic ‘The Love Bug’, as well as Bo and Luke Duke’s General Lee, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’.
Style was the key reason why people chose their favourite car (44 percent), however 28 percent selected their dream car because it had “personality” and 9 percent because it would attract the opposite sex.
And 73 percent of us admit that we’ve dreamt about driving a car from a film, while over four in ten people admit that they’ve actually been influenced by films when purchasing a car.
Meanwhile the data 58 percent of people believe driving their dream motor would change their life.