If Goldfinger was made Today
Goldfinger… He’s the man, the man with the midas touch. Yes, the James Bond cult classic Goldfinger is undoubtably one of the greatest films of all time. British secret agent 007 licence to kill takes on evil gold smuggling super-villain Auric Goldfinger and his loyal manservant Oddjob in a thrillingly climatic tale. Arguably there is another good VS evil pairing in the form of their cars. Bond is teamed with his gadget bristling Aston Martin DB5, whilst Goldfinger transports his illegal gold in the bodywork of a Rolls-Royce Phantom III. Hero meets villain.
These days a lot of popular films of the past are reborn into the 21st century, some successfully and others not so. Whilst we do not wish for a modern-day telling of Goldfinger, the notion got us thinking about what cars these two characters would drive.
Goldfinger would likely upgrade is Phantom III for the brand new Rolls-Royce Phantom extended wheelbase model. This not only allows for more comfort on those long journeys through Europe, but the increased size of the car would also allow for the transportation of even more gold. This V12 palace on wheels gives Oddjob the opportunity to get from 0-62MPH in 6.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 150MPH. Such a machine is surely worth the £296,875 investment and who knows, he might get a good price for his Phantom III in a part exchange deal.
When it comes to Bond the choice is obvious. Two words go with James Bond like bread does butter. Aston Martin. It is fitting he should have the latest flagship GT which today is of course the Vanquish. The 6.0 litre V12 heart of this car is draped in a beautifully elegant body. In Skyfall Silver and being a little less conspicuous by ditching the carbon fibre trim, if you can be inconspicuous in an Aston Martin Vanquish that is, the car is just as sophisticated as Bond himself. M had best get onto the treasury ASAP.