Aston Martin Vantage on Ice

Aston Martin Vantage on Ice

October 29, 2021 0 By 007 Travelers

The Aston Martin Vantage 007 Edition is probably an excellent getaway car. Inspired by the Aston Martin V8 driven by Timothy Dalton’s James Bond in “The Living Daylights” (1987), this modern Vantage might not include a set of integrated skis, but it still cuts a dramatic dash across an icy surface. It’s debatable as to how helpful the outrigger skis would have been to the original V8’s on-ice performance, although its spiked tyres (automatically deployed, naturally) certainly helped.

Regardless of the physics, Bond, together with Maryam d’Abo’s Kara Milovy, managed a clean escape across a frozen lake in “The Living Daylights“, largely thanks to Q Branch’s perceptive set of optional extras. 

Following the car’s final plunge into a snowdrift, Bond sets the V8 to self-destruct. Presumably, the wreckage was subsequently salvaged from its resting place on the Austrian border to enable the car’s return for its “No Time to Die” cameo, where it can be seen crossing Norway’s magnificent Atlantic Road bridge.

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This story is an extract from an article featured in the AM49 issue of Aston Martin magazine, out now. If you’re not already a subscriber, visit so that you can read the full story. 

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