In light of the U.S. release of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre," here's an awesome infographic to refresh your "007" knowledge on cars, drinks, and of course, the Bond ladies.
Since Bond first hit the silver screen back in 1962 with Dr. No, the 007 secret agent has had us both shaken and stirred. Between mass killings (strictly on behalf of her Majesty’s Secret Service, of course) and regularly dicing with death, Bond always finds time to kick back with a Vodka Martini and a glamorous lady.
The latest offering, Spectre, has already attracted rave reviews and is set to be yet another box office smash. With Daniel Craig playing Bond, would we expect any less? After all, he is the fastest of all the Bonds, with his average top car speed reaching a pulse-racing 174 MPH. Fans all over the world are desperate to know if we will see him beat this extraordinary speed in SPECTRE.
"Martini, shaken not stirred," is the tipple of choice. Daniel Craig is the only Bond whose love for alcohol exceeds his love for women. Live and lots die: the body count has soared over the years. There’s one death every seven minutes, nine seconds. The Spectre star is not the deadliest Bond – that credit goes to Pierce Brosnan, with 33.75 kills per film.
High-speed car chases are essential. Craig has become the fastest Bond ever. His average top speed of 191 mph was reached in the Aston Martin DBS V12, which featured in both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Will this be higher in Spectre? Aston Martin created a new model specifically for him but no one was commenting on how fast it went. Bond’s villainous opponent drives a Jaguar C-X75 – but the chances of anyone buying one are remote. This hybrid car was cancelled before the film hit the box office.
Money Maker: the franchise is incredibly profitable. With more than $13 Billion in global sales to date, that’s a profit of roughly $6 Million for every minute that has been filmed; the saga of debonair spies, obliging women and lavish locations never stops Moon-raking it in.