James Bond's lethal vehicles

From the iconic Aston Martin to an underwater Lotus and a jet pack, a new exhibition lets you spy on 50 years of James Bond's rides, from "Dr. No" to "Skyfall".

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James Bond's iconic Aston Martin.

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.... Britain's deadliest secret agent needs suitably lethal wheels fully stocked with extras, from rocket launchers to ejector seats. An exhibition opening this month in London lets you spy on 50 years of James Bond's rides, from 007's iconic 1960s Aston Martin to the miniature, one-third scale Agusta Westland helicopter used in the climax of "Skyfall".

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Bond in Motion also features the BMW controlled by an Ericsson phone; the car driven by the one woman who managed to tie James Bond down; the jet pack from "Thunderball"; the submersible Lotus Esprit S1 from "The Spy Who Loved Me," nicknamed "Wet Nellie"; and the mini-helicopter from "You Only Live Twice," nicknamed "Little Nellie".

We employed our spy skills to sneak in for an early look, so join us by hopping into the iconic Aston and taking the wheel for a high-speed chase through Bond history -- oh, just don't touch that big red button...

Bond in Motion is at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden from 21 March, running throughout 2014.