One of the things that made the Daniel Craig Bond films better than the ones that had preceded it for decades was the return of Aston Martin.
Who can forget the sound of the DBS in Casino Royale when it went tearing off into the night, only to flip over in a field? What about the gorgeous wail of Bond's straight-six-powered bouncing off the Scottish hills in ?
Those sounds will be sounds of the past. Future Bond films will feature 007 driving the all-electric Rapide E, British newspaper The Sun reports. If you don't remember the , that's probably because it has only really been around in concept form, and Aston plans on of it. But, just as a refresher, it has 600 horsepower, is nearly silent, looks cool (it's a , after all) and will retail for around $332,000.
The Sun went on to lay much of the blame for the change at the feet of the director of the forthcoming film, Cary Joji Fukunaga, who you may know from such awesomeness as 's first season, Sin Nombre and Beasts of No Nation. The paper goes so far as to quote a source calling him a "total tree-hugger."
Though, when you think about it, a silent supercar with massive amounts of instant torque seems like the ideal ride for a super spy, doesn't it? It's pretty hard to be stealthy when the V12 in youris loud enough to frighten the birds out of the trees three counties away.
Neither Aston Martin nor Eon Productions immediately responded to a request for comment.