10 Iconic Movie Cars That Weren’t Even Real
James Bond and cool cars together are the epitome of cool. The Bond franchise is famous for its car chases, outlandish crashes, and daring escapes. Six actors have played Agent 007 since 1963 and they’ve all driven a variety of cool cars, some of them equipped with space-age spies and defensive abilities. The fifth Bond, Pierce Brosnan, drove such a cool car in The World Is Not Enough, a BMW Z8. As an Englishman, Bond had always driven English cars, like Aston Martin and Lotus, but a BMW-related product in the 90s changed all that.
In this film we see Bond using some of the obligatory gadgets such as rocket launchers, but we also see a prediction of things to come with a remote start and summon feature, something unheard of in 1999. However , something so unheard of is a 1999 Z8, because it didn’t exist until the 2000 model year. According to Top Gear, the Z8 production wasn’t ready during filming, so BMW provided a few pre- unfinished production runs and gave producers the specs to create other fully-built custom cars powered by a Chevy V8 with Jaguar suspension for filming, specifically the scene where you get sawed in half. The Z8 gets very little screen time in this movie, probably because they didn’t really have a full car to work with.