• Mar 4, 2006

Repmobile. Ford Repmobile.

According to the guys and gals over at Softpedia, James Bond fans are said to be "shaken, not stirred" at word that their on-screen hero will drive a Ford Mondeo in the upcoming 007 epic, Casino Royale. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Yes, as if word of Pierce Brosnan's departure as the British super agent wasn't enough to worry the faithful, Dearborn has apparently paid some 14 million pounds (almost $25M USD) to put Bond behind the wheel of what most British driving enthusiasts refer to as a 'repmobile.' Yes, a damned sight more interesting than, say, a Five-Hundred, but to most auto afficianados, Mondeo has an air of 'company/fleet' car about it. Hopefully it will at least be something on the order of an ST 220.

At least it'll be a "souped-up" example capable of 224kmh (138mph), but somehow the only thing that salves our movie-going souls is word that that Craig Bond will have access to an Aston Martin as well.

Keen moviegoers will remember that this isn't the first car-controversy stirred up by a bit of Bond product-placement-- a large number of devotees were perturbed upon learning that 007 would drive a German BMW Z3 in GoldenEye, instead of piloting something British.



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, the Mondeo ST220 is a great car and if he drives that he should be happy... it hits 60mph in 6.8 secs and tops out at 150ish...

      The new Iosis Concept (Mondeo-to-be... almost) would be a nice touch though.

      The Astons he drives will always be in the spotlight so stop crying.

      And plus, it has heated front screens... Ford rock.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Where do they get this sh*t? He's set to drive a Aston Martin "concept/prototype" that's being referred to as the DBS. Also, the new Lincoln Navigator and other upcoming PAG vehicles will be featured. The Mondeo is probably used in some other way.

      http://media.ford.com/newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=22384&cmp=rss_media_fmc

      Not a good sign though, since the last time Bond drove a DBS, he had just gotten married and his wife was shot and killed as she sat in the passenger seat.
      • 8 Years Ago
      he drove a mustang and a moon buggy in diamonds are forever, who cares?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Ford's pretty much been in the picture since bond went back to driving Aston Martins. i mean, "Die Another Day" was practically a Ford commercial, with an Aston Martin, a Jaguar XKR, Ford Thunderbird, and even an old Ford Fairlane."



      Yeah I know, I was acting like one of those hyper bond fans who dont realize that Ford owns Aston Martin. Bond drove a Mach 1 In "Diamonds are forever" and Bond has driven everything from a Renault to a Yamaha. They should just stick bond in the new Shelby GT500 Cobra and call it a day.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "I've never seen a large sedan in the Bahamas so to me, using this car is not realistic...not that anything "Bond" is realistic...But for the time, the AMC Hornet was more in its place than the Mondeo will be...IMHO."

      you're kidding, right? do you realize bond was driving the AMC in thailand, where AMC's were never sold?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Itll be like The Living Daylights where Bond had an Audi 200 and an Aston Martin V8. Not too serious, in my book.
      David in PA
      • 8 Years Ago
      "you're kidding, right? do you realize bond was driving the AMC in thailand, where AMC's were never sold?"

      You're right tr. I wrote that quickly and was thinking the scene was in florida.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bond, James Bond, here and I'll drive any damn thing I'd like. My best ride on the street? A tank, forget about the cars, in that borrowed tank I can simply drive over and crush you.

      You're negative comments? Shocking, simply shocking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't buy this at all.

      Why would the production company ensure a flop even for the whole cost of the movie?

      AND Ford owns Aston Martin Bond's traditional car.

      I call BS, he'll be driving some kind of Aston Martin.

      --Noah
      • 8 Years Ago
      why do people get their panties all in a bind over this? i mean, we all know that he'll be driving the Aston, and it's not like there will probably be NO other cars in the whole movie. as the article states: "The Mondeo will be used for chase scenes in the Bahamas." also, "Nevertheless, Craig will also drive an Aston Martin in the film."

      there. big deal. he drives a mondeo for a chase scene. [sarcasm] oh, no! there goes the Bond franchise! [/sarcasm] do people forget that james bond also piloted an AMC Hornet in "The Man with the Golden Gun"? a freakin' AMC HORNET! okay, it was a special Hornet X, but still, it was no Aston Martin.

      "Bond and Ford in the same sentence.

      BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!"

      Ford's pretty much been in the picture since bond went back to driving Aston Martins. i mean, "Die Another Day" was practically a Ford commercial, with an Aston Martin, a Jaguar XKR, Ford Thunderbird, and even an old Ford Fairlane.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Mondeo is extremely mundane. Why not that AM V8 car
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bond and Ford in the same sentence.












      BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!
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