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Before commencing his recent mission to stop the Double-0 agent turned traitor, Alec Trevelyan, from using the Goldeneye Weapons System, James Bond made his by now traditional stop at the laboratory run by Major Boothroyd - "Q". The ill-tempered gadget master has over the years equipped Bond with a wide variety of distinguished, state of the art, automobiles, for Goldeneye it was to be no different. Months before it's release to the general public BMW had provided EON productions with an example of the new roadster that they were readying for production, this exclusivity alone guaranteed that the roadster would generate interest wherever it was driven. The 1996 BMW z3 Roadster was handed over to Bond by Q, however as one would expect Q had modified the roadster to meet his own high standards:
sleek lined convertible would primarily be a pleasure tool for Bond during this
mission, with the elegant lines and handsome body styling fitting Bond's style
perfectly. Unfortunately the Roadster saw very little action during the film.
It was used in the Carribean to deliver Bond and Natalya to a small plane which
would be their transport into Cuba to destroy Trevalyan's Secret Headquarters.
Bond is seen to releuctantly hand over the keys to his CIA contact - Jack Wade -
who made a rather insincere promise not to have too much fun with it. After a
reminder not to touch any buttons, the roadster exits it's brief Bond film
A limited run of "Bond Edition" models was produced which sold out within hours of the release, with each carrying a numbered plaque testifying to their authenticity, these examples are now sought after collectibles in their own right.
This was the first occasion when BMW and EON partnered with regard to the vehicles issued to or used by Bond in the films; in Tomorrow Never Dies, Bond was seen to drive a BMW 750il, and whilst in Vietnam, he appropriated a BMW R1200 Cruiser Motorcycle. In The World Is Not Enough, the chosen vehicle was the z8 Roadster, again seen on screen prior to it's release to the general public, like the z3 Roadster almost 4 years before, the z8 was a closely guarded secret whilst on set.
|The special features on the
BMW Z3 are unfortunately not really used in the film:
- Bullet proof
- Stinger missiles behind the headlights
- All-points radar system with display
- Self-destruct system
- Emergency parachute braking system
A rare Limited Edition of this model was made available by Nieman Marcus. The car featured a commemorative "Specially Equipped 007" dash plaque, 007 floor mats, a beige interior and of course the "Bond Blue-Gray" (Atlanta-306) color.
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