Over the years, Ford cars have been used in many successful movies, including 1968 Ford Mustang GT in Bullitt, 1986 Ford Crown Victoria in Men in Black, 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 in Gone in 60 Seconds and 1973 Ford Gran Torino in The Big Lebowski.
James Bond drove Fords in many of his movies as the famous spy. One of the most popular James Bond movies was Goldfinger. It was released in 1964. In the movie, Sean Connery played James Bond. Tania Mallet played Tilly Masterson and drove a 1964 Ford Mustang.
Casino Royale was one of the latest James Bond movies with a Ford in it. The movie starts with James Bond driving a Ford Mondeo. In the film, Daniel Craig played James Bond. Casino Royale was the third adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel. In the movie, James Bond prevents a terrorist attack and bankrupts a terrorist by winning in a poker game. The game was played at the Casino Royale in Montenegro.
Ford Mondeo, that you can see in Casino Royale, was not in production when the movie was filmed. For this reason, Ford had to build and ship the car to the Bahamas in secrecy. The car was built at Ford’s Design Studio in Germany.
It had a unique sporty body kit, special paintwork, keyless entry, and many other modern features such as Human Machine Interface display.
These features were new to the Mondeo line and worked great as props in the James Bond casino movie. Ford Mondeo that became available to the customers next year had standard stability control, capless refueling system that prevented fueling the car with a wrong type of fuel.
Extra options for Ford Mondeo included adaptive cruise control, interactive vehicle dynamics control, and a sports pack with lowered suspension. Needless to say, it was an instant hit.