I was intrigued by the choice of Bond cars used in the latest Great British spy spectacular.

Did it really make sense for both lead cars – the Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 - to be concepts? Momentarily, I even wondered if it pushed the limits of reasonable product placement a tad far, and perhaps risked jeopardising the believability of the film.

Then I came to my senses and realised that we were talking about a franchise of films where someone can be doing high-speed jumps in an Aston moments after a cardiac arrest, and – most laughable of all - a Land Rover Defender can keep up with a speeding train. I mean, come on… 

Credulity doesn’t come into the Bond vocabulary and, frankly, that’s as it should be. It’s also exactly why these films are where a concept car belongs. It makes more sense than a motor show stand, in fact.