It doesn’t work in Skyfall, either. Craig’s Bond cannot have the tricked out Goldfinger DB5, full stop. He might still have the one he won in CR, but why would he have a lethally-equipped antique car in his personal storage? Why would Q branch outfit an antique, and even if they did, why would they let Bond keep it? Do the Marines get to bring home armored personnel carriers and rocket launchers? (“Good job on that last campaign. Here, have a bazooka as a souvenir.”)
If it IS his, why would Q branch have it in the shop in SP? Is that another perk of working for MI-6? They fix your car for you? I remember how peeved Bernie Lee’s “M” was when he thought Q was fixing Bond’s personal wristwatch; he must be rolling in his grave, now.
But wait, it must be his personal car because he presents it as the perfect way to go “off the grid” in SF. MI-6 can track all their vehicles, but there’s no tracker in his personal car. Which has machine guns and an ejector seat.
But wait, M knows about the ejector seat, so this can’t be her introduction to the car, so it must have been equipped by Q-branch. But if so, why did they leave out the tracking device, and why did they let Bond stick it in a garage they don’t control?
But wait, it MUST be government property because Q “jokes” he didn’t tell Bond to “bring it back in pieces” in SP. So that’s why he’s fixing it. But then Bond comes back and asks for it, possibly having LEFT the service, and Q hands it over.
I guess somebody, somewhere gets a thrill out of seeing this thing shoe-horned into Craig’s films, but it’s more a source of headaches to me than thrills. It makes no sense.
Then again it did give us that scene in SF where it blows up and the normally stone-faced Craig just about pops his eyeballs out with an “Oh, HELL NO!” rage face that had the audience I saw it with laughing out loud. And I’m pretty sure that’s not what Mendes was going for.