Aston Martin begins building continuation DB5 with fake machine guns

01 Juin, 2020, 05:24 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Aston Martin DB5 “Goldfinger” continuation car

The hefty price tag comes with another catch; the owners, unfortunately, won't have the license to drive - the vehicle won't be allowed on the road. Aston Martin charged a price of price of 2.75 million British pounds (approximately $3.37 million) for each of the first 25 examples.

But these aren't just any DB5s, they are a special run of 25 created in association with Eon Productions, producers of the James Bond films, and are an accurate recreation of the DB5 seen in the classic 1964 film Goldfinger.

James Bond is known for his gadgets, sex appeal, shaken martinis and his cars. and one that has stuck in the public consciousness is the Aston Martin DB5. Aston Martin's including rear smoke screen, oil slick shooters, revolving triple license plates, a tire slasher, battering rams, bullet resistant shield, and two machine guns on the front.

Inside, the add-ons include a telephone integrated into the driver's door, a radar screen tracker map (which is also fake), and a tray used to store weapons under the seats.

The Goldfinger Continuation cars will feature Aston's famous 4.0-litre inline six.

Aston Martin DB5 “Goldfinger” continuation car

Since then, the DB5 has featured in a further six James Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), again with Connery; GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and three appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). In 2020, it signals that the first batch of "Goldfinger"-spec continuation cars announced in 2018 by former CEO Andy Palmer are almost ready to roar out of the Aston Martin Heritage Division's workshop in Newport Pagnell, England".

You can get the removable roof panel, but sadly not the ejector seat.

Paul Spires, the head of Aston Martin Works where the cars are being made said: "We are -making, perhaps, some of the most desirable "toys" ever built for 25 very lucky buyers worldwide".

For authenticity, Aston Martin worked closely with EON Productions, the production company behind the James Bond movie franchise, as well as Oscar-winning special effects honcho Chris Corbould, who's been involved with 14 of the movies, to develop Bond's famous spy gadgets.

Deliveries of the DB5 Continuation are set to commence in the second half of this year.

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