The first new Aston Martin DB5 is complete |  Automotive News

The first new Aston Martin DB5 is complete | Automotive News

Two years ago, Aston Martin announced that it would produce a series of 25 DB5 Continuation models. These would be replicas of the fully equipped DB5 from the James Bond film “Goldfinger.” The first model has been built recently.

We’ll tell you frankly, we’ve got a big weakness. For any fan of the James Bond character, this DB5 represents the ultimate.

Its long gestation period involved collaborations with Eon Productions, as well as with Bond’s stunt coordinator, Chris Corbould, all about props. About six weeks ago, the English luxury manufacturer announced that it had started building the first DB5. Its assembly is done entirely by hand and uses essentially the same techniques as those used to create the original version. Each version will require approximately 4,500 hours of work to see the light of day.

It should be noted that the model is designed for use on the track and not the road.

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Aston Martin DB5 Continuation, three-quarter rear

When it comes to breeding, nothing is left to chance. So we get machine guns hidden behind the headlights, front and rear bumper rams, a retractable stick that is used to puncture the tires of enemy cars, a license plate that bends, a smoke screen and a rear fuel spray and blocking shot in the back. the shield. Inside, there’s a phone in the driver’s door, a radar screen in the center console, a weapon tray under the seats, a passenger seat ejection button (below the gearshift button) for sending reluctant passengers through the sunroof, plus and a working remote. driver safety features.

Anything with the potential to be deadly is just a story, of course. However, the smoke screen works and the fuel delivery system sprays real liquid. Interesting, however.

Aston Martin DB5 Continuation, device controls

Aston Martin DB5 Continuation, device controls

This first DB5 built in 55 years has a 4-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. The latter has three SU carburetors and produces 290 horsepower which is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox with a mechanical limited slip differential.

Prototype deliveries will begin soon. Price per copy: 2.7 million pounds (about 4.7 million Canadian dollars). That’s a lot, but let’s remember that the actual car from the movie was sold at auction for 6.4 million US dollars, which represents a total of 8.66 million for us.

And it’s not like a model is driving on the road…

Aston Martin DB5 Continuation, top

Aston Martin DB5 Continuation, top

Images of the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Sequel