Aston Martin DB5 – Bond’s ride being remade, 25 units

Aston Martin DB5 – Bond’s ride being remade, 25 units

If you fancy yourself to be James Bond and have £2.75 million (RM14.38 million) to spare, then this will definitely float your boat. More than five decades after the last one was built, the Aston Martin DB5 is back, although in a very limited run of 25 units.

The car made famous by Bond is being reissued, the result of a collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films. The Goldfinger DB5 continuation, as it’s known as, will be based on Bond’s legendary ride from 1964 and will be built by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell, which is the original home of the DB5.

The 25 continuation units will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 as seen on screen, but will feature what the company calls ‘sympathetic modifications’, in essence promising tighter tolerances and better build quality than the ’60s unit.

All the cars will be produced to one specification and will come only in Silver Birch paint, just like the original. The original DB5 was powered by a twin-cam 4.0 litre straight-six with three SU carburetters, which offered 282 bhp and 379 Nm in the way of output.

The DB5 will feature functioning gadgets that will be developed by Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, the special effects supervisor on eight Bond movies. Items will include the revolving number plate, and it’ll be interesting to see just how many items make their way on – presumably not, the oil spray or a functioning ejector seat.

The DB5 made its first appearance in Goldfinger, the third Bond movie, and featured in a further six Bond films, these being Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

“The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years. To own an Aston Martin has long been an aspiration for James Bond fans, but to own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? Well, that is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy,” said Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer.

First deliveries of the 25 cars will begin in 2020, and a further three cars will be built, but not made public issue – EON and Aston Martin will get one each, and the third will be auctioned for charity.

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  • thykrupp on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    The car chase scene was made at a very dangerous road in Switzerland called Furka Pass.

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  • Hun 2 Kirk Lee Mud on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Does it comes with negative five stars ncap rating? Full body crumple zone?

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    • Donno on Aug 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Who needs 5 stars crash rating when you could use the ejection seat?

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      • 12yrsold john on Aug 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

        U will need the 5 stars crash rating when U are fast asleep while driving at night bcoz no one is going to “press” the eject button for U.

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    • sampan 250kmph on Aug 21, 2018 at 12:29 am

      I only know car crashed score zero star, nut never heard of minus five (-5) stars score before LOL

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    • Add A Comment on Aug 21, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Do you think Bond cares about those stars…come on, this is a James Bond’s ride.

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