Aston Martin has announced that they’ll be recreating the 1964 DB5 that was featured in Goldfinger.
This is part of a collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions (the producers behind the James Bond films).
The Aston Martin DB5 was also featured in Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
The var has a straight-six engine with 282 horsepower and 3,995cc motor. It has a top speed of 145 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds.
Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin, said: “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. The skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin Works and the expert special effects team from the James Bond films are about to make this fantasy real for 25 very lucky customers.”
Aston Martin will be recreating 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions. Some features will include functioning gadgets like the revolving number plates and other gadgets co-developed by Oscar-winner and special effects supervisor for the James Bond films, Chris Corbould.
The first deliveries of the Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions will begin in 2020, with each costing £2.75 million ($4.5 million CAD). It’s worth noting that the car is not road legal.
Source: Aston Martin