Hey Aston Martin fans, we have some news. Aston and EON Productions have joined forces to build 25 Goldfinger DB5s. They're being called a 'continuation' of the original DB5 and, unsurprisingly, are inspired by James Bond's original 1964 car in Goldfinger.
Of course, Bond fans will know that the DB5 wasn't restricted to just Goldfinger. It also appeared in Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
The cars aim to be as authentic as possible, with some modern modifications to add to the build quality and reliability.
Here are the key specs:
- Engine: DOHC Straight-six, 3995cc
- Power: 282bhp @ 5500rpm
- Torque: 280lbs-ft @ 4500rpm
- Top speed: 148mph
- 0-60mph: 7.1 seconds
We have also been informed that the special edition DB5 won't be be road legal. This may be because they will include working gadgets that have been developed by Oscar Winner Chris Corbould, who was the special effects supervisor on the past eight James Bond films. Most of them are under wraps at the moment, but we do know tjay one of them will be the revolving number plates from Goldfinger.
"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 Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin
The new Goldfinger DB5s are expected to arrive in 2020 and will have a price tag of £2.75 million plus taxes. This is definitely one for the cashed up fans.
We can't wait to see brand new photos and hear more about the functional gadgets.
I never imagined that my first time behind the wheel of a left-hand drive would be alone in the French Alps.
And yet there I was, white-knuckling my way up the raised mountain roads that seem to have been built specifically with MINIs in mind.
I wasn't sure if I was going to make it. I didn't know what to do. And I was cursing these roads with every colourful language combination that I could muster.