Aston Martin is remaking James Bond's DB5 with functioning gadgets

Sure, you may have your toys, models, prop swords and maybe even a recreated super suit as part of your movie memorabilia stash, but those are all the equivalent of Christmas tree ornaments compared to what Aston Martin is unleashing. The car manufacturer is making every (wealthy) Bond fan’s dream come true by recreating their famous DB5 model – famously introduced in 1964’s GOLDFINGER – and selling them to anyone with a few million bucks to spare.

Martin announced today (via EW) that they will be partnering up with EON Productions to make 25 recreations of the famous DB5, fit with functioning gadgets (the only one they revealed was the rotating license plate function) and the iconic Silver Birch paint job. Even though the cars probably won’t come with machine guns or ejector seats it still won’t be street legal, but that doesn’t mean this won’t be a must for any wealthy car/movie memorabilia enthusiast.

Co-developed by Bond franchise special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, the car will run for a whopping $3.5 million (or a fancier £2.75 million). That’s a lot to pay for a car you can’t legally drive, but owning something so iconic is certainly worth the price, if you can spare it. Aston Martin’s CEO Andy Palmer spoke about the legacy of the car and its place in the Bond franchise, and that this is a chance for the biggest fans to own the ultimate collectible.

“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.”

The car may be most recognizable from GOLDFINGER, with Sean Connery behind the wheel, but the car has been in several other Bond movies, such as the Daniel Craig outings CASINO ROYALE and SKYFALL. This car would be amazing to have even without the gadgets, but it does have gadgets, so now it's a must-have. There's no way in hell I could ever in my life afford this, so we will all have to chip in. I will get the car Monday-Wednesday, and the other 100,000 of you can have it Thursday-Sundays. I'll be nice and give you that extra day. 

Aston Martin said the first customer deliveries will arrive in 2020.

Source: EW



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