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Aston Martin to Make Iconic Goldfinger DB5
Aston Martin to Make Iconic Goldfinger DB5
Posted: August 22nd 2018
By: Sam Bisby

Aston Martin has recently announced that they will be producing a run of twenty-five cars based on the classic Goldfinger DB5.

Just like the DB4 GT Continuation models that were released back in 2016, Aston Martin is building authentic reproductions of one of the most instantly recognisable cars, James Bond’s DB5. The cars will be assembled at the Newton Pagnell factory, where the original DB5 was made back in the sixties.

The DB5 is arguably one of the most iconic Bond cars. It has featured in numerous films including Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre and has been driven by three different Bonds: Connery, Brosnan and Craig.

EON Productions, the company responsible for Bond films are said to be assisting in the production, with James Bond special effects supervisor and Oscar-winner, Chris Corbould OBE co-developing the cars. It is thought each DB5 will feature special gadgets, said to include the revolving number plates, for that Bond pizzazz. However, the addition of such gadgets does mean that the car will not be road legal.

While many of Aston Martin's current models come in a vast range of colours, this reproduction DB5 will stay true to the movie and as such will only be available in the original Silver Birch colour.

The new continuation cars will be powered by a 4.0-litre straight six engine offering 286hp and 280lb ft of torque, with drive delivered to the rear wheels via a manual five-speed gearbox. This provides a commendable 148mph top speed and is enough to get from 0 to 60mph in 7.1sec.

Andy Palmer, president and CEO at Aston Martin, has said:

"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."

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