Check out Aston Martin's 'Goldfinger' DB5

Doris Richards
May 18, 2019

As outlandish as a $3.6-million auto you can't even register for the road is, you have to admit, these gadgets are impressive. Yes, unfortunately, it won't just be given to you by Q Branch. Said to be faithful reproductions of the original James Bond Goldfinger auto, each DB5 continuation will come complete with hidden gadgets just like the ones Bond had. In case all of that isn't enough, the auto will have extendable front and rear battering rams.

Paul Spires, Works Division's president, confirmed that the finished cars will also have rotating numberplates, a sliding "bulletproof" rear deflector and a representation of the original DB5's famous ejector seat, although one that won't actually be capable of firing passengers out of the vehicle.

Aston Martin announced last August that it will build a run of new DB5s built to the same spec as the "Goldfinger" cars.

The effort is to make this continuation vehicle fully resemble the 1964 DB5s in all respects including the color -Silver Birch.

A 1965 example of the DB5, estimated at CA$1 million - CA$1.2 million, is offered in the classic cinematic finish of silver birch paintwork and black leather interior, the auction house wrote. It is now mostly dedicated to restoring classic Aston Martins.

The 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars are set to feature a similar array of "extras" all standard-fitment on the new cars, of course which Chris Corbould's team are perfecting.

The maker of cars favoured by spy James Bond reported a £17.3 million pre-tax loss for the three months to March 2019, down from a £2.8 million profit a year earlier. Someone paid $4.6 million in 2010 for one of those. That's a small price to pay by James Bond fans, according to the company's CEO Andy Palmer.

Creating these cars posed an even greater challenge than making the cars for the movies since different cars or parts of cars were used to film different shots.

To make all of the engineering work as slickly and smoothly as the oil from the taillights, Aston Martin employed the film special effects supervisor for the Bond films themselves, Chris Corbould. But these new gadget-laden cars will not be legal to drive on public roads, Aston Martin said.

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