Revolving number plates, too
It’s one of the most instantly recognisable car of all-time, and 54-years after its first appearance on screen, the iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back. Called the Goldfinger DB5 continuation model, Aston Martin is making and selling an authentic reproduction of James Bond’s legendary gadget-filled vehicle.
This in many ways is a progression of the successful DB4 G.T. continuation project, and a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions will be created by Aston Martin Works and EON Productions and built at Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5.
Interestingly, Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films, will be developing the gadgets. All the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one specification – complete with Silver Birch paint – just like the original.
The gadget-laden DB5 made its first appearance in the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger, alongside Sean Connery as James Bond. Since its seminal appearance in Goldfinger the DB5 has featured in a further six James Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), again with Connery; GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and three appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).
Each Goldfinger DB5 continuation car will be priced at £2.75m plus taxes. First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020.