Aston Martin Unveils New Limited Edition James Bond DB5
After over 4,500 hours of craftsmanship from the UK’s most talented engineers and craftspeople, the new but familiar series of Aston Martin sports cars has rolled off the line. The inaugural Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation car left the production line last week.
Known as ‘the most famous car in the world’ and well-respected for its design and engineering successes, the automobile has become the first new DB5 to be built by the luxury sports marque in over fifty years.
The ‘Job 1’ DB5 represents “a byword for timeless style and sports car desirability” with fewer than 9000 examples being built between 1963 and 1965, with the most famous of course being the model that appeared in the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger.
“Created in association with Bond filmmaker EON Productions, and featuring a broad suite of working gadgets first seen in the film, the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars really are history in the making,” the company said in a press release.
The new generation of DB5 sports cars include many of the original features and functioning devices created to replicate the original Bond film star, including a rear smoke screen system, revolving number plates, a removable passenger seat roof panel, and even a telephone in the driver’s door.
“It is a genuine privilege, and significant responsibility, to have been involved in the shaping of this new DB5 and to be helping to lead the creation of new versions of this automotive icon,” said Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda. “I’m absolutely certain that the 25 lucky owners who are beginning to take delivery of these cars will be thrilled with them.”
The remaining DB5s will run a cool $3.5 million per unit and are set to be delivered before the end of the year. Note that the car is not in fact road legal and the fitment of gadgets will vary by country.