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First examples of the limited-run £3.3 million gadget-packed recreation reach their owners
James Attwood, digital editor
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21 December 2020

The first deliveries of the limited-run Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation, an exact replica of the car featured in the James Bond film complete with working gadgets, have begun – with the British firm gathering five of the 25 examples together to mark the occasion.

The £3.3 million creation is an exact replica of the DB5 driven by 007 in Goldfinger, with each handcrafted by Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell. More than 4500 hours were spent constructing each example, using original body panels and a 4.0-litre 290bhp in-line six-cylinder engine driven through a five-speed transmission.

The 25 cars – one for each James Bond film so far – have all been sold, with buyers in Europe, the US and the Middle East. With deliveries under way, Aston Martin gained permission from five buyers to use their cars for a photoshoot, which will likely be the only time that so many examples will be in a single location.

The shoot included a demonstration of several of the working gadgets on the car, which were designed with the help of 007 special effects expert Chris Corbould. They include rotating numberplates – using the licence numbers seen in the film – a ‘bulletproof’ rear deflector, headlight ‘machine guns’, battering rams, an oil spray system and a smokescreen. 

The interior of the cars features an armrest containing the hidden gadget switchgear, a radar console and a telephone built into the driver’s door. Although the ejector seat could not be included for safety reasons, the roof panel can be removed to simulate the effect.

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Peter Cavellini 22 December 2020

 Corgi,

         Non of you ever had the Corgi toy car when you were little?, you would show it to your friends,show off all its amazing features that are just like the car in the movies, well, fast forward a few decades, some of these little boys grew up to be successful in business, and, I guess,if you got the chance to fulfil your childhood again, maybe this replica in full size would be a no brainier, yes, it's a lot for it, but, as the saying goes, your only here once, so why not?

jason_recliner 22 December 2020

Cool toy.  I'd have one.

Lanehogger 21 December 2020

Easy way for car companies to make easy cash by plundering their history or making limited edition specials when sales of their regular cars aren't exactly flying out of the showrooms. 

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