Have you ever wished to drive the cars which James Bond used for his favorite stunts? If that sounds like an exciting idea then get ready because things are going to become real and all credit goes to Aston Martin for this surprise! You will soon be able to experience the life of iconic character but at a relatively high cost.
The luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin has announced its collaboration with the producers of James Bond EON productions and Sky in which the automaker is going to recreate the famous Goldfinger DB5s, which was first appeared in third James Bond film- Goldfinger.
This beast will have a 282 horsepower and 3,995cc motor to give a top speed of 145 mph and 0 to 60 time of 7.1 seconds. Moreover, it will also have the famous revolving license plate and installed gadgets which was built by Oscar-winning James Bond effects supervisor Chris Corbould. There will only be 25 cars made in total with each having a worth of $3.5 million (incl. tax)
Although nothing has been confirmed about gadgets as of yet, according to speculations it seems like that the Goldfinger DB5 might include the bulletproof windshield, machine guns, radar and passenger seat ejector. Whereas airbags, seatbelts and other safety features, might just not be possible because this is not going to be a legal car for roads.
The Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer said “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. The skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin Works and the expert special effects team from the James Bond films are about to make this fantasy real for 25 very lucky customers.”
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From Goldfinger to GoldenEye, the DB5 is the model most equated with the iconic relationship between Aston Martin and James Bond. This July, 007's own 1965 Aston Martin DB5 will attract collectors from around the globe when it goes up for auction, estimated around $2 million.
Sean Connery was the first actor to drive the car in “Thunderball” (1965) and “GoldenEye” (1995). After that Pierce Brosnan showed off with the same DB5s in “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997) followed up by three appearances further alongside Daniel Craig in “Casino Royale” (2006), “Skyfall” (2012) and “Spectre” (2015).
Adding more crisp to the news, Aston Martin announced that all the cars will come in Silver Birch paint, just like the original car from the movie.
Prior to this in July, the original Aston Martin DB5 which was featured in “GoldenEye” got sold for $2.6 million during an auction in the U.K. The bid for purchase was made by Spyscape, an entertainment company that owns a spy museum in N.Y.C.
Keeping a certain duration in mind to focus more on gadgets and updates required for the car, the makers have announced their time. The first delivery of the Goldfinger DB5s will take place in 2020 (which is not very long). So to all the James Bond and automobile fans, get ready to witness sheer awesomeness!