How to forget the design of the incomparable Aston Martin DB5 James Bond Goldfinger and GoldenEye films? Good news, the British manufacturer Aston Martin announced, Monday, August 20, relaunch the production of 25 models with EON Productions, the company producing James Bond films. Each Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Edition car will be sold for £ 2.75 million (€ 3,072,025). The first deliveries are planned for 2020.
This is news that will make more than one dream. The most emblematic of Aston Martin, the DB5 model made famous by the James Bond saga, will again be produced in collaboration with the film production studio EON but only 25 copies. The British manufacturer has announced this Monday, August 20.
The DB5 will be assembled at the Aston Martin Works plant in Newport Pagnell, England. Aston Martin Works is the historic stronghold of the brand.
The Newport Pagnell plant has been in operation since 1830 and is commissioned by Salmons Coachworks. Before moving to Newport, Aston Martin’s production was based in Feltham
The dream nevertheless has a price. If you want to buy this little gem, you will have to pay 2.75 million pounds sterling (3,072,025 euros), not counting taxes. The first deliveries are planned for 2020.
The British brand has decided to manufacture this model Goldfinger DB5 continuation edition following the success of the project DB4 GT, produced according to the same principle. The Goldfinger DB5 continuation will be based almost exclusively on the model of 1964. Only changes to the margin will be made “to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability”.
In terms of performance, the new models can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.1 seconds for a maximum speed of 238 km / h.
Since its first appearance in the James Bond Goldfinger movie in 1964, the DB5 has been featured in six other films: Thunderball in 1965, GoldenEye in 1995, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, and three more recent appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Specter (2015).
In addition to the 25 models, three more cars will be built. One for EON, one for Aston Martin and another to be auctioned for a charity.
A “real” spy car
The new model James Bond Goldfinger DB5 continuation edition would not be really complete if there were not the gadgets that made the fame of the cars of “007”.
(Introducing the Aston Martin DB5 from Q to James Bond in the 1964 Goldfinger movie)
Thus future copies will be equipped with gadgets including the famous rotating license plate. The equipment will be developed in collaboration with Chris Corbould, James Bond film special effects supervisor and Oscar winner.
Fans and other collectors can only agree with Andy Palmer, president and CEO of Aston Martin when he says: “Owning a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and build to the highest standards in the world. same factory as the James Bond cars (…) it is surely the ultimate fantasy “.