Not only classic car lovers will find this news drool-worthy, James Bond fans are up to a little surprise by Aston Martin. The British car maker just announced that it’s going to be reproducing one of the most iconic AMs in the history – the ‘Goldfinger’ DB5. Yup, Aston Martin, together with EON Productions, will make a bunch of dreams come true.
Introduced in 1963, the DB5 nameplate stood as the successor to the DB4 series. It was then featured in the 1964 film Goldfinger, the third installment in the James Bond series. According to the world wide web, there were two models of the DB5 created for the film; one has all the spy gadgets and one that’s bare. Since then, the car became a legend, not only to car enthusiasts, but to those who fancied to be a spy, too.
The model also appeared in further James Bond films. It was in the Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012), and Spectre (2015). Phew, it witnessed a generation of Agent 007s; it must be very proud.
With those said, the Goldfinger DB5 continuation will be heavily based on James Bond’s car. Meaning, it will have the gadgets copied from the film. Thanks to a collaboration with Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, gadgets such as the revolving number plates will no longer be a dream for people who have been wanting a Bond car.
“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.”
Sadly, only 25 units of it will be made so only that number of lucky customers may get their hands on it. Well, the fact that not anyone can own one pushes all the disappointments away. This DB5 recreation, even before production, already has a £2.75 million price tag with first deliveries slated in 2020. That’s P189,563,767 off of anyone’s bank account. One day. Someday.
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