ASTON MARTIN RECREATES ICONIC JAMES BOND ‘GOLDFINGER’ DB5


ASTON MARTIN RECREATES ICONIC JAMES BOND ‘GOLDFINGER’ DB5

The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films.
 
Following the successful DB4 G.T. continuation project, a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions*, will be created for customers by Aston Martin Works and EON Productions. The Goldfinger DB5 continuation will be based on James Bond’s legendary car from 1964 and built by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5. They will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen, with some sympathetic modifications to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.
 
This authenticity will extend to include functioning gadgets such as revolving number plates and more, which were made famous in Goldfinger. The gadgets will be co-developed with Oscar®-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films. Officially sanctioned by Aston Martin and EON Productions, all the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one specification – Silver Birch paint – just like the original.




Aston Martin DB5
1963-1965


The DB5, unveiled at the Earls Court motor show in October 1963, was a development of the DB4 but with many updates and improvements. The most significant change for the new model would be the introduction of a 3995cc straight six complete with three SU carburetors it offered an additional 42bhp over the outgoing DB4. Originally built with the 4 speed and overdrive transmission from the DB4, but was later updated with a full synchromesh 5-speed ZF gearbox. Chassis changes included the adoption of the Girling disc brakes that had only been used on the DB4GT, along with 15-inch wheels. Many other improvements were incorporated including electric windows and twin hydraulic brake servos. During 1963 – 1965, 898 DB5 Coupes were built at Aston Martin’s factory in Newport Pagnell.
 
Specification
 
Engine: DOHC Straight-six, 3995cc
Power: 282bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque: 280lbs-ft @ 4500rpm
Top speed: 148mph
0-60mph: 7.1 seconds




Each Goldfinger DB5 continuation car will be priced at £2.75m plus taxes. First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020. 


ASTON MARTIN RECREATES ICONIC JAMES BOND ‘GOLDFINGER’ DB5 ASTON MARTIN RECREATES ICONIC JAMES BOND ‘GOLDFINGER’ DB5 Reviewed by Tony G on August 23, 2018 Rating: 5

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