The Little Car Company, Aston Martin and EON Productions have announced the launch of a No Time To Die special edition Aston Martin DB5 Junior. This collaboration has resulted in a gadget-laden, two-thirds scale version of the original and comes with a fully electric powertrain.
The No Time To Die edition will pay homage to the shared history of the brands, with silver birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, individually numbered chassis plates and Aston Martin badging. Only 125 vehicles will be built, making this the ultimate collector’s item for Bond fans.
After extensive development and months of collaboration between the three companies, the car is a truly authentic homage to both the Aston Martin and 007 brands. The original Aston Martin DB5 was 3D-scanned for reference, allowing a completely accurate reproduction. Whilst some elements of the car have been replicated, such as the Smiths instruments on the dashboard, some elements have been reimagined for the modern era.
The No Time To Die special edition has been designed as a convertible, and not the fixed head coupe driven by 007, to offer seating for an adult and child side by side.
Oscar®-winning special effects supervisor Chris Corbould OBE, has worked on fifteen James Bond films, and consulted with The Little Car Company on the development of the car’s complex gadgets in miniature. “When I saw the DB5 Junior in the flesh, I was amazed at how identical it is to the full-sized car – it’s stunning. It’s an amazing feat of engineering.”
All the gadgets, are operated by individual controls in a hidden switch panel in the passenger door. At the push of a button, the headlights drop to reveal a twin set of simulated Gatling guns, complete with imitation barrel blasts and flashes. There’s also a unique digital number plate and just like the original car, this special edition can produce a smoke screen to aid a successful getaway. Ejected through the rear ‘exhaust’, the smoke has a supply tank which supplies an hour of safe smoke before it needs topping up.
Although not road legal, the DB5 Junior comes with automatic membership of the respected Aston Martin Owners Club. In addition, all owners receive complimentary membership of The Little Car Club, allowing them to take part in exclusive events where they, their children and their grandchildren can drive their DB5 Juniors on the most prestigious racetracks.
Pricing for the car has been set at £90,000, plus local taxes. Existing Aston Martin DB5 Junior clients will be given first refusal on upgrading to a No Time To Die edition, and remaining build slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Discover the car at thelittlecar.co and 007Store.com