Aston Martin DB5 Production Resumes
25 Goldfinger Continuation cars under construction
55 years after the last DB5 rolled off the production line at Aston Martin’s then global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, work is once again under way on a strictly limited number of new DB5 models. Created in association with EON Productions, the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars will feature a broad suite of working gadgets first seen on screen in the 1964 film.
Each of the 25 new cars is being built to the highest possible quality using a blend of old world craftsmanship, with the application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements, alongside the integration of cutting-edge gadgets developed in association with Bond special effects supervisor Chris Corbould OBE.
The list of Bond-inspired gadgets includes the following features.
• Rear smoke screen delivery system
• Rear simulated oil slick delivery system
• Revolving number plates front and rear (triple plates)
• Simulated twin front machine guns
• Bullet resistant rear shield
• Battering rams front and rear
• Simulated tyre slasher
• Removable passenger seat roof panel (optional equipment)
• Simulated radar screen tracker map
• Telephone in driver’s door
• Gear knob actuator button
• Armrest and centre console-mounted switchgear
• Under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray
• Remote control for gadget activation
First deliveries of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation to customers will commence in the second half of 2020.