Aston Martin has announced the release of the first of 25 reels of the series DB5 Goldfinger Continuation, dedicated to "spy" sports car, which James Bond drove in the movie "Goldfinger" in 1964.
The car was assembled by hand at the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, where the original sports car was built. Assembly of the "carefully detailed original reproduction" of the car took 4500 hours.
Each of the 25 sports car will be painted in the original Silver Birch colour and equipped with gadgets that the British secret agent used in the "bondiaan", ranging from two Browning propelled machine guns in the parking lights to a functional smoke screen system on the rear. The replica was also equipped with revolving license plates, the development of which was entrusted to Chris Corbaud, author of special effects for the James Bond movies. Rags are installed at the front and back, and a removable roof panel on the passenger side is available for an extra fee.
In the cabin - a pseudo-dar and phone in the driver's door, a remote control panel for gadgets, the drive button at the top of the gear lever, "tray" for weapons under the seat and a special switchgear in the central armrest.
The sports car is powered by a 4.0-liter in-line "six" with an output of 294 hp, working together with a 5-speed manual gearbox ZF. The drive is rear with a mechanical differential of increased friction.
It is planned to finish supplying of replicas to customers by the end of 2020.
Source: Aston Martin.