The Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger is one of the most iconic movie cars of all time and it was recently immortalized in LEGO. Fans looking for something larger can now rejoice as Aston Martin has officially announced the Goldfinger DB5 continuation.
Building on the success of the DB4 GT continuation, the latest project will see Aston Martin partner with EON Productions to build 28 continuation models inspired by the DB5 in Goldfinger. Aston Martin says each will be an authentic reproduction of the car movie car, but noted there will be some modifications to “ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.”
The cars will be built by Aston Martin Works and each will feature a Silver Birch exterior. The authenticity extends far beyond the paint as each will come equipped with “functioning gadgets” featured in the film. While it’s doubtful the car will have a working ejector seat, Aston Martin confirmed the model will have revolving number plates – among other things.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news as the Goldfinger DB5 continuation won’t be road-legal. The model will also cost £2.75 ($3.5 / €3.0) million before taxes.
The first deliveries are slated to begin in 2020 and 25 cars are destined for customers. Aston Martin and EON Productions which each receive one, while the 28th car will be auctioned off for charity.
Aston Martin didn’t say much else about the continuation model, but the original DB5 featured a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produced 282 hp (210 kW / 286 PS) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. It enabled the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 7.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 148 mph (238 km/h).
While it’s disappointing the car won’t be road-legal, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said “The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years.” He went on to say owning 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.”