Aston Martin will be recreating the car James Bond drove in 1964’s Goldfinger, complete with workable gadgets.
The car company announced that it will create 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars. The cars will be equipped with several functioning gadgets, including the revolving license plate seen in Goldfinger.
Oscar winner Chris Corbould, who has worked in the special effects department on 14 different Bond films dating back to 1985’s A View to a Kill, will help in the development of the gadgets.
Each car will cost £2.75 million, and the first continuation cars will be delivered in 2020. It is also important to note that the vehicles will not be road legal, so purchasers will have to be content channeling their inner 007 in the driveway.
“To own 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,” Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.
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