Want to drive a real James Bond supercar? You’re in luck…
British luxury car maker Aston Martin Lagonda, best known (in popular media, at least) as the provider of choice for fictional British superspy James Bond, is bringing a unique vehicle to market. The company has announced that it is re-creating the iconic DB5 – Bond’s ride in one of his most famous films, Goldfinger. The car comes with a hefty price tag at $3.5 million, but it also comes with something else, which no wannabe Bond can ignore… spy gadgets!
As the trade war between American and China weighs on markets this week, Aston Martin’s share price has suffered
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The continuation of the 1964 model was announced as early as last August – but it’s only this week that we’ve finally learnt what gadgetry deep-pocketed Bond superfans will find in their new cars. Developed with Chris Corbould, Oscar and OBE-winning special effects guru to Mr. Bond on eight separate occasions, the new DB5 will include rotating number plates, rear smoke screens and oil slicks, and retractable bullet-resistant rear shields. Even more fantastical, a set of simulated twin machine guns will sit on the front of the car.
In a written statement on Tuesday, which was released alongside the DB5 prototypes, Corbould spoke about this last attribute: “The guns appearing from the front lights were a particular challenge as, in the film world, we are able to use flammable gas mixtures combined with an ignition system to produce a flame and noise effect. Clearly this is not practical in untrained hands, so we have devised a new system to achieve a realistic effect.”
Other effects include a phone on the driver’s side, a weapons tray under the leather seats, and a “faux” radar-tracker screen. Only 25 of these new models will be created, and they’ll be numbered as a straight continuation of the DB5’s original 1,095 run between 1963 and 1965.
Dominion holds Aston Martin Lagonda in its Global Trends Luxury Fund.
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