Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation: first car complete


The first customer car of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation project is now complete at the Aston Martin Works – the brand’s classic car factory. The ‘Job 1’ car took 4,500 hours of meticulous construction, the company said.

In case you haven’t heard about it before, the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation is an expensive toy with Bond-inspired simulated gadgets, created in association with Bond film special effects supervisor Chris Corbould.

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Exterior gadgets include revolving number plates front & rear (triple plates), simulated twin front machine guns, battering rams front & rear, bullet-resistant rear shield, rear simulated oil slick delivery system, rear smoke screen delivery system, simulated tyre slasher, and removable passenger seat roof panel – an optional addition.

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The drama inside includes simulated radar screen tracker map, gear knob actuator button, armrest and centre console-mounted switchgear, a telephone in the driver’s door, under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray, and of course, remote control for gadget activation.


Powering the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars is a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated in-line 6-cylinder engine, producing about 290 bhp. The engine is paired with a ZF 5-speed manual transmission that drives the rear wheels. There’s also a mechanical limited slip differential. Check out behind the scenes footage and photos here.

Just to remind, Aston Martin is building only 25 of these Continuation cars. An important thing to note is that this is not a street-legal car. As mentioned earlier, it’s an expensive toy costing £2.75m plus taxes.

The DB5 is, without question, the most famous car in the world by virtue of its 50-plus year association with James Bond. To see the first customer car finished, and realize that this is the first new DB5 we have built in more than half a century, really is quite a moment. It is a genuine privilege, and significant responsibility, to have been involved in the shaping of this new DB5 and to be helping to lead the creation of new versions of this automotive icon. I’m absolutely certain that the 25 lucky owners who are beginning to take delivery of these cars will be thrilled with them. – Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin Lagonda

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