Aston Martin DB5 Junior

Aston Martin DB5 Junior Is A Vintage-Styled EV For Kids

It’s a great time to be a kid these days. You have literally endless amounts of entertainment to choose from and there always seems to be a fair amount of fun in the car. The best part? Even car manufacturers are getting involved in the party.

After last month’s Bugatti Baby rebirth, Aston Martin is now presenting a similar project. It is based on the DB5 and carries the nickname DB5 Junior. Developed in cooperation with The Little Car Company, it is essentially a two-thirds electric replica of the original DB5.

But it’s not just for kids. Approximately 3 meters long, it can easily accommodate an adult and a child side by side seated in separate bucket seats. Power comes from a single 6.7 horsepower (5 kilowatt) electric motor, enough to propel the 595-pound (270 kilograms) car to a top speed of 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).

Electric power spins the 10-inch rear spoke wheels while stopping power is provided by four disc brakes. The battery pack is stored under the hood and provides approximately 10 to 20 miles (16 to 32 kilometers) of range on a single charge. The pack is easily removable and the batteries can be replaced in seconds.

As a modern electric vehicle, the DB Junior has three driving modes: Novice, Expert and Race. Each mode provides a different amount of power with the entry-level one that has a remote shutdown switch that can turn off the car from a distance up to 30 meters.

Customers can also purchase an upgraded DB5 Junior with an additional drive mode, which doubles power output to 13.4 hp (10 kW) and “increases top speed to a yet unconfirmed level.” The more expensive version also comes with a carbon fiber body, limited slip differential and a second battery.

Speaking of price, the DB5 Junior starts at £ 35,000 (around $ 46,205 at current exchange rates), while the more powerful DB5 Vantage Junior starts at £ 45,000 ($ 59,407). Production will take place in the UK and begin next year with the first deliveries scheduled for later in 2021.

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