Making history: the first new DB5 in over 50 years goes out of line while the first Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation car is finished
· Customer’s car “Job 1” is completed on schedule while production of DB5 Goldfinger Continuation is in full swing at Aston Martin Works
· The first of a strictly limited series of 25 customer cars is finished after around 4,500 hours of meticulous construction
· In association with EON Productions, the new car offers a wide selection of familiar working gadgets from the classic James Bond film, Goldfinger
July 6, 2020, Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom: Many of Britain’s most talented artisans and engineers have put the finishing touches on the premiere of a new but very familiar series of Aston Martin sports cars, as the first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation customer car. the production line last week.
The DB5 ‘Job 1’ not only represents another significant success in design and engineering, but also becomes the first new DB5 built by Aston Martin in more than half a century, while the British manufacturer’s Continuation program of luxury sports cars is making history again.
Nicknamed “the most famous car in the world” and recognized as one of the most sought after and sought after classic Aston Martin models, the DB5 has become synonymous with timeless style and the desirability of sports cars. Fewer than 900 sedans were built between 1963 and 1965, the most famous of the original owners being by far the most well-known secret agent in the world – James Bond – who first drove the car that is today today inextricably linked to him in the 1964 film, The Golden Finger.
Now, 55 years after the latest new DB5 elegantly exited the production line at Aston Martin’s global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, work is underway on a strictly limited number of new models DB5.
Created in association with the filmmaker Bond EON Productions and presenting a wide range of working gadgets seen for the first time in the film, the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars are truly a story in the making.
In addition to being extremely important as new DB5s, the cars built this year are also remarkable in that they include working gadgets similar to those that we only saw before on cars used for filming or promoting James Bond movies. The new cars include a line of assistive devices created by Chris Corbould OBE, special effects supervisor at Bond Film.
The list of Bond-inspired gadgets includes:
Rear smoke screen distribution system
Rear simulated oil slick delivery system
Front and rear revolving license plates (triple plates)
Simulated front twin machine guns
Bullet resistant rear bumper
Threshing cylinders front and rear
Simulated tire slasher
Removable roof panel for passenger seat (optional equipment)
Simulated radar screen tracking map
Telephone in driver’s door
Speed button actuation button
Armrest and control unit mounted on the center console
Weapons hidden under the seat / storage tray
Remote control to activate the gadget
Each of the 25 new cars are meticulously detailed authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on the screen, with some nice tweaks and improvements to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability. All cars in the Goldfinger Edition are built to an exterior color specification – Silver Birch paint – just like the original.
Cars have original DB5-style aluminum exterior body panels masking an authentic DB5 mild steel chassis structure. Under the hood is a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with a six-cap head, three SU carburetors, and an oil cooler, which is capable of generating around 290 hp. It is mated to a five-speed ZF manual transmission in the rear-wheel drive DB5, which also has a mechanical limited-slip differential.
Girling-type hydraulic servo-assisted disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering – without assistance – and a suspension assembly comprising coil springs and shock absorbers with anti-roll bar at the front and dynamic axle rear suspension with radial arms and Watt linkage, completes the dynamic package.
Dozens of world class Aston Martin artisans and women, technicians, development engineers and designers were involved in the project, working carefully with a suite of handpicked suppliers from around the world and ensuring that each new DB5 not only matches the aspirations of its owner. , but also the duty of the brand’s proud heritage of 107 years.
Paul Spiers, president of Aston Martin Works, where the original DB5 was built and where new cars are also being created, said, “To see the customer’s first car finished and to realize that this is the first new DB5 that we have built in over half a century, it really is quite a while.
“It is a rare and authentic privilege to be involved in this latest Aston Martin continuation project and to help support the creation of new versions of what is perhaps the most famous automobile in the world. I am absolutely certain that the 25 happy owners who will take delivery of these cars will be delighted. ”
The first deliveries of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation to customers have started and will continue until the second half of 2020.