Aston Martin DB5 Junior 'No Time To Die' edition with Gatling Guns released
The special edition car will be 2/3 the size of the original and powered by electricity.
The Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most sought-after cars every to be produced due to a combination of its stunning looks, awesome heritage and appearances in James Bond films over the years. This year, Aston Martin, The Little Car Company and EON Productions teamed up to release this special edition vehicle which replicates the looks of the original car scaled down to two thirds of the size.
In the making of these incredible cars, a full size DB5 was scanned allowing for a painstakingly accurate reproduction. Whilst some important elements have been replicated such as the Smiths instruments on the dashboard, others have been altered to suit the modern era. The fuel gauge has been swapped out for a battery meter and the fuel temperature gauge now monitors motor temperature.
Aston Martin released this teaser video to show of their car's stunning looks
The car, although trying to replicate a car almost 60 years old, comes packed with modern features in the drivetrain and under the bonnet. Additions such as regenerative braking improve usability and multiple driving modes allow it to achieve a range of up to 80 miles. The car will come with one adult seat and one child's seat side by side allowing multiple generations of Bond fans to cruise in style.
Of course, to be a James Bond car there is one requirement it must fulfil: it must have Bond-style gadgets. In a hidden switch panel in the passenger door, a range of switches can be found which activate different features. At the press of a button, the headlights drop to reveal two simulated Gatling guns complete with imitation barrel blasts and flashes. As seen in the No Time To Die trailer, it will also have a skid mode to help you out of tight spots and a unique digital number plate. A smokescreen can also be produced from the 'exhaust' of the car to aid a successful getaway. An hour of safe smoke can be released before the tank needs refilling.
Unfortunately but understandably the DB5 Junior will not be road legal. Aston Martin do however offer a complementary membership of the Aston Martin Owners Club and The Little Car Club allowing the owner to attend exclusive events where they, their children and even grandchildren can drive. The car's price has been set at £90,000+VAT but only 125 cars will be produced, insuring exclusivity.
Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company, said: “Regarded as the most famous car in cinematic history, the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 awed audiences around the world over fifty years ago. Now, that story continues. As part of an exclusive partnership with EON Productions and Aston Martin, we have had the opportunity to create something truly unique for James Bond fans and collectors. We can’t wait to see the adventures these cars take with their owners.”