Deja vu to a kill: Aston Martin rolls out a £3.3million replica of the James Bond DB5 rigged with battering rams and bullet-proof shields… but she’s too DANGEROUS to drive on the road

  • The Aston Martin DB5 famously featured in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger
  • Now 28 ‘Goldfinger Continuation’ models are being made – mostly pre-ordered
  • They will cost £3.3million each but will not be road legal due to safety standards
  • The models will have a maximum speed of 148mph and come with spy gadgets 

We’ve been expecting it, Bond fans… and finally it’s here.

A faithful replica of the Aston Martin DB5 made famous by Sean Connery in 1964’s Goldfinger is rolling off the production line, complete with an array of working gadgets.

Just 28 of the ‘Goldfinger Continuation’ models are being made and will set buyers back £3.3million. Three quarters have already been sold by pre-order.

Those able to afford one will probably have their own estate grounds to drive it around – which is a good thing as the model, being identical to the 1960s original, doesn’t meet modern technical and safety standards and is not legal on public roads.

A faithful replica of the Aston Martin DB5 made famous by Sean Connery in 1964’s Goldfinger is rolling off the production line, complete with an array of working gadgets

Just 28 of the ‘Goldfinger Continuation’ models are being made and will set buyers back £3.3million. Pictured: Sean Connery and the Aston Martin DB5 which featured in the film

The DB5 model, being identical to the 1960s original, doesn’t meet modern technical and safety standards and is not legal on public roads. Pictured: Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger

The ‘Job 1’, which does 0-60 in 7.1 seconds and can reach 148mph, comes with the gadgets that made it such a hit with fans, developed by Oscar-winning special-effects guru Chris Corbould, who has worked on over a dozen Bond movies.

They include revolving number plates, bulletproof windscreen and smoke screen.

However, the pop-out machine guns fire just light effects, the rear ‘oil slick’ spray ejects water and, while there’s a passenger seat ejector button, the seat itself is fixed.

The DB5s, all in silver birch paint, will be hand-built at the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, that produced 900 of the originals – which cost £4,175 – from 1963 to 1965.

Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works, said: ‘To see the first customer car finished really is quite a moment. We are making, perhaps, some of the most desirable “toys” ever built.’

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