Video: Aston Martin shows off first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation

It’s probably one of the most recognisable film cars of all time, and now it’s back. Thanks to the Aston Martin Works division, production of the first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation series has just been completed.

The division is planning to build 25 examples of of the DB5 Goldfinger for customers. And these, as you can see in the video below, are built with loads of working gadgets as seen on the DB5 featured in the classic James Bond film, Goldfinger.

Production takes around 4500 hours and requires painstaking attention to detail and precision craftsmanship. Not to mention the engineering required to build a vehicle that hasn’t been in production for over 50 years.

Reproduction is taking place in association with EON Productions, makers of Bond films. Unfortunately, at least in the case of this first example, the Continuation model isn’t road legal. Marek Reichman, chief creative officer at Aston Martin Lagonda, said:

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“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 realise that this is the first new DB5 we have built in more than half a century, really is quite a moment.”

The remaining 25 units are scheduled to be complete and delivered to owners throughout the second half of this year. See the video below for some of the highlights of the first example, and further below for more details.

Exterior:

  • Rear smoke screen delivery system
  • Rear simulated oil slick delivery system
  • Revolving number plates front and rear (triple plates)
  • Simulated twin front machine guns
  • Bullet resistant rear shield
  • Battering rams front and rear
  • Simulated tyre slasher
  • Removable passenger seat roof panel (optional equipment)

Interior:

  • Simulated radar screen tracker map
  • Telephone in driver’s door
  • Gear knob actuator button
  • Armrest and centre console-mounted switchgear
  • Under-seat hidden weapons/storage tray
  • Remote control for gadget activation

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.