Aston Martin produzirá série limitada de 28 unidades do famoso DB5 de James Bond, com gadgets como itens de série

2018 Aston Martin DB5 Continuation Series
A Aston Martin obteve um enorme sucesso em 2016, com a série modernizada e limitada de 25 unidades do DB4 GT, modelo destinado apenas para as pistas, cuja versão original foi feita em 1959.

Agora, em 2018, a Aston Martin, em parceria com a EON Productions, detentora dos direitos da franquia James Bond 007, construirá um lote também de 28 exemplares do DB5, carro que ficou mundialmente famoso no terceiro filme da série, "007 Contra Goldfinger", lançado em 1964, com todos os opcionais, incluindo os famosos gadgets, como as placas de identificação giratórias.

O Aston Martin DB5 participou em seis filmes da série James Bond: Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012), e Spectre (2015).

Para tornar as novas unidades tão autênticas quanto o possível, elas serão construídas no mesmo local onde os DB5 originais foram feitos, ou seja, no Aston Martin Works, em Newport Pagnell, e todos os 28 carros serão pintados na cor Silver Birch, exatamente a mesma cor dos desenvolvidos na década de 1960.

Chris Corbould, supervisor de efeitos especiais, e vencedor de estatueta do Oscar, trabalhará em conjunto com a Aston Martin para desenvolver e incorporar os gadgets nos carros. A série continuada do Aston Martin DB5 será produzida respeitando ao máximo a orginalidade, mas "algumas simpáticas modificações" serão feitas para aumentar a confiabilidade da mecânica e a qualidade da construção.

Das 28 unidades da série continuada e limitada do Aston Martin DB5, 25 delas serão vendidas a consumidores finais, e cada uma delas sairá ao preço de 2,75 milhões de libras esterlinas mais impostos. Das três restantes, uma ficará com a Aston Martin, outra para a EON Productions, e a última será leiloada para a caridade.

A conclusão e entrega está prevista para começar em 2020. No entanto, nenhum dos felizardos proprietários poderá bancar o agente secreto e dirigir seu DB5 por aí, uma vez que estes carros não poderão ser legalizados para transitar em vias públicas.

Não é especificado, no entanto, se todos os gadgets existentes no DB5 original estarão disponíveis nas novas unidades a serem construídas, como, por exemplo, o escudo à prova de balas, o sistema de navegação, o assento ejetável, os borrifadores de óleo e as metralhadoras.

ASTON MARTIN RECREATES ICONIC JAMES BOND ‘GOLDFINGER’ DB5

- Aston Martin and EON Productions to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars
- Cars to include working gadgets to be developed by Oscar®-winner Chris Corbould OBE, special effects supervisor on eight previous James Bond films, working with the SFX department on a total of fourteen 007 adventures
- Built at Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5
- First customer deliveries scheduled for 2020


20 August 2018, Gaydon: The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films.

Following the successful DB4 G.T. continuation project, a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions*, will be created for customers by Aston Martin Works and EON Productions. The Goldfinger DB5 continuation will be based on James Bond’s legendary car from 1964 and built by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell – the original home of the DB5. They will be authentic reproductions of the DB5 seen on screen, with some sympathetic modifications to ensure the highest levels of build quality and reliability.

This authenticity will extend to include functioning gadgets such as revolving number plates and more, which were made famous in Goldfinger. The gadgets will be co-developed with Oscar®-winner Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor from the James Bond films. Officially sanctioned by Aston Martin and EON Productions, all the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one specification – Silver Birch paint – just like the original.

The most instantly recognisable car of all-time, the DB5 made its first appearance in the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger, alongside Sean Connery as James Bond. Laden with gadgets and armaments installed by Q Branch, the secret agent’s Aston Martin became an instant hit with moviegoers.

Since its seminal appearance in Goldfinger the DB5 has featured in a further six James Bond movies: Thunderball (1965), again with Connery; GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan and three appearances alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). James Bond and his DB5 have become two icons of popular culture and one of the most successful and enduring movie partnerships of all-time.

Such was its popularity, the DB5’s movie debut even spawned a Corgi die-cast model, an astonishing 2.5m of which were sold in its first year of production (1965). No wonder an entire generation of children grew-up aspiring to own an Aston Martin. Now, thanks to the remarkable Goldfinger DB5 continuation project, a fortunate 25 of them can now own a faithful and authentic tribute to that original car. A further three cars will be built – one each for EON and Aston Martin, plus another to be auctioned for charity.

Andy Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin, said: “The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud and it is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years. To own an Aston Martin has long been an aspiration for James Bond fans, but to own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? Well, that is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy. The skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin Works and the expert special effects team from the James Bond films are about to make this fantasy real for 25 very lucky customers.”

Paul Spires, Managing Director at Aston Martin Works, added of the Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions: “The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond originated more than half a century ago. Creating 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuations and working with EON Productions and special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, is something truly unique and a real career highlight for everyone involved here at Aston Martin Works.”

Each Goldfinger DB5 continuation car will be priced at £2.75m plus taxes. First deliveries to customers will commence in 2020.

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