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See the real working gadgets of the $3.5 Million Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger DB5 Continuation Car

14 May, 2019

Aston Martin has revealed the Bond gadgets that will be standard equipment on the limited edition Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger DB5 Continuation cars.

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation 1

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car
photo by Max Earey

Last year Aston Martin announced that it would build a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 Continuation vehicles that will be delivered in 2020, at a price of £2.75m (approx $3.5m / €3.2m). The cars won't be road legal in most countries.

Long time James Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould explains more about the gadgets for the cars on this video, where you can see some of the gadgets in action:

Chris Corbould OBE was special effects supervisor on eight previous James Bond films and the upcoming BOND 25, and he was working with the SFX department on a total of fourteen 007 adventures. He has been assisting in creating these special gadgets for the DB5 Continuation car.

On the outside, there will be a smoke screen emitter, an oil slick delivery system, revolving number plates, fake twin machine guns up front, a "bullet resistant" rear shield and battering rams on both bumpers.

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Smoke 2

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car will have a working smoke machine
photo by Max Earey

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation smoke

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car will have a working smoke machine
photo by Max Earey

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation water spray gadget

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car will feature a water spray behind the rear lights
photo by Max Earey

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation gun

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car will have a flashing fake machine gun behind the small front lights
photo by Max Earey

The interior will get a fake radar tracker, a phone in the driver's door, a red button on the gear knob, a weapons storage tray under the seat and switches on the armrest and center console.

It is not yet known what the red button on the gear knob will do. Sadly a working ejector seat is missing, but the red button will do something that will be revealed later.

The gadgets are still "subject to final engineering approval," but likely to make it to the final cars, especially since none of the cars will actually be road legal, so more a display prop than a useful spy machine.

In total, 28 of the James Bond DB5 Continuation cars will be produced, one of which will be kept by Aston Martin, one will be kept by EON Productions and and a third will be auctioned for charity.


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