Aston Martin Restarts DB5 Production for the Nauseatingly Rich

By Gary Cutlack on at

If you have so much money that you are launching your own space tourism programme as a way of spending it all, here's a nice little toy you can give your model wife enough money to buy you for Christmas. A new Aston Martin DB5, in full Bond spec.

Aston is building just 25 of these cars this time around, with the Goldfinger DB5 requiring a raid on Fort Knox or its modern bitcoin-scam equivalent to pay for, as the asking price has been set at £3.3 million. That's each, not for all 25. And the killer blow is that the cars won't even be road legal – as if anyone would dare anyway – as Aston is making alterations to the spec so they have certain working Bond-style gadgets, including, yes, the revolving number plates to make following spies think they've started tailing the wrong silver DB5.

The cars are to be built in the car maker's Newport Pagnell base for delivery in 2020, where the aim is to create an authentic reproduction of the car as seen in Bond movies, using the 1964 original vehicle as a base.

Aston isn't bothering to pretend this car will do anything other than sit in the humidity-controlled supercar storage warehouses of the Elon Musks of the world either, with boss Andy Palmer saying: "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." [Aston Martin]