When we learned that Aston Martin was going to be building 25 special “continuation” reproductions
of the original DB5 that Sean Connery famously drove in Goldfinger
, we were excited.
We got even more
excited when we saw how the gadgets are actually going to work.
To make all of the engineering work as slickly and smoothly as the oil from the taillights, Aston Martin employed the film special effects supervisor for the Bond films themselves, Chris Corbould.
He's been in the special effects industry since 1980, with his first Bond film being A View to a Kill
, so you know he's going to do it right.
Aston Martin has released a video to tease the inner workings of the smoke screen, taillight-deploying oil slick and the front turn signal machine guns.
Still to build is the revolving number plate displaying “BMT 216A”; the rear window bulletproof screen; wheel-mounted tire puncture spinners; bumperette battering rams; and of course, the all-important red button on the gearshift knob for any unwanted passengers.
Corbould says the challenge in building these gadgets into a road car (although it isn't street-legal) is to actually put them all into one
car, whereas in a film there would be multiple examples, likely with a single gadget each.
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The cars will be reserved for the Bond fans with the biggest wallets, as each of the 25 examples will cost a whopping £2.75 million. Yes, unfortunately, it won't just be given to you by Q Branch.
Remember not to park it outside of any Scottish castles or drive it down any alleyways either!