Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell factory is a bit noisier this week as the talented specialists at the company's Heritage Division continue their work on the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation series. The company has revealed a look at the progress of some of the DB5s being built, each of which takes about 4,500 hours to complete. Created in collaboration with EON Productions, the production company of the James Bond films, each DB5 will be produced in the original Silver Birch paint and features a number of gadgets seen in the 1964 classic.
These gadgets include a rear smoke screen delivery system, rear simulated oil slick delivery system, revolving number plates, simulated twin front machine guns, a bullet-resistant rear shield, battering rams, a simulated tire slasher, a simulated radar screen, a telephone, gear knob actuator button, and of course, a hidden weapons/storage tray under the seat. Though the cars aren't street legal, they are in fully working condition with a 4.0L naturally-aspirated inline-six under the hood, which is matched with a five-speed ZF manual transmission.
The first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars will reach customers in the second half of this year.
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