Bond fans can now buy their own £3.3m Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger replica

Now do pay attention, 007.

Since Aston Martin’s own in-house Q-Branch announced last August that it was to build from scratch 25 brand new Goldfinger DB5 cars – complete with gadgets from the classic 1964 James Bond movie – its engineers have been hard at work perfecting them.

And in a progress report complete with new photographs published today they revealed just how far they have progressed with what they dub ‘the ultimate collectors’ fantasy’ thanks to the help of special effects experts – with gadget highlights include revolving number plates, a rear smoke screen, and replica machine guns.

Taking shape: The 25 Aston Martin DB5 continuation cars are being built from scratch with many working gadgets used by James Bond in the 1964 film Goldfinger Gadgets include replica machine guns that appear from behind the indicator lights Sean Connery, who played Bond in the 1964 film, next to one of the cars used in the flick Battering rams front and rear will be incorporated, as will the revolving number plates All examples will also get the famous bullet-resistant rear shield, though there won't be a working ejector seat Work to create the collectors¿ item new Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars with fully functioning gadgets is taking shape with Bond film-maker EON Productions Oscar-winning special effects guru Chris Corbould OBE is overseeing the gadget installation Machine guns won't be functioning but will look authentic enough Sketches show all the interior features the expert team wants to fit into the continuation cars The rear light cluster features the oil-slick simulation feature The indicator light pops up and water - instead of oil - can be sprayed on the tarmac behind the car The Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger is one of the most iconic film models of all time There is limited ¿licence to cheat¿ when recreating the cars at Aston Martin¿s classics and special editions factory in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire It's at the UK facility where the team will install features like the smoke screen, seen being tested here The Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell is the historic home of the brand for more than half a century and the place where all 898 original DB5 sports cars ¿which cost £4,175- were manufactured between 1963 and 1965 Similarly, all the Goldfinger edition cars will, like the original, be produced to one exterior colour specification in Silver Birch paint The DB5 has featured in six subsequent 007 films - Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall (pictured) and Spectre The DB5 has featured in six subsequent 007 films - Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall (pictured) and Spectre

The DB5 has featured in six subsequent 007 films – Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall (pictured) and Spectre

Until now the closest anyone could get to owning one was to content themselves with the Corgi toy version – with more than 2.5million sold to generations of children.

Lego last year launched a 1,290-piece version costing £129.99.

The DB5 has featured in six subsequent 007 films – Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre.

Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works, said: ‘As work progresses on these remarkable cars, it’s both exciting and a little sobering to think that we are truly making history here.’

The Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell is the historic home of the sports car maker where around 13,000 cars were hand-built before production moved to Gaydon, Warwickshire, in 2007. 

Ten years later, new car production returned to the site with the DB4 GT Continuation. The DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and now the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation.

The Newport Pagnell site is also a leading heritage service and restoration facility as well as a new car dealership where customers can view, purchase, service and restore cars from every era of the marque’s 106 years.

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