Aston Martin details James Bond-inspired DB5 continuation

Aston Martin DB5 “Goldfinger” continuation car

Aston Martin previews the spy gadgets going into its “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation cars

As Aston Martin nears "production" of its continuation DB5 James Bond-edition models next year, it's down to the fine detail of making sure the auto has all the usual refinements.

Subject to final engineering approval, the list of Bond-inspired gadgets in the continuation cars will include a rear smoke screen, rear simulated oil slick delivery system, revolving number plates front and rear (triple plates), simulated twin front machine guns, bullet resistant rear shield and battering rams front and rear.

An Aston Martin vehicle is seen at the production line at the company's world headquarters in Gaydon, Britain, February 14, 2019.

British Carmaker Aston Martin is living up to its promise to build a limited number of 1964 Aston Martin DB5.

According to Aston Martin, the high point of the vintage auto will be bringing back the original sound effects. In case all of that isn't enough, the auto will have extendable front and rear battering rams.

To further maintain authenticity, the cars will be built at Aston Martin's former plant in Newport Pagnell, which today serves as the Aston Martin Works heritage center. The main manufacturing facility is now in Warwickshire, England.

Corbould says the challenge in building these gadgets into a road auto (although it isn't street-legal) is to actually put them all into one vehicle, whereas in a film there would be multiple examples, likely with a single gadget each.

As outlandish as a $3.6-million vehicle you can't even register for the road is, you have to admit, these gadgets are impressive.

The effort is to make this continuation vehicle fully resemble the 1964 DB5s in all respects including the color -Silver Birch.

All the Goldfinger edition cars will be produced to one exterior colour specification - Silver Birch, just like the original.

All eyes will be on this year's top lot, a 1963 DB4 series V convertible that's one of only 70 ever made, which is expected to sell for between CA$1.2 million and CA$1.3 million.

Creating these cars posed an even greater challenge than making the cars for the movies since different cars or parts of cars were used to film different shots. Two of those three will go to the Aston and EON companies, and the third will be auctioned off for charity.

One thing to keep in mind is that the cars won't necessarily be legal to drive on public roads.

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