The first of 25 replica Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 has been built.
It comes complete with Bond’s bulletproof shield, revolving number plates, Smoke Screen and machine guns.
Each of these cars has a starting price of ₦1.3 Billion ($3.4 million) – which is 790 times more than the original cost in 1963
Despite the hefty price tag, cutomers won’t be able to drive it on public roads.
The first of 25 replica of the original Aston Martin DB5 that was first driven by Sean Connery in James Bond’s 1964 Goldfinger movie has been built.
The limited-edition car is the brainchild of British luxury automaker and Eon Productions, producers of the James Bond films.
The first ‘Job 1’ car, which takes around 4,500 hours to build, have fully-functional gadgets featured in the film.
The special edition car comes equipped with the revolving license plates; tyre-shredders; bullet-proof shield and non-functioning machine guns.
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Other features includes rear smoke screen delivery system; oil slick delivery system; and a removable passenger seat roof panel.
Gadgets inside includes secret weapons and storage tray under the seat; a simulated radar screen tracker map; telephone in driver’s door; and a remote-control to activate gadgets.
In a short clip released to promote the new car, the Continuation DB5 was seen putting its Oil Slick delivery system and Smoke Screen delivery system into use.
Powering it is a 216kW 4.0-litre naturally aspirated inline six-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed ZF manual transmission.
The good news is that there is still about 5 copies left, so there is still a chance to buy one.
Each of these cars has a starting price of ₦1.3 billion ($3.4 million) – which is 790 times more than the original cost in 1963.
This whopping price excludes destination and clearing cost in Nigeria. Despite the hefty price tag, owners won’t won’t be able to drive their cars on the road.
First deliveries of the “Continuation Cars” to customers begin from this week and will continue for the rest of the year.
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