A SCALED down version of the legendary Aston Martin DB5 as featured in the latest Bond movie No Time To Die is going on sale in limited numbers priced from £90,000.
Created by the Bicester-based Little Car Company in conjunction with Aston Martin and film-makers EON Productions, the two-thirds sized replica comes complete with all the gadgets to be featured in the film which is due for release at the end of September.
Only 125 examples will be built and the mini DB5 is electrically powered with a range of up to 80 miles and the car is a truly authentic homage to both the Aston Martin and 007 brands.
The original Aston Martin DB5 was 3D-scanned for reference, allowing a completely accurate reproduction.
Whilst some elements of the car have been replicated, such as the Smiths instruments on the dashboard, some elements have been reimagined for the modern era. The fuel gauge has been converted into a battery meter, while the oil temperature now monitors the motor temperature.
TheNo Time To DieSpecial Edition has been designed as a convertible, and not the fixed head coupe driven by 007. This is to offer seating for an adult and child side by side, allowing all generations of Bond fans to share the love of driving just like their hero.
A quick-release steering wheel allows for a speedy entry and exit for the driver, and when they need to stop in a hurry, they can rely on both regenerative braking and high-performance Brembo disc brakes. Bilstein dampers and coilover springs make sure the suspension can handle the performance squeezed into this two-thirds scale marvel.
All the gadgets, are operated by individual controls in a hidden switch panel in the passenger door. At the push of a button, the headlights drop to reveal a twin set of simulated Gatling guns, complete with imitation barrel blasts and flashes.
As witnessed in theNo Time To Dietrailer, the skid mode comes in handy when caught in a tight spot. TheNo Time To Diespecial edition has a unique digital number plate activated through the hidden control panel.
Just like the original car, this special edition can produce a smoke screen to aid a successful getaway. Ejected through the rear ‘exhaust', the smoke has a supply tank which supplies an hour of safe smoke before it needs topping up.
Although the DB5 Junior is not road legal, as an authentic Aston Martin model, every owner will receive automatic membership of the Aston Martin Owners Club.
In addition, all clients will receive complimentary membership of The Little Car Club, allowing them to take part in exclusive events where they, their children and their grandchildren can drive their DB5 Juniors on the most prestigious racetracks.
Ben Hedley, chief executive of The Little Car Company, said:"Regarded as the most famous car in cinematic history, the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 awed audiences around the world over fifty years ago. Now, that story continues.
"As part of an exclusive partnership with EON Productions and Aston Martin, we have had the opportunity to create something truly unique for James Bond fans and collectors."