A £90,000 toy for mini Bond: Aston Martin DB5 Junior ‘No Time To Die’ Edition
Just 125 of the collectable vehicles will be built
The Little Car Company, Aston Martin and EON Productions have launched a new No Time To Die special edition Aston Martin DB5 Junior. Inspired by the 25th James Bond film, which is released in UK cinemas on 30 September, this unique gadget-laden motor, which is a two-thirds scale version of the original, comes with a fully electric powertrain and is a must-have item for Bond fans young and old. The No Time To Die edition pays homage to the rich shared history of the brands, with Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, individually numbered chassis plates and completed with Aston Martin badging.
After extensive development and months of collaboration between the three companies, the car is an authentic nod to both the Aston Martin and 007 brands. The original Aston Martin DB5 was 3D-scanned for reference, allowing a completely accurate reproduction. While some elements of the car have been replicated, such as the Smiths instruments on the dashboard, other 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.
The No Time To Die Special 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. With multiple driving modes and a range of up to 80 miles, aspiring secret agents should be able to escape any situation. 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. 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 customers 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.
Just 125 cars are being sold and build slots are allocated on a first come, first-served basis, by placing a fully refundable deposit. Pricing has been set at £90,000, plus local taxes. See more at 007junior.com
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