It won’t simply be a DB5 in the correct color, either. The company
is teaming up with the special effects supervisor from the most
recent James Bond films, a man who, according to IMDb, has been
working on Bond movies at some level since The Spy Who Loved Me
and was the special-effects supervisor on the the Christopher
Nolan Batman trilogy and the two latest numbered installments of
the Star Wars series, to build the cars with “functioning gadgets
such as revolving number plates and more.” The “and more” part has
us particularly intrigued. We imagine the tracking computer and
bulletproof shield are simple enough. But the hideaway machine
guns and ejector seat might be tricky. Regardless, you won’t be
able to deploy any of the gadgets on public roads, as Aston Martin
explicitly states the cars won’t be street legal.
We’re sure that won’t keep Aston from finding buyers for these
dream DB5s. The price tag probably won’t deter serious buyers,
either. The company says each car will sell for 2,750,000 pounds,
which comes to $3,510,000 at current exchange rates. Of the 28
cars, 25 will be sold directly to customers. The remaining three
will include one for Aston Martin, one for EON Productions, the
company that produces Bond movies, and one that will auctioned for
charity. Aston estimates the first cars will be delivered in 2020.
Pretty cool, but that’s a lot of money for a car that isn’t even street legal.