Spoil your kids this Christmas with the Aston Martin DB5 Junior
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 is easily one of the most famous movie cars to date. The Silver Birch DB5 has made an appearance in several Bond movies, both old and new. It will also be one of Agent 007's rides in the upcoming Bond film No Time To Die.
With that, it's no surprise the DB5's value has skyrocketed over the years. Even the non-road legal Goldfinger continuation cars built by Aston Martin will set you back at least PHP 193 million for a unit in 2019.
Too expensive? There is another way to own a DB5 complete with all the James Bond gadgets. Though, there is a catch: it might be hard to fit, especially if you're an adult. This is the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die edition, and it's a collaboration build between The Little Car Company, Aston Martin, and EON Productions.
The “Junior” is a 2/3-scale vehicle based on the Aston Martin DB5. While it's essentially a toy, the kid-sized DB5 is powered by an electric motor that allows up to 129 km driving range and a top speed of 72.5 km/h. There are even Brembo brakes and Bilstein dampers to help the vehicle stop and turn.
But what sets the No Time to Die edition apart from the previous DB5 Junior are the functional gadgets. Like the original Bond car, all the gadgets are operated by individual switches in a hidden panel. For starters, it can produce a smokescreen through the rear “exhaust” for a quick getaway. With the push of a button, the headlights drop to reveal a pair of Gatling guns with imitation barrel blasts and flashes. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without the changing license plates.
The Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die edition retails for GBP 90,000 or roughly PHP 6,170,000. It's expensive for a toy, but it's still more affordable than the actual Bond car. At the same time, both you and your kid will be very happy to drive it around.