JAMES Bond fanatics can get their hands on a replica of 007’s latest Aston Martin getaway car built by an Oxfordshire firm – but it will cost them £90,000.
Created at a 66 per cent scale of the original DB5 model, the iconic vehicle has been built by The Little Car Company based at Bicester Heritage and comes with Bond’s villain-fighting gadgets too.
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An exclusive partnership between Aston Martin, EON Productions and The Little Car Company brings car enthusiasts the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition.
The vehicle’s release is to coincide with the most anticipated film of the year No Time To Die – the latest film in the James Bond franchise set to hit cinemas on Thursday starring Daniel Craig.
Complete with Aston Martin and 007 branding, each of the 125 cars are meticulously hand-built in the UK and designed to offer seating for an adult and child side-by-side.
Back in the sixties, Bond’s DB5 had a set of front and back revolving number plates to attract less attention from villains.
But for the latest movie, these have been upgraded to digital LCD number plates and using the same software and hardware as the actual cars in the new film, these screens can even display a message, video, or their own number plate.
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Just like in the films, the car’s gadgets are launched through a switch panel hidden in the passenger door trim designed like those in the movie.
In 1964, the flashy vehicle fought off villains with twin 303-calibre machine guns popping out of the indicator lights, but to keep ahead of the baddies this year, the car in No Time to Die has had an upgrade.
The headlights now drop to reveal twin mini guns and there’s no ammunition of course but plenty of noise and barrel flashes to make you believe there is.
The model pays homage to the rich history of 007 with Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments and individually numbered chassis plates.
If you’ve watched the No Time To Die trailer, you would have seen Bond whizz around doing doughnuts and The Little Car Company’s ‘Skid Mode’ promises to allow the driver to do the same stunt.
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The Bicester company says it has received an ‘exceptional reception’ from media outlets, Bond fans and car enthusiasts globally.
With the models priced at £90,000.00, the firm is taking 20 per cent deposits to secure a build slot.
Fore more information, go to thelittlecar.co where there is also a submission form for those interested in buying a model.
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