This shrunk-down Aston Martin DB5 features working James Bond gadgets
The Little Car Company has set its sights on a fun-sized “No Time to Die” special edition to sync up with the movie’s debut
U.K.-based The Little Car Company announced late September that, in conjunction with Aston Martin and EON Productions, it will be launching a No Time to Die edition of its DB5 Vantage Junior model, just in time for the debut of the 25th James Bond film on September 30.
Like the full-size continuation cars, this special edition comes painted in Silver Birch and fitted with Smiths instruments, plus a numbered chassis plate and authentic Aston Martin badging. Like its Vantage Junior contemporary, it is, however, two-thirds the size of the real thing, available roofless only, and comes powered by an electric motor.
This spec does boast better power and range than the standard Junior, though — the batteries should be good for about 80 miles (128 km) of driving, in fact. Oh, and did we mention the working gadgets?
Yes, despite being shrunken down, the mini-me DB5 still comes fitted with simulated Gatling guns behind the headlights; a skid mode; a number-swapping digital licence plate; and a safe-to-breathe smoke-screen exhaust, fed from a tank that offers about an hour’s worth of, uh, smoke-screening. All the features are activated by a hidden switch panel in the passenger’s side door.
Don’t write the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die edition off as a kiddie toy: the car comes fitted with Bilstein coilovers, Brembo discs, and regenerative braking; earns you automatic membership in the official Aston Martin Owners Club; and, most importantly, features seating wide enough to fit a child and an adult side by side.
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We don’t want to over-state just how realistic this miniaturized Aston is either. Please note that despite all of the above, the car is not street-legal. But if that doesn’t bother you, go ahead and place an order.
And you better do so quickly — The Little Car Company is only building 125 examples, first-come, first-served. Pricing is £90,000 (roughly CDN$157,000, before taxes) which, if we had to guess, is probably quite a lot less than two-thirds the cost of one of Aston Martin’s DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars.