Aston Martin and James Bond
The first James Bond Aston Martin DB5 appeared in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. A later version of the car that was made to promote another Bond movie, Thunderball,
sold at auctionfor $6.4 million in 2019.
Now, this junior version is being produced to promote the latest film, No Time To Die. The kids car is an Aston Martin DB5 Junior that was created at 66% scale of the car used in the movie. It was reportedly produced as accurately as possible by using a 3D-scanned original DB5 for reference.
The Little Car Company, the No Time to Die special edition car is meant to pay homage to the rich history of the brand. It features Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, and individually numbered chassis plates.
movie car, the small kids car does not have a roof, so older kids or even adults can sit in it. Other changes include adjusted dashboard gauges because the mini version is an electric car. In addition, the fuel gauge was changed to a battery meter, and an oil temperature gauge even displays the temperature of the electric motor.
Only 125 of the mini Aston Martin cars will be made, and each will cost a whopping $123,000.
Added features of the mini Aston Martin car
According to CNN, The Little Car Company was already producing an Aston Martin DB5, but the James Bond version has a lot more power. While the company’s original DB5 produces 6.5 horsepower, the James Bond version has an electric motor that can produce up to 21.5 horsepower—and can reach speeds estimated between 45 and 55 mph.
The James Bond version also has additional features, such as toy machine guns that come out the front as the headlights retract.
The original James Bond car has a rotating license plate that could display different countries. In the latest movie, this feature is now digital. The No Time to Die special edition mini car from The Little Car Company uses the same hardware and software as the actual movie cars. The screens can be customized to display a video, message, or personalized number plate.
The mini car even pumps dark smoke through its "exhaust pipes" with a "smokescreen" device. The smoke is fed from a supply that has an hour’s capacity between top-ups—plenty of time to mask your escape!
Driving the Aston Martin Junior
While the miniature car cannot legally drive on public roads, it does have several different drive modes—some of which have lower top speeds for the youngest drivers.
In addition, car owners will reportedly be invited to participate in special driving events at race tracks.