Aston Martin took on the challenge of organising one of the rarest of photoshoots in recent times. Five members of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuations series were brought together, perhaps for the only time in their history, to celebrate the successful creation of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation series.
Aston Martin, in association with filmmakers EON Productions, announced the development of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation in 2019, the most ambitious Continuation undertaking to date. Just 25 of the modern DB5s are being built as part of the continuation series to mark each of the 25 James Bond films produced. The 25th being the No Time To Die, set to release in 2021.
The Continuation DB5 is the first new example of a DB5 built since the last original rolled off the production line at Newport Pagnell back in 1965. Unlike the originals, these Continuation cars also include an array of working gadgets that so famously stole the show for the first time in the Goldfinger film.
Chris Corbould OBE, 007 film special effects guru, helped develop the car’s gadgets, while scores of Aston Martin engineers and designers worked on packaging them efficiently and elegantly into the timeless DB5 silhouette. The result is a car that is not only befitting of its 007 associations but one which also pays homage to the model that remains, arguably, the most famous and recognised Aston Martin of all time.
As the cars are steadily being delivered to customers worldwide, the likelihood of gathering so many of the highly sought-after models together once they have been all been handed over next year is remote. So to celebrate their creation and with the enthusiastic support and encouragement of the cars’ fortunate owners, no fewer than five examples of ‘the most famous car in the world’ have been pulled together for the ambitious shoot.
Few of the new DB5 Continuation cars have already been shipped to their owners worldwide, while others in the USA, Europe and the Middle East await the delivery of their cars in the coming weeks.