Aston Martin Is Selling 30-MPH Mini-Versions of James Bond's Classic DB5

The kiddie-friendly replica of 007's "Goldfinger" ride will set you back a steep $60,000.
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Aston Martin has joined forces with London's Little Car Company to create astoundingly accurate, fully drivable replicas of one of the most iconic movie cars of all time: the DB5

Full disclosure: the DB5 Junior costs more than $45,000, while the "Vantage" version is priced at an even steeper $60,000. But what you're paying for is a painstakingly detailed, 3D-scanned model of a classic car that routinely fetches $1 million-plus at auction, thanks in part to its James Bond Goldfinger connection. 

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Measuring around 10 feet long and 3.6 feet wide, the two-thirds-scale coupe can accommodate a father and son side by side. The aluminium honeycomb chassis and composite body provide a very rigid platform for an electric powertrain that delivers 6.7 bhp to the rear wheels, with stopping power provided by four regenerative disc brakes. 

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Because it weighs just under 600 pounds, that electric power plant is good for a 30-mph top speed and a range of up to 20 miles. The aforementioned "Vantage" version gets an eponymous mode that increases max output and range to 13.4 horsepower and 40 miles with the help of a second battery pack lighter-weight carbon fiber body. 

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True to the original, it even rides on a double wishbone suspension with the roll center and camber gain matching full-size DB5's geometry. At the rear is a period-correct live axle, an authentic upper and lower trailing arm suspension and Panhard rod. 

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The elaborate story continues in the cockpit, which features black leather, a two-thirds scale steering wheel, billet aluminium accelerator and brake pedals, and a dashboard filled with functional Smiths instruments. 

Carscoops reports that only 1,095 DB5 Junior cars will be made, with production beginning in 2021.