In pictures: test Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger – Reuters

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The driving sensations are strictly identical to those of a vintage DB5.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The driving sensations are strictly identical to those of a vintage DB5.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

These switches hidden in the center console allow you to control all the gadgets.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

This box allows remote control of gadgets, for a demonstration.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The tracking system beeps exactly the same as in the movie.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

As in the movie, the gear lever conceals a control button.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The rotating plates are functional, with registrations identical to those of the film.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The submachine guns concealed behind the turn signals are fictitious.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

This shield is truly bulletproof. It is reinforced with kevlar.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

This shield is truly bulletproof. It is reinforced with kevlar.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

Oil projectors (here replaced by water) are hidden behind the rear lights.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The smokescreen is formidably effective.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The removable roof panel is an option chosen by the majority of customers. But there is no ejection seat …

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The installation of the gadgets requires a 24 volt electrical network and a whole machinery.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The engine develops a few more horsepower than the original one.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

Aston Martin has chosen the same Avon brand tires as on the original model, to ensure the same handling.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

Aston Martin has chosen the same Avon brand tires as on the original model, to ensure the same handling.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series at Stoke Park, the place where James Bond met Auric Goldfinger.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

The Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series at Stoke Park, the place where James Bond met Auric Goldfinger.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series

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Aston Martin Newport-Pagnell

Once the headquarters of Aston Martin, these brick buildings in Newport-Pagnell now house the repair and restoration workshops, as well as the Continuation Series production line.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series production

The English wheel is used, as at the time, to shape the body panels.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series production

The body is shaped by hand, just like sixty years ago.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series production

The finish is the subject of meticulous care. Each copy requires 4,500 hours of work to manufacture.

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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Series production

It is a mini production line that can be found in the workshops of Newport-Pagnell.

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Aston Martin workshop in Newport-Pagnell

On the day of our visit, three One-77s were assembled for maintenance.

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