Aston Martin's 'Goldfinger' DB5 Continuation Is Full of Hidden Gadgets

Aston Martin released development pictures of the movie-inspired gadgets for this $3.6 million car.

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Last summer, Aston Martin announced it would build at a price of around $3.6 million each. Said to be faithful reproductions of the original James Bond Goldfinger car, each DB5 continuation will come complete with hidden gadgets just like the ones Bond had. Today, Aston released a handful of pictures highlighting the development of these gadgets.

Some of the highlights include a smokescreen generator, machine gun barrels that poke through the front turn signals, and oil squirters that sit behind the rear turn signals, just like in the movie car. Aston Martin enlisted the help of Chris Corbould, the special effects supervisor on James Bond films, to engineer the gadgets. And in case you were wondering, no, those aren't real machine guns—the tips of the barrels have a light inside them that illuminates instead to give the appearance of being fired.

Aston Martin released a short video showing off how some of the gadgets work, and they look incredibly cool.

Some of the devices from the original movie car aren't shown here, including the tire slashers that extend from the wheel hubs, the revolving license plates, and the ejector seat. Whether any of those devices will make it to the continuation cars has yet to be revealed. But if you look closely, one of the sketches does include the red ejector button hidden under the shift knob. We can only hope.

As outlandish as a $3.6-million car is, you have to admit, these gadgets are impressive. Also note what appears to be a Die Another Day-era Vanquish under a cover in these shots, with machine guns sprouting from its hood vents.

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