A new James Bond Aston Martin for $3.5 million - battering rams included

Extendible battering rooms seen in the original movie car

Aston Martin previews the spy gadgets going into its “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation cars

If Goldfinger's henchman Oddjob is coming after you, Aston Martin has just the auto you need. It will cost a lot, though.

The build process for the 25 units of the series is now underway at the carmaker's facilities, and in a short video released this week Aston shows how a team led by Chris Corbould, special effects supervisor for James Bond movies, is trying to integrate the many spy-gadgets into the auto.

Until now the closest anyone could get to owning one was to content themselves with the Corgi toy version - with more than 2.5million sold to generations of children.

All of which is adding up to be one of Aston Martin's most expensive and exclusive cars - and one that is shaping up to be one of the most hard cars to own or drive in Australia.

An Aston Martin vehicle is seen at the production line at the company's world headquarters in Gaydon, Britain, February 14, 2019. Aston Martin enlisted the help of Chris Corbould, the special effects supervisor on James Bond films, to engineer the gadgets.

It will come with machine guns, revolving number plates, battering rams, a smoke screen delivery system, bullet resistant rear pop-up shield and something to simulate an oil slick.

Other clever features will include a "smoke screen" device to hide the vehicle from pursuers and a replica oil squirter to release an imaginary oil slick behind the auto. In case all of that isn't enough, the vehicle will have extendable front and rear battering rams. There are now no plans to include an ejector seat, something the auto had in the movie but "there may be a surprise or two when you operate the ejector seat button", Aston Martin representatives said in an email.

To further maintain authenticity, the cars will be built at Aston Martin's former plant in Newport Pagnell, which today serves as the Aston Martin Works heritage center.

Aston Martin hopes to start delivery on the 25 "new" DB5s next year. This remains unclear, since we're talking about a classic vehicle but with a modern serial number and year of manufacture.

"Aside from being remarkable as new-build DB5's - the 25 new cars" will also feature an exciting array of working gadgets first seen on screen in the classic James Bond adventure Goldfinger.

Similarly, all the Goldfinger edition cars will, like the original, be produced to one exterior colour specification in Silver Birch paint.

Some of the devices from the original movie auto aren't shown here, including the tire slashers that extend from the wheel hubs, the revolving license plates, and the ejector seat.

Paul Spires, Works Division's president, confirmed that the finished cars will also have rotating numberplates, a sliding "bulletproof" rear deflector and a representation of the original DB5's famous ejector seat, although one that won't actually be capable of firing passengers out of the vehicle. Someone paid $4.6 million in 2010 for one of those.

Creating these cars posed an even greater challenge than making the cars for the movies since different cars or parts of cars were used to film different shots.

However, owners will only be able to drive their cars on private land as they are not road legal. Two of those three will go to the Aston and EON companies, and the third will be auctioned off for charity.

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