Judi Dench was right to wince as she rode alongside Daniel Craig in the Aston Martin DB5 in Skyfall when the agent whisked his spymaster from her pursuers.
“It’s not very comfortable, is it?” she asked, prompting James Bond to ask if she was going to complain the whole way.
This is an exchange that buyers of the £3 million recreation of the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 are likely to have in one of the most expensive toys ever produced.
On command, the car emits smoke and jets of “oil” out of the back, raises a bullet-resistant shield, rotates its number plates and reveals twin mock-up .303 Browning machine guns that recoil to the sound of the ones used in Goldfinger.
Aston Martin DB5, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Goldfinger
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