> Latest model from The Little Car Company
> two-thirds replica can be driven by adults
> Features James Bond gadgets
> Just 125 will be built
> Priced at £90,000
We’ve become quite familiar with the works of The Little Car Company, a manufacturer of incredible handcrafted scale replicas that can actually be driven. While not road legal, these ‘big boy’s toys’ can reach substantial speeds and are a true reflection of their larger counterparts. We’ve driven the Bugatti Baby II, but this next Aston Martin DB5 is even more special.
To celebrate the new James Bond film, The Little Car Company, Eon Productions, and Aston Martin collaborated on the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time to Die. Not only is this a faithful recreation of the real car, but it also hosts deployable gadgets such as gatling guns, changeable numberplate, and a real smokescreen.
At two-thirds scale, this little DB5 isn’t as roomy as the real car, but there is space for an adult and child. Being a Volante model, headroom isn’t an issue and adults keen enough to get behind the wheel are able to.
There’s nothing in the way of infotainment, but you will find real Smiths instrumentation and an identical steering wheel from the big car. You’ll also have access to a series of switches to deploy this DB5’s array of gadgets. In fact, these were designed by Chris Corbould who did the gadgets for the DB5 James Bond continuation cars.
There isn’t really any storage to speak of thanks to batteries and an array of gizmos built into the handcrafted bodywork, but as mentioned, it is possible to fit an adult behind the wheel. A detachable steering wheel makes life a bit more civilised, while smaller passengers or drivers should fit without issue.
James Bond never drove a DB5 Volante, but this concession was made to give taller occupants a bit more space in this car. However, owners can enjoy officially being part of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club.
The performance of the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time to Die matches that of the regular Junior – although, the special Bond car will number just 125 versus the 1,095 of the normal variant. The 6.7bhp electric motor can get this Aston up to speeds of 12mph in a restricted mode or 30mph flat-out. A set of Brembo disc brakes helps keep all this fun in check.
It would appear that the No Time to Die car has a superior battery to the original, featuring up to 80 miles of range as opposed to just 20.
Are you sitting down? The cost of the rarified Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time to Die car is £90,000. While that is an astronomical amount of money for a car that isn’t road legal, access to the Aston Martin Owners Club will allow for entry into special events. You will also have a very rare little car in your garage with optional extras approved by 007 himself.
If you've got the cash, you can order one right now.