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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Guest Post: Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5 was one of the first cars, that become famous movie stars. You’ve heard right, that is the deal here – Aston Martin’s appearance in Goldfinger, one of the most well known James Bond flicks, wouldn’t be the same without this beautiful car.

Aston Martin DB5
In this movie, DB5 is agent’s 007 car. Goldfinger by many is seen as a ground-breaking movie for a whole franchise, it had much more style, and details such as DB5 certainly helped to show the right direction of these movies.

This classic car had a lot of gadgets, such as tyre-slices, that few times helped 007 to win over through street races and shake off a chase of his shoulder. It had revolving number plates, which helped to be more anonymous during the mission, as your plates couldn’t be identified cause Bond could change them any time he wanted with just a button click – still though, it is highly possible, that Aston Martin DB5 stand out so much, that even changing number couldn’t help that much, but it’s movie logic, don’t have to be all that perfect. It even shoot oil and smoke, to make road slippery and blur the vision of any drivers behind it, had radar navigation screen – sort of 60’s GPS, passenger ejection button, and even machine guns on sides. Interestingly, this car was lately auctioned and sold for $3.000.000.
Aston Martin DB5 was one of the first cars, that become famous movie stars. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2z6pQZy)
Surely, all these gadgets don’t really work all that great, machine guns obviously are fake, but tire slicer could to a lot of damage just like in the movie, that is no joke. That is an astonishing sum, for such amount of money, you could buy yourself few Buggati Veyron’s or brand new Maybach limousines, but certainly – collectors value for most famous James Bond car ever, is just priceless. There is no other car like that, it’s absolutely unique and one in a kind. Of course, it cannot rivalry with DeLorean from “Back to the Future” trilogy for an award for most famous car in history of cinema, but certainly it has a case for a second place. Worth to notice, that in latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall” starring Daniel Craig, we get to see a comeback of Aston Martin DB5, and it wasn’t the second time we get to see it on screen.

Beside two already mentioned flicks, “Goldfiinger and Skyfall”, it can be also seen in other Bond movies like “Casino Royale”, “Tomorrow Never Dies”, “GoldenEye”, “The World Is Not Enough”. It is for sure most recognised cinematic James Bond car.

That of course is from where whole world know Aston Martin DB5, but certainly the car itself is extraordinary as well. It would very hard to find a list of most beautiful cars in the world, no matter in what magazine or website, without Aston Martin DB5 there, or even: without it in one of the top places. It is design is timeless, and we can safely say that it would be as impressive today, as It was fifty years ago – that is how you recognize a car, that is perfectly designed. How many modern cars, that rock the market today, will accomplish such feat?

Could you point one car, that we can predict will be as well regarded as DB5 in fifty years? Hard to tell, even some supercars like Aventador can be easily eclipsed by more modern supercars, yet DB5 always will be remembered and well respected. It is also worth to say, that this was highly innovative and luxurious car for its time. It had electric windows, reclining seats, wool pile carpets, oil cooler, magnesium-alley body, full leather trim – how many modern cars have such amazing offer to their clients? Not man that’s for sure, and imagine it had to impress people back then, that thee is a car that has all those gimmicks and options build in standard version. Classy, luxurious interior, also very comfortable (at least for two people, cause if you would like to travel with more company, that would be highly uncomfortable), was one of the main reasons people went crazy for this car, but lets not forget about performance. So, how this legend of automotive industry actually performed on the road?

Aston Martin DB5 and James Bond’s – Skyfall
With top speed up to 143 mph, 315 hp you could expect great things. In the other hand though, it accelerated to 60mph in 8 seconds, which is for sure not all that impressive, you could expect more from that car judging by the fact how powerful engine it had. Still though, it is fast enough to call it sports car, and driving it can be a lot of fun, also to those who associate fun behind the wheel mostly with speed and acceleration. Those who rather seek for easy and comfortable driving also can count on DB5, though surely it will take some time for you to accustom to this car, especially if never drove classic old-school vehicles from 60’s.

Aston Martin DB5 is more than an automotive legend – it is also a popculture icon. One of the most famous, and also most stylish, cars ever produced. *** [By: DAVID LIEBERMAN | EDITOR : EKA]
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About the author:
My name is David Lieberman. I work as the president of Bestforacar.com. As one of the founding members of Bestforacar.com, I have helped the company from its initial concept into the leading digital automotive marketplace. Also, I am a technology investor and advisor, helping companies and entrepreneurs with their projects and sites. 
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