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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation is $3.5M worth of neat gadgets

The oil slick generator and machine guns might not actually function, but hey, close enough.

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Aston Martin announced on Monday that the first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model has rolled off the line at the Aston Martin Works facility in Newport Pagnell, England.    

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"Job 1," as the automaker refers to it, took approximately 4,500 hours to complete, in conjunction with Eon Productions, which makes the Bond movies.    

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The steel chassis is authentic, the aluminum body panels are recreated to their original specs and a proper carbureted 4.0-liter inline-6 under the hood generates 290 horsepower.     

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A five-speed manual is the sole cog-swapper on offer, and a mechanical limited-slip differential hangs out on the rear axle to keep things from getting too hairy.     

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It's worth noting, though, that these vehicles are not at all road legal, because good luck trying to adapt a 1960s Aston Martin to modern crash-test specifications.

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The amount of work that goes into the recreation is stunning, but what really sets it apart is the panoply of movie-universe gadgets tucked away in there.     

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A smoke-screen emitter is installed, in addition to a (fake) oil-slick delivery system.     

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The front machine guns are there, albeit nonfunctional (for good reason), as well as battering rams, fake tire slashers and even a removable passenger seat roof panel. This is the retractable deflector shield.

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And all this comes at the low, low cost of just $3.5 million.

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