The Aston Martin DB5
is a luxury grand tourer that was made by Aston Martin. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4
. The DB series was named honouring David Brown
(the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972).
The DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognised cinematic James Bond car
. It has been featured in several films, most notably Goldfinger
, Tomorrow Never Dies
, and Casino Royale
. It was also used by actor Roger Moore
, as he played a James Bond parody character in the film The Cannonball Run
. It appears in several video games such as 007 Racing
, Agent Under Fire
, From Russia with Love
, and Blood Stone
. In the 2011 movie "Cars 2" a stylized version of the Aston Martin DB5 becomes the spy character, Finn McMissile.
The principal differences between the DB4 and DB5 are:
- The all-aluminium engine was enlarged from 3.7 L to 4.0 L,
- A new robust ZF five-speed transmission
- Three SU carburettors, producing , propelling the car to : this engine, available on the Vantage (high powered) version of the DB4 since March 1962, became the standard Aston Martin power unit with the launch in September 1963 of the DB5.
Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, wool pile carpets, electric windows, twin fuel tanks, chrome wire wheels, oil cooler, magnesium-alloy body built to superleggera
patent technique, full leather trim in the... Read More