So, you want to raise your child to be a 007-style secret agent? For a mere £90,000 ($123,000), you can equip your youngster with one of the 125 No Time To Die special-edition Aston Martin DB5 Junior cars being produced by the Little Car Company.
The cars are 2/3-scale and electric powered and come with a variety of James Bond-style “gadgets.”
“The No Time To Die edition will pay homage to the rich shared history of the brands, with Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, individually numbered chassis plates and completed with Aston Martin badging,” according to the news release.
“In true Bond style, this special edition boasts even greater power and range over the standard DB5 Vantage Junior, giving it a higher level of performance.
“After extensive development and months of collaboration between the three companies (Little Car, Aston Martin and Eon Productions), the car is a truly authentic homage to both the Aston Martin and 007 brands. The original Aston Martin DB5 was 3D-scanned for reference, allowing a completely accurate reproduction.
“Whilst some elements of the car have been replicated, such as the Smiths instruments on the dashboard, some elements have been reimagined for the modern era. The fuel gauge has been converted into a battery meter, while the oil temperature now monitors the motor temperature.”
Though 007 drives a coupe, the child’s version is an open roadster, “this is to offer seating for an adult and child side by side, allowing all generations of Bond fans to share the love of driving.
“With multiple driving modes and a range of up to 80 miles, aspiring secret agents should be able to escape any situation. There are also some secret ‘Easter Eggs’ hidden within the car for the lucky owners to find.”
The 007-style gadgets are controlled by a panel in the passenger door.
“At the push of a button, the headlights drop to reveal a twin set of simulated Gatling guns, complete with imitation barrel blasts and flashes… Just like the original car, this special edition can produce a smoke screen to aid a successful getaway. Ejected through the rear ‘exhaust,’ the smoke has a supply tank which supplies an hour of safe smoke before it needs topping up.”
Though the DB5 Junior is not road legal, it is considered “an authentic Aston Martin model,” and comes with membership in the Aston Martin Owners Club. It also comes with Little Car Club membership, which includes driving events at “prestigious racetracks.”