Aston Martin DB5 Junior Is The Ultimate Boy's Toy

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But it comes with a fantasy price.

It seems like all of the exotic luxury car brands want to jump into the toy business, building smaller versions of their vehicles for children to enjoy. And as you'd expect, these aren't the type of inexpensive items you could buy at a store. Bugatti sold its Baby II model for a whopping $33,000, and even McLaren's more reasonable Senna ride-on car costs around $491. Now, Aston Martin wants to hop into the game with a highly-detailed two-thirds scale version of the classic DB5.

A few lucky children can now enjoy a small-scale version of the iconic predecessor to the current Aston Martin DB11. Aston says it only plans to build 1,059 cars, the same number as it made original DB5s, with two versions available: the DB5 Junior and the DB5 Vantage Junior.

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Developing this car took 15 months in which time it partnered with The Little Car Company. The DB5 Junior sits at 118 inches long and 43 inches wide and uses a 3D scan of an original DB5 to ensure the utmost detail. With a 6.7-horsepower electric motor, the DB5 Junior can reach speeds of up to 30 mph. Integrated bucket seats keep children safe at those speeds while the interior also features a working battery meter and motor temperature gauge.

Other interior features include a racing-style quick release stering wheel that makes it easier to enter and exit the vehicle, billet aluminum accelerator and brake pedals, working headlights, brake lights, indicators, and a horn. Silver Birch comes as the standard color (with others available upon request) with a full black leather interior and matching carpet set. The car can also include optional accessories like flight cases, covers, toolkits, and custom license plates.

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This is no basic child's toy; it features some heavy equipment underneath. The DB5 Junior uses front double-wishbone suspension with a period-correct live rear axle, including upper and lower trailing arm suspension. 10-inch wire wheels hide ventilated disc brakes that even feature regenerative braking. A removable battery provides 10 to 20 miles of range and a second pack can be swapped in just seconds.

Three drive modes drastically change the car's capabilities. Novice mode limits the motor to 1.3 hp with a top speed of 12 mph. The car can also be remotely disabled in this mode should your child stray too far away. Expert mode unlocks full power and the 30 mph top speed and a Race mode balances the DB5 Junior with other Little Car Company models, so you can race them evenly. In all modes, a rally-style hydraulic handbrake allows kids to execute awesome skids.

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For children who are already experienced with karting, the DB5 Vantage Junior model doubles the output to 13.4 hp, increasing the speed to an unconfirmed level. The Vantage version gets a fourth mode to trigger the additional power and top speed, activated by a hidden 'missile' switch. This model also receives a limited-slip differential, a carbon fiber body, and a second battery, doubling the range up to 20 to 40 miles.

With only 1,059 available, the DB5 Juniors will be allocated first to the owners of original DB5 models with a matching chassis number. Owners can even match their real car with Aston Martin's full contemporary palette. Production will start in 2021 with prices starting at £35,000 (around $46,000) for the DB5 Junior and £45,000 (around $59,000) for the DB5 Vantage. Deliveries begin worldwide over the next two years.

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