Watch Jay Leno Go James Bond In Aston Martin DB5 Gadget Car

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Aston Martin is building 25 DB5 Continuation cars with working gadgets.

From the DBS Superleggera to a Valhalla hypercar prototype, there was no shortage of Aston Martins to salivate over in No Time to Die, Daniel Craig's last outing as the suave spy James Bond. But the undisputed star car was of course the gadget-filled Aston Martin DB5, which took center stage in the film's opening car chase sequence.

Dubbed the "most famous car in the world," the Aston Martin DB5 made its first cinematic appearance in 1964's Goldfinger. In the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, the former talk host gets to live out his James Bond fantasies by driving an Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation with working gadgets.

Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube

To be clear, this is not a replica, a kit car, or a restoration. It's even better than that. Aston Martin is building 25 brand-new DB5 Continuation cars based on the car's original specification using the technology and suppliers from 55 years ago. "You're driving a brand new 55-year-old car. Even when you get a restored one, it's not the same," Leno explained. The DB5's 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine is rebuilt based on the original specification, but the engineers used a modern CT scanner on the original engine to create a higher quality version, eliminating any imperfections.

Since this is a recreation of the Goldfinger movie car, the DB5 Continuation has a few optional extras installed. And by that, we don't mean heated seats or a larger touch screen.

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Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube

All the gadgets from Goldfinger have been recreated and nearly all of them work apart from the ejector seat, although you can still flip open a switch on the gear shifter and press a button that opens the roof. Like in the movie, machine guns pop out of the turn signals with LED lights instead of live ammunition. In a nice touch, the original machine gun sound effects from Goldfinger are played when firing the machine guns. The front bumper unit extends and becomes a battering ram, tire shredders extend from the wheels, and a bulletproof shield rises from the back. There are also oil slicks that spray water instead "for safety reasons."

Jay Leno got to test each gadget out on the road to channel his inner James Bond. Each gadget-filled Aston Martin DB5 costs $3.5 million, but all 25 have already been sold.

Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube
Jay Leno's Garage/YouTube

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