October 19, 2021

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This kiddie-sized Aston Martin might cost more than your daily driver

LONDON / CNN — For kids who are perfecting their spycraft, Aston Martin is rolling out the perfect tool to add to their wheelhouse.

A battery-powered mini Aston Martin, small enough for children to drive and complete with many James Bond-style gadgets, is going for a hefty price.

Produced by The Little Car Company, the No Time to Die special edition Aston Martin DB5 Junior is two-thirds the size of the car used in the movies, but still goes pretty fast. However, unlike the car in the movie, the small DB5 has no roof, allowing larger children or even adults to sit in it.

Only 125 of these pint-sized sports cars will be made. The price? About $123,000 each.

The mini-Bond car comes equipped with numerous features like toy machine guns that come out of the front of the car as the headlights retract. It also features a digital ‘rotating’ license plate as seen before on the original Bond car. The vehicle also has a “smokescreen” device that pumps dark smoke through “exhaust pipes.”

The Bond DB5 produces up to 21.5 horsepower and has a top speed that is estimated to be between 45 and 50 miles per hour.

Parents will have the option to put the car in a different drive mode with a lower top speed so their little ones can put the pedal to the metal at a safe speed.

“We’d encourage parents to ensure their kids wear a helmet and that kids are supervised while driving,” said Aston Martin spokesman Nathan Hoyt.

Although the car is not allowed to be driven on the road, Aston Martin officials said owners of the DB5 mini will be invited to participate in special driving events at race tracks, Aston Martin officials said.

The “real”James Bond Aston Martin DB5 first appeared in the 1964 movie Goldfinger. A later version, made to promote a subsequent Bond film, Thunderball, sold at auction for $6.4 million in 2019. This junior version is being released to promote the next film in the long-running series, No Time To Die.

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