The Little Car Company Celebrates British Racing History With The $81k Aston Martin DB5
You either love cars or have no appreciation for the finer details sported by certain vehicles. But even those who see Pimp My Ride as the sole harbinger of innovation and style when it comes to four-wheel vehicles can delight in the legacy of the Aston Martin DB5. Thanks in large part to the James Bond franchise, the coveted vehicle has become one of the most celebrated in pop culture and a British icon. It’s been 50 years since the launch of the Aston Martin DB5 though and as even the most excitable car enthusiasts will tell you, the chance of owning such a vehicle is slim to none – a feat reserved for a very small percentage of the human population. Thankfully though, the Little Car Company has taken to recreate the classic, celebrating the iconic DB5 with a 2:3-scale model.
Reimagined for the modern era, the model created by Little Car Company has everything fans of the original DB5 know and love. Hand-crafted to allow the love of driving to be shared across generations, the DB5 Junior has been built to 66 per cent scale of the original. It features a rear-wheel-drive, fully electric powertrain and even multiple driving modes.
As the official company website denotes, “the DB5 Junior will pay homage to the rich history of the brand. Each of the limited-edition vehicles produced will feature classic Aston Martin badges, Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths instruments, and individually numbered chassis plates.”
Visually, the model is stunning and even beneath the surface, the Little Car Company has kept everything faithful to the original. There’s a functioning trunk, hydraulic handbrake with double-wishbone suspension up front and a live axle at the rear. There are two iterations of the model, one with a 5kw battery and one boasting a 10kw battery. With enough power to reach 20 miles of range, both options have been fitted out with a regenerative braking system to ensure the mini motorist can get the most from this exciting driving experience.
While a Little Car Company Aston Martin DB5 might be easier to get your hands on than the original, much like the OG vehicle, only 1,059 of the models will be made. Unfortunately then, it seems that owning a piece of history will be just as rare an opportunity as it was all those 50 years ago. But given that you don’t need to fork out the millions required for the OG DB5, the Little Car Company presents a valuable deal – and one that will even take up less space. With prices starting at $60,000, the Little Car Company’s Aston Martin DB5 can be reserved at the website now.