Look, chances are you’ll never purchase one of these James Bond-themed Aston Martin DB5 replicas for your kids. For starters, they cost £90,000 — which is a wallet-demolishing R1.8 million here in South Africa. We don’t know about you but we don’t hate our kids that much. If we had that much money to throw around we’d throw it in the direction of an education.
But maybe you’ve got Bezos or Musk money lying around. We’re not gonna ask where you got it — maybe it’s totally legit (from Bitcoin or something) or maybe the Zondo Commission is going to have questions for you in the next few months — but let’s assume you can drop two bar on this little replica Bond car. Why should you?
An Aston Martin DB5… for kids?!
For starters, because you’re going to want to drive it yourself. This little Aston uses four 1.8kWh battery packs to power a 16kW motor that takes it to a top speed of about 72km/h — which isn’t a completely mental speed if you live on your very own estate and all the staff know that your little terror is coming down the driveway. Taking this compact DB5 to the hip might incur some serious hospital time, though.
But that’s not all. It’s also got gadgets. The license plate changes at the touch of a button (and since you’re certainly going to upset with cops with this thing, that’s perhaps a good thing). There are (fake) machine guns hidden behind the (working) headlights and the exhaust pipe can actually emit a smoke-screen if you want it to.
As a concession to its performance, this electrical Aston Martin DB5 replica — just 125 of them will be made by The Little Car Co — is designed with enough seating space for an adult and a child — because if anyone’s going to hit 70km/h on the straight in this thing, it’s going to be dad, right? There’s also a non-Bond version of the same vehicle that’ll “only” set you back R700,000 if the gadget-filled replica is a little too rich for your blood. On the other hand, if you’ve got even more money lying around, check out the full-sized Aston Martin Valhalla, which should cost in excess of R11 million (but it’ll go a helluva lot faster).