How do you like to own an Aston Martin DB5 for the cheap? We are talking about less than 5% of a market value, at £35,000. Sounds impossible? Not really… if you don’t mind an electric two-thirds scale version. Because, that is exactly what the Aston Martin DB5 Junior by The Little Car Company is and costs.
That’s right. It is a kiddie ride, but like the company’s other “oversized” luxury kiddie ride we featured here previously, the Aston Martin DB5 Junior can totally accommodate an adult and a child side-by-side.
The Aston Martin DB5 Junior is exquisite as it sounds. Featuring an accurate (small) replica of the real-deal – thanks to the reference 3D scan of an original DB5, it stretches around 3 meter long and 1.1 meter wide (9.8 x 3.6 feet).
The miniature car further boasts an aluminum honeycomb chassis and composite body, and it is powered an electric drive that produces a whopping 5 kW (6.7 bhp) which is put to good use at the rear wheels – just the actual DB5.
On the inside, it gets a pair of integrated bucket seat. Believe it or not, this mini me of 1963 classic makes a top speed of 30 mph (48 km/h).
Expect to be greeted with authentic details, from the badges to the functional Smiths instruments on the dash to the two-thirds scale steering wheel. The latter has a twist; it now has a racing-style quick release to make ingress and egress easier.
When fully charged, the swappable battery offers between 10 and 20 miles (16-32 kilometers) range and it does have regenerative braking too.
For the power hungry, there is a Vantage model that has a power boost driving mode that puts out 10 kW (13.4 bhp). This performance model also touts premium features like, wait for it… Limited-Slip Differential (LSD), and a carbon fiber body. And yes, we are still talking about kiddie ride here.
Only 1059 units are being built – the same number as the original DB5. Owners of the original cars will be offered the first opportunity to buy a DB5 Junior with a matching chassis number to their car.
Reservation (yes, ‘reservation’!) of the Aston Martin DB5 Junior starts today. The Aston Martin DB5 Junior has a starting price of £35,000 (roughly US$46,274) while the Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Junior starts at £45,000 (about US$59,492).
The miniature DB5 are not available immediately, though. Production will only begin in the U.K. in 2021, with deliveries slated to happen over the next two years.
All images courtesy of The Little Car Company.