Aston Martin DB5 Driving Experiences
Known worldwide as the car driven on Her Majesty’s secret service in the classic James Bond films, the Aston Martin DB5 is a stylish and classy vintage car, the very hallmark of British motoring style and performance. Powered on a 4.0 litre Straight-6 engine, offering 282 bhp and top speeds of 145 mph, we have Aston Martin DB5 driving experiences available to book at locations and venues all over the UK with TrackDays.
Information About the Aston Martin DB5
Few cars are as revered and sought after worldwide as Aston Martin’s DB5 model. First released in 1963, it is probably the car which the world’s most trusted secret agent - James Bond - is synonymous with, particularly in its starring role when driven by Sean Connery in the film Goldfinger in 1964.
The DB5 was the natural successor from the DB4 series, but boasting a much larger 4.0 litre engine with 282 bhp compared to the DB4’s 3.7 litre engine. Smooth, classy and finely engineered, it hums from 0 - 60mph in 8 seconds, and what it may lack in modern day gadgetry it makes up for in superb handling, superior comfort and astounding performance.
Let’s be honest, it’s only the best for her Majesty’s most trusted and powerful weapon in MI6. You can get to book your time behind the wheel of a DB5 in a variety of Blast and Thrill packages at some excellent venues and locations across the UK through TrackDays.
Cool Facts About the Aston Martin DB5
It’s not just in Bond films that the Aston Martin DB5 has enjoyed some silver screen action. Amongst the other blockbusters it has appeared in, it was driven by Bernie Mac’s character Jimmy Bosley in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003, and it was also driven by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can.
Interestingly, the DB5 was also driven by the late Sir Roger Moore before he was even Bond, when he starred in the cult TV series The Saint in 1964, in an episode titled ‘The Noble Sportsman’. This particular model bore the same number plate used for the DB5 when it appeared in the 1964 installment of Bond, Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery.