Even though it was designed and manufactured in the 1960s, many people consider the Aston Martin DB5 to be the most famous car the world has ever known and a true icon of the motoring world.Considered by huge numbers of people to be the most famous car in the world, the Aston Martin DB5 is a quintessentially British combination of style, luxury and performance, a Grand Tourer which is both elegant and exciting. To this day, the DB5 is a real head turner and can still hold its own with the very latest supercars when it comes to the desirability stakes and without doubt, if you have the means to do so, no matter what your motoring collecting taste may be, you will always make room for an Aston Martin DB5. If you are fortunate enough to own one, you know that you truly have one of the most famous and desirable cars in the history of motoring within your collection.There is a famous old saying which states that style is temporary, whilst class is permanent, but when talking about the Aston Martin DB5, we have to concede that in motoring terms at least, this car has both in equal measure, something of a timeless classic. The DB5 was as much about performance as it was about style and comfort, with a new 4 litre 282 bhp engine capable of powering it from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds and boasting a top speed of 142 mph. Other improvements over its predecessor were either a 5 speed fully synchromesh manual gearbox, or three speed automatic alternative and the option of both saloon and convertible models, the DB5 was aimed at the discerning motorist. With a price tag of £4,175 for the saloon back in 1963, the DB5was very much aimed at the wealthier end of society and allowing for inflation, this figure equates to around £112,000 at today’s prices, still the price of a small house. If you were to find a pristine example today and were hoping to prize it away from its owner, you would be looking at a figure somewhere between £600,000 and £1 Million for a fine example.Within the history of the Aston Martin vehicle range over the years, the DB5 probably stands as the most famous and most desirable of their models, and arguably the most famous prestige car of all time. This is surely in part down to its position within popular culture and its association with a certain fictional British secret service agent, but also just down to the sheer aesthetic appeal of the car. An evolutionary development of its predecessor the DB4, the DB5 was actually designed by the Italian coachbuilding firm Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, so we should not be surprised that the car simply oozes style.
An early built sample of the new Aston Martin DB5 Starter Set kit, unusually finished using the only can of spray paint available at the time! Just look at all that beautiful grille and wheel detail.This latest Grand Tourer design featured a more powerful all aluminium engine, new transmission technology and a host of other internal improvements which really did make this the ultimate vehicle of its kind in the world at that time. Interestingly, the famous DB abbreviation in the car’s title refers to Mr David Brown, the businessman who purchased the Aston Martin company in 1947 and the driving force behind this iconic series of grand tourers. Also the man behind the David Brown range of tractors and agricultural machinery, could two vehicle types linked to the same owner possibly be more diametrically opposed?
Ageless beauty, the Aston Martin DB5 really is a stunning design and even if you’re not into cars, you are still in danger of becoming infatuated with this beautiful machine.
Design assembly screenshot of the new Aston Martin DB5 kit, but how did Chris get to this stage?
Body shell design image which leaves us in absolutely no doubt as to what this modelling subject is. +This skeleton view of the DB5 marks the early stages of this significant new project. +The left hand image in this montage shows body shell section draft analysis investigation, with the right hand image showing the corresponding body shell design. +Dashboard and seating design detail, all areas where the new kit boasts impressive levels of detail representation.
The mark of a motoring classic, this new kit features the beautiful spoked wheels which helped to earn the DB5 its iconic reputation.
So good it demanded to be shown on its own. This fascinating image shows an exploded screenshot view of the new Aston Martin DB5 design.
Another exploded design view, this time showing detail on the underside of the new kit.
More underside detail, this time in CAD assembled format.
image of the full box presentation file sandwiched in between.