TAKE A LOOK: Aston Martin is selling R1m electric kiddie versions of its iconic 1960s cars
- Aston Martin and The Little Car Company teamed up to create a pint-sized, electric version of the iconic DB5 sports car.
- With a top speed of 50kph and a range of up to 30 kilometres, the DB5 junior isn't your average toy car.
- It also comes in a sportier Vantage version that has double the power and a higher top speed.
- The DB5 Junior starts at roughly R760,000 while the DB5 Vantage Junior retails for R1 million and up.
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Aston Martin has a new car on the market — but it might be a tight fit for you, dear reader. That's because it's a tiny, child-sized electric version of Aston's iconic 1960s sports car, the DB5.
Tiny as it may be, however, the DB5 Junior's price tag isn't. The two-thirds-scale car starts at R760,000, and the sportier Vantage version commands a hefty R1 million before taxes or extra options.
The Little Car Company, whose mission is to create "exceptional junior cars in partnership with the most elite car manufacturers," helped Aston bring its mini DB5 to life — and it's not your typical ride-on toy car. Aston and The Little Car Company meticulously recreated the original DB5 of yore, even incorporating scaled-down versions of its gauges, front and rear suspension, steering wheel, and badges.
Not to mention, the DB5 Junior can hit a top speed of 50kph and boasts a range of up to 30 kilometres. Its more powerful sibling, the DB5 Vantage Junior, goes even faster.
Take a closer look at the completely over-the-top mini car below.
Aston Martin teamed up with The Little Car Company to create a miniature version of its iconic 1963 DB5, appropriately called the DB5 Junior.
Built to two-thirds scale, the car seats an adult and child side by side, The Little Car Company said.
It gets its power from a 6.7-horsepower electric motor that allows for a frightening top speed of 50kph in "expert mode."
The DB5 Junior rides on 10-inch wheels and features disc brakes all around.
Its battery pack offers 15 to 30 kilometres of range, and the company notes that it can be swapped if you need a quick recharge.
If a 50kph top speed isn't quite enough oomph for you, The Little Car Company also built a Vantage version with a carbon-fibre body, double the horsepower, and a top speed that's "still unconfirmed."
Aston Martin said lots of the car's details — like the gauges, suspension, badges, and steering wheel — are true to the original DB5.
The Little Car Company developed the DB5 Junior over 15 months based on 3D scans of an original DB5 "to ensure complete accuracy and authenticity."
By default, the cars come in silver with a black leather interior, but buyers will have various exterior and interior options. They'll also be able to add on options like customised license plates, toolkits, and covers.
The Little Car Company said it will build 1,059 DB5 Juniors — the same number of original DB5 models built.
The DB5 Junior starts at roughly R760,000, while the Vantage version will retail for a whopping R1 million.
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