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James Bond Skyfall classic Aston Martin DB5 didn’t burn: Voxeljet 3D printer created 3 replicas


James Bond and his legendary Aston Martin DB5 go down in the realms of history as being inseparable one from the other. DB5 has been seen time and again in James Bond movies right from the time of 1964 Goldfinger to the present day Skyfall wherein Voxeljet, a European company has used latest in printing techniques in form of a 3D printer. This was done to bring into effect three replicas of this celebrated vehicle, one of which was recently auctioned at Christie’s for $100,000.

The models were perfected in all respects and resemble the original to such an extent that it would probably take a trained eye to note the differences. The models include bullet holes and other minute details making the models collector’s items and must haves for James Bond aficionados who can afford the high price for this exclusivity at auctions.

Aston Martin DB5 was first seen in Goldfinger in 1964 where Sean Connery’s antiques are now replicated by Daniel Craig in Skyfall driving the same classic chrome Aston Martin DB5. However, it would only be on detailed inspection that anyone would know that the car is a fake and a small scale model created by 3D printing company to save priceless original DB5 from any sort of damage while being involved in scenes of car explosion. Propshop Modelmakers printed 18 separate pieces of car consisting of 54 parts so that the car could be put together with fully functional doors, hoods, trunks and other parts to create this masterpiece which with Skyfall marks the sixth time the Aston Martin DB5 has been featured in a Bond film.



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Nabanita Singha Roy

Nabanita Singha Roy

Love for a red car has with experience transformed to a detailed outlook for around the clock news from Nabanita Singha Roy. Starting out as auto blogger in 2009, her inextricable editorial approach guarantees diverse storylines for a widely enthusiastic automotive readership.

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  • Anon

    Slightly misleading article, considering the car wasn’t built by Voxeljet at all, they only printed some parts…