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Aston Martin DB5

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The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 was an improved DB4. The DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognised James Bond car, seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.

The principal differences between the DB4 and DB5 are (i) the engine — the DB5's was enlarged from 3.7 L to 4.0 L, (ii) the addition of a five-speed transmission, and (iii) three SU carburettors, producing 282 hp (210 kW), propelling the car to 141 mph (238 km/h).

A very unusual DB5 was the "shooting brake" station wagon, a dozen of which were produced by independent coachbuilder, Harold Radford. A design flaw with the station wagon was that there was no change to the rear suspension. Drivers of the shooting brake would find this out when the load in the rear shifted at high speed in a corner with a resultant loss of control.

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