Aston Martin DB5
The British always knew how to build a gorgeous Gran Turismo sports car. All through history, there were numerous Bentleys, Jaguars, Jensens and Aston Martins that captured people’s imaginations. They seduced generations of car enthusiasts with their sculpted lines and powerful engines. The epitome of the British GT must be the fantastic, everlasting Aston Martin DB5.
They released the DB5 in 1963 and the famed Italian Carozzeria Touring company designed it. The heart of the car was a 4.0-liter straight six engine with 282 to 315 HP, depending on the trim and model. Aston Martin offered the DB5 as a coupe or gorgeous convertible. Despite being powerful by the standards of the day, the DB5 was more of a luxury cruiser than a sports car. The acceleration figures from 0 to 60 mph was just eight seconds.
The DB5 was quite popular, so Aston made over 1,000 until 1965. They considered this to be a big success for a small boutique manufacturer. But this car is most famous for being James Bond’s car of choice, appearing in several Bond movies. Although some people say it was an early case of product placement, others say it was a match made in heaven.