An Aston Martin DB5 Powered By BMW S54 From No Time To Die James Bond Movie To Be Auctioned

The S54 engine was made famous by the E46 M3, but BMW also used it in the Z3 M Roadster and M Coupé, as well as the Z4 M Roadster and Coupé. Less well known is the fact that this straight-six mill powered the Wiesmann MF 3 Roadster, and even fewer will know that it was also used in an Aston Martin. Well not a real Gaydon made car as this DB5 is a replica built as a stunt car for No Time to Die the 25e film from the James Bond franchise.

If you’re interested in the prospect of owning one of the most beautiful cars ever made combined with an iconic engine, Christie’s auction house has just the thing for you. Sixty Years of James Bond, a two-part charity sale to mark six decades since the original 1953 film Casino Royale, will have the DB5 replica up for grabs. This will be the only stunt car to go on sale. It will be auctioned on September 28 in London, and is estimated to fetch between £1.5-2 million or $1.8-2.4 million at current exchange rates.

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If your bank account can handle it, Aston Martin will redirect the proceeds of the sale entirely to the benefit of the Prince’s Trust and the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund. And yes, it has a 3.2-liter straight-six from the M3 E46. It’s unclear if it was tuned differently, but the naturally aspirated engine produced 343 horsepower and 365 Newton-meters (269 pound-feet) of torque in the iconic sports coupe sold in the first half of the 2000s. .

Equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, the DB5 replica from No Time To Die is obviously going to be sold as non-rolling. You also won’t be able to save it for public roads, but it’s one of the few stunt cars in the movie to have the gimmicks and fake side panel damage. Speaking of bodywork, all the panels are made of carbon fiber while the dashboard was created by 3D printing. It has a real DB5 steering wheel and a dashboard faithful to the original.

Source: Christie’s