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Aston Martin, The Little Car Company, and EON Productions recently debuted the No Time To Die special edition Aston Martin DB5 Junior. No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond film, featured the return of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 in the film, which was the inspiration for the Aston Martin DB5 Junior. The unique and fruitful partnership between Aston Martin and The Little Car Company produced this little gadget-filled collector’s item. The DB5 Junior is two-thirds the size of the original and equipped with a fully electric powertrain.

Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition

Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition

Specifications

The DB5 Junior, No Time To Die edition really paid tribute to the shared history of the two brands. It has a Silver Birch finish, Smiths instruments, and each unit will come with individually numbered chassis plates, as well as Aston Martin badging. In true Bond style, the special edition DB5 Junior has greater range and power compared to the DB5 Vantage Junior, perfect for the future Bond.

The three companies collaborated for months and worked on extensive developments to create a truly authentic tribute that is worthy of both the Aston Martin and the 007 brands. For reference, the original Aston Martin DB5 was 3D-scanned, to create a very accurate reproduction. The Smiths instruments on the dashboard were replicated from the original car as well as other elements, while there were also some elements that were re-imagined for the modern era. They changed the fuel gauge into a battery meter, while they replaced the oil temperature monitor to now check the motor temperature.

Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition

Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition

Instead of the fixed head coupe driven by 007, the No Time To Die Special Edition was created as a convertible. The DB5 Junior can fit an adult and child side by side, so allow multiple generations to both enjoy the ride and their love for 007. The DB5 Junior has multiple driving modes and a range of up to 80 miles so future secret agents can surely get away unscathed. Lucky owners will also have some hidden ‘Easter Eggs’ waiting to be discovered within the car.

The junior car is equipped with a quick-release steering wheel to allow the driver a faster entry and exit. It was also given a regenerative braking as well as high-performance Brembo disc brakes. Bilstein dampers and coilover springs ensures that the suspension is capable of handling the junior car’s performance.

Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition

Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition

No Time To Die Gadgets

007’s Aston Martin DB5 has become a beloved character in the franchise. And since a car is not considered a Bond car without Q style gadgets, the Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die edition is no different.

Since the early 1980s, the Oscar®-winning special effects supervisor Chris Corbould OBE has worked on fifteen different James Bond films. The Little Car Company has tapped him as a consultant during the development of the complex gadgets that will be placed in the miniature car.

“When I saw the

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: Aston Martin DB5 Junior No Time To Die Edition Debuts
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/aston-martin-db5-junior-no-time-to-die-edition-debuts/
Published Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 11:48:39 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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