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The 1963 Aston Martin DB5 is a grand tourer coupé designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera and manufactured by Aston Martin.

Regarded to be the most iconic Aston Martin ever created, it was fitted with an all aluminium 4.0L inline-6 engine, a 5-speed gearbox produced by Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen - a German car parts manufacturer - and was fitted with disc brakes.

A high-performance Vantage was introduced in 1964 that produces more horsepower with revised camshaft profiles and Weber carburettors.

Standard equipment included leather interior trim, woll pile carpets, electric windows, reclining seats, a magnesium-alloy body, and a fire extinguisher. A shooting-brake body concept was custom built for Sir David Brown, and an additional twelve coupés were modified to this design by Harold Radford & Co in 1965.

It is well known for being James Bond's car of choice, but this almost never happened during pre-production of Goldfinger. Sir William Lyons, co-founder of Jaguar, refused to lend three Jaguar E-Types for production of the film, and pushed producer Albert R. Broccoli to use the DB5 in its place.


Need for Speed: No Limits

The DB5 appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as part of the Devil's Night update in the "Proving Grounds: Aston Martin DB5" event held from June 19, 2021 to July 13, 2021.


The DB5 is a classic sports class car that requires 40 epic blueprints to unlock. The blueprints required to unlock the vehicle can be found from various sources:
  • "Proving Grounds: Aston Martin DB5" event
NFSNL Aston Martin DB5 Carlist.jpg Classic Sports Classic Sports Stock 500 75 345 198 Performance Rating
NFSNL GoldStar 2.pngNFSNL GreyStar 4.png x40 Epic Blueprints Max 3525 3800 4395 581 Performance Rating
Stage Upgrades

Need for Speed: Duel

The DB5 appears in Need for Speed: Duel.

Need for Speed: Payback

The DB5 appears in Need for Speed: Payback as a downloadable add-on that was made available with the March Update released on March 20, 2018.


It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, off-road, race, and runner class dealerships upon purchase and download from the online store.

NFSPB AstonMartinDB5 Garage.jpg Drag ClassDrift ClassOff-road ClassRace ClassRunner ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Purchase from the online store.
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 0
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 282
Top Speed 149
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 6.40
1/4 Mile 14.77
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.2
N2O Power 3.2
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 4.6
Landing 4.4
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 2.6
Power 2.7

Need for Speed: Edge

The DB5 1963 appears in Need for Speed: Edge with a B class performance rating.

NFSE AstonMartin DB5 1963.jpg
B 358
Requires 50 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 385
Acceleration 304
Nitro Capacity 385
Strength 230
Durability 238

Need for Speed: Heat

The DB5 '64 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article published[1][2] on August 19, 2019, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 9, which was released on October 15, 2019.


The stock DB5 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png92,000 upon reaching Reputation Level 12NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of ten and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE AstonMartin DB5 Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Reputation.png LVL 12
Infobox 2017White Car.png 113
NFSHE Icon Bank.png92,000
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 282
0-60 MPH [s] 7.10
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 288
TOP SPEED [mph] 142
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 10/10)
Engine Swaps (10 Available)
282 hp 4.0L I6
100,000, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 282 / 1,017
276 hp 1.3L Wankel
66,000, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 276 / 725
345 hp 4.0L V8
131,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 345 / 1,009
385 hp 4.9L F12
185,500, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 385 / 1,204
460 hp 6.2L V8
243,500, 31NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 460 / 1,239
542 hp 5.0L V8
303,500, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 542 / 1,215
600 hp 5.2L V12
348,000, 35NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 600 / 1,239
640 hp 8.4L V10
380,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 640 / 1,239
710 hp 3.9L V8
438,000, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 710 / 1,234
730 hp 6.5L V12
454,500, 39NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 730 / 1,239



  1. Article: (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at:
  2. Article: (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: