An Aston Martin dealer in the UK announced the launch of a new model called the DB Convertible Junior, which as the name suggests is for the kids. The toy car is inspired by, and in fact is a scaled down version of, the 1960’s Convertible. And it costs a whopping £16,500.
Now, 16 grand can buy a very fine, real, brand-new car these days. But that would be of no use if you are 10 and can’t drive yet. The Aston Martin DB Convertible Junior is designed to deliver to you the same sense of speed and exclusivity your father enjoys in his real Aston.
So yes, it does cost a lot of money, but then it’s a real Aston featuring sturdy steel box-section chassis, composite coachwork, leather or vinyl seats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel and hydraulic disc brakes from Brembo! The Junior needs those brakes because it is powered by a 110cc, four-stroke petrol engine that can take it up to 46 mph. Parents can, of course, limit the top speed.
The car also comes with a 3-speed semi-automatic gearbox and has key-operated electric start. It’s a complete car with lights and indicators and horn. Size-wise, the Aston Martin DB Convertible Junior measures 2500mm x 1030mm.
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Managing Director Nicholas Mee explained the decision to widen the range of cars sold at Brackenbury House: “When we first saw the DB Junior we couldn’t stop smiling. We then realised that these scaled-down 1960s convertibles would complement full-sized offerings here in our showrooms.
“What’s more, we regularly have enquiries from our clients looking for something unusual and different to add to their collection of classics. You’d be surprised how well the DB Junior is engineered, and how much room there is in the cockpit. It’s big enough for an adult and the pedals can be adjusted so that the DB Junior will fit a wide range of drivers. Let’s say ‘junior drivers of all ages’.”