The Vancouver Auto Show opened to the public on March 23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. CBC News was given a sneak peek into some of the jaw-dropping vehicles at the show.

Many of the cars were pricey but several cost more than just money. There were true labours of love.

Aston Martin DB5

It's perhaps the most iconic of all of James Bond's vehicles: the Aston Martin DB5. 

The beauty was first seen on the silver screen in 1963 driven by Sean Connery as Bond in Goldfinger.

This tribute car was built here in Metro Vancouver, complete with Q's replica gadgets.

Aston Martin DB5

Look-alike machine guns planted behind the front tail lights, just like Bond's car. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)

Aston Martin DB5

An extendable tire slicer as seen in the 1964 film Goldfinger. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)

Aston Martin DB5

A flip of that top tail light, and the car just may release an oil slick on an unsuspecting villain. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)

James Bond Aston Martin DB5

No word on whether Q installed revolving licence plates on the backside of this DB5. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)


This custom-made replica was based on the design of the caped-crusader's car as seen in the 1989 Batman film starring Michael Keaton.

Batmobile replica

A Batmobile tribute at the 2016 Vancouver Auto Show. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)


A dreamy, handmade Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is on display at the show. 

This one has a "Metropolitan Blue" exterior and "Casden Tan" interior.

Not for the faint of heart, it's priced at about $658,975 CAD.

Rolls Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)

Solo Electric Vehicle

There are more than just pricey rides at the auto show and you might even see a little bit of the future.

The Vancouver-made "Solo" is a single-seat, electric car that will take you from zero to 100 km/h in eight seconds.

It's projected to cost a far more reasonable $19,888 CAD.

Solo electric vehicle

Electra Meccanica's 2016 EMV Solo (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)