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History of Aston Martin

It is the car of James Bond, of the Beatles. Aston Martin, an English lord, respected by all lovers of the cars in the world. A Knight who has left a trail of vehicles that combine quality and elegance with mastery on the verge of its centenary.

Founded by Lionel Martin in 1914, Aston Martin was always intended for an elite composed of artists, athletes, actors or people of very high income. This exclusivity has cost Aston Martin decades with balances in red for the simple reason of not to trade their cars to the public. However, the British firm (belonging to Podrive today) has remained firm in its conviction to produce some of the best cars that have travelled the world tracks with calm and patience.

History of Aston Martin

Lionel Martin was a runner of great tourism who in 1913 won the precious prize of Aston-Clinton in mountain running. The following year decided to found his own company which he named Aston Martin, which in the following years had prominent holdings in racing, in trouble by Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche. In 1959 he won the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans test.

Worldwide fame arrived when using an Aston Martin DB5 in the first Agent 007 James Bond film. It also made it in the new films Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig, who used a silver DBS until today. The British band The Beatles was also known for using cars Aston Martin, there is even a legend that tells that the musician Paul McCartney "died" in 1965 while he was returning from study aboard one of these cars, and then a double took his place since then in the band.

Aston Martin has manufactured since always their cars using traditional methods, both so between 1957 and 2000 total production does not reach 12,000 units. He attended several economic crises since the 30's, but the DB models (stands for David Brown, engineer) saved from the fall to the brand. After the heyday of the James Bond movie, Aston Martin lived moments of prosperity which lasted little, then selling to Company Developments in 1972 their numbers fell and became an irregular mark, without new models that offer.

Later years and currently of Aston Martin

Once the Ford Group acquired the brand figures returned to shake, this time favorably. They took out the Aston Martin DB7, a new gem. From the year 2000 increased its production capacity, reaching manufacture 1,476 units in 2003. The following year they sold 2,400 units.

However, despite being a brand of luxury (or exactly) so, Aston Martin was not profitable for Ford, which sold to Prodrive by nearly a trillion dollars in 2007. Today, unfortunately, the fate of Aston Martin is uncertain because their debts threaten to bring it to bankruptcy.

Aston Martin, a brand that has lived since always in its law and will remain so until the end of his days. A brand of Knights, a true English lord.

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Aston Martin Cars Reviews

Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Vanquish

The Aston Martin Vanquish, a grand Tourer introduced in the year of 2011. It serves as a descendant to the range of the ageing Virage. The 1st generation V12 Vanquish was revealed at the event at Geneva Motor Show in the year of 2011, projected by Ian Callum.

Aston Martin One-77

Aston Martin One-77

The Aston Martin One-77, a 2 door saloon made by Aston Martin. This sedan initially seemed at the event on Motor show held in the Paris in the year of 2008, however the sedan kept typically concealed via a ‘Savile Row tailored skirt’ during the whole show, prior to be completely released at the event of Geneva Motor Show in 2009 and made available and started to deliver from the opening of 2011 year.

Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9

Grand Tourer Aston Martin DB9 was first displayed at the Frankfurt auto-show in the year 2003. This model is available in both convertible and coupe, the SB9 was one of the successor version of DB7. This is considered to be the first model which was manufactured at Aston martin’s Gaydon facility.

Technical characteristics of Aston Martin Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Aston Martin Virage Volante 2011 497HP (365 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
2 Aston Martin DBS Volante 2009 517HP (380 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
3 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Sportshift 2008 425HP (313 kW) @ 7000 rpm 13.2 l/100km
4 Aston Martin Virage Automatic 1988 334HP (246 kW) @ 6000 rpm 15 l/100km
5 Aston Martin One-77 2011 760HP (559 kW) @ 0 rpm n/a
6 Aston Martin Vantage 1992 557HP (410 kW) @ 6500 rpm 15 l/100km
7 Aston Martin DB7 GT 2002 441HP (324 kW) @ 6000 rpm 15 l/100km
8 Aston Martin DB4 Series 5 1962 243HP (179 kW) @ 5500 rpm 15 l/100km
9 Aston Martin Virage Coup? 2011 497HP (365 kW) @ 6500 rpm n/a
10 Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet 1961 306HP (225 kW) @ 6000 rpm 15 l/100km
11 Aston Martin DB7 1993 339HP (249 kW) @ 5500 rpm 15 l/100km
12 Aston Martin Saloon 1932 n/a 15 l/100km
13 Aston Martin DB9 2003 456HP (335 kW) @ 6000 rpm 15 l/100km
14 Aston Martin DB5 1963 285HP (210 kW) @ 5500 rpm 15 l/100km
15 Aston Martin Vanquish 2004 466HP (343 kW) @ 6500 rpm 15 l/100km

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