5 Facts about Aston Martin
Aston Martin, the ultimate supercar torn between the middle ground of flamboyance and functionality. It’s a car that epitomises British design and manufacturing while subtly giving a nod to the UK’s influence in producing quality motors. Our love for the Aston Martin is so great, we have compiled 5 facts which will cover everything from price to practacality of one of our nations pride and joy.
When was Aston Martin made?
Aston Martin was founded in 1913, London. Only one year before the great war, production was halted due to the country’s efforts on foreign soil but continued in the years after.
Where is Aston Martin made?
Originally made in London, Aston Martin is now headquartered in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire. The facility is responsible for planning, designing and building vehicles that most can only dream about, housing models such as DB11, Vanquish, Vantage and Rapide.
Who owns Aston Martin?
Lionel Martin and his friend Robert Bamford had joined forces as Bamford & Martin to sell cars made by manufacturer, Singer. Martin, who raced specials at Aston Hill, decided to create Aston Martin with Bamford after racing specials near Aston Hill, aptly giving influence to the brands identity. Now the brand is owned by Prodrive chairman, David Richards, who purchased the company for £485 million.
How much does an Aston Martin cost?
Quality is embedded in the DNA of Aston Martin; from the materials used to create the exterior to the sturdy fabric installed in the interior. In August 2017, the car that won the 1959 Nurburgring (1956 DBR1) 100km race sold at auction sold at auction for an eye-watering $22.5 million. The vehicle is original and one if its kind, which might explain why you would have to sell your soul to get your hands on one.
Which Aston Martin is the fastest?
Fasten your seatbelts, the fastest Aston Martin that’s ever entered in production is The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, boasting a horn-inducing 565bhp of power, 62 Nm of peak torque and a resulting 201mph of top speed.