Aston Martin History
Throughout its long history and since its foundation in
1913 the brand Aston Martin has become associated
with what they do best, high performance,
luxury sports cars. The company itself changed many owners since its founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford opened up their shop in Kensington, although it was most prosperous under the Ford ownership and it had changed hand most recently in the March of 2007. when it was bought by the investment consortium led by the chairman of Prodrive, David Richards, while Ford will still keep a stake in the company. The sum the investment consortium had to pay was a staggering 848 million dollars or 475 million pounds.
Aston Martin has become known for their high quality “grand tourers“, however over the recent years their sports cars have become the lusted – after objects of admiration for the sports car enthusiasts’ world over. Although it was first presented as a concept car at the International Auto Show in Detroit where it caused quite a stir, the crowds eagerly anticipated International Car Show in Geneva where the Aston Martin V8 Vantage was finally present as a production version.
It is a high performance sport car, with sleek, lean design and a combination of the latest aston advancements in technology combined with Aston Martin’s super craftsmanship. It is an exceptional alternative to the luxury, high performance sports cars that are available on the market and it puts Aston Martin back in the race for the coveted position of number one in this particular sector.
As the highest in chic and British glamour and by their exceptional sleek design and beauty Aston Martins were an obvious choice for James Bond movies, Vanquish has appeared in 2002. “Die Another Day”, while the most recent Bond, Daniel Craig of “Casino Royale” fame, drove Aston Martin DB5 and DBS.