General info about “Aston Martin”

Posted on October 23, 2010

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Aston Martin Today

‘Over the past nine decades, Aston Martin has witnessed many changes. In a long and distinguished history, Aston Martin has seen some good times and some not so good times.

The fact that Aston Martin has survived is testament to the strength and resolve of everyone who has ever been involved with the company: customers and employees alike.

We are passionate about the cars we produce and we know this is a passion shared by our enthusiastic owners. All of our sports cars will continue to be hand-built and bespoke but using high technology processes in a very modern environment.

That ethos goes right back to 1914 and the very beginnings of the company. Our founders, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, believed that a sports car should have a distinctive and individual character. They felt it should be built to the highest standards and be exhilarating to drive and own – many things have changed over the ensuing ninety plus years, but those goals are still very relevant to us today.

An Aston Martin combines three important elements: power, beauty and soul. Aston Martins are truly special – they always have been and always will be.’

Dr Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin

General Info:

Type: Private Limited Company

Industry: Automotive

Founded: 1913

Founder(s): Lionel Martin, Robert Bamford

Headquarters: Gaydon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Key people: Dr. Ulrich Bez (CEO), Marek Reichman (Director of Design)

Products: Automobiles

Owner(s): David Richards, John Sinders, Investment Dar, Adeem Investment

Website: astonmartin.com

Current models:

*V8 Vantage, V8 Vantage Roadster, V12 Vantage

*DB9, DB9 Volante

*DBS V12, DBS Volante

*Rapide

Future models:

*Cygnet

*V8 Vantage N420, V8 Vantage N420 Roadster

Brand Logo:

Timeline (Brand History 1921-2010):

  • 1921–1925 Aston Martin Standard Sports
  • 1927–1932 Aston Martin First Series
  • 1929–1932 Aston Martin International
  • 1932–1932 Aston Martin International Le Mans
  • 1932–1934 Aston Martin Le Mans
  • 1933–1934 Aston Martin 12/50 Standard
  • 1934–1936 Aston Martin Mk II
  • 1934–1936 Aston Martin Ulster
  • 1936–1940 Aston Martin 2 litre Speed Models (23 built)
  • 1937–1939 Aston Martin 15/98
  • 1948–1950 Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports (DB1)
  • 1950–1953 Aston Martin DB2
  • 1953–1957 Aston Martin DB2/4
  • 1957–1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III
  • 1958–1963 Aston Martin DB4
  • 1961–1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
  • 1963–1965 Aston Martin DB5
  • 1965–1966 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante
  • 1965–1969 Aston Martin DB6
  • 1967–1972 Aston Martin DBS
  • 1969–1989 Aston Martin V8
  • 1977–1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • 1986–1990 Aston Martin V8 Zagato
  • 1989–1996 Aston Martin Virage/Virage Volante
  • 1989–2000 Aston Martin Virage
  • 1993–2000 Aston Martin Vantage
  • 1996–2000 Aston Martin V8 Coupe/V8 Volante
  • 1993–2003 Aston Martin DB7/DB7 Vantage
  • 2002–2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
  • 2002–2004 Aston Martin DB AR1
  • 2001–2007 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
  • 2004–2007 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S
  • 2004–present Aston Martin DB9
  • 2005–present Aston Martin V8 and V12 Vantage
  • 2007–present Aston Martin DBS V12
  • 2009–present Aston Martin One-77
  • 2010–present Aston Martin Rapide

Source: http://www.astonmartin.com; http://www.en.wikipedia.org

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