Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.
The firm became associated with luxury grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger.
The company has had a chequered financial history, including bankruptcy in the 1970s, but has also enjoyed long periods of success and stability, including under the ownership of David Brown, from 1947 to 1972 and of the Ford Motor Company from 1994 to 2007.
In March 2007, a consortium of investors, led by David Richards, purchased 92% of Aston Martin for £479 million, with Ford retaining a £40 million stake. David Richards became chairman of Aston Martin. In December 2012, the Italian private equity fund Investindustrial signed a deal to buy 37.5% of Aston Martin, investing £150 million as a capital increase.
Today May 19, 2013 the Aston Martin Motor Company premiered the new Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Car. The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept Car made its world debut in Germany at the Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race. Thousands of lucky spectators were the first to see the Aston Martin […]
Nürburgring, 18 May 2013 – Aston Martin has qualified in second place for the 41st ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours (N24) in its #007 V12 Vantage GT3. The front row position was secured in a dramatic top 40 shoot-out under glorious sunshine in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans.
Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez has made history by driving the first ever zero CO2 emissions lap in an international motor race in the manufacturer’s #100 Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S race car at the 41st ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours.
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Alset Global’s Hybrid Hydrogen system to debut in Aston Martin Rapide S race car Pioneering Hybrid Hydrogen fuel system offers practical and effective implementation of renewable, clean energy for automotive applications. Aston Martin’s Rapide S will debut the technology at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (May 19th-20th 2013) and become the first hydrogen-powered car to compete […]
ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATES ITS 100th BIRTHDAY AT GENEVA Global debut of Rapide S: most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date Global motor show debut of Centenary Edition Vanquish Global motor show debut of new Q by Aston Martin models Aston Martin is celebrating a century of automotive achievement at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show.
Road car debut for Zircotec’s composites coating that enabled F1 teams to exploit the blown diffuser Plasma sprayed ceramics enable the use of composites in high temperature environments on Aston Martin One-77 OXFORD – The ceramic based material that originally allowed F1 teams to exploit the ‘blown diffuser’ aerodynamic advantage has made its road car […]
Sir Roger Moore, who famously played 007 in the James Bond film series, visited the National Motor Museum’s BOND IN MOTION exhibition to celebrate the launch of the BOND 50 Blu-ray Collection, on sale now.
Aston Martin specialist Aston Workshop will make its Footman James Classic Motor Show debut this year. Held at Birmingham’s NEC from 16th to 18th November, Aston Workshop will bring an amazing display of Aston Martins’ including a stunning 1956 DB2/4 MKII and a 1967 DB6 MK1.
London, 21 August 2012 – Luxury British sport car maker Aston Martin has confirmed a stunning line-up of its latest models to appear at Salon Privé from the 5th to
Aston Martin Racing brought the high octane action of the race track pitlane to Aston Martin Works as owners and enthusiasts enjoyed an evening of motorsport. The evening included a live pitstop demonstration by endurance driver Darren Turner and the Aston Martin Racing GTE pit crew, using the Vantage GTE race car which sped to […]
Aston Martin Works invites Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts to witness one of the most thrilling elements of motorsport in a unique location at ‘An Evening with Aston Martin Racing’. This exciting event, which includes a glimpse of the high octane action that takes place in the pit lane, promises to bring the sights and […]
DB6s top the results at H&H’s inaugural Donnington Priory sale Donnington Priory, the country home of H&H’s associate fine art company Dreweatts, provided a splendid backdrop for yesterday’s (August 8) summer sale of majestic metal. Bearing in mind H&H’s excellent record with Aston Martin DB6s, it was perhaps no surprise to find examples of this […]
Aston Martin is lifting the lid on an extreme new sports car with the global debut of the V12 Vantage Roadster. The new sports car, available as a limited edition in selected markets worldwide, immediately becomes the most potent example of the open-top Vantage range and mixes the breath-taking power of Aston Martin’s naturally aspirated […]
The new Aston Martin Vanquish is already breaking records, just a week after making its world debut at astonmartin.com. Unprecedented global interest in Aston Martin’s new hero means the luxury British brand is rewriting its internet record books.
Gaydon 28 June 2012 – Fresh from its podium finish at the 24 Hour of Le Mans, Aston Martin’s Vantage GTE will attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend to tackle its celebrated hillclimb course.
Aston Martin is today unveiling a stunning new luxury sports car – the Vanquish. Sitting proudly at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker’s sports car line-up, this breath-taking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering. Vanquish points to an exciting and confident future for the historic […]
Le Mans , 16 June 2012 – Villois Racing’s Vantage GT2 triumphed in the Aston Martin Racing Festival of Le Mans today as drivers Luca Filippi and Brian Lavio passed the chequered flag more than a minute ahead of their closest rival after 10 action-packed laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe. A V12-powered DBR9 […]
Le Mans, 17 June 2012 – Aston Martin Racing’s new-for-2012 Vantage GTE has finished on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on its first attempt. The #97 V8-powered racer finished third in the fiercely competitive GTE Pro category having covered 332 laps – almost 3,000 miles – of the celebrated 8.5-mile Circuit […]
Gaydon, 8th June 2012 – Continuing its successful return to production-derived GT motorsport Aston Martin Racing will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans next week (16/17 June) with two Aston Martin Vantage GTEs, and it has its sights firmly set on podium finishes in both the GTE Pro and GTE Am classes.
Gaydon, 7 June 2012 – Following the news of Carroll Shelby’s passing last month, Aston Martin was further saddened to learn of Roy Salvadori’s death on Sunday (3 June) at the age of 90. The pair famously drove the Aston Martin DBR1 to victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 and to […]
Gaydon, 1 June 2012 – A field of 30 Aston Martin competition cars will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe, France, to contest the inaugural Aston Martin Racing Festival of Le Mans on the morning of the legendary 24-hour race (16 June). Six types of Aston Martin GT racing car will participate in the […]
Nürburg, 20 May 2012 – During a weekend in which the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours proved that it’s still every bit as challenging as ever, Aston Martin has successfully conducted a valuable testing exercise for its new-for-2012 V12 Vantage GT3 racing car, whilst its engineering department and customer race teams racked up three podium […]