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If you're looking for the top British manufacturer of luxury sports cars designed for high speeds and long-distance driving, your search ends right here!

The information in this section contains links to a range of Aston Martin car models, with other items of interest in the news issued by their headquarters in Warwickshire, England.

Defining Heritage of Aston Martin Lagonda

Aston Martin's talent for crafting and creating luxury high-performance cars is well over 100 years old.

In fact, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford set up the business in a tiny workshop in Callow Street, London in 1913.

Since then, this iconic global brand has become synonymous with style, luxury, performance - and for those who can afford it - exclusivity!

Today, Aston Martin Lagonda designs and exports their sports cars from Gaydon, England to 55 different countries around the world.

Pro Tip: Aston Martin manufactures sports cars in Gaydon, Warwickshire. But, the luxury DBX SUV range is built at their factory in St Athan, Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.

Brief History of Aston Martin

The first car officially named as an 'Aston Martin' was the combination of a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex engine and a 1908 Isotta Fraschini chassis in 1915 (nicknamed the "Coal Scuttle).

Even though the First World War interrupted the production, they built more than fifty racing cars during the early 1920s.

Following several bankruptcies and new ownerships, the official renaming of the Aston Martin brand took place in 1925 when they moved the business to Feltham, West London.

Moving on...

Aston Martin established a good pedigree for racing from the 1950s. Typical examples are the Le Mans prototype DB2, the DB4, and the famous DB5 (a star in several James Bond films) manufactured in 1963.

The Ford Motor Company took a 75% stake in the financially troubled company in 1987. Several success stories followed, but Aston Martin retired the V8 and introduced the first of the Virage range in 1988.

In 2013, they signed a deal with Mercedes-Benz (formerly Daimler) to supply the next generation with Mercedes-AMG engines and electrical systems. The DB11 was the first model to encompass this new technology in March 2016.

But wait - there's more:

The production of Aston Martin's first-ever Sport Utility Vehicles (the DBX) started when the 90-acre purpose-built factory opened in the village of Saint Athan in December 2019.

Nowadays, it's fair to say that Aston Martin is favoured and respected by many for its involvement in motorsport (e.g. sports car racing) and in Formula One (F1).

By 2025, they have plans for building electric vehicles at the Gaydon headquarters in Warwick and at the factory in St Athan, South Wales.


2024 Sees New Era for Aston Martin Racing

A line-up of champions look set to lead a new generation as they re-sign Danish multiple world champions Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim to the works driver line-up.

Aston Martin Introduce the DB12 Volante

Created as a companion to the DB12 Coupe, the new DB12 Volante combines open-top driving with ultra-luxury and sporting dynamics.

The 680 PS/800 Nm 4.0 V8 Twin Turbo engine only needs 3.6 seconds to go from zero to 60mph and it has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). Deliveries should start from the end of 2023.


Aston Martin DB5 (1963-1965)

Aston Martin DB11 (2016-2023)

Aston Martin Vantage (2018)

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (2018)

Aston Martin DBX (2020)

Aston Martin DBX707

Aston Martin Valkyrie

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