Aston Martin was founded with the name Bamford & Martin Ltd in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, Victor pilot in 1913 by the famous mountain Aston-Clinton race. In 1914 it was renamed Aston Martin. He had an outstanding participation in numerous Grand Touring competitions. Historically, their most important rivals are Italian firms Ferrari and Maserati and, recently, the German manufacturer Porsche. Providing a distinct English-style Aston Martin acquired world fame by providing cars for the films of James Bond, Agent 007. In Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) and Spectre (2015) the actor Daniel Craig used a silver DBS and an Aston Martin DB10 prototype.
In 2005 the brand returned to sports competitions with success achieved a third place in the 24 hours of Le Mans GT category with its DBR9 model. Aston Martin won for the last time this legendary event in 1959.
Almost throughout its history, Aston Martin has manufactured cars of an artisan and small series; between 1957 and 2000 the total production of the mark did not reach 12,000 units. These volumes have increased in recent years. In 2003, Aston Martin produced 1,476 automobiles and in 2004 gave a remarkable leap to 2,400 units sold approaching the target set by the Premier Automotive Group - when he was its owner-five thousand annual car for 2006. The factory, which opened in 2004 in Gaydon, England, has the production capacity. Sales in the last fiscal year helped the British brand announced its first financial year with profits since 1962 ending balances in red with the incredible record of more than 40 years. In 2007 Aston Martin manufactured 7,250 automobiles, an increase of 6.7% compared to 2006.
Aston Martin is currently producing the following ranges of models: DB9, with 6-litre V12 engine; Vantage, V8 or V12 engines and options S, Roadster and N430, the Aston Martin Rapide 4-door S and the Vanquish engine V12, 568 Horsepower, 201 mph speed maximum and 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. All models have front engine and rear wheel drive.
The initials DB are the initials of David Brown, who ran the company since the end of World War II until 1972, year in which sold it.
Between 2009 and 2012, Aston Martin has produced a Special Edition called One-77, with a price of one million euros approximately. Powered by V12 7.3 liters with 750 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque, the One-77 can accelerate from zero to sixty in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 221 mph. The ultimate in manufacture of this series was color white/red.
Aston Martin Lagonda new Aston Martin Lagonda takes a style clearly inspired by its predecessor and will have a level of exclusivity to rival the one-77 supercar. Aston Martin confirmed only the car actually will be built as part of a special program, by invitation, just measure. It will be based on the company VH architecture, having V12, and carbon fiber body panels. The numbers will be very limited, and will be produced in the same building that housed one-77. Needless to say that each vehicle will be built by hand. car is only offered to customers of the market Middle East. Aston said that where there is demand. There are no prices. http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/first-looks/first-look-2015-aston-martin-lagonda-super-sedan
The Aston Martin DB5 James Bond.
The DB5 is the most famous Aston Martin car, due to its use by James Bond in Goldfinger (1964). Although Ian Fleming had placed bond in a DB Mark III in the novel, the DB5 was the company's newest model when the film was doing. The car used in the film was the original DB5 prototype, with another standard car used for stunts.
In fact, James Bond shows his excellent taste by cars driving several different models of Aston Martin. In more recent films of the most famous British agent, Bond leads the English brand automobiles. In Casino Royale agent Bond leads a DBS equipped with leading-edge technology, then in Quantum of Solace leads another elegant DBS at full speed through the streets of Italy while he flees persecution, which has undoubtedly benefited the popularity of these cars because 007 is a global icon in popular culture and is associated with the action and elegance. The same model appears in the most recent installment of Agent 007 Skyfall towards the climax of the film, 007 flees with M to Skyfall to cope Raoul Silva and his thugs. The DB5 which cannot be tracked as opposed to modern cars, is equipped with machine guns under their headlights which 007 ends with some henchmen Silva; then a helicopter destroyed the vehicle.
Aston Martin Vulcan
Aston Martin Valkyrie
Aston Martin Vantage
Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Vanquish
Aston Martin DB3
Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin Virage
Aston Martin DB7
Aston Martin DBS V12
DB4 GT Zagato 1960-1962 (20 units)
V8 Zagato 1986-1990 (89 units)
DB7 Zagato 2002-2003 (100 units)
DB AR1 2003-2004 (99 units)
One-77 2009-2012 (77 units)
V12 Zagato 2012-2013 (150 units)
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