Top 10 secrets about Aston Martin

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Aston Martin is one of the world’s most iconic and recognizable luxury car brands. It has been featured in countless movies and television shows, earning its place as a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Here are 10 secrets you may not know about Aston Martin:

  1. The name “Aston Martin” is derived from two separate sources – Aston Hill, a hill in Buckinghamshire and Martin, the middle name of one of its founders Lionel Martin.
  2. The company was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford as Bamford & Martin Ltd. They produced their first car, an Invicta S-Type, in 1915.
  3. In 1922, the company’s name changed to Aston Martin.
  4. In 1947, ownership of the company changed hands once again when David Brown Limited (famous for producing industrial tractors) bought it. It was during this era that the iconic DB series of cars was produced, including the world-famous DB5 which featured in several James Bond films and is now highly sought after by car collectors around the world.
  5. The Aston Martin brand has gone through some difficult times, including bankruptcy in 1973 and a few subsequent sales. However, it was bought back by Ford Motor Company in 1994 and is now part of the luxury car division that includes Jaguar Land Rover.
  6. In 2018, Formula 1 driver David Coulthard became the company’s first ever brand ambassador.
  7. Aston Martin has a state of the art research and development centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire where new models are designed and tested before release.
  8. The company produces some of the most luxurious cars in the world with prices ranging from $100,000 to over $1 million depending on the model.
  9. Aston Martin has expanded beyond cars in recent years and now produces luxury yachts, apparel, furniture and even jet packs.
  10. The company is currently working on the Valkyrie hypercar project which is said to be the most powerful production car ever made with a top speed of 250mph.

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