Aston Martin Reviews
Cool, fast, sexy, slightly stiff-upper-lipped and decidedly British, Aston Martin is a supercar and luxury sports car manufacturer with stunning heritage and reputation. Combining precision-engineered technology with a recognisable British luxury, Aston Martin is an historic name in automotive history and is a benchmark sports car manufacturer.
Founded in 1913, Aston Martin is a British-based car manufacturer currently owned by Prodrive, headed by Dave Richards.
The company has enjoyed long lasting popularity and a solid reputation within the motor industry. In its near-100 year history, Aston Martin has established a long term connection with motor sport, movies and celebrities, all of which has enhanced the appeal of the brand.
From 1994 until 2007 Aston Martin was part of the Ford Motor Company, becoming part of the company’s Premier Automotive Group.
On 12 March 2007, it was purchased by a joint venture company, under the stewardship of Dave Richards (boss of Prodrive).
Aston Martin cars are seen as sophisticated and classy models with a quintessentially British feel.
In media, Aston Martin cars have been involved in TV and films since the sixties. The most notable example is the company’s frequent appearances in the James Bond film series.
Numerous Aston Martin models from the DB5, V8 Vantage, Vanquish and DBS have been driven by the famous fictional secret agent.
Aston Martin also has a long lasting association with motor sport that has stretched for over 60 years.
In this time Aston Martin has regularly participated in events such as the GT championships and 24 hours of Le Mans. The company has even partaken in Formula One, entering between 1959 and 1960.
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