Aston Martin (Aston Martin) - the legendary British company specializing in the production of ultra-expensive sports supercars. Group is a division of Ford Motor Company. It is headquartered in Newport Penell.
Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford are founders of Aston Martin brand name. In 1914 at London's Kensington they built lightweight sports car with a 1.4-liter Coventry-Simples on the chassis of the Italian car Isotta Fraschini. The year before, on car, "Singer-10В» (Singer), Martin won the local race on the hill Aston Clinton (Aston Clinton), and in memory of the event a new car was called as "Aston Martin". At the end of 1919, a second model of the "Aston Martin" was created, and its production began only in January 1920 in the new shop on London Road, Abington.
Aston Martin cars are constantly involved in racing, thanks to which the company gained a sporty and technical expertise. In the 1924 on race at Monza, Count Louis Zborowski who provided great financial assistance has smashed and the company standing on the brink of bankruptcy was bought in 6000 ВЈ by Renwick Engineer (WS Renwick). The basis for all future "Aston Martin" cars till 1936 was a new 1.5-liter engine with overhead camshaft, which was developed by Renwick and his companion the Italian Cesare Augusto Bertelli.
In the 90 years under the guidance of Ford the Aston Martin has improved its economical status. In 1993, the audience was presented a new DB7 sport car. This model is one of the best cars of the company. In the 90 years are still valid such models as Virage, Volante and Vantage with a substantially modified V8 engine with four valves per cylinder and bulk blowers, which allowed raising its capacity to 557 hp.
New model DB7 became a successful project at the Aston Martin Auto Show in Detroit in 1998. Designer Ian Callum has made a contribution in creation of the next millennium car named "Dream Choice". DB7 is produced in two versions, which have become standard for Aston - Coupe and Volante.
In 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show was first shown the new brainchild of British designers - Vantage Aston Martin DB7. This is another dream-car of the DB7 model series. New DB7 Vantage was also designed by Ian Callum.
In 2000 the owner of Aston Martin - U.S. auto giant Ford officially introduces the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, which is due to a new, more powerful engine and the use of lightweight materials has an amazing vehicle driving characteristics. Vanquish is not a car, but a boutique on the Champs Elysees. There is no need to say that the car is literally crammed with all possible electronics. All information is processed by on-board computer (which, according to engineers, can carry up to 2 million instructions per second) is displayed as the most important is duplicated by voice. It is assumed that every year British workers will assemble about 300 cars, each one hand-and custom-made, so that the same will not happen.
In 2001 the company announced the release of four-thousand's DB7 Aston Martin car. It was the Vanage coupe painted in gray-green color named Galloway Green. Sales volumes of DB7 model began a new record of company and exceed the aggregate sales of the previous generations of this model - DB4, DB5 and DB6. It is shall be noted that the elite "Aston Martin" is still going in the four small sheds near the town of Newport Pegnel in central England. This plant has not learned what a conveyor or the division of labor at Ford. At another factory where they make Aston Martin BD, under the hood of each car is put a special stamp: the name of the assembler, or, rather, the author.