Historic of the company. • Aston Martin at this time • The competition
HISTORY of the COMPANY • 1913: Bamford and Martin Limited founded it in London • 1914: Aston Martin name is born following success at Aston Hill Climb • 1915: First Aston Martin is registered • 1921: First works Aston Martin competition car makes it appearance • 1922: Aston Martin makes first appearance overseas at French Grand Prix
1926: Aston Martin Motors Limited is formed and sets up in Feltham • 1928: First entry at Le Mans 24-hour race • 1947: David Brown buys Aston Martin Motors Limited and Lagonda. • 1951: DB2 comes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the 3 litre class at Le Mans. • 1959: Aston Martin wins World Sports Cars Championship in the DBR1 following wins at the 1000 kms at Nurburgring, Le Mans, and the RAC Tourist Trophy.
1964: DB5 appears with James Bond in Goldfinger. • 1981: Victor Gauntlett and Pace Petroleum acquire Aston Martin. • 1987: Ford Motor Company acquires a 75% shareholding in Aston Martin • 1994: Ford Motor Company acquires 100% holding in Aston Martin • 2003: The 7 000th DB7 is built • 2005: Aston Martin returns to racing.
ASTON MARTIN at this time • The Cars: - Vanquish S -DB9 (Volante) -V8 Vantage
Vanquish S • The fastest road car in the history of Aston Martin. • 6.0 litre V12 • Maximum power is 520 ch at 7000 rpm, with maximum torque of 577 Nm at 5800 rpm
DB9 • DB9 Same engine like Vanquish S Top speed is 300 km/h (186 mph) and acceleration sees 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds • DB9 Volante
V8 Vantage • 4.3 litre V8 • 380 ch • maximum speed of 280 km/h (175 mph). 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds It is a very fast sports car.
The Competition • FIA GT (Gran Turismo) • Several category (Le Mans series, FIA European GT3…) • Le Mans 24 hours
Conclusion Aston Martin is a sports cars seller. Its principal concurrents are Maserati, Bugatti, Ferrari… They sell very beautiful cars, and very expansive cars. Dealer Locator: Paris and Cannes. For information: Vanquish: 237 058 Euros and DB9: 148 600 Euros.