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Beyond Bond: Aston Martin’s Rich Driving Legacy
Aston Martin is one of the most iconic and well-known car brands in the world. The company has a rich history that spans more than a century, and its cars have been featured in some of the most popular movies ever made. We’ll take a look at Aston Martin’s top models throughout the years and give you a sneak preview of some of the automaker’s upcoming vehicles.
History Of Aston Martin Brand
Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. The company’s first car, the Aston Martin Coal Scuttle, was based on a 1908 Isotta-Fraschini chassis and featured a four-cylinder engine. In 1914, the duo entered their car in the famed French Grand Prix, but they were forced to retire due to engine problems.
During World War I, Aston Martin switched gears and began producing aircraft engines for the British government. After the war ended, Lionel Martin resumed the production of cars with the help of a new investor Count Louis Zborowski. In 1922, Zborowski commissioned Aston Martin to build a race road car based on the Mercedes Benz Grand Prix cars of the time. The result was the Aston Martin Zborowski, which went on to win its first race at the Brooklands circuit in Surrey, England. England’s companies reinstall all the gadgets including revolving license plates to capitalize on the car’s history.
Aston Martin experienced financial difficulties in the late 1920s, and Bamford left the company in 1925. Zborowski also died in a racing accident in 1924, and Aston Martin was sold to Lady Charnwood. Under her ownership, the company struggled to find its footing and went through several leadership changes.
In 1947, the company was bought by David Brown Ltd., which helped to stabilize Aston Martin’s finances. During this time, the company’s most popular model among Bond fans was the DB series, which included the DB-series two cars that were featured in the James Bond film where actor Roger Moore drove them across the country.
Aston Martins has continued to produce some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cars in the years since. The company is currently owned by a consortium of investors, and it is undergoing a major expansion.
Aston Martin’s Top Models
Throughout its more than 100-year history, Aston Martin has produced a wide variety of cars. Here are some of the automaker’s most iconic models:
The DB Series
The DB series is perhaps Aston Martin’s most famous line of cars. The DB-series cars were featured in the James Bond films, and they’re known for their sleek design and powerful engines. The first James Bond car was also the Aston Martin DB5 prototype. DB series models are:
The DB11 is Aston Martin’s flagship model, and it was introduced in 2016. The DB11 is powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 600 horsepower. It has a top speed of 200 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just four seconds.
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the newest model, and it was introduced in 2018. It’s a high-performance version of the original bond car, and it’s powered by the same twin-turbocharged V12 engine. The DBS Superleggera has a top-speed famous car of 211 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just three seconds.
The DBX is Aston Martin’s first SUV, and it will be introduced in 2020. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 600 horsepower. The most famous car DBX has a top speed of 180 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just four seconds.
The Vantage Series
The Vantage series is Aston Martin’s line of performance cars. These cars are known for their high horsepower engines and track-ready handling. Vantage series models are:
V12 Vantage S
The V12 Vantage S is powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 630 horsepower. It has a top speed of 205 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just three seconds.
V12 Vantage S Roadster
The Vantage S Roadster is a convertible version of the V12 Vantage S. It’s powered by the same twin-turbocharged V12 engine, and it has the same performance specifications.
V8 Vantage S
The Vantage S is powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 630 horsepower. It has a top speed of 205 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just three seconds.
Aston Martin’s Upcoming Vehicles
Aston Martin is currently working on several new and upcoming vehicles. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the automaker’s most anticipated models:
Aston Martin V12 Speedster
The Aston Martin V12 Speedster is powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine that has a peak output of 700 horsepower and 753Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just three seconds.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Valkyrie is a new supercar that’s being developed in partnership with Red Bull Racing. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 hybrid boosted engine that produces 1160 horsepower. The Valkyrie is expected to be the fastest and most powerful car that Aston Martin has ever produced.
Aston Martin Valhalla
The Valhalla will be Aston Martin’s most ambitious and advanced car to date. It’s a mid-engine hypercar with a hybrid powertrain that will rival the Ferrari SF90. The Valhalla will have a top speed of 280 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just two seconds.
Vanquish Vision Concept
Aston Martin’s upcoming Vanquish Vision Concept will be powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the automaker’s new V6 engine. The new V6 will make its debut in the AM-RB 003 hypercar in hybrid turbo form. The Vanquish Vision Concept is slated for release in the coming years.
For More Information
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