[WCSA– Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 110 years of development of Aston Martin, a Japanese multinational electronics corporation (1913)

13-01-2024

(wcsa.world) Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC is a British luxury sports car manufacturer.

Aston Martin is known for producing high-performance, high-end vehicles and has a long history in the automotive industry. The company was founded in 1913 and has been associated with iconic cars featured in James Bond films.

 

 

Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to Charles III since 1982, and has over 160 car dealerships in 53 countries, making it a global automobile brand.

 

 

Aston Martin has been involved in motorsport at various points in its history, mainly in sports car racing, and also in Formula One. The Aston Martin brand is increasingly being used, mostly through licensing, on other products including a submarine, real estate development, and aircraft.

(Wowtimes) Aston Martin’s History and Achievements

  • 1913: Aston Martin was founded as Bamford & Martin by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.
  • 1915: The company acquired premises at Henniker Mews in Kensington and produced their first car in March
  • 1922: Bamford & Martin produced cars to compete in the French Grand Prix, which went on to set world speed and endurance records at Brooklands.
  • 1925: Bamford & Martin was officially renamed Aston Martin Motors, and the focus was shifted to sports cars.
  • 1939: Aston Martin stopped producing vehicles due to World War II, and made the shift to manufacturing aircraft parts for the war.
  • 1947: Lagonda, one of the most innovative automakers of its time, was purchased by Aston Martin.
  • 1950: The company announced planned production of their Le Mans prototype to be called the DB2.
  • 1965: The six-cylinder engines of these cars were designed by Tadek Marek.
  • 1975: A businessman by the name of Peter Sprague and other investors purchased Aston Martin. Aston Martin was officially renamed Aston Martin Lagonda Limited.
  • 1987: Ford swooped in and bought a 75% stake in Aston Martin Lagonda Limited.
  • 1993: Ford bought out the company.
  • 2003: Gaydon factory, the first purpose-built factory in Aston Martin's history, opened. A new division was created, called Aston Martin Racing, which became responsible, together with Prodrive, for the design, development, and management of the DBR9 program.
  • 2013: Aston Martin partnered with Mercedes-Benz to equip future Aston Martin vehicles with Mercedes-AMG engines. To this day, both automakers work together.
  • 2018: Aston Martin was listed on the London Stock Exchange as Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings, and still is today.
  • 2021: executive chairman Lawrence Stroll stated that the company plans on building electric vehicles by 2025.
  • 2023: Aston Martin signed an agreement with Lucid Motors after selecting it to help supply electric motors, powertrains, and battery systems for its upcoming range of fully electric cars.

 

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