We have all looked at an Aston Martin at some time, perhaps because of its elegance, its wide grille, its smooth design lines, or simply because it is a beautiful car. This British brand came on the market in 1913 but under the name Bamford & Martin; but that as a result of its victory in the Aston-Clinton mountain race it happened to be called Aston Martin.
Traditionally Aston Martin’s most direct competition has been the Italians from Ferrari and Maserati, having a head-to-head fight through the years of Gran Turismo racing. Driving an Aston Martin automatically makes you feel like James Bond, and we must remember that Agent 007 has it at the top of the list when it comes to cars- Just take a look at the classic DB 5 to fully understand it .
Aston Martin, even after undergoing several changes of ownership in its history, has always preserved the essence of a small company that manufactures artisanal and luxury cars for a very select public. It is a brand that transmits all the class and English style, with luxury finishes, comfort at its best, but in recent decades, they have injected a significant dose of sportiness.
This new sporting approach can be seen with the Aston Martin Vantage, which with its huge atmospheric V12, is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 in 3.6 seconds, record figures for a car with the level of equipment it has. Driving one of these cars is a mandatory experience for anyone who enjoys driving in comfort but is also somewhat hungry for a sporting experience, since in most of their models we can feel this emotion when stepping on the accelerator.
All this trend of sports features and performance brought to street models is largely inspired by the victories on the track of the English, since they have recently excelled in competitions such as the 24 hours of the Nürburgring or in their own cup, the Aston Cup. Martin. Despite his recent victories, this racing heritage began back in 1947 with the entry of David Brown into the ranks of the company, who with his Aston Martin-Lagonda alliance secured the LeMans 24-hour victory in 1959. From there comes the name DB of all its sportier models.
In 2013 the British company reached an agreement with the Germans from Daimler to adapt technologies in their models, which is why certain characteristics between both brands are shared. Chassis architecture, V8 engines or entertainment systems are some of the most relevant.