The company which started on 15th January 1913 was called Bamford & Martin, after its two founders; Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. However, not long after they founded the company, Bamford and Martin decided that the new venture would be christened ‘Aston Martin’; after Lionel Martin had been successful on the Aston Clinton hillclimb. And so a legend was born.

The Virage

virage12

Utilising the best of the DBS and DB9 underpinnings into one package, the Virage is what many would call the perfect mix. Despite looking similar to the DB9, every single

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The V12 Zagato

V12-Zagato

Almost 10 years on from the DB7 Zagato, Aston Martin and the Italian design company Zagato once again collaborated on an exciting new project, to celebrate the 50-year partnership they

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The Virage

The-Virage

By the end of the 1980s, the Aston Martin range consisted of the now very dated V8 cars. A new model was desperately needed, but there wasn’t the money to

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V12 Vantage

V12-Vantage

Perhaps the first truly extreme Aston Martin, motoring magazines described the car as 75 percent Porsche GT3, and 25 percent V8 Vantage. With the GT3 being a hardcore track car,

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The One-77

The-One-77

The One-77 shocked the automotive industry when it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2009. Using every piece of technology available, Aston Martin set out to create the

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The DBS

The-DBS

The new DBS looked bang up to date compared to the now dated-looking DB6. It was larger and more aggressive than the DB6 – the Aston Martin grille had been

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DB7 Zagato

The-DB7-Zagato

Before 2002, just two other Aston Martin Zagato models had been produced. The first, the DB4 Zagato, was a major success with its smooth and curvaceous lines. Naturally, the third

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The Virage

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The Virage sits between the DB9 and DBS, using a 5.9-litre V12 producing 490bhp and 570Nm. Costing around £20,000 more than its equivalent DB9, the Virage is a more exclusive

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The DB5

The-DB5

The DB5 was an evolution of the last of the DB4s that preceded it and went on to become perhaps the most famous Aston Martin of all time, after it

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The Lagonda

The-Lagonda

The Aston Martin Lagonda was unveiled in 1976 to an astonished world. There’d never been another car like it, and there never will be again. It was conceived as a

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The four-door Rapide

The-four-door-Rapide

The Rapide is based on the DB9 coupe, but is stretched to improve accommodation for rear passengers and to make room for the extra doors. Aston Martin was able to

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The DB4

The-DB4

Work began on the DB4 at about the same time as the DB Mark III (commonly mistaken as the DB3, which was a race car) was being developed. The DB4

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The DB5

The-DB5

Perhaps the most famous Aston Martin of all time. Featuring in the 007 James Bond movie ‘Goldfinger’ back in 1964, the DB5 became one of the most iconic cars in

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V8/V12 Vantage

V12-Vantage

The V8 Vantage was a superb car; smaller and more agile than its big brothers, the DB9 and Vanquish, yet with the traditional Aston Martin attributes of style and quality,

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The DB2

The-DB2

The first Aston Martin officially to carry a ‘DB’ badge was the DB2, first unveiled in 1950 described as ‘the most beautiful car in the world’ by Motor magazine. The

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