Friday 9 November, Gaydon : Aston Martin has announced that it will enter in to an important new partnership with the successful German racing team PROsport Performance based near the Nürburgring, close to the home of the British brand’s AMR Performance Centre in Germany. The agreement, which features the highest level of partner support from Aston Martin Racing, includes a two-car attack on Germany’s leading GT championship – the ADAC GT Masters – in 2019 with the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Moreover, one of those two Vantage GT3s will be driven by a pair Aston Martin Racing works drivers
07 November 2018, St Athan, Wales: With the unveiling of Aston Martin Lagonda’s first SUV scheduled for the last quarter of 2019, work is progressing apace to complete the new St Athan production facility. The site, which started life as a series of Ministry of Defense ‘Super Hangars’, is being completely transformed into a state-of-the-art luxury manufacturing plant
6 November 2018, London: Aston Martin has been named ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at the Luxury Briefing Awards. Heralded as the ‘Oscars of the Luxury Industry’, the aim of the annual event is to reward and celebrate excellence and innovation. Presenting the award, Sir Eric Peacock described Aston Martin as a “powerful, hugely aspirational brand that is the epitome of luxury” and defied anyone in the room not to covet it. He went on to say the last 12 months have been an “Annus Magnificus” for the brand as it “soared into profit, increasing sales by an astonishing 8% in the first half of the year alone…it has been one of the fastest turnarounds and renaissances the luxury industry has ever seen”. Aston Martin Lagonda Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Simon Sproule, was at The Savoy in central London to collect the award.
01 November 2018, Gaydon: One of the greatest moments in Aston Martin Lagonda’s (AML) illustrious motorsport history is the inspiration for the latest Q by Aston Martin: Commission; the ‘DBS 59’ Inspired by Aston Martin’s historic 1-2 finish in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with its iconic DBR1, Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a collection of 24 very special DBS Superleggeras – one for every hour of the legendary endurance race. Called the ‘DBS 59’, each is identified by bespoke design features, hand-crafted interiors and graphic elements drawing directly from the DBR1 and the race it so famously conquered. A marque synonymous with success in the world’s toughest endurance race – the most recent being a dramatic class win for the V8 Vantage GTE in last year’s race – Aston Martin’s outright victory in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans is the stuff of motorsport legend
24 October 2018, Shanghai, China: The iconic producer of hand-crafted luxury sports cars, Aston Martin Lagonda (AML), today announced the opening of a brand new design studio in Shanghai.
24 October 2018, Gaydon: The second watch of the collaboration between two of the most iconic brands in motor racing was revealed today with the global release of the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 Aston Martin Special Edition .
22 October 2018, Shanghai, China: Iconic luxury British sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin Lagonda (AML), today announced the grand opening of its first global brand centre in China. Located in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district, the ‘House of Beautiful’ brand centre showcases all aspects of the Aston Martin experience, bringing together the company’s products, experiences and brand collaborations. The impressive facility occupies over 300m 2 and includes vehicle displays, space for entertaining and a lounge area for guests to relax.
19 October 2018, Gaydon: Dr Andy Palmer CMG, President and Group Chief Executive of Aston Martin Lagonda (AML), has been presented with the Dr. Neville Bain Memorial Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice at the 2018 Director of the Year awards dinner. This award is the highest accolade in the Director of the Year Awards, recognising the personal imprint of the UK’s most high-profile leaders on the culture and success of their organisation through outstanding professionalism and the implementation of best practice in governance and leadership
11 October 2018, Gaydon, UK : Aston Martin has achieved double success at the inaugural Motor Awards with The Sun and Sunday Times, collecting two prestigious awards at a star-studded ceremony in London last night. The nominees for each award were chosen by a panel of motoring experts at News UK, before being put to a public vote.
20 September 2018, Gaydon: Aston Martin’s next step into the mid-engined hypercar market has been confirmed with the release of the first official details of Project ‘003’. Project ‘003’ is the third hypercar to be developed by Aston Martin following the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro (formerly ‘001’ and ‘002’), 003 has its DNA deeply rooted in concepts and technology currently being developed for those revolutionary road and track-only machines