The agency turned related to luxurious grand touring automobiles in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 mannequin within the 1964 movie Goldfinger.
The corporate has had a chequered monetary historical past, together with chapter within the 1970s, however has additionally loved lengthy durations of success and stability, together with underneath the possession of David Brown, from 1947 to 1972 and of the Ford Motor Company from 1994 to 2007.
In March 2007, a consortium of buyers, led by David Richards, bought 92% of Aston Martin for £479 million, with Ford retaining a £40 million stake. David Richards turned chairman of Aston Martin. In December 2012, the Italian personal fairness fund Investindustrial signed a deal to purchase 37.5% of Aston Martin, investing £150 million as a capital improve.
In 2013 Aston Martin signed a cope with Daimler AGto provide the subsequent era Aston Martin automobiles with new Mercedes-AMGengines. Daimler AG now owns 5% of Aston Martin. Mercedes-AMG will even provide Aston Martin with electrical techniques. This technical partnership will help Aston Martin’s launch of a brand new era of fashions that may incorporate new know-how and V8s. The primary mannequin to sport Mercedes know-how is the DB11, introduced on the 2016 Geneva Motor, sporting Mercedes electronics for the leisure, navigation and different techniques.
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