Aston Martin

English manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers

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Aston Martin: English manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers
Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc is a British independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Steered from 1947 by David Brown, it became associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982, and has over 160 car dealerships in 53 countries making it a global automobile brand. The company is traded at the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. In 2003 it received the Queen's Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to international trade. The company has gone bankrupt seven times in its history.


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Sebastian Vettel signs contract with Racing Point

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Four-time champion Vettel to join renamed Aston Martin F1 team

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is to join the renamed Aston Martin team in Formula 1 next year.
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Aston Martin confirms Mercedes boss Moers will replace CEO Palmer

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Driver Astin Martin led police on 93mph Ashington chase

Police describe him as "no James Bond" after he was convicted following the pursuit in a 30mph zone.
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Aston Martin's lifeline buys carmaker time as SUV hits road

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll and investors have rescued Aston Martin with a 500 million pound cash injection that analysts say will help stabilize the British carmaker whose first sport utility..
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Billionaire Lawrence Stroll buys stake in Aston Martin

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Aston Martin: F1 billionaire owner leads rescue deal

Racing Point F1 team co-owner Lawrence Stroll's consortium will inject emergency cash into the carmaker.
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Aston Martin shaken and stirred as rivals power ahead

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Aston Martin gets in touch with its feminine side for first SUV

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Fiat Chrysler sees uptick despite slowdown

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Aston Martin shares tumble on hefty half-year loss

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Shares in Aston Martin Lagonda have plummeted once again after the luxury car-maker revealed it swung to a £78.8 million loss as demand from dealers fell across the UK and Europe. The stock plunged..
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Aston Martin slashes forecasts amid 'disappointing' wholesales

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With a license to drive and $4 million, you can buy James Bond's Aston Martin from 'Goldfinger'

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Aston Martin opens new factory in south Wales to build SUV

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