Aston Martin Cars Price List in Philippines January 2017
About Aston Martin Cars
Aston Martin, more than 100 years of luxury and craftsmanship
Aston Martin is a name which every person interested in automobiles, respects and admires. Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is an automobile company which manufactures luxury and sports cars having brand names as Aston Martin. Currently, it is headquartered at Warwickshire in England. The key people in its administration are David Richards as Chairman and Dr. Ulrich Bez as its CEO. The Aston Martin cars have been symbol of style and speed. They have been used in various movies including James Bond movies such as Gold finger, Sky fall. This has led to increase in its popularity in many Asian countries like Philippines and India.
Founders and History:
Aston Martin was founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin in the year of 1913. These two were colleagues and used to sell Singer cars in London. Lionel Martin was a driving enthusiast and took part in various racing events. Their deep interest and love for automobiles led to formation of company which will manufacture cars. The first model that they built had components of two different companies. Its engine was a four cylinder engine having name Coventry Simplex, which was fitted in body of an Isotta Fraschini model. The first car of Aston Martin brand was produced in 1915. But the company’s future ran into danger once the World War started in 1915. Company was dissolved and all of its inventories were sold to an aviation company.
Development of Brand:
After the end of war, the company was again continued at Abingdon road in Kensington. But Robert Bamford let company in 1920 and Count L Jebrowski came in and provided the necessary funds to continue. After few years of design and research, Bamford and Martin cars were competing in French Grand Prix of 1922. Earlier one of its developed cars "Bunny" broke then world record for highest speed and endurance by averaging 76 miles per hour for more than 16.5 hours. It garnered huge attention from people and media and benefitted the company. The company went on to build more than fifty cars with different configurations and designs for its chassis.
The world wars and Aston Martin:
But by 1924, their finance went down sharply and was eventually bought by Lady Charnwood. Other notable people also helped during this difficult period and invested in the company. Meanwhile, it was renamed as Aston Martin Motors Company. One of the investors, Augustus Bertelli led it into production of new cars which were later famous as Bertelli Cars. Various cars of different genres were produced during this period. One of its teams also took part in Le Mans and Mille Miglia and was very successful also. Later, around seven hundred cars were targeted to be produced but then World War 2 broke out. After WW 2, David Brown joins the company as an owner and buys Lagonda also merges it with Aston Martin. During the period of 1955 to 1987, there were lot of uncertainties and the ownership changed various hands. In 1987, Ford Motors bought 75per cent shares and became its single owner.
Aston Martin has produced many legendary models which were very successful commercially. The standards set by its cars are hard to match even with current technological advancement. Cars such as Vantage series, DB9, Vanquish series etc. have ruled the roads for a very long period of time and were immensely popular.
The V8 Vantage is a stylish car available as either coupe or roadster. It’s simple an elegant design has many admirers. It is fitted with a 4.7 litre engine which produces 460 PS power. It can achieve 62 mph from zero in just 4.9 seconds. The Vantage is priced at around 300000 dollars in international market and around Php 12.86 million in Filipino market. As it is priced at the higher end many people opt for buying a used Aston Martin car instead of newer ones. There are various authorised outlets in Philippines where certified used cars are available.
Latest models and concept cars:
One of its latest cars, 2015 Vanquish and Rapide S is expected very eagerly by people all around world. Various new changes have been made in engine as well as exteriors making it more attractive and powerful. The cars have been made faster and more economic. To reach 100 km/h, the new Vanquish takes only 3.8 seconds and Rapide S only 4.4 seconds. There has also been ten per cent drop in emissions.
The company has also announced that the legendary Lagonda cars will be revived again. It will be offered only in Middle East countries due to better demand. It will be built in Warwickshire and will be using special carbon fibres, normally used for sports cars. This car has been developed as a tribute to legendary Williams Town Lagonda and will carry the same Lagonda spirit.
Entry in Philippines:
Like car lovers all around the world, people in Philippines also admire and respect Aston Martin brand and it cars. The company has decided to enter Filipino market and it is expected to happen in February next year. Also, it has decided to bring all of its models including the latest entrants. Other details have not been released yet. But the showroom is expected to be in Bonifacio.