To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin have created six strictly limited edition sports cars which meld captivating contemporary design with Works’ unrivalled heritage and history.
Each limited edition Vanquish has been styled by the Design team at Aston Martin Lagonda working with the bespoke personalisation service: Q by Aston Martin. Uniquely, the cars use authentic materials carefully selected from each era of the last 60 years to create a celebration of the past, present and future of Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell.
Here is an outline of the 6 eras from their website;
1955 – 1965
- DB2/4 MkII launched in 1955, was the very first model to be produced at Aston Martin’s Tickford Street site in Newport Pagnell
1966 – 1975
- introduction of a powerful 5.3-litre V8, which first appeared at the heart of the Aston Martin DBS V8 in 1969 and then the highly acclaimed AMV8 and AMV8 Vantage
1976 – 1985
- Aston Martin launched the unmistakable ‘wedge’ design of the luxuriously futuristic Aston Martin Lagonda
1986 – 1995
- Aston Martin’s long-time association with the charismatic Italian coachbuilder, Zagato, was rekindled in 1986 with the introduction of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato, of which just 52 cars were produced, followed in 1987 by the V8 Zagato Volante, an even rarer car with a production run of just 37
1996 – 2005
- the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish was launched to global acclaim, while its new V12 engine and a radical ASM gearbox moved performance up to a higher level
2006 – 2015
- the last car came out of the Newport Pagnell factory on 19 July 2007. It was a V12 Vanquish Ultimate, a sports car that embodied the powerful beauty, passion and style of Aston Martin and a fitting tribute to a remarkable era of sports car design and production
Meanwhile, the surviving parts of the old Tickford Street factory has been transformed. Now called Aston Martin Works, after the original ‘Works Service’, the site offers a one-stop shop for all things Aston Martin!
You can visit their site here.