Aston Martin Stages $84 Million Heritage Celebration for New Plant

published on 27 Apr 2017
Besides producing arguably the most coveted status symbol cars, Aston Martin apparently knows how to celebrate in style. Its latest celebration brought together models worth about $84 million in total!

The U.K. carmaker is preparing to open its second domestic production plant at the former military site in St Athan, South Wales. To mark the start of Phase II redevelopment work, Aston Martin staged a grand procession of cars, bringing together 28 models to film a video for the occasion.

The clip, posted on YouTube and Aston Martin’s website, features a parade of stunning vehicles such as the A3, the DBR1, the One-77, a group of Vantages, Rapide S and Vulcan, among others. By the way, the A3 prototype featured in this video was produced in 1921, making it the oldest vehicle in this gem collection. It’s the third car ever built by the company, as MotorAuthority notes in its coverage of the news. 

The people behind the wheels are also noteworthy. Besides Aston Martin’s engineering honcho Matt Becker, you can see Darren Turner and Nicki Thiim, World Endurance Championship drivers. They get to indulge their passion for driving, taking some of the cars for daring spins around and outside the hangars.  The party comes to an end when Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer arrives at the site. 

The St. Athan airfield decommissioned by the U.K. Ministry of Defense will become home to a plant where the company will be making its new SUV, the Aston Martin DBX. Production is slated to begin in 2019.