Since 1914, the name Aston Martin has been one that’s remained synonymous with luxury performance and consistent innovation.
It’s a marque that has never been afraid to adapt to the changing of time, which is one of the reasons they have successfully passed the test of time. Founded in 1913 as “Bamford & Martin Ltd,” renamed Aston Martin in 1914 and first donning a badge in 1921, it’s a brand that has carved out a niche that won’t soon be vacated. The video above, posted to YouTube Jan. 15, 2013 by Aston Martin, takes a look back at 100 years of their history, on and off the track.
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It’s the brand of choice for James Bond, a trusted mode of transport for the royal family and a racing legend, and the iconic wings represent these accomplishments. The design of the wings has evolved just as the cars have,
“Over the course of the 20th century a variety of adjustments were made to the design as the wings incorporated contemporary cues from each era,” describes their website. Below you can see a full view of the evolution of the wings and the year that they first appeared on a production model. To learn more about the heritage of Aston Martin, be sure to visit their website by clicking here.
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(Source: Aston Martin, YouTube)