Inside Aston Martin
The dramatic architecture of Aston Martin’s Gaydon home and the elegant materials used in its construction reflect the quality of the design and finish of the cars themselves.
Unlike most car factories – where cars sit on a moving line and production is completed against the clock – building an Aston Martin takes place at a less frenetic pace. Approximately 200 man-hours are involved in building each vehicle. Cars are made at a series of work stations, where technicians hand-build the cars. Once work is completed at one station, the bodies are moved to the next station.
Although today’s Aston Martins are built in far greater numbers than their predecessors, Aston Martin remains a long way from being a mass-producer. Each car remains essentially hand built by craftsmen with decades of experience beneath their fingertips. Images: Aston Martin.