10 things you didn't know about Aston Martin

Aston Martin through the years
Aston Martin through the years Photo: Aston Martin
One-77 hypercar is Aston Martin’s most exclusive, powerful and expensive car
One-77 hypercar is Aston Martin’s most exclusive, powerful and expensive car Credit: Aston Martin
  • The now sold-out One-77 hypercar is Aston Martin’s most exclusive, powerful and expensive production model to date
  • It took 2,700 man hours to produce each One-77
Aston Martin badge
Aston Martin badge Credit: Aston Martin
  • There are 10 different versions of the iconic Aston Martin badge. The current one was introduced in 2003
  • The Aston Martin wings badge has its origins in ancient Egypt – derived from the open wings of the scarab beetle
10,000th Aston Martin
10,000th Aston Martin Credit: AMHT
50,000th Aston Martin and the team that built it in Gaydon
50,000th Aston Martin and the team that built it in Gaydon Credit: Aston Martin
  • In 100 years Aston Martin has produced just over 60,000 sports cars
Sean Connery with the DB5, made famous by the James Bond films
Sean Connery with the DB5, made famous by the James Bond films Credit: Aston Martin
  • It is accurately estimated that more than 90% of all Aston Martins built are still in existence
Coal Scuttle
Coal Scuttle Credit: AMHT
  • The first Aston Martin, named Coal Scuttle was built in 1914
Vanquish production line
Vanquish production line Credit: Aston Martin
  • The painting process for the current Aston Martin range takes between 50 and 70 hours per car
Aston Martin's engine plant
Aston Martin's engine plant Credit: Aston Martin
  • Aston Martin has manufactured cars from seven locations in the past 100 years
Aston Martin HQ, Gaydon
Aston Martin HQ, Gaydon Credit: Aston Martin
  • Aston Martin’s global HQ at Gaydon, the company’s first purpose-built home, celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2013