For nearly a century now the Aston Martin name has been synonymous with performance, style and sophistication. Perhaps more than any other luxury car it possesses a mystique and charisma that have established it as a cultural icon And The pinnacle of aut
The third edition of this well-reviewed book about the elegant survivor of Britain’s prestige car market is fully updated to feature the latest models. It describes every post-war model through to the current DBS, Vantage and DB9 models, and the company’s rollercoaster history. The book includes technical data, buying advice, driving impressions and sidebars on topics as varied as John Wyer, the R.S.Williams Lightweight DB4s and the DBR9, which impressed at Le Mans in 2008.
Aston Martin is now more than a century old – and what a century it has been. Since its birth in London on the eve of the First World War, the company has experienced the highs of racing triumph – most famously in the 1959 Le Mans 24-hour race – and the lows of bankruptcy, yet throughout it all has been in the first rank of British marques. Published in association with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and written by enthusiast Richard Loveys, Aston Martin is a fully illustrated history of the company that has created some of the the world's best loved and most widely respected cars, including James Bond's iconic DB5. It covers the cars themselves, the personalities and talents who have shaped Aston Martin from owners to engineers, the drivers who have shared with the company in racing glory, and the centenary celebrations of 2013.
The DB 5 was immortalized by James Bond, and Aston Martins sports cars have been treasured by high-performance fans ever since. Readers will learn about this companys storied history, sports cars, and what aspects make a sports car a super car. The automakers best-loved models, as well as the growing development of more compact city cars are covered in accessible text. Young gear-heads will love the stat boxes provided for each model.
In England, two car companies reign supreme—Jaguar and Ashton Martin. They each produce sleek, fast cars, but there is no confusing the one for the other. Stats, facts, and comparison charts help young readers understand why. They will learn about the similarities, discover the differences, and form their own opinions as to which company they think is the true king of speed.
Aston Martin supercars have celebrity status. Many models in the DB line have starred with British Secret Service Agent 007 in James Bond films. In this title, readers with a passion for cars will learn about the luxurious DB9, including its special paint job of up to nine coats!
Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
Category: Business & Economics
'Live like you might die tomorrow; invest like you will live forever.' Investment master Martin Hawes passes on the most important lessons he has learned during his lifetime of investing in a series of letters to his young grandson Aston. Inspired by the belief that everyone can become wealthy and improve their financial position if they understand and apply the basic principles of investing, Martin wanted to ensure his grandson gained this knowledge, even if Martin was no longer there to impart it in person. Can you time the market? When should you buy your first property? Is debt always a bad thing? How do you know what shares to invest in? Why invest anyway? Martin's advice is timeless and contains investment gems that will resonate with everyone at different stages of their lives. Letters to Aston is a book that will stay on your shelf for a long time, and one you will give your children (and grandchildren) to read.