AutoIndustriya.com / Aston Martin | December 21, 2017 13:35
Newport Pagnell officially opens as Aston Martin’s second production facility
Aston Martin recently completed another objective in their 'Second Century Plan' by opening their second production facility. The British marque will be returning to the company's historic Newport Pagnell site, where the original DB4 G.T.s were mady almost 60 years ago. Today, the site will be home to building a special production run of 25 DB4 G.T. Continuation cars.
“For more than half a century Newport Pagnell was the heart of Aston Martin. Thanks to the efforts of those at Aston Martin Works it has since become the torchbearer for our Heritage division. It’s immensely satisfying and wholly appropriate that this historic, yet state-of-the-art facility should now form a key part of our expansion. Together with Gaydon and our all-new production facility at St Athan - which is progressing towards completion - it’s my pleasure to see production officially return to Newport Pagnell,” said Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer.
In 2003, Aston Martin moved to it's new headquarters and production facility located at Gaydon, England. Since then, the Newport Pagnell site has been exclusively the home to Aston Martin Works - heart of the marque’s heritage sales, service, spares and restoration operations. The last car to have rolled out of the facility was the Mk1 Vanquish. Since then only classic Aston Martins have been worked on at the site.
Because of Aston Martin Works being situated in Newport Pagnell, the site was designated to be the facility in which the DB4 G.T. Continuation cars would be built. The continuation cars would be the first cars to be completed and delivered at Newport Pagnell since the Mk1 Vanquish was discontinued back in 2007.
Palmer first announced the DB4 G.T. Continuation project almost 12 months ago, yet the first of these track-only lightweight specification cars have already been delivered to their proud owners.The remaining cars will be completed and delivered during the course of 2018.
Meanwhile, a third Aston Martin production facility is expected to rise in St. Athan, Wales and is currently under construction.