Aston Martin Lagonda Limitedis a British manufacturer ofluxurysports carsandgrand tourers. It was founded in 1913 byLionel MartinandRobert Bamford. Steered from 1947 byDavid Brownit became associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional characterJames Bondfollowing his use of aDB5model in the 1964 filmGoldfinger.
Their sports cars are regarded as aBritish cultural icon.Aston Martin has held aRoyal Warrantas purveyor of motorcars to HRH thePrince of Walessince 1982.
Headquarters and the main production site are inGaydon,Warwickshire, England, on the site of a formerRAFV Bomberairbase. One of Aston Martin's recent cars was named after the 1950sVulcan Bomber.Aston Martin has diversified to speed boats, and real estate development.