Across the last century,19132013, British automotive legend Aston Martin has come to represent many achievements: sporting prowess, technical innovation, striking design, fine craftsmanship, and superior performance. This volume, with over 200 stunning colour images, brilliantly evokes Aston Martin's unique combination of tradition and modernisation. On January 15, 1913, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded a new automotive venture called Bamford & Martin. Renamed Aston Martin in 1914, it began its extraordinary journey to becoming an iconic world brand, synonymous with luxury and elegance. Since the company moved its headquarters to Gaydon, Warwickshire, in 2003, it has produced more than 45,000 cars, to huge critical and commercial acclaim. Aston Martin's legendary style has once again played a key role in one of 2012s most hotly anticipated films, with its inimitable DB5 stealing the limelight in the latest James Bond blockbuster, Skyfall.