Since Aston Martin’s 2015 cash-injection partnership with Daimler, a company’s been on something of a roll. Unhinged Vulcan, raffish DB11, a bespoke automobile for James Bond himself, and now, a new 503bhp Vantage. Work is good underway on a new bureau in Wales, and in a entrance years Aston will make a initial incursion into a oppulance SUV sector, with a DBX. Oh, and there’s something about a road-going F1 automobile called a Valkyrie being masterminded by some guy called Adrian Newey. Sounds like fun.
Heady times then, during Aston Martin.
Now, Aston’s CEO Andy Palmer has emerged from a boardroom with dual rather earnest new signings for a company. Signings that McLaren, Maserati and Alfa Romeo substantially won’t be too happy about, since Aston Martin has pinched a integrate of their top brains.
Ex-McLaren arch exam motorist Chris Goodwin jumped boat to Aston Martin, to turn Expert High Performance Test Driver. Goodwin has won races during a Goodwood Revival, competed in GT3, continuation and furloughed cars, and set adult a likes of a McLaren P1 and 675LT, and a arriving BP23 tri-seater.
He’s spearheaded McLaren Automotive’s change from clinically able to honestly interesting machines. And now, Aston have him on house to put a many impassioned supercar on Earth by their paces…
Meanwhile, Simone Rizzuto has been tempted divided from Maserati and Alfa Romeo to be Chief Engineer Vehicle Dynamics, stating to a company’s arch technical official, Max Szwaj. You might remember Aston’s set-up group already facilities ex-Lotus doing talent Matt Becker, who arrived late into a DB11’s growth though has had a most larger barter over how a new Vantage handles.
We demeanour brazen to sampling their work in 2018 and beyond…