Every Aston Martin DB Car, Ranked How does the original Aston Martin DBS stack up against the rest? Photo: Aston Martin On my ride into work today something amazing happened. I rode past an Aston Martin DB9 in the flesh, on the streets of New York City. One of the most timeless and elegant supercars out there, just sitting in traffic, going about its day to day. After leaving the sleek, silver hunk of British design in the dust (thanks to the traffic, not my mediocre cycling) I got to thinking about all the other DB cars Aston Martin has made over the years. While now, you might be able to pop out and buy the new DB11, there have been way more than 11 cars to hold the two letter title. A title that stems from the name David Brown. In 1947, Brown purchased the struggling automaker to try and revive the struggling car brand. It sort of worked, and helped create the struggling car brand you see today. And along that 75-year history, Aston Martin has churned out 15 different cars that have each worn the DB name with pride. So, from cars in the current lineup to rare beasts from the 1960s, here’s our ranking of every factory-fresh Aston Martin DB car out there. I wonder who among us has seen the most in the flesh? 2023 Aston Martin DBX707: An SUV That Drives Like a Super Coupe I HAD HOPED for more sheep. When, six years ago, the British luxury-sports carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda announced it was setting up a factory in Wales, I imagined a low, thatched-roof sort of place, with stone walls and woolly groundskeepers. Alas, no. The company has repurposed three grim-looking aircraft hangars on property next to an active military base, near Cardiff. It’s not very pastoral but it does have excellent air cover. Aston Martin Is On The Lookout For Additional Investors Aston Martin is reportedly on the hunt for significant new investments as it continues to battle through financial issues. It is understood that the British car manufacturer has £1.2 billion ($1.46 billion) of outstanding bonds, bank drafts, and loans keeping it afloat and that it is looking to bring a new investor into the mix. Autocar suggests that Aston Martin may be willing to offer a seat on its board for an investment that could be worth as much as £200 million ($242 million). Aston Martin is said to be considering two possible investors. The first could be through a Saudi Arabian investment fund that the carmaker’s executive chairman, Lawrence Stroll, has ties to. An investment fund from the U.S. west coast is also an option. Read Also: Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers Replaced By Ex-Ferrari Boss Amedeo Felisa The car manufacturer is not commenting on the reports but it is possible that the investment could cover both Aston Martin’s road car operations and its motorsport business. Aston Martin has battled financial issues for much of its existence and declared bankruptcy seven times since it was founded in 1913. In May, Aston Martin chief executive Tobias Moers resigned to make way for ex-Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa. Dozens of senior employees left Aston Martin under Moers’ leadership and it is hoped that Felisa will be able to lead the company through an increasingly competitive period in the automotive industry. Key to Aston Martin’s future is its ‘Racing Green’ strategy which will see its entire core range become electrified by 2030. On the immediate agenda is to begin deliveries of the Valhalla plug-in hybrid supercar in early 2024 and follow it up with an all-electric model in 2025. The brand has also committed to achieving net-zero emissions across its manufacturing facilities by 2030, and by 2039 wants to reach net-zero emissions across its entire supply chain.
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