Another momentous milestone in Aston Martin’s Second Century Plan has been achieved as it comes back to its historic home in Newport Pagnell in England. This site will be the 2nd official production facility of the said brand.
For the uninitiated, the Newport Pagnell plant was the same location where the DB4 G.T. was born almost 60 years ago. Moving forward, the said facility will be responsible for the special production of the British marque’s 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.”
In 2003, Aston Martin moves to Gaydon, England. From then on, the Newport Pagnell site has become the brand’s exclusive home, where it established its reputation in terms of sales, service, spares, and restoration operation.
On the other hand, it’s been almost 12 months since Aston Martin announced the production of 25 DB4 G.T. continuation cars, yet the first of these track-only lightweight cars have already been distributed to their owners.
As a matter of fact, it takes 4,500 labor hours to build the said model, so the remaining cars are expected to be finished and delivered by 2018.
Aston Martin is also gearing towards its 3rd production facility situated at St. Athan, Wales.
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Quite a sad exhibit but hey, at least now we know.