Iconic models such as the DB5 and going up to the track-exclusive Vulcan have decided that St. Athan’s new plant has empty hangars fit for an automotive playground.
Aston Martin is getting ready to produce models such as the DBX and fresh crop of Lagonda ultra-luxury sedans at its new production location in St Athan, Wales. But for now the former Royal Air Force hangars are deserted so the British carmaker decided to play a little on the grounds of its latest purchase. Now less than 28 Astons celebrating the marque’s 104-year history were banded together for a short film featuring World Endurance Championship drivers Darren Turner and Nicki Thiim, the company’s chief engineer Matt Becker and of course the iconic supercars.
The collection of models seen here amounts to no less than 65 million pounds – but the drivers are ready to treat them like they were regular Minis. We see modern classics such as the One-77 and Vulcan, and there’s even time for the stupid Cygnet (rebadged Toyota iQ) to appear on screen. The St Athan factory will kick off DBX production late in 2019, and the site’s 7,000 units yearly production will actually double the automaker’s capacity. Some 750 people will work on site, which is also being prepared for electrified versions of the models – probably at first a variant of the crossover.