The new Aston Martin complex will be located on the 900 acre site of the
existing Land Rover test facility adjacent to Junction 12 of the M40
Motorway and within eleven miles of Bloxham.
addition to the new facilities Aston Martin will gain access to Land
Rover's Aerodynamic and Environmental Wind tunnels, extensive research
laboratories and rig test facilities together with 26 miles of test
roads including a 1.5 mile straight for vehicle performance
At present Aston
Martin has its design and development teams located at Newport Pagnell,
Bloxham and in temporary accommodation in Coventry. The establishment of
the new Research and Development Centre, which is scheduled to begin
operation by the end of the year, will enable Aston Martin's Product
Development Group which now includes more than 200 engineers to be
progressively housed at one location.
year and for the first time in its history, Aston Martin will build and
sell a record 1000 new cars from its production centres at Newport
Pagnell and Bloxham where more than £5million has been invested in the
refurbishment and expansion of facilities during the past three years.