Early April, Aston Martin hosted a special ceremony that launched Phase II of the redevelopment of MOD St Athan. The site in South Wales will become the British luxury carmaker’s second UK manufacturing plant.
The former military site was formally handed over from the Ministry of Defence to Aston Martin by Secretary of State Sir Michael Fallon at a ceremony including Aston Martin President and CEO Dr. Andy Palmer, and Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns and Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones. With the commencement of these works, Aston Martin St Athan is on target to commence production of the company’s new SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, in 2019.
In the meantime, Aston Martin used the time to shoot a remarkable Video in this huge empty facility.
AM’s Chief Engineer Matt Becker and the AM’s racing drivers Nicki Thim and Darren Turner compete in a crazy race amidst the hangars and open runways of St Athan. An incredible celebration of Aston Martin’s heritage, bringing together 28 very special Aston Martins with a combined value of £65 million in a film produced to celebrate the transfer of ownership of the three super hangars.
We see all kinds of the AM-Collection, from the James Bond Stars DB5 and DB10 up to the Hypercars Vulcan and One-77. At the end of the Video Andy Palmer shows up personally himself – seconds before the three “villains” could discover a secret …