Great news for Aston Martin with word via their latest accounts that business is booming. Headlining the financial figures is confirmation all of their One-77 supercars have now been sold. Remember, it was reported one greedy bugger ordered 10 of them!
Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s CEO, is only too happy to spread the good news, “Our 2011 results demonstrate the energy, passion and ongoing resilience of Aston Martin—a truly unique, independent manufacturer. We are on track with our expansion plans around the world, especially in China, and are investing in new models.
“The Aston Martin brand is stronger than ever. This is demonstrated by intense interest in the new V12 Zagato, recently shown at the Geneva Motor Show, and our $1.93-million One-77 supercar—all 77 of which are now sold.”
Aston’s revenue for the year ending 31 December 2011 came in at $817.3m, an increase of 7% and the highest figure recorded since 2008, before the GFC. Pre-tax earnings are almost $113m and they’ve locked in $122m in projected sales since the V12 Zagato was first shown to European audiences in Geneva.
Even better than that, they’ve given a couple of Aussies a factory drive in the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Details to be posted on AUSringers soon.
[Source: Auto Guide]