Aston Martin Trivia Questions and Answers

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1: In which year was Aston Martin founded?
A: 1908
B: 1913
C: 1920
D: 1934
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin was founded on January 15, 1913, by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.

2: Who are the founders of Aston Martin?
A: Lawrence Stroll and Amedeo Felisa
B: David Brown and Robert Bamford
C: Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford
D: Lionel Martin and David Brown
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin was founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford.

3: In which county is Aston Martin’s headquarters located?
A: Buckinghamshire
B: Yorkshire
C: Warwickshire
D: Hampshire
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The headquarters of Aston Martin is in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.

4: Which Aston Martin model gained fame through its use by James Bond in the film “Goldfinger”?
A: DB4
B: DB5
C: DB6
D: Vantage
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The DB5 model became famous for its association with James Bond in the 1964 film “Goldfinger.”

5: What is Aston Martin’s ISIN (International Securities Identification Number)?
A: GB00BFXZC448
B: GB00BGHRQ442
C: GB00BGHQQ348
D: GB00BFXZD123
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin’s ISIN is GB00BFXZC448.

6: As of 2023, what is Aston Martin’s revenue?
A: £1,200.5 million
B: £1,500.2 million
C: £1,632.8 million
D: £1,800.3 million
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: As of 2023, Aston Martin’s revenue is reported to be £1,632.8 million.

7: When did Aston Martin receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise?
A: 1990
B: 2003
C: 2008
D: 2015
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2003 for its outstanding contribution to international trade.

8: What was the name of the factory that Aston Martin opened in 2003?
A: St Athan Factory
B: Newport Pagnell Facility
C: Banbury Road Factory
D: Gaydon Facility
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: In 2003, Aston Martin opened its Gaydon facility, the first purpose-built factory in its history.

9: How many car dealerships does Aston Martin have as of 2024?
A: 120
B: 140
C: 160
D: 180
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin has over 160 car dealerships in 53 countries.

10: Aston Martin has invested in a facility to produce which type of vehicle in St Athan, Wales?
A: Electric cars
B: Sports cars
C: SUVs
D: Trucks
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The St Athan facility serves as the production site for Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV, the DBX.

11: What year was Aston Martin granted a royal warrant as the purveyor of motorcars to Charles III?
A: 1980
B: 1982
C: 1984
D: 1986
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin has held a royal warrant since 1982.

12: In which motorsport category has Aston Martin been mainly involved?
A: Formula One
B: Sports car racing
C: Rally racing
D: NASCAR
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin has been mainly involved in sports car racing.

13: Besides cars, Aston Martin has licensed its brand to which type of vehicle?
A: Motorcycles
B: Submarines
C: Bicycles
D: Scooters
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin has licensed its brand for use on submarines.

14: What was the name of Aston Martin’s first car model?
A: Buzzbox
B: DB2
C: Green Pea
D: Razor Blade
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The first car to be named Aston Martin was the Green Pea.

15: During World War I, production at Aston Martin was paused because the founders joined which services?
A: Army and Navy
B: Royal Air Force and Navy
C: Admiralty and Army Service Corps
D: Royal Air Force and Army
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Production could not start because Lionel Martin joined the Admiralty and Robert Bamford joined the Army Service Corps.

16: In which historical period did Aston Martin face its first bankruptcy?
A: During World War I
B: Interwar years
C: Post World War II
D: 1970s oil crisis
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin faced its first bankruptcy during the interwar years.

17: Which famous engine designer’s designs were used in Aston Martin cars after 1947?
A: Tadek Marek
B: Enzo Ferrari
C: W.O. Bentley
D: Rudolf Uhlenhaut
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin acquired Lagonda for its 2.6-litre W. O. Bentley-designed engine.

18: Who bought Aston Martin in 1947 and significantly influenced the brand?
A: Victor Gauntlett
B: David Brown
C: William Willson
D: Lionel Martin
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: David Brown bought Aston Martin in 1947 and significantly influenced the brand, leading to the “DB” series of cars.

19: Aston Martin’s headquarters are located on the former site of which facility?
A: RAF Gaydon
B: RAF St Athan
C: Gaydon Land Rover Centre
D: Newport Pagnell Facility
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The headquarters and main production facility in Gaydon is located on the former site of RAF Gaydon.

20: What year saw the launch of Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV, the DBX?
A: 2015
B: 2018
C: 2020
D: 2022
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The DBX, Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV, was launched in 2020.

21: To which company did Aston Martin sell out in 1987?
A: Volkswagen Group
B: General Motors
C: Ford Motor Company
D: BMW
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Ford bought a 75% stake in Aston Martin in 1987 and later acquired the remaining shares.

22: Who took over as CEO of Aston Martin in 2020?
A: Tobias Moers
B: Andy Palmer
C: Victor Gauntlett
D: Adrian Hallmark
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Tobias Moers of Mercedes-AMG succeeded Andy Palmer as CEO starting August 1, 2020.

23: Which financier led a consortium to buy Aston Martin in 2020?
A: Ernesto Bertarelli
B: Andy Palmer
C: Lawrence Stroll
D: Toto Wolff
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lawrence Stroll led a consortium to buy a stake in Aston Martin in 2020.

24: Aston Martin has faced how many bankruptcies throughout its history?
A: 5
B: 6
C: 7
D: 8
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin has survived seven bankruptcies throughout its history.

25: Which iconic British car series did Aston Martin begin producing under David Brown’s ownership?
A: DB2
B: DBS
C: DB7
D: DB5
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: The iconic series began with the DB2 under David Brown’s ownership.

26: What luxury SUV model did Aston Martin commence producing in 2020?
A: DBX
B: DB11
C: DBS Superleggera
D: Vantage
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin commenced producing the DBX, their luxury SUV model in 2020.

27: What significant honor was awarded to Aston Martin in 2003?
A: Queen’s Award for Enterprise
B: Royal Warrant
C: Engineering Excellence Award
D: Best Global Brand
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2003.

28: What physical property did Aston Martin convert for its production in 2003?
A: SUC Plant in Gaydon
B: Air Hangars in St Athan
C: Manufacturing Facility in Newport Pagnell
D: Aircraft Limited Hanworth Works in Feltham
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin converted the former airbase at Gaydon for production in 2003.

29: Which award of high distinction has Aston Martin held since 1982?
A: Best Car Manufacturer Award
B: Queen’s Award for Enterprise
C: Royal Warrant for Motorcars
D: International Trade Award
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin was awarded the Royal Warrant for Motorcars in 1982.

30: Which company did Ford sell Aston Martin to in 2007?
A: Prodrive
B: Renault
C: Fiat
D: A consortium led by David Richards
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Ford sold Aston Martin to a consortium led by David Richards in 2007.

31: Which car model celebrated its 10,000th car milestone in 1984?
A: DB2
B: Virage
C: V8 Vantage
D: DB5
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The V8 Vantage celebrated its 10,000th car milestone in 1984.

32: Aston Martin re-entered which category of motorsport in 2025?
A: Formula One
B: NASCAR
C: FIA World Endurance Championship
D: IndyCar
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin announced its re-entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2025.

33: In partnership with which company is Aston Martin developing its electric powertrains?
A: Tesla
B: Lucid Motors
C: Nio
D: Rivian
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin signed an agreement with Lucid Motors to help supply electric motors and battery systems.

34: The DB5 model of Aston Martin is most famously known for being driven by which fictional character?
A: Sherlock Holmes
B: James Bond
C: Harry Potter
D: Hercule Poirot
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The DB5 model is famously known for being driven by James Bond.

35: Which car manufacturer acquired up to 20% of Aston Martin with a non-voting board seat in 2013?
A: Ford
B: BMW
C: Volkswagen
D: Mercedes-Benz
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: In 2013, Mercedes-Benz acquired up to 20% of Aston Martin with a non-voting seat on its board.

36: Which Italian styling house did Aston Martin resurrect a collaboration with under Victor Gauntlett?
A: Zagato
B: Pininfarina
C: Bertone
D: Italdesign
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin resurrected its collaboration with Zagato under Victor Gauntlett.

37: Aston Martin built its new vehicle dynamics test center in 2018 at which location?
A: Nurburgring
B: Silverstone
C: Monaco
D: Le Mans
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In 2018, Aston Martin built a new vehicle dynamics test center at Silverstone.

38: What is the name of Aston Martin’s new flagship model introduced in 1999?
A: DB2
B: DB7
C: V12 Vanquish
D: DB4
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The V12 Vanquish became the new flagship model in 1999.

39: What title did Aston Martin hold in the London Stock Exchange as of October 3, 2018?
A: Largest Stock
B: Fastest Growing Company
C: AM Global Holdings plc
D: Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Aston Martin traded as “Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC” on the London Stock Exchange starting October 3, 2018.

40: Aston Martin’s engine production returned to the UK at which location in 2012?
A: Gaydon
B: Sheffield
C: Newport Pagnell
D: Cologne
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Engine production returned to the UK in Gaydon in 2012.

41: Which year did Aston Martin start producing the DB9 model?
A: 2001
B: 2003
C: 2004
D: 2005
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin started producing the DB9 model in 2003.

42: Which car model did Aston Martin release in collaboration with Prodrive, aimed at re-entering motor racing in 2005?
A: DBR9
B: Vantage
C: DB11
D: DBX
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin collaborated with Prodrive to release the DBR9 aimed at re-entering motor racing in 2005.

43: Aston Martin’s collaboration with which company reflects a transition toward electric vehicle production?
A: Tesla
B: Nio
C: Rivian
D: Lucid Motors
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The collaboration with Lucid Motors reflects Aston Martin’s transition toward electric vehicle production.

44: What new facility was introduced in 2019 for producing Aston Martin’s first SUV?
A: Cologne Plant
B: St Athan Factory
C: Newport Pagnell Facility
D: Gaydon Facility
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The St Athan Factory was established for producing Aston Martin’s first SUV.

45: Aston Martin celebrated manufacturing their how many-th car in 1984?
A: 2,000th
B: 5,000th
C: 8,000th
D: 10,000th
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: Aston Martin celebrated manufacturing their 10,000th car in 1984.

46: Who became the Chairman and investor of Aston Martin in 2020, leading a consortium?
A: Alan Curtis
B: Peter Livanos
C: Lawrence Stroll
D: Tobias Moers
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Lawrence Stroll became the Chairman and led a consortium as an investor in 2020.

47: What major publication event took place on Aston Martin’s initial public offering in 2018?
A: IPO on the London Stock Exchange
B: Partnership with Daimler AG
C: Opening a new factory
D: Acquiring a new brand
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Aston Martin’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) took place on the London Stock Exchange on October 3, 2018.

48: What is the distinguishing feature of the Aston Martin DB4?
A: Gull-wing doors
B: Turbocharged engine
C: Tadek Marek-designed six-cylinder engine
D: Convertible body style
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The DB4 features Tadek Marek-designed six-cylinder engines.

49: Invention of which car won Aston Martin the 1994 Geneva Motor Show?
A: DB9
B: DB7
C: Virage
D: V8 Vantage
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The DB7 won acclaim after its debut at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show.

50: Which character’s use of the DB5 significantly boosted Aston Martin’s profile in the popular culture?
A: Ethan Hunt
B: Tony Stark
C: James Bond
D: Luke Skywalker
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The use of the DB5 by James Bond significantly boosted Aston Martin’s profile in popular culture.

51: Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon is on the site of which former establishment?
A: A commercial airport
B: A military bomber airbase
C: An old factory
D: A shopping center
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The headquarters are located on the site of a former RAF V Bomber airbase.

52: Which order was Aston Martin granted by the Prince of Wales in 1982?
A: Global Manufacturing Excellence Award
B: Royal Warrant
C: Best Luxury Car Manufacturer
D: Industrial Innovation Award
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin was granted a Royal Warrant by the Prince of Wales in 1982.

53: In reference to Aston Martin’s heritage, the facility in Newport Pagnell specializes in what?
A: New model production
B: Motorsport engineering
C: Heritage sales and restoration
D: Distribution of parts
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: The Newport Pagnell facility specializes in heritage sales, service, spares, and restoration operations.

54: Which racing events has Aston Martin-sponsored through its Tickford brand?
A: NASCAR
B: Formula One
C: Le Mans
D: Indy 500
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Aston Martin-sponsored Le Mans through its Tickford brand.

55: Which Aston Martin factory was specifically dedicated to producing their first-ever SUV?
A: Gaydon Facility
B: St Athan Factory
C: Banbury Road Plant
D: Newport Pagnell Plant
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: The St Athan Factory was dedicated to producing Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV, the DBX.

56: Lawrence Stroll acquired what percentage of Aston Martin’s shares in March 2020?
A: 20%
B: 25%
C: 30%
D: 35%
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Lawrence Stroll increased his stake to 25% in March 2020.

57: Which government body did Aston Martin lobby in 2020 to influence the report on electric vehicle emissions?
A: The European Parliament
B: The British House of Commons
C: The US Department of Energy
D: The Saudi Ministry of Environment
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: Aston Martin was associated with influencing a report received by the British House of Commons on electric vehicle emissions.

58: What year did Aston Martin announce pushing back the production of its first electric vehicle?
A: 2022
B: 2023
C: 2024
D: 2026
Correct Answer: D
Explanation: The production of Aston Martin’s first electric vehicle was pushed back to 2026.

59: Aston Martin signed a deal with which automaker in September 2022?
A: Tesla
B: Geely
C: BMW
D: Toyota
Correct Answer: B
Explanation: In September 2022, Geely acquired a 7.6% stake in Aston Martin.

60: Which position did Adrian Hallmark assume at Aston Martin starting October 1, 2024?
A: Chief Operating Officer
B: Chief Financial Officer
C: Chief Executive Officer
D: Chairman
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: Adrian Hallmark was announced as the new CEO starting October 1, 2024.

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