Aston Martin Silverstone is new home to its Vehicle Dynamics department
The Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) Vehicle Dynamics team has been handed the keys to its new home at Silverstone that will provide a permanent base for the British carmaker’s test and development programmes when it becomes fully operational in December.
With Aston Martin launching a completely new car every year plus multiple special editions, the Vehicle Dynamics experts have a busy programme of prototype vehicle testing and Silverstone’s choice of world-class circuits and dynamic handling areas are ideal for working on chassis dynamics and high-speed handling development.
Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer – Vehicle Engineering, Matt Becker said: “The new base at Silverstone will provide us with a reference circuit upon which to develop the next generation of Aston Martins. Silverstone is a fantastic place for us to practice the dark art of vehicle dynamics, the fine tuning that takes place to turn a good car into a great car. Our talented team of engineers and our high-performance test drivers now have a racing circuit right outside the door.”
Once the refit is complete, Aston Martin Silverstone will boast a state-of-the-art workshop with dedicated technicians on-site to support all activities.
Silverstone’s Stowe circuit will be used to develop future Aston Martins including the, Rapide E, the marques first SUV, future mid-engined sports cars and Lagonda’s to name but a few.