13 February 2017
This week, 15 Lower Sixth Physics pupils got the unique opportunity to tour the world famous Aston Martin manufacturing facility at Gaydon. The group were able to see the entire manufacturing process for all modern Aston Martin cars, and got the chance to look around some of the latest models in the private showroom and display area. A real highlight was a chance to get up close and personal with some Aston Martin concept cars, as well as models from throughout Aston’s history. We even saw one of the ten DB10 models that were made specifically for the James Bond film ‘Spectre’ – complete with flamethrower. Despite spending the day ogling some of the automotive industry’s most incredible cars, the group also got a real insight into the possible career paths in automotive engineering and design… although I suspect many just left wanting to own an Aston Martin (by any means necessary!).
Craig Donoghue, Teacher of Physics