Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford Aston Martin is British carmaker that has a long history of building some of the most beautiful and desirable luxury sports cars and grand tourers on the planet. Best known by non-car people for starring roles for its cars in the James Bond movie franchise, started in 1964 with the DB5 in the Goldfinger Bond movie. Back and forth between making money and flirting with bankruptcy, in recent years the British Aston Martin has struck a deal with Mercedes-AMG to supply Aston Martin with electrical systems and to work in technical partnership on new technology and V8s. Learn more about Aston Martin. See all Popular Car Brands (A-Z).