Aston's baby - the Vantage V8
The Aston Martin franchise has been awarded to the Daytona Group, led by managing director, Justin Divaris, and will trade as Aston Martin Sandton.
The Daytona Group has various automotive interests including Hyde Park BMW, Daytona Luxury Cars and is currently developing South Africa's largest dealership which will open in November 2005.
Situated in Sandton Isle, just outside Johannesburg, at the Group's new retail development, Aston Martin Sandton will occupy 1 000 square metres of the 7 000 square metre facility and will retail new and previously-owned Aston Martins along with service, parts and workshop facilities.
Aston Martin currently produces the DB9 Coupe, the DB9 Volante (convertible) and the Vanquish S.
At the end of the year deliveries of the V8 Vantage will begin