At the celebration of Aston Martin’s anniversary at Kensington Park some interesting facts of the company’s main designer were unveiled. We’ll share them with you in the following lines. “They all are very interesting” – sais Marek Reichman, chief designer of Aston Martin, with a smile on his face. “Interesting and valuable in terms of company’s technologies and vision itself.” After a short pause he also adds - “But if to speak about which one is my favorite, it’s Ferrari. Every Ferrari ever built, and of course, LaFerrari, P1 and 918 Spyder. Three wonderful hyper cars with three different design philosophies.”
A 100 year anniversary is not a joke, it’s a serious thing for a special company that Ason Martin is. And Marek Reichman is also a great part of this event. So let’s start from the beginning.
He came to Aston Martin back in 2005 after working for Ford and he, as no one else in the world, knows everything there is to be known about style. He has Rapide, DBS, new Vanquish, new V12 Vantage, Rapide S, Vantage S, One-77 and Zagato on his hands. We mean he participated in their creation.
The pinnacle of achievement of Aston family is the One-77 model and it’s not surprising that Mark loves it as his own child. “One-77 was and is a special project for me. We knew exactly how many vehicles we were making, knew their price, knew what engine to place under the hood (the mighty V12 with 720 hp of capacity). But in terms of design that model required manual labor, because the whole idea was in collaborating technology with art. That’s why its body was collected separately and, most importantly, manually.” Other long pause. “It terms of GT proportions this is the ideal model for me.”
The main priority of Aston Martin always was the beauty of proportions. But when you have a perfect design, the technicians come to you and demand other engineering solutions. So my job is not only to create a great looking sports car, but to figure out the perfect proportions in terms of engineering ant technicality.