Glossary of Aston Martin Terms
If you’re new the the fascinating world of Aston Martins, this this glossary may help you. Words like ‘superleggera’ ‘kamm tail’ and ‘cosmetic’ often cause confusion so this section is here to demystify things a little. I have tried to include as many specialised Aston Martin related words as possible plus some others which have caused confusion to visitors in the past. Please do not hesitate to E-mail me if you would like any others words to appear.
Enrico (Harry) Bertelli was the brother of Bert Bertelli, who set up his coach building business next door to the Aston Martin factory in Feltham during the 1930’s. Most Aston Martins of this period received coachwork by Bertelli.
The ECU, short for ’emotion control unit’ is a fancy term for a glass (or crystal) key fob that starts Gaydon cars from 2009MY onwards after being pushed into the facia of the car. It replaced the previous glass starter button.
A privately owned racing team in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Owned by John Ogier and famous for running a selection of racing Aston Martins such as the DB4 GT, DBR1’s and the lightweight DB4GT Zagatos (1VEV and 2VEV).