McLaren Steals Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer

Becker has engineering in his blood. Father Roger Becker was the head of chassis development for Lotus, who brought Matt into the fold as a 16-year-old apprentice. The younger Becker worked for Lotus for 26 years, eventually becoming chief test and development driver. He ended up going to Aston Martin in 2015 to work on its new products.Becker didn’t work on the DB11, but he did have a hand in V8 and AMR versions, as well as the current Vantage and DBS Superleggera. His hands also graced the Valhalla and Valkyrie. But the DBX SUV was his baby. “It’s easy to make a sports car handle like a sports car if you know what you’re doing,” he told PH back in 2019, “it’s much harder to make something with the active systems of [the DBX] play nice and work together.”