Aston Martin News

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept

    The Aston Martin Vanquish was only just reborn as a mid-engine supercar at this month's Geneva auto show, but the British brand already has big plans for the new car. Speaking to Top Gear, CEO Andy Palmer said there is already a Vanquish AMR Pro and Volante (Aston Martin speak for "convertible") in the works. Each variant will house a hybrid V-6 that will be directly related to Aston Martin's V-12, he said. The Vanquish Volante will tackle the Lamborghini, Ferrari, and McLaren Spiders of the world, while the AMR Pro will be the high-performance variant. Think of it as Aston Martin's answer to...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    Aston Martin Vantage will pop its top later this year

    The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is a lovely looking thing, but not all potential buyers want a coupe. Never fret because the British company said it will debut a Vantage Roadster later this year. The word comes from Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. The executive said work on the...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019
    007 going green: Next James Bond film to reportedly feature electric Aston Martin Rapide E

    James Bond, Agent 007, has been behind the wheel of his fair share of luxurious and cool cars. For his next mission, things may be a lot greener. According to a report from The Sun on Tuesday, Bond is set to slide behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Rapide E, the company's first battery-electric...

  • Aston Martin DBX prototype winter testing
    Aston Martin DBX SUV hits the ice for cold-weather testing

    The production version of the Aston Martin DBX is likely a year or so away, but testing continues to ensure the British brand's luxury SUV is a world beater. Last Thursday, Aston Martin shared a video and photos from the DBX's first extreme winter test session. The brand took the DBX prototype to...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept, courtesy Jill Ciminillo
    Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept takes nameplate to new mid-engine heights

    Britain, meet Italy. Aston Martin wants to challenge the storied Italian marques Ferrari and Lamborghini at their own game. At the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, the British automaker revealed its challenger to take on the likes of the Ferrari F8 Tributo. It wears a name that fans will...

  • Lagonda All-Terrain Concept
    Lagonda All-Terrain SUV concept revealed, production version coming 2022

    Aston Martin is in the midst of a revival of fellow historic British brand Lagonda. The plan is transform the brand into a tech-focused alternative to the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce, with electric powertrains, connectivity and self-driving capability to be the hallmarks of ultra-luxury...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 003, courtesy Jill Ciminillo

    Aston Martin is going to great lengths to develop a world-beating hypercar in the form of the Valkyrie, including snagging hugely successful Formula 1 race car designer Adrian Newey to be the project's lead. Fortunately, all of the knowledge gained and technology developed for the project won't be exclusively relegated to the 175 Valkyries bound for production (150 road cars and 25 track-only Valkyrie AMR Pros). You see, the goal of the Valkyrie is to establish Aston Martin's credibility in the world of mid-engine cars. There are more to come, and lessons learned in developing the Valkyrie...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Revs to 11: Aston Martin Valkyrie taps out 1,160 hp

    To paraphrase a line from the hit 1984 film "This is Spinal Tap," the Aston Martin Valkyrie goes to 11. Eleven-thousand rpm, that is. On Friday, the British brand announced its forthcoming hypercar makes a colossal 1,160 horsepower and redlines at 11,100 rpm. For those who haven't been following...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Targets acquired: Aston Martin 003 hypercar aimed at LaFerrari, McLaren Senna

    This week, Aston Martin finally showed off the first image of its forthcoming 003 hypercar and the firm's CEO declared it has the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren Senna, and Porsche 918 Spyder directly in its sights. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, told Auto Express in a Wednesday report that the 003...

  • Aston Martin Heritage Racing
    Aston Martin's new department keeps retired racers on the track

    Rather than parking them for good, Aston Martin has established a new department that aims to keep its retired race cars on the track. The British firm on Thursday announced Aston Martin Heritage Racing, which brings all of its historic motorsport activity under the one roof. The main feature is...

  • Specifying an Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar
    How Aston Martin Valkyrie buyers personalize their $2.6M hypercars

    Aston Martin won't simply take $2.6 million from buyers of its upcoming Valkyrie supercar and call it a day. Not in the slightest. The personalization process is, to put it bluntly, incredible. Top Gear magazine was able to step into the shoes of a Valkyrie customer and specify its own model as if...

  • Aston Martin Rapide E prototype from video posted by Andy Palmer
    New video shows prototype for Aston Martin's electric Rapide E

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Monday gave an update on the progress of the company's first electric car, the Rapide E. He uploaded a video to Twitter showing a prototype on the move. According to the tweet, it was the first time a prototype for the Rapide E was driven under its own power. It's...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie with AMR Track Performance Pack

    Aston Martin has previewed some of the tasty options afforded to buyers of its limited-edition Valkyrie hypercar. The Valkyrie is due to start deliveries this year and buyers, all 175 of them, will get the chance to personalize their cars, with the Q by Aston Martin division on Wednesday providing a glimpse of what's possible. One of the options, the AMR Track Performance Pack, is designed to bridge the gap between the road-going Valkyrie and track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro. Aston Martin says the track pack can help improve the Valkyrie's track times by 8 percent, though some of the mods can't be...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Tag Heuer Edition
    Aston Martin and Tag Heuer collaborate on bespoke DBS Superleggera

    Exotic cars and luxury watches go together like fine wine and cheese, and two of our favorite brands are already inexorably linked via their involvement with the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. Aston Martin is a title sponsor of the F1 team, while Tag Heuer is official timekeeper and watch partner...

  • Aston Martin DBS 59 special edition
    Aston Martin preparing for "worst case scenario" with no deal Brexit looming

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Reuters on Monday that the automaker has prepared for a "no deal" Brexit future by stockpiling some finished cars in Germany and planning to fly parts in on private jets. "We have to prepare for the worst case scenario," he told Reuters. Palmer said the automaker...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Aston Martin Zagato Shooting Brake spied on the road

    Aston Martin recently teamed up with Italian design house Zagato to develop a range of bespoke Vanquish models with unique styling and interior treatments. The move marked the end of the road for the second-generation Vanquish, which was replaced last year by the 2019 DBS Superleggera. The first...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001
    Red Bull hints at Aston Martin-linked Le Mans program

    Red Bull's motorsport advisor, Helmut Marko, has dropped hints the energy drinks company is considering a future in endurance racing, namely the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the highlight of the World Endurance Championship. In an interview with Autosport published Wednesday, Marko indicated that...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family
    Someone bought all 4 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato body styles

    Prepare for an example of the lifestyle of the rich and famous. One individual decided not to purchase just one of the four Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato body styles, but all four. The British firm introduced the Vanquish Zagato back in 2016, originally as a coupe. A convertible soon followed and...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR

    Talk of Aston Martin returning to inline-6 engines dates back all the way to 2011, and despite official denials the rumors persist. The latest rumors come from Autocar, which reported Friday that Aston Martin is developing its own inline-6, one potentially featuring hybrid technology, to eventually replace the current V-8 engine the company sources from Mercedes-AMG. The report cited an anonymous source. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in September revealed that the company planned a turbocharged V-6 with hybrid technology for the code-named 003 hypercar due in 2021. He said the engine would be...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie's 6.5-liter V-12
    Aston Martin Valkyrie's 1,000-hp, 11,100-rpm V-12 rated for 62,000 miles

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at the mighty V-12 engine that will power its Valkyrie hypercar due next year. The engine is being developed by Cosworth, a fellow British firm that has supplied a number of race-winning Formula 1 engines over the years, and it is destined to be the...

  • 1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante with electric powertrain
    Aston Martin to electrify its classic cars

    Aston Martin is following Jaguar's lead with a reversible electric car conversion for classic models, and the first to receive the treatment is a 1970 DB6 MkII Volante. Jaguar last year rolled out an E-Type whose original powertrain was swapped for a battery and electric motor. It proved so popular...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake
    Aston Martin shows off Vanquish Zagato shooting brake's interior

    To send the Aston Martin Vanquish off with a bang last year—the DBS Superleggera has since replaced it—the British ultra-luxury brand showed off a family of Zagato models. Production may be complete, but Aston Martin isn't done with the Vanquish just yet. The company showed off the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin Valkyrie may offer track pack variant

    It appears Aston Martin wants to build a bridge between the street-legal Valkyrie supercar and the track-only AMR Pro model with an optional track pack model. The Supercar Blog reported Friday that Aston Martin will offer a Valkyrie track pack model and cited unnamed sources. It's unclear if the...

  • Sketch for potential Morgan sports car due in mid-2020s
    Morgan could be mystery buyer of outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish IP

    In October, it was revealed that a company had bought the second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings. Today, we may know who the mystery buyer was. Automotive News (subscription required) reported last week that fellow British automaker Morgan may be the company behind...

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