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  • Aston Martin AM-RB 003

    The Aston Martin AM-RB 003 doesn't even have a proper name yet, but plenty of customers have already raised their hands to own one. According to a report from Autocar on Wednesday, Aston Martin said demand has far outstripped planned production of the AM-RB 003. The British firm plans to build only 500 examples of the McLaren Senna-rivaling supercar set to slot under the Valkyrie hypercar, and so far, it hasn't hinted at plans to increase the number. CEO Andy Palmer said in Aston Martin's financial report that the company must now allocate the cars to customers on a list that continues to...

  • Aston Martin Assured Provenance
    Aston Martin expands classic car certification program

    Aston Martin wants to make it quicker and easier for owners of its classic cars to have the full history of their vehicle. The British company said in a release last Friday it has expanded its classic car certification program. The program, which runs under the Aston Martin Works name, was...

  • Aston Martin DB5 “Goldfinger” continuation car
    Aston Martin previews the spy gadgets going into its “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation cars

    To many, 1964's “Goldfinger” is arguably the greatest of all the James Bond films, but for car enthusiasts, it isn't the performance of Sean Connery as 007 that excites the most but rather the set of wheels he drives: an Aston Martin DB5. Now well-heeled Bond fans have the chance to own...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E at the 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix
    Aston Martin Rapide E electric sport sedan takes on Monaco street circuit

    Aston Martin used the past weekend's 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix to demonstrate the performance of its Rapide E electric sport sedan. Unveiled only last month at Auto Shanghai 2019, the Rapide E is an electric version of Aston Martin's Rapide, with the svelte sedan's V-12 and associated...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    David Coulthard bought both a Mercedes-AMG One and an Aston Martin Valkyrie

    David Coulthard, one of last decade's star Formula One drivers, has two new toys coming to his personal garage. In an interview with Goodwood Road and Racing, the retired F1 driver said he has both a Mercedes-AMG One and an Aston Martin Valkyrie on order. The selections make sense. Coulthard rose...

  • Aston Martin Vantage AMR
    Aston Martin brings back the manual in new Vantage AMR

    If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission—but right now none of its cars come with a third pedal. The good news is that Aston Martin is rectifying the issue by bringing back the manual with its latest Vantage sports...

  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

    Aston Martin has dialed up the wow factor on its DBS Superleggera with the arrival of a new open-top version, which dons the automaker's Volante name used on convertibles. Unveiled Tuesday, the 2020 DBS Superleggera Volante will serve as the flagship of the brand until a new Vanquish supercar is added early next decade. And a proper flagship it is thanks to a powerful V-12 under the hood. The engine is the same 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged unit in the DBS Superleggera coupe, rated at 715 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. It connects to a rear-mounted 8-speed automatic via a carbon fiber...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    Aston Martin embraces V-12, wants to keep engine alive

    As long as it's possible, Aston Martin will keep the V-12 engine alive. The commitment comes as automakers begin to take a hard look at large-displacement engines. New emissions and fuel economy regulations around the world will make it more difficult for an engine like the V-12 to comply. Marek...

  • Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato by R-Reforged
    Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato resurrected for Zagato's 100th anniversary

    The Italian design house Zagato celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and a Swiss company is planning quite the toast to its centennial. AF Racing and its newly announced R-Reforged brand will create 38 new Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato models based on the original, which debuted in concept...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots and video

    Aston Martin's DBX SUV is on track for a debut in late 2019 and as part of the development a prototype has taken to Germany's Nürburgring for some high-speed testing. Judging from our spy shots and video, the 4-door DBX will be a small SUV with proportions similar to those of the Alfa Romeo...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS 59
    Aston Martin DBS 59 looks back to outright Le Mans victory

    Aston Martin has worked overtime to crank out numerous special editions. The latest pays homage to an iconic bit of motorsport history: the outright win at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in an Aston Martin DBR1. To celebrate that amazing victory and the machine...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E
    Aston Martin Rapide E electric sport sedan debuts at 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Aston Martin on Tuesday revealed an electric version of its Rapide sport sedan at Auto Shanghai 2019. The car, dubbed the Rapide E, is limited to 155 units for worldwide sale and will commence deliveries in late 2019, meaning it will likely arrive as a 2020 model. The Rapide E has been developed in...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 003

    Aston Martin showed off not one, but two supercars at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show and new information has surfaced surrounding the AM-RB 003. The AM-RB 003 will sit below the Valkyrie in the British marque's supercar hierarchy, but it will rival its power rating with a rumored 1,000 horsepower, according to a Carscoops report on Sunday. The website reported it obtained an official dealer brochure that describes many of the supercar's specifications, including the 1,000-hp figure and an all-wheel-drive system enabled by hybrid technology. Specifically, an electric motor will power...

  • Production of bodies for Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato continuation models - April 2019
    Hammer and roll: Aston Martin provides look at DB4 GT Zagato continuation car production

    Aston Martin is building 19 additional examples of the DB4 GT Zagato of the 1960s to mark this year's centennial of Italian design house Zagato, which has been helping to design special Aston Martins for the past 60 years. Each of the 19 cars will be paired with a new DBS GT Zagato supercar based...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS 59
    Aston Martin boss says autonomous cars will result in mergers

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer thinks the automotive industry as we know it is in for some serious disruption with the advent of self-driving cars. The top executive spoke at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ Connected conference on Thursday and said self-driving cars will result...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 003 and Vanquish Vision concept
    Aston Martin trademarks "Valen" name, but what's it for?

    A new trademark has surfaced from Aston Martin for the name "Valen," but it's not entirely clear how the automaker plans to use it. The trademark was first filed with the Lebanese trademark office in October 2018, and the name was then trademarked in the United Kingdom this year. AutoGuide first...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato
    Aston Martin previews DBS GT Zagato, will sell it with DB4 GT Zagato continuation car

    Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato turns 100 this year and is celebrating by working with one of its closest partners throughout the years: Aston Martin. The two are collaborating on the new DBS GT Zagato supercar based on the DBS Superleggera, several teaser shots for which were released...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept
    Aston Martin Vanquish will spawn AMR Pro, convertible variants

    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...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

    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 Vantage Roadster is complete and the firm will lift the lid on the convertible later this year, according to a Thursday report on the Australian website Car Advice. He wouldn't say when, but the drop-top sports car could grace the Frankfurt motor show in September. Until then, the car will go through...

  • 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 AM-RB 003 hypercar debuts with V-6 power, shape-shifting panels

    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...

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