Aston Martin News

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Here is our latest look at a new hardcore version of Aston Martin’s Vantage equipped with a V-8 engine. It was only last week that we learned Aston Martin was planning a second hardcore version of its Vantage sports car along the lines of last year’s Vantage GT12. We now have spy shots of the car ahead of an official reveal due to take place in the very near future. The car will be called the Vantage GT8, and as its name suggests it be will be aligned with the V-8-powered Vantage GTE race car shown below. The GT12 was aligned with the V-12-powered Vantage GT3 racer. Power will...

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    Aston Martin consolidates V-8 models with 2017 Vantage GTS

    Aston Martin is gearing up for an all-new Vantage due next year but the current model has plenty of life left in it. Yesterday we learned that the 2017 V12 Vantage S would be receiving a new 7-speed “dogleg” manual transmission as a no-cost option, though only 100 manual-equipped...

  • 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
    2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S gets 7-speed “dogleg” manual

    If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission. And underlining this commitment, Aston Martin is now offering a manual on its V12 Vantage S. For most markets the manual will be offered as a no-cost option for the 2017 model year...

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    Hardcore Aston Martin Vantage GT8 in the works

    Last year Aston Martin launched a hardcore version of its Vantage sports car closely aligned with the V-12-powered Vantage GT3 race car. It was called the Vantage GT12 and unfortunately was never offered in the United States. ALSO SEE: Third Ferrari theme park confirmed for China A new, completely...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    Watch Prodrive build an Aston Martin Vantage GTE racer in 60 seconds

    When it comes to racing, Aston Martin’s weapon of choice is the compact and lightweight Vantage sports car. However, the Vantage that takes to some of the world’s top racing tracks in events like the World Endurance Championship and United Sportscar Championship is very different to the...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Aston Martin already has 1,400 orders for DB11

    It’s only been a few weeks since the reveal of Aston Martin’s new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show but already the company has managed to rack up 1,400 orders—and that’s before full details have even been released. The information was revealed to The Motor Report by Aston...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish

    One of Aston Martin’s key strategies for its Second Century turnaround plan is greater differentiation between its sports cars. CEO Andy Palmer has often joked that the benchmark will be the ability of his 77-year-old mother to easily identity each of the cars. The first of Aston Martin’s new sports cars is the 2017 DB11, which made its debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show. It will be followed in quick succession by new versions of the Vantage and Vanquish. CHECK OUT: Watch brand Bell & Ross unveils AeroGT supercar concept: Video The DB11 fills the role of grand tourer while...

  • TVR sports car teased ahead of 2017 Goodwood Revival reveal
    TVR to follow Aston Martin with new plant in Wales

    Revived British sports car marque TVR will follow in the footsteps of Aston Martin by setting up a new plant in Wales. It was only a month ago that Aston Martin confirmed plans to build a plant in Wales for its upcoming SUV. Now TVR has confirmed similar plans. TVR’s plant will be used for...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Project AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin partners with Red Bull F1 team, confirms Adrian Newey-designed hypercar

    Aston Martin has shown the seriousness of its intent to challenge the likes of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] and McLaren Automotive when it comes to building the fastest, most technologically-advanced road cars, by announcing a technical partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Aston Martin CEO...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin starts design and engineering consulting

    Aston Martin today launched an independent consulting service that can help with anything from designing busses to sports cars to luxury yachts. As we learned in our recent interview with Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the new service, dubbed Aston Martin Consulting, is a similar endeavor to Lotus...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Enjoy this driving footage of the Aston Martin DB11: Video

    Aston Martin stunned the world with the reveal of its all-new DB11 during last week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show, though so far we’ve only been able to see the car motionless. That’s no longer the case as Aston Martin has released a video showing the DB11 carving up some great driving...

  • Prince Philip's 1953 Aston Martin Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe
    Prince Philip's Aston Martin to hit the auction block

    Your chance to own a slice of Aston Martin history will happen next month when Prince Philip's 1954 Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe goes to auction in the United Kingdom. But the Aston has even more provenance than having been a part of the Royal motor pool. The Duke of Edinburgh was so smitten with...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11

    With a show-stealing launch of the new 2017 DB11 sports car, Aston Martin has finally launched its "Second Century." The plan, to recast the British luxury automaker, took shape after former Nissan executive Andy Palmer was hired to turn around the struggling brand in October 2014. We spoke with Palmer at the Geneva show for the latest details on the DB11 and for details on a future range of seven vehicles to be built in the next seven years--and for details on Palmer's plans to turn the company into a perennial profit-maker, something that's eluded it throughout its 103-year history. When...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin DB11 configurator goes live

    Clear your calendar and prepare to spend the next hour building your dream Aston Martin DB11 online. The British sports car manufacturer has released a configurator for its newest model, which is set to replace the long-standing DB9. The DB11 debuted earlier this week at the Geneva Motor Show...

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    Aston Martin forms partnership with watch brand Richard Mille

    Aston Martin has announced a partnership with Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille, famous for its tourbillon-equipped watches such as the sapphire crystal-encased RM 056. Emulating similar partnerships of rivals such as Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], the partnership between Aston Martin and Richard Mille...

  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    Kahn Vengeance is an Aston Martin with added aggression

    The United Kingdom’s Kahn Design has evolved over the years from a company designing wheels to a fully-fledged coachbuilding and engineering outfit that can transform pretty much anything on wheels, from Range Rover Evoques right up to Bugatti Veyrons. Kahn Design’s latest creation is...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    2017 Aston Martin DB11 debuts at Geneva Motor Show: Live photos and video

    Aston Martin’s brand renaissance, known as the Second Century Plan, kicked off today at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. The new grand tourer is the direct replacement for Aston Martin’s aging DB9 and the first model to be based on the British marque’s...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11 leaked
    2017 Aston Martin DB11 leaked again

    Aston Martin’s long-awaited replacement for the DB9 grand tourer, the 2017 DB11, is set for its world debut tomorrow at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. However, photos of the car have leaked online and reveal many of the details. We've seen some leaked shots in the past but now we have new, much...

  • Teaser for 2017 Aston Martin debuting at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

    We’re now just days away from seeing the official reveal of Aston Martin’s new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, however, as is often the case in this day and age photos of the car have already surfaced. Nevertheless, this latest teaser video from Aston Martin highlights the car’s heritage and a shadowy glimpse at the end hints at the muscular, almost ground-hugging design we can expect. The DB11 is a crucial model for Aston Martin as the line of DB cars best represents the brand. DB are the initials of British businessman David Brown who bought Aston Martin in 1947 and...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin to build SUV in Wales

    After scouring the world for the ideal spot to build a new SUV loosely based on 2015’s DBX concept, Aston Martin has finally confirmed the vehicle will be built at a new plant to be located in St Athan at the southern tip of Wales. Aston Martin had hinted at plant locations in China and even...

  • Aston Martin DB10 auction at Christie’s in London, February 18, 2016
    Mystery Buyer Bids $3.5 Million For Aston Martin DB10

    Aston Martin built 10 examples of a stunning sports car known as the DB10 for the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre. Of these, one was offered for sale to the public to help raise funds for charity. The auction took place last night at Christie’s in London and the winning bid came in at...

  • Aston Martin Rapid-E concept
    Electric Aston Martin Rapide Edges Closer To Production With Signing Of MoU

    Aston Martin took a major step today towards realizing production of its first electric car. The British automaker signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards the creation of a partnership that will develop an electric Rapide based on the RapidE concept car unveiled last year. The...

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    Aston Martin Vulcan Driver Course Gets Underway In Abu Dhabi

    Aston Martin has joined the likes of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] and McLaren by offering a car designed solely for track days, a car that comes complete with an intensive driver training course to ensure owners know how to get the most out of their multimillion-dollar machines. Aston Martin’s entry...

  • 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish
    Aston Martin To Replace Vantage And Vanquish By 2018: Report

    We’re now just a couple of weeks away from the official reveal of Aston Martin’s new DB11, the long-awaited replacement for the—gracefully—aging DB9. The car will be the first to ride on an all-new platform developed by Aston Martin for its next generation of sports cars...

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