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  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance based on the Aston Martin DB9

    It's fair if some members of the Aston Martin Owners Club happen to feel Kahn Design’s WB12 Vengeance is the very definition of messing with perfection. One group that decidedly doesn't feel that way? The leadership at Aston Martin. Because Kahn Design's new coachbuilding business—which initially took aim at Land Rover's Defender—has the full blessing of the iconic sports car brand. In fact, the automaker is even delivering the donor chassis directly. The WB12 Vengeance is based on the Aston Martin DB9, and in re-imagining the car firm founder Afzal Kahn sought to substitute...

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    Aston Martin CEO Says 800-HP Electric Rapide Coming In Two Years

    At the Shanghai Auto Show in April, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer alluded to a possible all-electric version of the Rapide four-door and last week he confirmed it to Automotive News (subscription required). Speaking at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past weekend, Palmer said the car would...

  • Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo concept
    Aston Martin Mulls New Supercar

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed that the automaker is considering a new supercar; one destined for the road like the One-77 launched earlier this decade rather than the more recent Vulcan track special. Speaking with Auto Express, Palmer said Aston Martin is looking to make a decision on...

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    Aston Martin Vulcan To Tackle Spa-Francorchamps Circuit

    This weekend is the Spa 24 Hours, the highlight of the Blancpain Endurance Series, and this year a number of teams will be competing using the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 race car. Another Aston Martin will be present at the Belgian race, though, and that’s the limited edition Vulcan track...

  • Aston Martin DB10 in trailer for new James Bond movie 'Spectre'
    Aston Martin DB10 Features In Trailer For New James Bond Movie ‘Spectre’

    It was back in December that Aston Martin shocked us with the unveiling of a new car, the DB10, which was developed exclusively for a starring role in the new James Bond movie Spectre. Today, an extended trailer is out and we get to see several shots of the car in action and even learn some if its...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan, 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey Working On Aston Martin Supercar: Report

    Hot on the heels of news Aston Martin is considering making a return to Formula One as a technology partner of Red Bull Racing, a role currently fulfilled by Infiniti, more rumors emerging from the U.K. suggest Red Bull design ace Adrian Newey’s long-postulated road car project could end up...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GTE art car by Tobias Rahberger

    It seems that the good guys and gals in Gaydon are eager to expand their racing presence. There's a rumor floating around right now that would have Aston Martin making its return to the world of Formula One, and it's all related to the automaker's current partnership with Mercedes-Benz. ALSO SEE: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo Video Road Test The two automakers don't see each other as competitors in the consumer market, but this would certainly see the pair putting its engine technology to work on rival racing teams. Aston Martin hasn't competed in F1 since the 1959 and 1960 seasons. In fact, those...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan, 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Aston Martin Vulcan Makes Dynamic Debut At 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is over for another year, but there’s plenty of photos and video to digest still. One of the stars this year was Aston Martin’s Vulcan track car, which made its dynamic debut at the event and was also shown for the first time in a new livery...

  • 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT
    Aston Martin Ups Power In DB9 With New GT Trim

    A successor to the Aston Martin DB9 is in the works but before its arrival the DB9 is benefitting from what’s likely to be its last round of updates. The big news is the addition of a new GT trim level which sees the DB9 receive the highest output in the nameplate’s history: 540...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GTE art car by Tobias Rahberger
    Aston Martin Art Car To Compete In This Weekend’s 2015 24 Hours Of Le Mans

    Aston Martin has revealed a special new livery for the number 97 Vantage GTE race car that will be competing in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the highlight of the 2015 World Endurance Championship. Designed by artist Tobias Rahberger, it uses various optical effects to make the...

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    Driving The Aston Martin English Rose: Video

    Aston Martin is eager to prove that it's road cars are reliable machines. One way to do that is to simply put a Honda or Toyota badge on the front. That won't work here though. The other way to prove reliability is by taking your toys and going racing with them. In 2006, that's exactly what Aston...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish 'One of Seven'
    German Collector Commissions Seven Bespoke Aston Martin Vanquish Coupes

    Aston Martin has announced that a German collector by the name of Markus Storck has commissioned a series of seven bespoke Vanquish sports cars for himself and presumably six of his friends. The automaker says that Storck, the founder of bicycle manufacturer Storck Bikes, has taken delivery of the...

  • Starpath UV Painted Aston Martin

    There's nothing like the Gumball 3000. The inter-continental sprint popular with the racers, rappers, rock stars, and ridiculously rich dudes is without a doubt, the most glamorous rally in the world. And given that the starting grid is stacked with hardware like the Rebellion R2K and McLaren P1s, it's also one of the only places in the world where an Aston Martin DBS might be considered a pedestrian choice. But if said DBS glows in the dark? That might level the playing field. ALSO SEE: BMW Completely Gives Up, Accepts Ugly As Its Only Design Motif To get the treatment, David Morgan of Team...

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    Aston Martin CEO Calls Alabama “Obvious Choice” For New Plant

    It emerged last month that Aston Martin was looking to add a second plant in preparation for several new models due out in the coming years and the extra capacity they’ll require. A possible location for the new plant was said to be here in the U.S., though Aston Martin could just as easily...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante by Valentino
    Aston Martin And Valentino Create One-Off Vanquish Volante

    Aston Martin rolled out a very special version of its Vanquish Volante this week which it developed with its Q personalization department in partnership with Italian fashion label Valentino. But this particular Vanquish isn’t a new special edition along the lines of Lamborghini’s...

  • 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial
    One-Off Aston Martin, Other Rare Classics Headed To Pebble Beach Auction

    There's always acres of desirable sheet metal on hand in Pebble Beach. And if you've ever wanted to own a one-off Aston Martin or some uber-rare Ferrari and Maserati prototypes—and have pockets as deep as the Mariana Trench—you'll have a chance at the RM Sotheby's auction this August in...

  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance teaser
    Kahn Design’s Aston Martin DB9-Based WB12 Vengeance Revealed In Official Images

    Known for its modified Land Rovers and other prestige models, Kahn Design recently transitioned to the world of coachbuilt cars with its new range of Flying Huntsman models based on Land Rover Defender underpinnings. Now the British firm has something in the works for performance fans: a new grand...

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    Aston Martin DB10 And Jaguar C-X75 On The Set Of New James Bond Movie 'Spectre': Video

    If nothing else, the latest James Bond movie will have some of the best cars in the franchise's history. In Spectre, Daniel Craig's 007 will take the wheel of an Aston Martin DB10—a model designed especially for the movie—while the bad guys will get the keys to the stillborn Jaguar...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    Aston Martin has managed to secure an additional round of funding from key shareholders Investindustrial and Tejara Capital to the tune of £200 million (approximately $307 million) to develop an SUV as well as other luxury-oriented models. This is in addition to previous rounds of funding used for factory upgrades and the development of a new platform to underpin Aston Martin’s next-generation sports cars, starting with a DB9 replacement due out next year. The SUV is said to be one of three new model lines Aston Martin is working on (another will be a high-end sedan to replace the...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin Confirms Three New Model Lines, Mulls U.S. Plant

    There are few brands more quintessentially British than Aston Martin, but could the maker of some of the most beautiful sports cars on the planet start production in the U.S.? While it may seem like an odd move, just this week another struggling sports car manufacturer from the U.K., Lotus...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT12
    Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Made Official, Still Not Coming To U.S.

    Aston Martin chose to rename its track-focused Vantage GT3 the Vantage GT12 after Porsche complained about the car’s usage of “GT3” in its title, which it would seem the German automaker has exclusive rights to when it comes to road-going applications (GT3-badged cars from other...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports
    Aston Martin And Fisker Settle Things "Amicably"

    Project Thunderbolt is a no-go. That's the official (and expected) word coming forth as Aston Martin and Henrik Fisker have apparently resolved their lawsuit. For those not familiar with the story, this all started when Fisker presented a new design study for a potential limited-run build of a car...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Rapide S
    Aston Martin To Replace Rapide With New Lagonda Sedan, Launch DBX-Like Crossover

    Last summer, we heard Aston Martin was planning to phase out its Rapide sedan following the introduction of the automaker’s next-generation sports car platform, which makes its debut next year in the DB9 replacement. The good news is that Aston Martin won’t be exiting the sedan segment...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports
    Aston Martin Files Suit Against Henrik Fisker For Thunderbolt

    Henrik Fisker recently teamed up with Galpin Auto Sports to create a car called the Thunderbolt. It's based on the Aston Martin Vanquish, and it was created initially as a one-off design study to gauge potential interest in a small production run of the car. We're sure there was some interest...

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