Aston Martin News

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

    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 called the Thunderbolt. It was based off of the Aston Martin Vanquish, and it hit a bit too close for home for the British automaker's liking. Now comes word that both parties have settled the issue by way of a joint statement: On March 26, 2015, Aston Martin filed a lawsuit against Henrik Fisker...

  • 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...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan
    Aston Martin Vulcan To Make North American Debut At 2015 New York Auto Show

    While it can't legally be driven on the city streets outside, the Aston Martin Vulcan is set to make a big splash at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Yes, the limited-edition track car has been confirmed for a North American debut in the Big Apple on April 1. MUST WATCH: Video Shows Just How Distracted...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    Porsche Steals Back GT3 Badge From Aston Martin

    The Porsche 911 GT3 is an icon, incontrovertibly. It’s a benchmark for many, even though it rarely tops a results list in any particular dimension. But is it really the Only Possible GT3? Apparently so. Aston Martin’s latest delicious slice of Forbidden Fruit, the Vantage GT3 road car...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports
    Henrik Fisker And Galpin Build Aston Martin Vanquish-Based Thunderbolt

    If you ever wondered what the latest Aston Martins may have looked like if Henrik Fisker was still penning them—recall that Fisker helped design the current DB9 and Vantage—then wonder no more as the Danish designer and entrepreneur, who is now running his own design firm, HF Design...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan

    What is the Aston Martin Vulcan? It’s a track-only supercar packing motorsport-derived technology and a powerful 7.0-liter V-12 engine, and it’s now in Switzerland for a debut at this week’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Vulcan is designed to go up against other track specials such as Ferrari’s XX cars and the McLaren P1 GTR, and like its rivals it also comes with a driver development program to ensure any potential owners will be able to get the most out of their purchase. MUST WATCH: Meet The Man That Owns A Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 & Porsche 918 Spyder: Video...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin DBX concept is an all-electric, off-roading sports car

    Aston Martin has missed out on the booming sales of luxury SUVs, despite being one of the first among its peers to look closely at the segment when it presented its original Lagonda SUV concept back in 2009. A lack of a suitable platform and the global financial crisis put an end to Aston...

  • Final Aston Martin DBS
    Final Aston Martin DBS Found: Rusty Heap Or Collector's Dream?

    The DBS name has been used for several cars throughout Aston Martin's history, but as with all things automotive, there was an original. This is the last of the original DBSes, and it may just be one of the coolest barn finds this year. MUST WATCH: Hellcat Vs. Hellcat: Tires Shredded, Faces Melted...

  • Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
    Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf To Reach More Markets, But Not U.S.

    Aston Martin’s coachbuilt sedan, the Lagonda Taraf, which is based on Rapide running gear, was originally intended only for the Middle East market. Interest in the car from elsewhere got Aston Martin wondering if it should build a few more examples of the car for other markets, and now the...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Road Car Revealed, Not Coming To U.S.

    The new Vulcan supercar isn’t the only surprise Aston Martin has in store for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Today, the British automaker revealed its new Vantage GT3 road car, which will be shown in public for the first time at the upcoming Swiss show. Unfortunately, it's also been confirmed...

  • Aston Martin DB10 On Set Of Bond Film
    Aston Martin DB10 Caught Getting James Bond Workout: Video

    The new James Bond film is currently in production, and fans of the franchise should be extremely excited about the supposed return of SPECTRE. Car fans will no doubt be excited by a new Aston Martin, which arrives in the form of the DB10. Additionally, Jaguar is getting in on the Bond fun by...

  • Bugatti Legend ‘Black Bess’ Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

    Bugatti only ever planned to build 450 Veyrons, made up of 300 coupes and 150 open-top Grand Sports. Recently, we reported that there were just eight build slots left for the car, and that these slots were all for the open-top Grand Sport (the run of 300 Veyron coupes sold out years ago). Now, Bugatti boss Wolfgang Dürheimer has revealed that the final Veyron, car number 450, will be presented at next month’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Speaking with Auto Motor und Sport, Dürheimer, who also heads British brand Bentley, confirmed that Veyron production ends this year, and that the...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
    Aston Martin To Reveal Future Plans At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

    About a month ago, it was revealed that Aston Martin was seeking additional funds to develop some new technologies as well as additional models beyond the planned replacements for the Vantage and DB9 sports cars. This week, the chairman of key Aston Martin investor Investindustrial, Andrea Bonomi...

  • Aston Martin Mira Facility
    Aston Martin opens new prototype and vehicle development center

    Aston Martin is keen on ensuring that its next generation cars meet and exceed the requirements of its customer base. To help with that goal, the automaker has opened the doors on a brand new prototype and vehicle development center located within the grounds of the MIRA Technology Park in the U.K...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Road Car Headed For 2015 Geneva Motor Show: Video

    Teaser videos and images have become somewhat overused, dragging out what should be a nice surprise unveiling into a weeks- or months-long affair that slowly saps all of the anticipation from a new car's unveiling. This latest teaser from Aston Martin may avoid the pitfalls, however, as it leaves...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish
    Engineering Guru Matt Becker Leaves Lotus For Aston Martin

    Aston Martin has managed to snag a top engineer from the ranks of Lotus. It has been confirmed that Matt Becker, the current head of vehicle testing and development at Lotus, a company he’s worked at for more than two decades, will join the team at Aston Martin next month. Becker will be in...

  • Aston Martin Lagonda Concept
    Aston Martin Seeks Funding For SUV, Hybrid Tech: Report

    Cash-strapped Aston Martin is seeking funds for an expansion from its current model range, two sources familiar with the matter have revealed to Reuters. The automaker, which is majority owned by Kuwaiti and Italian investment firms, and run by newly appointed CEO Andy Palmer, is expected to issue...

  • Aston Martin Works 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Vanquish

    Sometimes it seems there are nearly as many special-edition Aston Martins as there are Aston Martins, but then there are the truly special editions, like this, the Works 60th Anniversary edition, celebrating the Newport-Pagnell Works facility. MUST SEE: Car Crashes Into Bedroom Of 71-Year-Old Car Enthusiast: Video Just six of these bespoke, highly customized cars will be built, and they’ll feature a bevy of unique appearance features, plus one especially cool material: the pistons of some of Newport Pagnell’s most amazing heritage cars will be used to create the metal rotaries...

  • Aston Martin DB10 from new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’
    Watch The Reveal Of The Aston Martin DB10 At The James Bond 'Spectre' Launch: Video

    Yesterday was the production launch of the new James Bond movie Spectre, the 24th member of the ever-growing franchise and the 10th to feature an Aston Martin. Yes, director Sam Mendes has confirmed that an Aston Martin will feature in the new movie, continuing a 50-year partnership that started...

  • Aston Martin DB10 from new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’
    James Bond To Drive New Aston Martin DB10 In Upcoming ‘Spectre’ Movie

    A new James Bond movie is coming next year, and with it a brand new Aston Martin developed exclusively for the world’s most famous spy, the Aston Martin DB10. We’re not talking a regular production model but a special, limited run of 10 cars that will be used for filming of the new Bond...

  • 2015 Aston Martin Lagonda
    Aston Martin Lagonda sedan gets a name and could come Stateside

    Aston Martin's Lagonda nameplate is back thanks to an all-new 2015 sedan. It has simply been called the Lagonda sedan so far, but now we know it has an actual name. Say hello to Taraf. Well, that's the name the car will wear in its initial launch market of the Middle East. Initial reports stated...

  • 2014 Aston Martin DB9
    Aston Martin Sales Won’t Be Blocked In U.S.

    In August it was revealed that Aston Martin’s DB9 and Vantage models would be on the wrong side of regulations when new side-impact federal safety standards take effect later this year, potentially leading to a sales ban. We can now confirm that no sales ban will take place as Aston Martin...

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Is A Super Car Priced Superbly: Video

    To some, the current Aston Martin V8 Vantage might be getting a bit long in the tooth. It's not as sharp a performer as some of its rivals, the automated manual version leaves a bit to be desired in the shifting arena, and it's generally a rather expensive proposition in its segment. Still, it's...

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