Aston Martin News

  • 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...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS 59
    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...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS 59

    Aston Martin has ambitious plans to continue its growth well into next decade. The British luxury brand, which went public last month, plans to double its current production figures by 2025, CEO Andy Palmer said. The brand's first SUV, the DBX, should contribute a healthy margin to the doubled production figures. Aston Martin is on track to build 6,400 cars this year. That would peg the target figure at almost 13,000 vehicles in 2025. Palmer told Reuters in a Sunday report that Aston Martin has not seen the same slowdown in many markets that other automakers have complained of. Sales in the...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX prototype
    Aston Martin reveals DBX name, first prototype for SUV

    Aston Martin on Wednesday gave us our first look at its highly anticipated SUV with the reveal of an early prototype. The automaker also confirmed the DBX name for the vehicle which will enter production at a new plant in Wales next year. The reveal is scheduled for late 2019, suggesting we'll see...

  • Jay Leno and the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops by Jay Leno's Garage

    The previous Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage is a cracker of a sports car, as Jay Leno recently...

  • Teaser for production Aston Martin DBX due in 2019
    Aston Martin SUV to be unveiled in late 2019

    Aston Martin will climb aboard the luxury SUV bandwagon with an all-new model, and the company confirmed on Wednesday it will debut in late 2019. In an announcement that surrounded ongoing work to complete the St Athan, Wales, production facility, Aston Martin said the new SUV will be unveiled in...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Aston Martin hints at two-tone option for Valkyrie hypercar

    Aston Martin has revealed the latest design for its Valkyrie as the Formula 1-inspired hypercar takes shape ahead of next year's launch. The latest shots show the car in a two-tone finish, an option that's seen a resurgence thanks to Bugatti and hopefully will be offered to Valkyrie buyers. The...

  • Aston Martin Shaghai design studio
    Aston Martin opens first design studio outside UK

    Aston Martin design won't be purely British-born in the future. The automaker announced Wednesday that it has opened its first design studio outside of the United Kingdom. The newest studio resides in Shanghai, China and bears the title Aston Martin Lagonda Creative Lab. The studio is a partnership...

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