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  • 1963 Aston Martin DP215

    Next month's Monterey Car Week auctions are set to see plenty of action. Already confirmed for the Californian event is a Ferrari 250 GTO as well as as one of the winning trio of Ford GT40s in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now we have details on one of the rarest and most valuable Aston Martins ever built heading to the peninsular. The car is the one-off DP215 race car that Aston Martin built in 1963 and debuted that year in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill taking turns behind the wheel. It managed to clock 198.6 mph on the Mulsanne Straight and proved considerably...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Vantage test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Aston Martin testing manual-equipped Vantage?

    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 looks to be in the process of rectifying the issue. Engineers are out testing a...

  • Lego James Bond Aston Martin DB5
    Live your James Bond fantasies in small scale with this Lego DB5

    Lego has just announced a new edition to its Creator series. James Bond's iconic coupe has been scaled down and turned into bricks to create this Lego version of the Aston Martin DB5, on sale from August 1. You'll need to part with $150 for the 1,290 piece kit. Of course, that's quite a bit less...

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond, Agent 007, in Skyfall, with Aston Martin DB5
    Long-lost James Bond Aston Martin DB5 may have been found

    James Bond and Aston Martin are a match made in Q Branch heaven. The titular character has driven his fair share of exotic machinery over the years, but the double 0 agent always seems to wind up back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, the most iconic of which is surely the DB5. One of the coupes...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin plans new platform for SUV

    Aston Martin will jump into the luxury SUV game when the DBX enters production in 2019. Until then, the British brand will continue to work hard on the SUV, including developing a new platform. Aston Martin chief engineer Matt Becker told Road and Track in an interview published Tuesday that the...

  • Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept
    Airborne luxury: Aston Martin debuts Volante Vision VTOL Concept

    Aston Martin specializes in building luxury cars, but it recently entered into a partnership to design a submarine. For its next act, the company has taken to the skies. On Monday, Aston Martin revealed the Volante Vision Concept, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle. The British luxury...

  • Aston Martin V8 Cygnet

    Earlier this decade, Aston Martin rebadged a Scion iQ and sold the car complete with a wheezy 1.3-liter engine as the Cygnet. It was a cost-effective way for Aston Martin to get its average emissions down but, for obvious reasons, the car was a dud and thankfully killed off a couple of years after launch. Recently, one Cygnet owner called on the Q by Aston Martin personalzation department to give his or her car the performance worthy of the badge on its nose. The result is the V8 Cygnet which Aston Martin unveiled Thursday at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Somehow Aston Martin's...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro concept
    Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro could challenge Porsche's new Nürburgring record, Red Bull F1 boss says

    Porsche just smashed the Nürburgring Nordschiefe track record with its 919 Evo, setting a ridiculous time of 5:19:55. The lightning-fast run sliced a whopping 51 seconds off the 35-year-old record. Now, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner thinks the upcoming Valkyrie...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera debuts with 715 horsepower

    Behold the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The super GT is the third model in the British automaker's much-hyped Second Century plan, which calls for seven new cars in seven years, and it fills the void left by the Vanquish which bowed out of production late last year. DBS is a familiar Aston...

  • James Bond Aston Martin DB5 for sale
    James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 heading to Goodwood auction

    James Bond has driven plenty of vehicles over the course of his many on-screen exploits. The one that is most quintessentially Bond, however, is the silver Aston Martin DB5. This is the car that even non-car lovers will recognize as 007's preferred ride. If you are a fan of all things Bond, now's...

  • 2018 Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600
    Vantage V600 badge returns on bespoke V-12 model

    Update: Photos of the actual car have been posted to Instagram by Chris Harris. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Vantage V600 in the metal. The Aston Martin Vantage V600 is back, only this time it's packing a V-12 under the hood and limited to just 14 examples—seven coupes and...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 customer race cars revealed

    Aston Martin has sprung a surprise on those attending the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. On Thursday, the British performance and luxury brand revealed the 2019 Vantage GT4 and GT3 customer race cars. The GT3 will ultimately replace the highly successful V-12 Vantage GT3 racer, which most...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Rapide AMR

    Aston Martin has a new addition to its growing AMR family: the Rapide AMR. The car was shown in concept form during the launch of Aston Martin's AMR sub-brand at the 2017 Geneva auto show, but now we have our first look at the production version due in showrooms by the end of the year. Pricing for this bad boy starts at $240,000. That's a steep price for a version of a car that's now almost a decade old, but Aston Martin plans to build only 210 examples, so this is one exclusive ticket. And for the money, you're also getting one of the fastest and best-looking sedans on the market. Power...

  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance
    Meet the Kahn Design Vengeance inspired by the Hulk

    Having felt that the second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish lacked the aggression of its predecessor, Afzal Kahn, founder of British coachbuilder Kahn Design, was inspired to come up with its own successor to the original Aston Martin super GT. The result was the imposing WB12 Vengeance unveiled...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    Aston Martin CEO drops warning for mass-market car brands

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer echoed other prominent industry executives and offered up a warning to mass-market car brands: adapt or risk extinction. Palmer made the comments at an Automotive News presentation on Wednesday and struck a similar tone to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO, Sergio...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato for sale
    This ultra-rare Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato can be yours

    Aston Martin produces beautiful, expensive machines. Anything can be improved, however, and that includes the lines of the powerfully pretty Vanquish. Back in 2016, Zagato showed off a concept that proves this point; the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato. The crowd in attendance at that year's Concorso...

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

    Aston Martin has just unveiled its redesigned Vantage, and the next model in the automaker’s ambitious Second Century plan is a replacement for the Vanquish, prototypes for which are shown here. However, the car won't be called a Vanquish as earlier thought. Instead, it will be called a DBS...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR first drive review: continuous improvement rings true

    I awaken at the Dorint Hotel on a cool, dewy May morning. The surface of the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife rests just a few feet outside my window, and it, as well as the plentiful surrounding greenery, is shrouded in a pea soup fog. Mid-May shouldn’t be this cold. The temperature...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan

    Aston Martin is in full attack as it dives headlong into its Second Century plan. The cars are aggressive yet still beautiful, and at every level of performance and price being offered. Near the top of the hill sits the mighty Vulcan tracak car. This 830-horsepower super machine appears poised to dominate any race track upon which it's placed, though it doesn't meet the specs of any particular competition. Nevertheless, we're soon going to see the car racing because Aston Martin is taking a pair of Vulcans to Le Mans to compete in an all-Aston battle royale. The event is called the Aston...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante
    2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante video road test

    The 2018 Aston DB11 Volante just may be the grandest of today’s grand touring cars. A 2+2 convertible with a sensuous shape and 503 German horses under its clamshell bonnet, it’s a beautiful means of getting you wherever you want to go. We drove the DB11 Volante on the California coast...

  • AMR Performance Center
    Aston Martin inaugurates AMR Performance Center

    Aston Martin on Friday cut the ribbon on the new AMR Performance Center located next to the Nürburgring race track in Germany. The site isn't actually new as it was originally established in 2008 as the Nürburgring Test Center, though the name change reflects the more customer-oriented...

  • Tobias Sühlmann
    Bugatti designer Tobias Sühlmann to style future Aston Martins

    Aston Martin is strengthening its design team as it prepares to more than double its lineup in the coming years. The automaker confirmed Friday the appointment of Volkswagen Group veteran designer Tobias Sühlmann as its new head of exterior design. He replaces Miles Nurnberger who has been...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
    2019 Aston Martin DB11 gets the AMR treatment

    The DB11 is very much the grand tourer of Aston Martin's lineup, meaning it's big and comfy though not necessarily the best choice when heading for a track. For that there's the Vantage. However, not everyone will want to go with the smaller car, so Aston Martin has developed a sharper, more...

  • Teaser for Lagonda SUV debuting in 2021
    Lagonda previews ultra-luxury electric SUV coming in 2021

    The Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce Cullinan better watch out as Aston Martin's revived ultra-luxury brand Lagonda is preparing an SUV for launch in 2021. A preview sketch released Wednesday gives us our first look at the Lagonda SUV and hints at similar radical design themes to those featured on...

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