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

    A prototype for the open-top version of Aston Martin's Vanquish-replacing DBS Superleggera has been spotted. The latest tester was spotted outside Aston Martin's AMR Performance Center at the Nürburgring, and the video below features some footage of the high-speed testing on the German racetrack itself. To be called a DBS Superleggera Volante, the car closely resembles the DB11 Volante on which it is based though its face is completely different, characterized by a much larger grille and lower vents. The hood is also unique and here too the vents are larger than what you get on the DB11...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Someone paid $26M for outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings

    Aston Martin went public this month. With that move to offer shares on the London Stock Exchange, Aston Martin had to provide a lengthy public prospectus, 321 pages to be exact, ahead of its IPO. The document is filled with every bit of information on the company, and buried deep within the...

  • Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix
    Aston Martin's prototypes will call Silverstone home

    Aston Martin has added the Silverstone Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, to its list of racetracks where development of future models will take place. Another site is the Nürburgring, where Aston Martin has operated a test center since 2008. The German site since the start...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 supercar could be named Valhalla

    Aston Martin recently announced that it has a fresh super car in the works. Right now, we know it only by the code name of 003. The automaker has a penchant for adhering to vehicle names starting with the letter "V", however, and a past trademark application of the name "Valhalla" lead us down a...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin names carbon fiber supplier for Valkyrie hypercar

    Aston Martin has a carbon fiber supplier in TenCate Advanced Composites. The automaker said Wednesday it is forming a partnership with the materials manufacturer in order to source carbon fiber for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. Aston Martin said it has already worked closely with TenCate to...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT3 customer race car
    Aston Martin Vantage to race in DTM

    The German touring car series known as DTM has welcomed Aston Martin as the newest manufacturer to join. DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports car perhaps as early as the 2019 season. The...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie

    Aston Martin has keyed us in as to what 1,130 naturally aspirated horsepower sounds like. We're talking about the Valkyrie hypercar and its 6.5-liter V-12 Cosworth engine. On Wednesday, CEO Andy Palmer tweeted a video of the Valkyrie with the car's bespoke V-12 engine providing the soundtrack. And boy does it sound lovely. The sound recalls F1 racing engines of yore with a tantalizing scream fit for a hypercar. While turbocharged mills still offer plenty of excellent soundtracks, there's nothing quite like a naturally aspirated engine firing its tune for all to hear. Cosworth is to thank for...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    Aston Martin shares start trading at $24, value company at $5.6B

    Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand’s 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards, but the company finally took the plunge on Wednesday with its shares listing on the London Stock Exchange at...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 hypercar will be first with new turbo V-6

    Aston Martin's 003 hypercar due in 2021 will be powered by a new turbocharged V-6 developed in-house, CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed. Speaking with Auto Express in an interview published Friday, Palmer said the V-6 is related to Aston Martin's current V-12, a twin-turbocharged unit displacing...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin 003 hypercar debuting in 2021
    Aston Martin 003 hypercar teased, might race at Le Mans

    Aston Martin's Valkyrie hasn't even started deliveries but the British automaker is already teasing the hypercar that will come after it. Aston Martin on Thursday released a teaser sketch for a new hypercar code-named the 003 and slated to arrive on the market in late 2021. For those counting, the...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    Aston Martin names Penny Hughes as chairman ahead of IPO

    Aston Martin on Monday named Penny Hughes as chairman ahead of a planned initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange that was first announced in August. Hughes spent most of her career as president of Coca-Cola in the United Kingdom and Ireland and has experience at other major firms...

  • Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

    Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England. Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars...

  • Aston Martin Works classic car showroom in central London

    The wind is still fully in the sails of the classic car market and Aston Martin is capitalizing with the opening of a ritzy showroom specially focused on models from yesteryear in the heart of London. The showroom is operated by the Aston Martin Works classic car department and located in London's posh Mayfair district, where Aston Martin already has a dealership and brand store. Known as the Works Heritage showroom, the site serves as a more convenient destination for customers interested in acquiring a classic Aston Martin or learning about the restoration services available through Aston...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    Aston Martin announces intention to launch IPO

    Reports of Aston Martin launching an initial public offering (IPO) date back as far as the brand’s sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards in 2008. Now it appears that the IPO is close to happening. The automaker announced Wednesday its intention to potentially...

  • 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E
    Aston Martin gives first look at Rapid-E's 800-volt battery

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Tuesday gave an update on the progress of the automaker's first electric car, the Rapid-E. Palmer posted a photo of what he described as a “production intent” version of the battery destined for the Rapid-E, and confirmed it will be an 800-volt design...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin's newest hypercar has the most powerful road engine in the world*

    When the Aston Martin Valkyrie makes its official debut—likely later this year—it will have a record-breaking engine mounted behind the passenger compartment. On Tuesday, Cosworth announced the supercar will make a whopping 1,130 horsepower—the most of any naturally aspirated...

  • Aston Martin's DB5 has featured extensively in various James Bond films
    Aston Martin to build 25 James Bond-spec DB5s

    Even to this day, 1964's “Goldfinger” is considered by most to be the best James Bond movie ever made, particularly if those fans are also car nuts. Yes, what endeared the movie into the hearts of many car enthusiasts was Bond’s tricked-out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    Aston Martin likely to race Valkyrie successor at Le Mans

    Aston Martin is more likely to race the successor to its Valkyrie and not the Valkyrie itself in the so-called Hypercar class (a name is yet to be selected) that will replace LMP1 as the premier class of the World Endurance Championship, and thus the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well. The news was...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

    It might seem odd that Aston Martin chose to go with the relatively old-school choice of a big V-12 for its Valkyrie hypercar at a time when rivals are downsizing to turbocharged V-8s and even V-6s. Recall, Mercedes-AMG's Project One packs a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, albeit one nicked from the automaker's Formula 1 car. In an interview with Autocar published Tuesday, Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s star aerodynamicist leading the design work on the Valkyrie, explained the rationale behind the decision to go with a V-12, in this case a Cosworth-tuned monster displacing 6.5 liters and...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    First details on Aston Martin DBS Superleggera AMR

    Aston Martin has just unleashed upon the world the 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera, but it doesn't represent the end of the performance road for the new super GT. Just as we've seen with the automaker's other performance cars, the DBS Superleggera will eventually receive the AMR treatment. Not to...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
    2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera first drive review: Dead serious, dead sexy

    Twelve-cylinder engines are an endangered automotive species. Only a handful are left: Mercedes and Maybach share one, and so do BMW and Rolls-Royce. Ferrari has its holdout—and it’s impossible to leave out Bentley’s W-12, though its offbeat cylinder layout makes it an outlier...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Aston Martin hints at Vanquish name for mid-engine supercar

    With Aston Martin choosing to revive the DBS nameplate for the replacement for the second-generation Vanquish, many have been left wondering whether the Vanquish nameplate, which tends to signify the fastest and most powerful member of Aston Martin's regular lineup, will ever return. It turns out...

  • 1963 Aston Martin DP215
    Rare Aston Martin DP215 raced by Phil Hill at Le Mans heads to auction

    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...

  • 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...

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