Aston Martin News

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8

    Last year was a good one for British luxury and sports car maker Aston Martin. The brand announced on Thursday that 2017 marked the highest number of cars delivered since 2008 with 5,117 vehicles sold. Retail sales also increased 58 percent year-over-year. Aston Martin pointed to the DB11 and special projects such as the Vanquish Zagato and Vantage GT8 as sales boosters during 2017. It was the first time the brand topped 5,000 sales in nine years, and North America, China, and the UK drove the rising demand. The brand also predicted its EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and...

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    Aston Martin could build electric sports car to rival Tesla Roadster

    The 2020 Tesla Roadster revealed late last year could face competition from a brand that knows a thing or two about sports cars. Auto Express reported today that Aston Martin is considering an all-electric sports car to rival the forthcoming Roadster. The electric sports car could push Aston Martin...

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    Aston Martin recalls over 5,000 cars in US

    Aston Martin has issued a pair of recalls that affect a significant portion of its customers in the United States as over 5,000 cars are involved. The more concerning of the recalls deals with the 6-speed automatic transmission fitted to 3,493 cars made up of the following models: 2009-2016 Aston...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan road car conversion - Image via Lovecars
    See the first street-legal Aston Martin Vulcan hit the road

    There are only 24 Aston Martin Vulcans in existence and so far just one of them can be legally driven on the street. With Aston Martin’s blessing, British motorsport and engineering firm RML Group has completed the first road car conversion for the track-only supercar. It’s no easy task...

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    Aston Martin snags McLaren test driver, Alfa Romeo engineer

    Aston Martin has poached a key figure from rival British make McLaren. Chris Goodwin will join Aston Martin as its new expert high-performance test driver, the brand announced on Wednesday. Goodwin most recently served as McLaren's chief test driver and his recruitment comes as Aston Martin plans...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin could race Valkyrie at Le Mans if regulations change

    Aston Martin envisions a redefined LMP1 class at Le Mans if the FIA changes regulations to allow race-modified versions of hypercars to compete. If that were to happen, it would include the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The marque's CEO, Andy Palmer, told Autocar in a report published on Monday that the...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Power, beauty, soul. Aston Martin owners have seen that phrase pop up in gauge clusters for years. The 2019 Vantage might be the best expression of that mantra. Let’s just get this out of the way—the 2019 Vantage is beautiful. The huge grille presents a menacing face. The side grilles are aggressive and much more attractive than the DB11’s. But the kammback tail is the best angle, integrating a duck-bill spoiler and a vehicle-spanning taillight sliver. ALSO SEE: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage debuts with bold look, raucous V-8 But the body is also light and strong, thanks to an...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage debuts with bold look, raucous V-8

    The current 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, which made its public debut this week at the 2017 Los...

  • The Aston Martin Vantage GTE development process
    Behind the scenes with the development of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE

    Aston Martin has been quite successful in the world of motorsport. The British automaker has been pushing its cars on the racetrack since the 1950s. In recent years, Aston Martin Racing has had strong results running in various GT endurance races around the globe, with a notable first-in-class...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage almost sold out for first production year

    The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is days old, but that hasn't stopped customers from snapping up nearly all of the car's allocated production. Over the past few days, Aston Martin shopped its luxurious sports car to private customers and 80 percent of them have purchased, Bloomberg reported last week...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car revealed on heels of 2019 Vantage road car

    Just hours after revealing the 2019 Vantage production car, Aston Martin took the wraps off the racing version, the Vantage GTE. The race car replaces the most successful Aston Martin racer of all time, the V8 Vantage GTE, and will be the brand's entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage and DB10
    James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 was based off the 2019 Vantage

    Concept cars playing feature roles in movies is nothing new. Typically those concept cars preview future cars or future design directions. In a rare twist, the Aston Martin DB10, which was featured in the James Bond movie "Spectre," was actually based on the then-forthcoming production version of...

  • Max Verstappen in the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

    Aston Martin’s redesigned Vantage is set for a reveal on Tuesday, but thanks in part to Red Bull Racing Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen we already have a few of the specs. Aston Martin is one of Red Bull’s main sponsors, and the two are also linked by way of a technical partnership. For example, Red Bull is helping to develop Aston Martin’s Valkyrie hypercar. It appears the F1 folks are also helping to hone the Vantage. Verstappen recently took time out from his busy schedule to drive a Vantage prototype in order to provide feedback for the engineers. He tested a...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro teaser sketch
    Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro promises F1-like track times

    Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is already pushing the limits of car design but there’s a more powerful, more hardcore version coming, and it’s set to rewrite the rule book on the performance potential of road car-based track specials. The track-only version of Aston Martin’s...

  • Teaser for 2019 Aston Martin Vantage debuting on November 21, 2017
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage teased, reveal set for November 21

    The second model in Aston Martin’s vaunted Second Century plan is almost upon us. The car is the redesigned Vantage which is due for a reveal on November 21, the British automaker confirmed on Thursday via a social media post depicting a hungry wolf’s eyes. Numerous prototypes for the...

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    F1 organizers publish proposal for 2021 power units, Aston Martin encouraged

    Formula 1 organizers this week published their proposals for a next-generation power unit design to be introduced for the 2021 season. The aim of the new design is not only to advance the technology of F1 but also improve the experience for fans and reduce costs. The latter is crucial to improving...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Ultimate
    Aston Martin salutes second-gen Vanquish with Ultimate edition

    A new generation of the Aston Martin Vanquish is waiting in the wings, so to send the current second-generation model out on a high note, Aston Martin has rolled out the extra exclusive Vanquish S Ultimate. The car is limited to just 175 units worldwide and will start delivery next spring. It can...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8
    2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 first drive review: with a little help from friends

    Aston Martins are known for two signature traits: drop-dead gorgeous looks and bad-ass soundtracks. But how do you maintain the band’s identity when you have to play a cover tune? If he were still alive, I’d tell you to ask Joe Cocker. Sometimes you get by with a little help from your...

  • Aston Martin Residences in Miami, Florida

    Aston Martin's offerings include plenty of luxurious sports cars and track-honed machines, but the brand is diversifying its business into a new area: residential real estate. Construction of the Aston Martin Residences in Miami began this month and the luxury condos and apartments will be ready for occupancy in 2021, the British automaker said Oct. 18. Automotive branding is nothing new, but sponsoring a residential building is new for the automaker. Aston Martin's residential 66-story tower will house one- to four-bedroom apartments, seven penthouses, and one duplex penthouse. In all, 391...

  • Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
    Aston Martin’s new Lagondas won’t be traditional 3-box sedans

    Aston Martin’s turnaround plan, known as the Second Century plan since it was announced just as the British automaker entered its second century of operation, calls for seven cars in seven years. The plan kicked off with the arrival of the DB11 in 2016 and will soon see a new Vantage...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante
    Aston Martin’s DB11 finally drops its top

    Aston Martin’s DB11 is great as a coupe but to really enjoy the full grand touring experience you’ll definitely want to get the convertible. Why is a convertible so vital for grand touring? There’s nothing like rolling through beautiful scenery with the sun and fresh air on your...

  • Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept
    Aston Martin operates a bespoke secret club and it costs at least $2.6M to join

    It's not much of a secret now, but Aston Martin has, for some time, run a secret car-building operation inside its Prototype Operations. The team will build one-off vehicles for very special, private customers. But the price of entry isn't cheap. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer recently told Road and...

  • Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation
    Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation hits the test track

    Old trends often fall out of style as the years go by, but the Aston Martin DB4 GT remains as stylish today as it was decades ago. In fact, Aston Martin will produce another 25 examples of the special variant of the sports car, and the new ones are appropriately called the DB4 GT Continuation...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019
    Aston Martin says it might join Formula E

    Aston Martin doesn't have a production electric car just yet, but that will change in 2019 with the RapidE sedan. With the all-electric luxury sedan, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer hinted his brand could join Formula E following the RapidE's launch. "We don't have an electric car yet, but we will...

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