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  • Aston Martin and Triton's Project Neptune submersible

    Aston Martin is taking its design and engineering to the open waters. The British luxury marque announced Wednesday it has completed the design for a submersible vehicle. The submersible, called Project Neptune, will be built with Triton Submarines. The two companies have worked together since last year to design and engineer the submersible with Aston Martin's in-house design team ensuring the vehicle is worthy of the badge. The exterior doesn't seem to recall any particular Aston Martin trait, though it does appear in-line with the automaker's design ethos. Triton has ensured the final...

  • Aston Martin celebrates 70 years of DB
    Aston Martin celebrates 70 years of DB

    For Aston Martin, the most important set of initials isn't AM. Nor is it JB. But rather the two letters "D" and "B." They belong to David Brown, who rescued the company from financial doom back in 1947. It's his initials that adorn Aston Martin cars to this day and the British brand is celebrating...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin DBS Superleggera debuting in June 2018
    Aston Martin revives DBS name for Vanquish replacement

    Aston Martin's upcoming super grand tourer to replace the Vanquish won't be called a Vanquish as previously thought. The automaker confirmed Wednesday the car will revive the DBS name when it makes its debut in June. But it will also include Superleggera this time, a name normally associated with...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage first drive
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage first drive review: Tilting at windmills

    The giant blades on the lazy-looking wind turbines that dot southern Portugal produce the sound of a passing jet, only it never goes away. I know this because the irresistibly photogenic windmills got me out of the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage’s driver’s seat. Not much else would. The...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    Aston Martin SUV will no longer offer electric powertrain

    Aston Martin has dropped plans for an electric version of its upcoming SUV, which the automaker first previewed in 2015 with the electric DBX concept car. The information was revealed to Automotive News by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer in an interview published Friday. Originally, the SUV was meant...

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    Aston Martin denies return to 6-cylinder engines

    Automakers worldwide are concerned with ever-tightening efficiency standards. Some have taken to dropping cylinder counts and offsetting the loss in performance with turbocharging. However, that won't be the case for Aston Martin, at least for the foreseeable future. In an interview with Motoring...

  • Teaser for production Aston Martin DBX due in 2019

    Aston Martin is developing its first-ever SUV for launch in 2019 or 2020. The vehicle was previewed by the DBX concept at the 2015 Geneva auto show and has been confirmed for production at Aston Martin's new plant under construction in Wales. Autocar recently discovered a trademark application for what might be the SUV's name: Varekai. Varekai is the name of a Cirque du Soleil production, and depending on who you ask it means “wherever” in one of the Romani languages or “talented” in Quebec slang. Importantly, it is in keeping with Aston Martin's practice of using...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Aston Martin working on “brother of Valkyrie” to compete at LaFerrari, McLaren P1 level

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed to Autocar the development of a third mid-engine model at the British automaker. The first mid-engine model will be the Valkyrie, which starts deliveries next year. Just 175 will be built, 25 of which will be the Valkyrie AMR Pro track special. The second...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G Class, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Mercedes overtakes Toyota as most valuable car brand in influential study

    Mercedes-Benz is now the most valuable automotive brand in the world. That's according to the latest study conducted by Brand Finance. The German automaker edged out Toyota and bested rival BMW for the top spot on this list. Brand Finance says that Mercedes managed an impressive 24 percent...

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    Aston Martin mid-engine supercar to be hybrid, developed with Red Bull Racing

    Aston Martin is poised to launch a mid-engine hybrid supercar fit to battle the Ferrari 488, and Red Bull Racing, its Formula One partner, is on board for development. The company's CEO told Motoring in a report published Friday that the mid-engine supercar will house plenty of Valkyrie influence...

  • Lagonda Vision concept
    Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin executives fight a war of words

    A battle of words and insults erupted during the Geneva motor show earlier this week between Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce executives. On the sidelines of the show, Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman likened Rolls-Royce to "ancient Greece" as his automaker announced intentions to push its...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    Koenigsegg CEO loves the Aston Martin Valkryie, not so the AMG Project One and McLaren Senna

    Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg is an unashamed car nut, so naturally he had plenty of things to say about the cars on display at this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. And unlike many other senior people in the automotive world, von Koenigsegg is more than happy to...

  • Lagonda Vision concept

    Behold the Lagonda Vision concept by Aston Martin. Unveiled on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept signals Aston Martin's intention to resurrect historic British marque Lagonda as a standalone brand for electric cars in the ultra-luxury segment. It also previews the design language that will characterize models from Lagonda, the first of which is due to arrive as early as 2021. Hold up. Haven't we been here before? Yes, Aston Martin attempted the revival of Lagonda in 2009, though the company's limited finances at the time persuaded management to put off the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
    Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro debuts in Geneva with F1-rivaling performance

    Aston Martin’s Valkyrie is already pushing the limits of car design but there’s a more powerful, more hardcore version, 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 hypercar is...

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    Aston Martin to bring a surprise (or two) to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show

    Aston Martin is prepping for a big 2018. The automaker is still smiling from turning a profit for the first time since 2010. Fresh new machines will help do that, and to share those machines with the world, Aston Martin will have an expanded presence at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. "Geneva is a...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8
    Aston Martin posts first profit since 2010

    Aston Martin's financial turnaround is complete as the company on Tuesday announced its first annual pre-tax profit since 2010 and is poised to grow substantially in the coming years. The British sports car marque's profit for 2017 came in at $121 million, overturning a loss of $226 million...

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    In the market: Aston Martin on the hunt for a partner

    If automotive personal ads were a thing, Aston Martin's might read something like this: single, sexy, multinational high-end sports car manufacturer seeks grounded, well-to-do partner to help in challenging times. What Aston Martin needs, says CEO Andy Palmer, is an automotive mate who can help...

  • Daniel Craig's 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition
    Bring home a slice of 007: Daniel Craig's Aston Martin Vanquish heads to auction

    Daniel Craig will give up the keys to his personal 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition when it heads to auction at The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s in New York. Fittingly, the 2014 Vanquish is serial number 007—Craig is the most recent individual to portray James Bond...

  • Forza Motorsport 7 Bugatti Chiron

    Let's get one thing straight: you're (probably) never going to drive a Bugatti Chiron. At least not in real life. Now, however, you can pilot one in the Forza Motorsport 7 video game. The French multi-million-dollar road missile is part of a new downloadable pack of cars that's just made its way into your virtual world. It's not the only vehicle jumping to your console though, as this pack is... er, packed with a few other fairly interesting machines. In addition to the the Bugatti, Forza and Turn 10 have added six other cars and trucks. Fans of muscular trucks have a pair of mighty Mopars...

  • Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    Aston Martin gives update on plant where DBX SUV, Lagonda sedans will be built

    Aston Martin's main plant is located in Gaydon, England, but in late 2016 the automaker started construction of a second plant in St Athan, Wales in anticipation of new, higher volume models. Located on the site of a former military air base, the plant is scheduled to start production of Aston...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car
    New Aston Martin Vantage race car ready to take on 2018/2019 WEC season

    Aston Martin has a new Vantage on its hands, and that means the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department gets a new platform on which to build its challenger for the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship. Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage GTE alongside its road car cousin late last...

  • Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie painted with moon dust
    Kris Singh's Aston Martin Valkyrie will have actual moon dust in the paint

    Kris Singh is a partner in a private investment firm who has used his success to buy a spate of amazing cars. So when the Aston Martin Valkyrie became available, the avid car collector made sure he was one of the lucky ones to take delivery of the hypercar. He will do just that in the near future...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8
    Aston Martin delivered most cars since 2008 in 2017

    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...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    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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