Aston Martin News

  • Aston Martin Red Bull Racing logo

    Aston Martin has inked a deal with Red Bull Racing to become the Formula 1 team’s title sponsor from 2018. The team will be rebranded Aston Martin Red Bull Racing as part of the deal which could pave the way towards a more substantial role for Aston Martin in motorsport’s top echelon. Aston Martin and Red Bull first joined forces in 2016 in a technical partnership that’s helping to transfer F1 technology to road cars through the development of the Valkyrie hypercar. With the new deal, Aston Martin will build what it’s calling an Advanced Performance Center at Red...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Scale models and custom fitting to be used to spec each $2.6M Aston Martin Valkyrie

    When a customer plans to drop $2.6 million on a single purchase, like they will have to for the Aston Martin Valkyrie, it makes sense for the company in question to ensure the entire process is as personalized as possible. When it comes to Aston Martin's upcoming hypercar, the fitting process is...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage spy shots and video

    The second model in Aston Martin’s brand renaissance has been spotted again. We’re looking at prototypes for a redesigned Vantage that's set to be unveiled later this year, as a 2019 model. The prototypes spotted testing in Europe reveal a number of details for the upcoming sports car...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Rapide E due in 2019
    Aston Martin wants in-house electric powertrain production

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed this week he plans to offer a hybrid option on every model in the line-up by the middle of the next decade. And some models will offer a pure electric option, too. Palmer reckons a quarter of the range will have an electric option by the end of the next decade...

  • Aston Martin DBX concept
    Aston Martin's full lineup to offer hybrid tech, mid-engine supercar tipped to feature V-6

    Aston Martin is the latest automaker to commit to an all-electrified lineup, following the lead of Volvo which said in July that every vehicle in its lineup will have some form of electrification by 2019. However, for a low-volume manufacturer of exotic sports cars, Aston Martin’s commitment...

  • Roger Dudding owns a massive car collection in the UK
    Meet the man with 24 Aston Martin Lagondas in his $51M car collection

    If you worked hard, made lots of money, and found yourself in a position to acquire lots of cars, what would you hunt down?The Aston Martin Lagonda probably doesn't come to mind—unless you're Briton Roger Duddling. Of the more than 350 cars he has amassed, we're perhaps most impressed that he...

  • 1956 Aston Martin DBR1

    Various auction houses sold off millions of dollars worth of vintage cars during Monterey Car Week, including a $15 million McLaren F1, but this Aston Martin has smashed a record. With a final sale price of $22.6 million, this 1956 DBR1 Roadster has become the most expensive British car in the world. What makes this particular Aston Martin so sought after? To start, only five were ever made to compete in the World Sportscar Championship endurance series. In fact, this is chassis number 01 and it also happens to be the same car that won the Nürburgring 1,000 Kilometer race in 1959. Built...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family
    Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is a hot hatch we dig

    Aston Martin’s Vanquish Zagato family is about to expand with two new members, and one of them is a Shooting Brake. We’re talking about a proper Shooting Brake here, with two doors and a tall rear hatch. It joins a roofless Speedster in the expanded Vanquish Zagato family. Existing...

  • Pedro Martinez is selling his 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante for charity
    Buy Pedro Martinez's 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish, help a charity, and meet the Hall of Famer

    Number 45 has been retired by the Boston Red Sox since 2015. It was the number worn by one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history, Pedro Martinez. The slim, 5-11, 170-pound Dominican had electric stuff. His career ERA? 2.93. He still holds the third-highest strikeout-to-walk...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan - Image via Mecum Auctions
    One of 3 Aston Martin Vulcans in the US is on sale again

    Now is your chance to own one of just 24 Aston Martin Vulcans ever produced, and this time it may even be a bargain for supercar enthusiasts. This is, in fact, the same Aston Martin Vulcan that was offered at Mecum Monterey in 2016: car No. 11 of 24 built and one of three Vulcans delivered to the...

  • Joerg Ross
    Aston Martin hires ex-Ferrari powertrain engineer to lead electrification

    Aston Martin has appointed for the second time in recent history a former Ferrari staffer for a senior engineering role. The British firm on Wednesday named Joerg Ross as its new powertrain boss. Ross’ last position was head of advanced powertrain development at Maserati, and prior to that he...

  • Teaser for 2018 Aston Martin Vantage
    Aston Martin provides early look at redesigned Vantage

    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 later this year, though new teasers already give us a good indication of what's coming. While prototypes have been disguised to resemble the larger...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Remember the stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato coupe unveiled last summer? Well, the car is about to spawn both a Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible and a permanently roofless Vanquish Zagato Speedster. We spied the speedster earlier this week and now we have the first spy shots of the convertible. Both are expected to be revealed during the 2017 Monterey Car Week in mid-August. Compared to the speedster, the convertible dons the automated soft-top roof found on the regular Vanquish Volante. It also skips the speedster's two massive buttresses behind the cabin. Aston Martin previewed the...

  • Aston Martin logo
    Aston Martin open to supplying F1 power units

    Aston Martin is open to supplying power units to Formula 1, the automaker’s CEO has revealed. Speaking with Motorsport.com, Andy Palmer, who has led Aston Martin since 2014, said involvement in F1 makes sense given the presence of close rival Ferrari, but it would only be possible if major...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster spy shots

    Remember the stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato coupe unveiled last summer? Well, the car is about to spawn both a Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible and a permanently roofless Vanquish Zagato Speedster. Both cars are expected to be revealed during the 2017 Monterey Car Week in mid-August...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form
    Production Aston Martin Valkyrie will be even wilder than concept

    Jaws all over the world collectively dropped last summer with the reveal of a concept showcasing an early design for Aston Martin’s new Valkyrie hypercar being developed in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. However, opposite to what’s usually the case in the auto...

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer
    Aston Martin created the coolest soapbox racer: a mini Vantage GTE

    Motorsport encompasses so many different kinds of racing that, often times, some get lost in the shuffle. Soapbox racing is certainly one that gets overlooked, but Aston Martin has brought attention to the sport by putting together the Red Bull Racing Soapbox team. (Recall, Aston Martin and Red...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Aston Martin bars Valkyrie customers from flipping cars

    Aston Martin would like to have you know it will not tolerate any customer attempting to sell his or her build slot for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. Flipping exclusive supercars has become a prevalent practice as limited-run cars become investment pieces rather than just toys. The Valkyrie is...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vantage patent drawing - Image via Autoguide

    New patent drawings reveal what’s certain to be the design of the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage. The new sports car has been testing in prototype form for over a year, though Aston Martin has cleverly hidden the design beneath the makeshift body panels of the larger DB11. The patent drawings were registered with a patent and trademark office in Japan a week ago, according to Autoguide which first discovered them. The show a sleek and sexy design with clear influences from Aston Martin’s DB10 sports car developed for the James Bond movie "Spectre." Aston Martin design boss...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
    Aston Martin Vulcan gets the AMR Pro treatment

    Aston Martin’s 820-horsepower Vulcan is the latest recipient of the automaker’s AMR treatment. The track-focused hypercar was hardly in need of a performance boost, but Aston Martin decided to dial things up a notch to satisfy customers as well as showcase the extreme tuning...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11
    Aston Martin DB11 now available with Mercedes-AMG V-8

    Aston Martin’s DB11 is now a little more attainable thanks to the addition of a V-8 option slotting in below the car’s V-12. The engine is the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 developed by Mercedes-AMG. Recall that Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler entered a...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Will the Aston Martin Valkyrie better a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio?

    Koenigsegg’s One:1 took the performance car world by storm in 2013 when it debuted with a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1, using the units of horsepower and kilograms. If a new report proves accurate, the Valkyrie being developed by Aston Martin in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula...

  • Video showing Aston Martin Valkyrie interior
    Video emerges showing Aston Martin Valkyrie interior

    A few days ago, we were treated to our first look at a near-production ready Aston Martin Valkyrie. The upcoming hypercar was on display during Aston Martin's Art and Lifestyle event that immediately followed last month’s 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, and now new details from the event...

  • Serena Williams with a near production-ready Aston Martin Valkyrie
    Here’s a glimpse at a near production-ready Aston Martin Valkyrie

    Aston Martin treated visitors to its Art of Living lifestyle event coinciding with last month’s Formula One Monaco Grand Prix with a near production-ready example of its upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. One of those visitors was tennis ace Serena Williams who was happy to pose with the car...

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