Aston Martin News

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage and DB10

    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 the 2019 Vantage. Speaking with an Aston Martin spokesman, Motor Authority has learned that when the team producing "Spectre" approached Aston Martin in search of a worthy vehicle for Mr. Bond, the design of the 2019 Vantage was complete. The movie crew saw the car and said, "We want that." ALSO SEE...

  • Max Verstappen in the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    Max Verstappen comes away with 2019 Aston Martin Vantage specs after quick drive

    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...

  • 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...

  • FIA logo
    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

    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 friends and make someone else's song your own. In the case of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8, those friends are the good folks at Mercedes-AMG. Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes, owns 5 percent of Aston Martin, and the company’s performance arm provided its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter...

  • Aston Martin Residences in Miami, Florida
    Work on Aston Martin residential tower gets underway

    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...

  • 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 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 have in 2019. You can imagine the two coming together. I love Formula E," Palmer said, according to Automotive News Europe (subscription required). If Aston Martin were to commit to Formula E, it would be the third major brand to pledge its support in recent years. Porsche and Mercedes-Benz both...

  • Project Neptune created by Triton Submarines and Aston Martin
    Are you ready for an Aston Martin...submarine?

    If James Bond can have his submarine cars, why can't Aston Martin get in on the action? The British purveyor of gorgeous luxury sports cars has teamed up with the right company to make that happen. Aston Martin has consulted on the design of a new submersible with Triton Submarines and it's called...

  • Aston Martin Red Bull Racing logo
    Aston Martin enters F1 as title sponsor of Red Bull Racing

    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 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 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 to electrification is much more profound. Understandably, its time frame isn’t as short as Volvo’s, with CEO Andy Palmer pointing to a mid-2020s date. Aston Martin also plans to make the technology optional rather than standard, unlike Volvo. “We will be 100 percent hybrid by the...

  • 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
    1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster breaks record to become most expensive British car in the world

    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...

  • 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...

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