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  • Pedro Martinez is selling his 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante for charity

    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 ratio in modern baseball history, he put fewer runners on base per innings pitched than anyone in the live ball era, and owns all sorts of other pitching stats that would make Bill James bow down at his feet. Pedro was a tremendous pitcher, and now he's also a tremendous supporter of his own charity...

  • 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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    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
    2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante 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. We spied the speedster earlier this week and now we have the first spy shots of the...

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    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

    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 has already previewed the convertible and today we have new photos of the speedster courtesy of a prototype spotted at the Nürburgring and on some of the German race track's surrounding roads. We know this is the Vanquish Zagato Speedster because of the massive buttresses behind the...

  • 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 Aston Martin Vantage revealed in patent drawings

    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...

  • 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’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 deal in 2013 in which Aston Martin, in exchange for a 5 percent stake, would receive engine and electronic systems from Mercedes. Unique modifications made by Aston Martin’s crew to the AMG V-8 include new intake and exhaust systems and wet sump lubrication. The ECU also received some...

  • 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...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage AMR
    First of Aston Martin’s new AMR models enters production

    Aston Martin at March's 2017 Geneva auto show announced the new AMR performance sub-brand. Named after the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department, AMR aims to enhance Aston Martin’s already impressive lineup with various performance upgrades as well as design and luxury treatments. The...

  • This Aston Martin Vulcan attacks a hill climb event with big smokey burnouts
    Watch an Aston Martin Vulcan lay down a big burnout as it attacks a hill climb

    As you know, we love hill climb events. They allow a driver to extract every inch of performance out of a given machine, and the cars that participate are typically high-strung machines with drivers who may or may not be on full attack. Occasionally, you find something very special running up the...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie, 2017 Geneva auto show

    As part of its Second Century business plan, Aston Martin will introduce seven standalone cars over seven years. The first of these new cars was the DB11 that arrived in 2016. It will be followed by a redesigned Vantage in 2017, a redesigned Vanquish in 2018, and the DBX SUV in 2019. It was previously thought that Aston Martin would follow up its SUV with a pair of Lagonda sedans and then a mid-engine supercar to cap it all off. However, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has now revealed that the supercar will follow the DBX, and then only the two Lagonda sedans will arrive. “In 2019...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Aston Martin Valkyrie seats will be custom tailored for each buyer

    Luxury and performance have long gone hand in hand with many automakers, but with today's incredible technology, some companies are looking for ways to take things a step or two or ten further. Take this for example: Aston Martin plans to produce custom-tailored seats for each Valkyrie hypercar...

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    Aston Martin to follow Ferrari with IPO?

    Aston Martin may be about to follow in the footsteps of Ferrari and launch an initial public offering. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that a decision hasn’t been made and that Aston Martin is waiting for its 2017 financial results before proceeding further. Should the go-ahead...

  • Tom Brady with Aston Martin Vanquish
    Aston Martin, Tom Brady collaboration begins with 'Category of One' series

    Earlier this year, Aston Martin announced none other than all-pro New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had signed on for future promotional efforts. Now, we have a better idea what Brady will be doing with the British luxury brand. Aston Martin revealed Brady will star in a new content series...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spy shots and video

    Aston Martin's replacement for the DB9, the DB11, is currently on sale, though only in coupe form. Lovers of open-air driving can look forward to a convertible version, which Aston Martin calls a Volante, coming in the spring of 2018. We were given an early look at a DB11 Volante last year. Now...

  • Aston Martin celebrates new plant in St Athan, Wales
    Aston Martin gathered $83M worth of cars to celebrate new plant

    A total of 28 Aston Martins from throughout the automaker’s century-plus history recently stormed the hangers of the decommissioned airfield in St Athan, Wales, which is in the process of being converted into a new vehicle plant. The cars, which have a combined value of approximately $83...

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