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  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage AMR

    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 first of Aston Martin’s AMR models to enter production is the Vantage AMR. Just 300 will be built, with 200 to feature the Vantage’s 4.7-liter V-8 and the remainder the 5.9-liter V-12. Inspiration for the AMR models come from Aston Martin Racing’s various race cars. This link is...

  • 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
    Aston Martin CEO: mid-engine supercar coming in 2020

    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...

  • 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

    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 we’ve spotted it undergoing some high-speed tests on the Nürburgring, and one of the cars it's being benchmarked against is the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. Aston Martin looks to be sticking with a soft-top roof for its latest grand touring convertible. This option tends to take up less room...

  • 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...

  • Q by Aston Martin: Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition
    Q by Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition celebrates British aviation in sensuous style

    Marking the third time Q by Aston Martin - Commission has worked its magic, the British luxury automaker's bespoke arm has returned with what may be its most bespoke vehicle to date. Meet the Vanquish S Red Arrows, commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge to celebrate the history of British aviation...

  • Teaser for production Aston Martin DBX due in 2019
    Aston Martin teases production DBX SUV

    Aston Martin has provided the first look at its new SUV that will enter production in 2019. The teaser shot released on Thursday provides a highly-stylized look at the profile of the SUV, which like the 2015 concept car that previewed it will be called a DBX. The teaser suggests that the production...

  • Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
    Report: Lagonda will be Aston Martin's standalone brand for ultra-lux cars

    Aston Martin looks set to revive Lagonda as a standalone brand for ultra-luxurious cars rivaling offerings from Bentley, Mercedes-Maybach and Rolls-Royce. The information was confirmed to Motoring by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. It’s still early days but Palmer said Lagonda will initially...

  • Aston Martin Rapid-E concept
    Aston Martin Rapide to ditch V-12, go electric-only route in 2018

    It was at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show that Aston Martin launched its current Rapide. The stylish super sedan has only been offered with a V-12 ever since, but from 2018 it will only be offered with an electric powertrain. The information was confirmed to Motoring by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer...

  • Kahn Design WB12 Vengeance Volante, 2017 Geneva auto show

    After debuting the WB12 Vengeance coupe to critical acclaim at the 2016 Geneva auto show, British outfit Kahn Design unveiled a new convertible version of the car at this year’s running of the Swiss show. The Vengeance is a coachbuilt marvel based on a brand new chassis of a donor Aston Martin DB9, with the transformation taking around 8-9 months to complete. The convertible dons Aston Martin’s Volante label and looks every bit as menacing as the coupe. The aggressive look was inspired by Aston Martin models of the past two decades and is described by Kahn Design CEO and founder...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante, 2017 Geneva auto show
    2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante debuts in Geneva

    Aston Martin has provided us with our first look at the Vanquish S Volante, the convertible version of the Vanquish S coupe that debuted in November at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. Like the coupe, the Vanquish S Volante sports some new aerodynamic elements, uprated suspension and a unique...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro
    Aston Martin launches AMR performance sub-brand

    Aston Martin has a new performance sub-brand leveraging the expertise of the Aston Martin Racing motorsport department. The sub-brand will go by the name AMR and offer high-performance derivatives of each model in the Aston Martin lineup. Cars from AMR benefit from enhanced performance, sharper...

  • Aston Martin Valkyrie, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Aston Martin hypercar named Valkyrie, presented in Geneva

    The V naming strategy at Aston Martin dates back almost 70 years to 1951, when the British brand gave a DB2 about 20 more horsepower and applied the Vantage name to the new “high performance” 125-hp car. Now, Aston Martin is applying Norse-power to the hypercar it is co-developing with...

  • Aston Martin One-77 for sale
    Aston Martin One-77 comes up for sale, and it isn't cheap

    Between 2009 and 2012, Aston Martin produced the One-77, a very low volume super machine that cost well north of $1 million. An amazing blend of carbon fiber, aluminum, and massive power, just 77 examples were produced, and all were snatched up quickly--as expected. Now one of those 77 cars is for...

  • Q by Aston Martin - Collection DB11
    Aston Martin expanding Q personalization options at Geneva

    Aston Martin lost $200 million last year, but things are looking up. Sales spiked nearly 50 percent in the fourth quarter thanks to the introduction of the new DB11 and now the brand is looking for more ways to improve profitability. At the Geneva auto show next month, Aston Martin will introduce...

  • Aston Martin teaming up with Tom Brady

    Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all time, is joining forces with a new team. No, he's not leaving the NFL champion New England Patriots. Instead, he's adding a new partner to his portfolio of companies to which he lends his name and dashing likeness. That name will be joining one coined by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. That's right; Tom Brady and Aston Martin appear ready to put their brand power together. CHECK OUT: Margot Robbie races BladeGlider around Monaco as Nissan's new EV ambassador We don't know the details of the arrangement at this moment. Brady is certainly a top-tier...

  • 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II, copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company, photo by Mathieu Heurtault
    David Brown-driven 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II prototype up for auction

    The name David Brown is key to the history of Aston Martin. The entrepreneur and former tractor builder purchased the company in 1947. The first car built under Brown's ownership was the 1948-'50 2-Litre Sports, a roadster that used a tube-frame chassis and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The next...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition
    Aston Martin reveals first Red Bull Racing special editions

    It was in March of 2016 that Aston Martin announced a technical partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, the crowning glory of which is the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar whose development is being led by Red Bull’s expert aerodynamicist Adrian Newey. The hypercar isn’t due...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin hypercar coming with Cosworth V-12, 175-unit production run

    A year ago Aston Martin came out with the surprise announcement that it was developing a hypercar in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Last summer we received a preview in the form of a concept car and since then numerous details have emerged. On Wednesday, Aston Martin added...

  • Aston Martin working on a new logo?
    No, Aston Martin is not ditching winged logo on its cars

    The automotive enthusiast portion of the Internet went a bit aflutter recently when some news broke of an apparent update to Aston Martin's iconic badging. The British builder of gorgeous low-run luxury sports cars has been adoring its beauties with a set of wings as badging. This tradition started...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Aston Martin: What’s new for 2017

    Aston Martin is in the early stages of a brand renaissance that will see seven new or redesigned models over seven years. The first is already here in the form of the DB11, a luxurious grand tourer that replaces the aging DB9. It will be followed by redesigned versions of the Vantage and Vanquish...

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