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  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11

    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 plus a new SUV, a pair of sedans and finally a mid-engine supercar. There will also be some special edition models along the way, one of which will be a world-beating hypercar developed with the aid of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team and its leading aerodynamicist Adrian Newey. If you’re...

  • Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    Aston Martin starts construction on SUV plant

    Aston Martin has started construction on the new plant that will be used for production of an SUV based on the DBX concept car unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show. The site of the plant is a decommissioned aircraft hangar previously used by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, located...

  • 1959 Aston Martin DB4 GT
    Aston Martin jumps into continuation game with 25 new DB4 GTs

    A surge in the popularity of classic cars has seen the building of continuation models become quite a lucrative business for automakers. Continuation models are essentially modern examples of classic cars with VINs that carry on from the last original cars, creating an unbroken bloodline linking...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin AM-RB 001 won’t feature a single piece of steel

    More details have emerged on the new hypercar being developed by Aston Martin in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. The latest details come from Aston Martin design boss Marek Reichman who spoke recently with Motoring. He revealed that the new car, code-named the AM-RB 001 and...

  • Maximilian Szwaj
    Aston Martin snags top Ferrari engineer

    As it gears up to expand its lineup to seven distinct vehicles from the current tally of four, Aston Martin has managed to snag the man in charge of developing vehicle structures at Ferrari [NYSE:RACE]. Aston Martin on Thursday announced it has hired Maximilian Szwaj as its new Vice President and...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Aston Martin Vanquish S debuts at 2016 LA auto show

    A new generation of Aston Martin’s Vanquish supercar is in the offing but before it arrives the British automaker will introduce a more potent version of the current, second-generation model that's been on sale since the 2014 model year. It’s called the Vanquish S, and it was shown to...

  • Aston Martin Timeless certified pre-owned program

    Manufacturer-run certified pre-owned vehicle programs help take the worry out of buying used cars and in the longer term often improve confidence in a brand as well as resale values. Aston Martin is the latest to launch its own certified pre-owned program, which it has labeled Timeless. The program will be offered in most of Aston Martin’s markets, including here in the United States from the first quarter of 2017. It replaces any previous certified pre-owned programs run by the automaker and covers all Aston Martin models 10 years old or younger, including special editions such as the...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001
    AM-RB 001 track model could develop 4,000 lb downforce, 4 g cornering force

    The top two teams in Formula One are about to take the battle out onto the streets. We’re talking about Mercedes AMG and Red Bull Racing, which are using their F1 knowhow to help develop world-beating road cars. Mercedes AMG is working with the Mercedes-AMG skunkworks to develop the car and...

  • Aston Martin DB11 production starts in Gaydon, United Kingdom - September 2016
    A new era at Aston Martin as first DB11s roll off the line

    It’s the start of a new era for Aston Martin today. The first customer examples of the new DB11 grand tourer rolled off the production line at the automaker’s plant in Gaydon, United Kingdom. On hand was CEO Andy Palmer who has promised to personally inspect the first 1,000 examples to...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante teaser
    Aston Martin teases 2018 DB11 Volante

    If you follow Aston Martin on Facebook, you may already know this, but the British luxury brand today teased photos of the convertible version of the new DB11 coupe. While the coupe is hitting dealers now, the droptop, known as Volante in Aston Martin speak, won't be available until 2018. That's a...

  • Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales
    Aston Martin starts hiring for SUV

    Aston Martin’s new plant in St Athan, Wales will be up and running in 2020. The automaker will initially use the plant to build an SUV and later add production of two sedans, possibly wearing Lagonda badges. A former military base has been chosen as the site. Construction will commence in...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin won't sell AM-RB 001 hypercar to 300 willing customers, maybe more

    Aston Martin with some help from Red Bull Racing plans to launch a new car in 2018 that will likely end up as the quickest production car in history. Code-named the AM-RB 001, the car will feature carbon fiber construction, a V-12-based hybrid powertrain and an aerodynamic body designed by none...

  • Aston Martin prototype testing a twin-turbo V-8 from AMG

    Aston Martin is eager to celebrate the arrival of its latest DB beauty, the DB11. That car comes packing serious heat in the form of an all-new 5.2-liter V-12 breathing through a pair of turbochargers to crank out 600 horsepower. Still, some prefer the glorious wail of eight cylinders at full strength, and Aston Martin appears to be prepping an engine for them. When you're a technical partner with Mercedes-AMG, good things are bound to happen in this space. The British brand was recently spotted testing one of its V-8 prototypes at the Nürburgring, where it houses one of its R&D...

  • Aston Martin One-77 for sale
    An Aston Martin One-77 can be yours, for $3.35 million

    There are rare cars, and then there's the Aston Martin One-77. In a world where you'll find a line of Ferrari Enzos and F40s at Pebble Beach, the One-77 stands apart for a long list of reasons. And now, you have the opportunity to buy one. With 1,800 km (1,118 miles) on the clock, this One-77 is...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante
    Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante to debut at Pebble Beach

    Aston Martin will introduce a new convertible version of its Vanquish Zagato coupe on Sunday at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, though the automaker has revealed the vehicle online today and confirmed a 99-car production run, matching the run of coupes. The convertible adopts Aston...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11 First Drive
    Report: Mid-engine Aston Martin to take on Ferrari 488, McLaren 650S

    Aston Martin’s 100-year history is littered with changes of ownership and bankruptcies. Current CEO Andy Palmer wants to ensure that won’t be the case for the automaker’s next 100 years and has a plan in place called Second Century. The plan calls for seven cars in seven years...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11 First Drive
    2017 Aston Martin DB11 first drive review

    Aston Martin turned out garage rock and roll for decades. Of course, the small British carbuilder got some big help from deep-pocketed benefactors who tried every way to Sunday to turn a profit. They failed. But the sound from the factory at Gaydon has always been raw, reckless, and—excuse...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    7 ways the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is still a 'Bond' car you can buy

    While the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may not be the exact same car featured in "Spectre," the slinking grand-tourer is every bit the DB10's successor. The differences? That car had an ejector seat and parachute; this car has active aerodynamics. That car slid through Vatican City at night; this car can...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan

    Aston Martin has released a video that gives us a taste of what it’s like to lap Le Mans’ famous Circuit de la Sarthe in the Vulcan. As you can imagine, the 820-horsepower hypercar makes light work of the 8.5-mile circuit. There’s no traffic but from what we can gauge the car is very quick, especially down the long straights but also through tricky areas such as Mulsanne corner and Porsche Curves. This particular Vulcan appears to be the same blue and gray example that Aston Martin took to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The cars are designed for track use only but a...

  • Last Aston Martin DB9s undergo final inspection at plant in Gaydon, England
    13 years of Aston Martin DB9 production comes to end

    Aston Martin on Friday revealed via Twitter that the very last examples of the DB9 were being completed. Nine final cars are part of a special series from the Q by Aston Martin personalization department, and no doubt all of them are already accounted for. The DB9 was unveiled to the world at the...

  • 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante spy video
    2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante spy video

    Aston Martin a week ago started public road trials of a prototype for a new version of its Vanquish supercar. The new version is thought to be a more potent offering to help send out the car, as a successor is expected to bow in 2018. Some readers will recall that Aston Martin did the same with the...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11 AeroBlade
    Aston Martin clears the air on new DB11's 'AeroBlade'

    In 1967, Lotus put a sky-high wing on the rear of the Lotus 49 to convert wind flowing from the top of the car to aerodynamic weight to press harder down on the rear wheels. Carmakers have gotten down on what came up ever since. Nearly all high-performance cars on the road now utilize not only some...

  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80
    Aston Martin dealer honors Spitfire's 80th birthday with special V12 Vantage S

    An Aston Martin dealer in the United Kingdom is celebrating the 80th birthday of the legendary Spitfire aircraft with a special, aeronautics-inspired version of the V12 Vantage S. The Supermarine Spitfire was one of the most effective fighter aircraft during World War II. Designed by R.J. Mitchell...

  • Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer to sign off on first 1,000 DB11s
    Aston Martin CEO to personally inspect first 1,000 DB11s

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer can add another qualification to his resume: he will be personally inspecting the first 1,000 examples of the automaker's new DB11 to leave the assembly line in Gaydon, England. The executive made the announcement on Twitter, where he also posted an image of an...

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