Aston Martin News

  • Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales

    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 2017, centering on the transformation of three hangers. It won’t be the first time Aston Martin has used a converted hanger. The famous Olympia building in Aston Martin’s former home of Newport Pagnell, now the automaker’s heritage center, also started life as a hanger. While the new...

  • 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 prepping DB11 with 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...

  • 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

    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 the metaphor—a little low budget. The way we hear it, the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is the automaker's big-budget record. The DB11 exists right now because Aston Martin needs a fingerhold to climb the mountain of profitability. It's the first up in a four-car plan that'll eventually include a...

  • 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
    Go on a lap of Le Mans in an 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...

  • 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

    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, its first flight occurred in March of 1936 and it was introduced to the Royal Air Force in August of 1938. More than 20,000 Spitfires were built before the design was retired after the close of the war. To mark the plane's anniversary, Aston Martin Cambridge has created what will become an 8-car...

  • 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...

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

    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. A prototype for this new version, tipped to be called a...

  • Jay Leno behind the wheel of the 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    Jay Leno, former Stig Ben Collins and the Aston Martin DB11 all in 1 video

    Coming as no surprise, former talk show host and car collector Jay Leno is one of the first people outside of Aston Martin to sample the new DB11 grand tourer. Leno was behind the wheel of the pre-production prototype that was on display at the car’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show debut, and joining...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Aston Martin Vulcan headlines list of exotic metal heading to Mecum’s 2016 Monterey auction

    Here’s your best chance to get ahead of all the buyers looking to snag one of Aston Martin’s new hypercars being developed with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. We should warn you it’s not cheap, but since it’s hypercars we’re talking about we assume money...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001
    New photos from the Aston Martin AM-RB 001’s launch

    Yesterday we were treated to the reveal of a new hypercar being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. The development is far from complete yet already the car, code-named the AM-RB 001, is being billed as the McLaren F1 for this generation. That’s because just like the F1, the new...

  • Aston Martin AM-RB 001

    Aston Martin has provided us with a first look at its revolutionary new hypercar being developed in partnership with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. The new car, code-named AM-RB 001, will be one of two special edition models Aston Martin introduces in 2018, and it’s destined to be the fastest production car of all time. This is due to Red Bull's Chief Technical Officer, renowned racecar designer Adrian Newey, helping with the design and engineering. Without any race regulations to deal with, Newey should be able to design a car that can lap the famous Silverstone racetrack just...

  • Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster
    Q by Aston Martin reveals special Vantage GT12 Roadster at Goodwood

    Aston Martin is on the closest thing to its home turf this week, where the British automaker's Q division has debuted a new, one-off roadster tailor-made for an unnamed customer. The Q by Aston Martin division creates bespoke versions of standard models at the request of customers, including this...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept, 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
    Aston Martin to build 99 Vanquish Zagato coupes

    The gorgeous Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept unveiled during May’s 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este will see production, the British automaker has confirmed. The concept is a bespoke version of the V-12-powered Vanquish supercar wrapped in a body crafted by the artisans at Italian...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Project AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin hypercar sees huge demand despite rumored $3.66 million price

    Among the well-heeled who are willing to pay seven-figure sums for cars, a still-secret Aston Martin hypercar is proving exceptionally popular. The British automaker says it has over 200 parties keen to buy the as-of-yet unnamed car, which is already double an initially indicated production run of...

  • 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
    Aston Martin Zagato cars through the years

    At this year's Concourso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este in Northern Italy, design house Zagato celebrated its 60th anniversary of working with British automaker Aston Martin. To mark six decades of collaborations, Zagato debuted its stunning Vanquish Zagato concept, but it is certainly not the first of...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept, 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
    Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept debuts at Villa d'Este

    Aston Martin unveiled the stunning Vanquish Zagato concept car at this past weekend’s Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. It’s the first official collaboration between Aston Martin and Italian design house Zagato since the Virage Shooting Brake of 2014. The latest car represents the fifth...

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