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  • Jay Leno behind the wheel of the 2017 Aston Martin DB11

    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 him for the day was none other than former Stig Ben Collins. Collins was in another new Aston Martin, the 7-speed manual-equipped V12 Vantage S, and the professional racer and stunt car driver made the most of all the performance on hand. Unfortunately Leno couldn’t push the DB11 anywhere near...

  • 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 and Red Bull’s AM-RB 001 hypercar revealed

    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...

  • 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

    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 100 units. That's not at all surprising when you take account on just who is involved in designing the thing. Aston Martin and the Red Bull Racing Formula One team have partnered to develop the hypercar, which according to International Business Times will be priced from £2.5 million, or about...

  • 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...

  • 1968 Aston Martin DBS barn find
    Rare Aston Martin DBS barn find comes up for auction

    A rare Aston Martin DBS has emerged from a 30-year slumber in a barn on the quiet island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. Headed for auction later this month at the historic Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom, the DBS is a remarkably well-preserved example of a largely...

  • Aston Martin V12 Zagato, 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
    Join Aston Martin on a series of the best automotive events

    Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to be hosted by the British sports car manufacturer at a handful of exclusive events worldwide this year—for a price. The events are designed to give fans a more insider experience centered around Aston Martin's lineup. The...

  • 1953 Aston Martin DB3S
    Aston Martin with incredible provenance comes up for auction

    The list of people that have driven this Aston Martin DB3S headed for the auction block has been a veritable Who's Who of the racing scene: Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Roy Salvadori and Reg Parnell have all held its big steering wheel and hustled it through the corners. CHECK OUT...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS

    Aston Martin has streamlined its Vantage sports car range as it prepares for next year’s arrival of a redesigned model. It means that for buyers after the current V-8-equipped model, there’s now just the Vantage GTS (a V8 Vantage S in other markets). It’s priced from $137,820 for the coupe and $152,320 for the convertible. ALSO SEE: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 spy shots Both come with a 4.7-liter V-8 delivering 430 horsepower and 361 pound-feet of torque and can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automated manual. Those seeking V-12 performance will have to...

  • Teaser for Aston Martin Project AM-RB 001
    Aston Martin hypercar to spawn both road and track versions

    Aston Martin recently partnered with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team to develop a new hypercar. The car, code-named the AM-RB 001, will start deliveries in 2018 and only 99 examples will be built. Autocar recently sat down with the car’s two main designers, Aston Martin Design Director...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan in New Zealand
    Aston Martin Vulcan visits New Zealand racetrack

    Aston Martin's new Vulcan supercar has arrived down under at New Zealand's Highlands Motorsports Park, an appropriate place for the V-12 monster that was designed specifically for track use. With 800 horsepower on tap, the Vulcan is Aston Martin's answer to the Ferrari XX cars and the McLaren P1...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage preview

    The Aston Martin Vantage is on its way out after a run that’s lasted more than a decade. The car was first previewed in concept form as far back as 2003 and made its debut two years later as a 2006 model. A successor is coming next year, one based on the all-new platform debuting in the 2017...

  • Aston Martin Vulcan - Image via Aston Martin Cleveland
    Second Aston Martin Vulcan arrives in the U.S.

    Of the 24 Aston Martin Vulcans destined to be built, three are earmarked for the United States. The second of those three cars has now arrived, a beautiful navy blue example. It joins the first car, a burnt orange example, at Aston Martin Cleveland and presumably is available for sale. The orange...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 revealed, limited to 150 units

    Aston Martin’s new hardcore version of the V8 Vantage has been revealed. The car is the Vantage GT8, and it’s to be built in an extremely limited run of just 150 examples. Unfortunately, none are expected to end up in the United States. That’s a shame because the modifications...

  • 1954 Aston Martin DB3S

    Next month, the auction house Bonhams will set up shop on the grounds of Aston Martin's old Works factory in Newport Pagnell, England, where a number of the automaker's best-known cars will go under the hammer. Chief among them is a 1954 Aston Martin DB3S, which is estimated to sell for as much as $10 million thanks in part to its racing history with Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel. The DB3S was built specifically for the private use of Aston Martin owner David Brown (of DB fame), but after three DB3Ss were wrecked at Le Mans in 1954, this car was converted into a full racer. CHECK OUT...

  • Cardi's Aston Martin DB9-based Concept 442
    Russian coachbuilder reimagines Aston Martin's DB9

    Aston Martin may no moving on from the DB9, but a Russian coachbuilder hopes to reinvent the two-door as an even more exclusive coupe. Cardi, a Moscow design firm, says its Concept 442, which was first reported on by Abto24, could breathe new life into used DB9s. ALSO SEE: Aston Martin-inspired...

  • Quintessence Yachts AM37
    Aston Martin-inspired luxury yacht ready to hit the water

    If 007 needs to hit the water in the next James Bond movie, don’t be surprised if he does so in the new AM37 from Quintessence Yachts. The company recently enlisted the help of the Aston Martin’s new consulting business to develop a yacht inspired by the historic British sports car...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spy shots

    Here is our latest look at a new hardcore version of Aston Martin’s Vantage equipped with a V-8 engine. It was only last week that we learned Aston Martin was planning a second hardcore version of its Vantage sports car along the lines of last year’s Vantage GT12. We now have spy shots...

  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GTS
    Aston Martin consolidates V-8 models with 2017 Vantage GTS

    Aston Martin is gearing up for an all-new Vantage due next year but the current model has plenty of life left in it. Yesterday we learned that the 2017 V12 Vantage S would be receiving a new 7-speed “dogleg” manual transmission as a no-cost option, though only 100 manual-equipped...

  • 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
    2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S gets 7-speed “dogleg” manual

    If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission. And underlining this commitment, Aston Martin is now offering a manual on its V12 Vantage S. For most markets the manual will be offered as a no-cost option for the 2017 model year...

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