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CarAdvice is giving Aston Martin diehards the chance to win one of two copies of the brilliant new book, Aston Martin: Power, Beauty and Soul.


Penned by Australian motoring journalist David Dowsey, this captivating book reveals the stories behind more than 60 of the world’s most desirable cars, from concepts and special edition models to never-before-seen bespoke orders, including those secretly and controversially commissioned by the Brunei Royal Family.

This revised edition of Aston Martin: Power, Beauty and Soul is the most comprehensive publication of Aston Martin’s modern history, providing a rare insight into the people, cars and stories behind one of the world’s most fascinating luxury and sports car marques.

To enter the competition, tell us (in 50 words or less) what the Aston Martin brand means to you.

Submit your entries in the comments section below.

The authors of the two most creative answers (as decided by a panel of CarAdvice judges) will be rewarded with a copy of Aston Martin: Power, Beauty and Soul – valued at $69.99. Winners will be notified by email.

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Terms and conditions:

This is a competition of skill and by Australian law does not require state government permits.

The prize is offered by CarAdvice on good faith and by entering this competition you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.

Entrants under the age of 18 need to have the consent of their parent or guardian.

Entry to the competition is open to all Australian residents and the prize will only be mailed to an address within Australia.

CarAdvice will not be responsible for any winner unable to use the prize due to location, availability or otherwise.

The competition closes at 5pm EST September 12, 2011. Winners will be announced on September 16, 2011.

All entries become the property of CarAdvice.

Winners will be notified by email and have seven days to respond, at which time a new winner will be redrawn.

  • Anthony

    It’s hard to define Aston Martin more accurately than the book’s title. Power, Beauty & Soul. Terms like Prestige, Luxury and Elite come to mind too. And of course, when I come to own my first Aston, I will consider myself finally comparable to James Bond.

  • billy

    It means the heart to British manufacturing and excellent in both motor sports and extreme beautiful designs. The car brings smiles to lovers of cars.

  • Grammar Nazi

    Power, poise, perfection. I don’t need to elaborate any further than this.

  • R32 Boy

    I think Aston Martin has been a company that has changed with the times. I’m only young and don’t know what the old db4’s and the like were like in their time but looking back you can see they were beautiful. They continue to this day making awesome cars that are instantly recognizable even when parked next to an old Aston.

  • IfItAintARotorItAintAMotor

    To me, they’re a company that can only produce a beautiful looking and sounding car. Each new model makes me not like its predecessor as much any more.

    Very few cars sound as good as an Aston Martin V12 on start up!

  • Scotty C

    A few years ago I was at a cafe and this almighty spine tingling engine roared to life behind us. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up and everyone jumped from their seat to see what in the hell made that noise…across the road, the most beautiful car I had ever seen, an Aston Martin DB9 being revved by one very lucky bastard.

  • Alex Star

    Aston Martin is just so British, oozes class, sophisticatication, with a little pomp and a lot of ceremony, just like James Bond and his Martini, (not too dry with a twist of lemon, shaken but not stirred).

  • alex

    The coolest cars in the world, period.

  • Jazrod

    Power, Beauty and Soul . . . three simple words which once said ensue the very essence of the worlds most recognizable and desirable Bond car (the DB5).
    In a nut-shell AstonMartin means the very balance of naturally aspirated performance and pure, absolute elegance.

  • mrxandthexfactor

    Aston Martins are beautiful and dramatically elegant. The designs are always in tune with the times. Aston’s DNA combines affluence, performance and style. As a car-design hobbyist, I think Astons are such inspirations. I’ll never get to drive one but I bet they drive as great as they look.

  • nemo

    Aston Martins are the cutting edge of design. The proportions, colours, materials, performance and sounds are deliberate beauty executed with perfection, hence why they will always be revered and desired.

  • Arky

    Bond. James Bond.

  • Rod

    Your skin tingles. Goose bumps. Your throat goes dry. Your are no longer in control. You are uncontrollable, willingly drawn drawn to it. Nothing else exists. Total abandonment. Two words….Absolute…Lust….!

  • Caitlin

    Win an Aston Martin… Hell yeah… Book… Ohhh never mind

  • nick

    Aston Martin posters were on my bedroom walls when I was a child, today they are still my dreams.

  • Doug

    I have such a passion for Aston. The beauty of these vehicles is like no other. Sure a Ferrari goes faster, but the look of these artworks is just amazing. A testament to the automotive industry and even civilization.

  • Car Fanatic

    The Aston Martin is the epitome of motoring, it has Rolls Royce, Bentley Class, Beauty beyond Maserati and power and poise to match Ferrari.

    Aston Martin is all the best elements of the worlds most desirable cars, making it one brand beyond compare.

  • dadar

    Undoubtedly they make THE sexiest looking and sounding cars in the whole universe at this moment. Never fails to bring a smile to my face whenever I see or hear one. I’m not surprised many people dream of owning one, me included.

  • Jober As A Sudge


    I want one…

  • HJP

    Aston Martin cars are undenyingly and undoubtedly have the most elegant and beautiful design for decades. Any of their cars are timeless design. This what makes Aston Martin brand stands above the rest of others.

    I wish I can drive on one of them before my time is passed.

  • Lachy

    A sound one never tires of hearing
    Stunning beauty that will stop a heart beating
    Terrifying power from the moment of ignition
    Of true British charm, character and tradition
    Never fading spirit of Power, Beauty, and Soul.

  • Alex

    It’s a perfection in manufacturing and style. It’s heritage and traditions. It’s a future of classics.
    It’s more than a thing – it’s a living art!

  • Dave

    You just can’t beat British class, Aston Martin which boasts nothing less than performance and luxury, with that British refinement and style Aston martin boasts class which can be reflected by its strong history as the Bond car… Past, Present, Future they will all be collectables. Especially the DB5

  • Dan Dan

    Aston Martin. The 2 names separated are just everyday names. Put together conjure images of class, style and power. James Bond. The 2 names separated are just everyday names. Put together conjure images of class, style and power. James Bond and Aston Martin : Thrilling, Elegant and Prepared for Everything.

  • Syd

    What is timeless yet evolving?
    What represents the finest blending of technology and creativity?
    What looks amazingly fast even when it is at rest?
    What looks of luxurious elegance whether day or by night?
    What inspires someone to simply enjoy the passion of driving?

    There is only one, Aston Martin

  • Steven

    Aston Martin is simply cool. Sleek, polished and sexy are simply side effects of being cool. Whether you are 80 or 18 Aston Martin reminds you that when you utter: Shall we take the Aston darling? to your partner is when your life truely begins.

  • nickdl

    Well I could say something cliche about James Bond and how cool they are, but Aston Martins really have always been about elegance and a darn good drive with an awesome N/A engine. Although I must say, I wouldn’t be seen dead in that invisible Vanquish from Die Another Day!

  • LL

    I love the way Aston Martins look. They are the most beautiful machines ever put on the road. The engine noise sounds better than classical. Seeing one on the road, hearing the engine blaring are extremely rare treats. Every time I see one, I savour the moment.

  • Amelia

    Aston Martin.. The car you drive with the windows down so you can hear the fantastic exhaust.. And seat warmers on for driver comfort! Aghhhh.. Sigh…

  • Steve

    An Astin Martin was parked behind my car yesterday, It said “come to me” Magnetic, luxurious, I want one!