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Aston Martin

Aston Martin was founded in England in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford before producing its first car in 1915. The company name was born of Martin’s surname and the Aston Clinton Hillclimb where he raced. From 1994, Aston Martin was owned by the Ford Motor Company, before the British marque was purchased by a joint venture company in 2007. With a history steeped in motorsport and ties to the James Bond franchise, the brand has maintained an air of exclusivity that continues today.
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Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report

Aston Martin’s 21st century Lagonda won’t be an SUV, according to the man charged with the task of creating the new luxury model. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told PistonHeads the long-rumoured Lagonda SUV – a pet project of former CEO Ulrich Bez that was previewed in concept form in 2009 – was no longer part of the brand’s future plans...

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster will become the brand's fastest, and fastest-accelerating, series production roadster to date when it launches globally later this year. Powered by the same naturally aspirated V12 engine found in the V12 Vantage S Coupe revealed last year, Aston Martin claims the V12 Vantage S Roadster will also be its most powerful convertible...


Aston Martin DP-100: A virtual supercar concept for Gran Turismo
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Aston Martin DP-100: A virtual supercar concept for Gran Turismo

The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is the latest in a string of concept cars to be created specifically for the popular PlayStation title Gran Turismo. Although there's a full-size model on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it's far from drivable...


Aston Martin race cars to feature solar power
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Aston Martin race cars to feature solar power

Aston Martin Racing has partnered with Chinese clean energy company Hanergy to install solar panels on the British brand's track vehicles. Installed on the roof, the solar panels won't power the car or recharge a hybrid drivetrain's battery. Instead, like the solar cells available on the Toyota Prius, they'll provide power to cool the car's cabin...


Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Lifestyle Review
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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Lifestyle Review

Tony Crawford and Tegan Lawson take a drive in the exclusive Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.


Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms: report
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Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms: report

An all-new Mercedes-Benz platform destined for the next-generation SLK and SL will underpin future Aston Martin sports cars, while the British brand's first SUV will share its basic structure with the next GL-Class, according to the latest rumours out of the US...


Mercedes-Benz considering Aston Martin takeover: rumours
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Mercedes-Benz considering Aston Martin takeover: rumours

Rumours are swirling that Mercedes-Benz is considering purchasing Aston Martin. When asked by reporters, Daimler chairman and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Dr Dieter Zetsche would not rule out the possibility of the German auto giant buying out the iconic British sports car brand, of which it acquired a five per cent stake last year...


Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, DB9 Carbon Black and White special editions revealed
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, DB9 Carbon Black and White special editions revealed

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions will draw on the brand’s motorsport and design pedigrees when they debut at next month’s Geneva motor show. Aston Martin product development director Ian Minards says the V8 Vantage N430 is designed to bring “track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way”...


Aston Martin recall : counterfeit Chinese part used in three in four cars built since 2007
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Aston Martin recall : counterfeit Chinese part used in three in four cars built since 2007

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is recalling three quarters of the vehicles it has produced since late 2007 after learning a Chinese sub-supplier has been providing counterfeit plastic for one of its parts. The recall affects 17,590 Aston Martins around the world, including (with the exception of the Vanquish) every left-hand-drive model made since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive cars since May 2012...


Aston Martin : baby Brit classic revealed
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Aston Martin : baby Brit classic revealed

  A fully functional, petrol-powered baby Aston Martin has been released in the UK, designed for children 10 years and upwards. For sale through Aston Martin Heritage dealer Nicholas Mee and Co, the 2.5-metre-long mini Astons are based on the iconic Aston Martin convertibles of the 1960s and are built using a steel box section chassis and composite body...


Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the cards: report
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Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the cards: report

Aston Martin has confirmed it is moving ahead with plans to launch a full-sized SUV, to be called the ‘Aston Martin Lagonda’ when it reaches showrooms. Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez told Autocar that while the British marque has yet to develop any running prototypes, the Lagonda SUV is "absolutely" on Aston's radar...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Review
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Review

The existing Aston Martin V12 Vantage is my favourite model to emerge from the British concern, more of a personal preference than any of the others in the car maker’s well-reviewed range. True confession, though – much of the car’s appeal is the result of first impressions gathered during a very memorable press event in May 2010...

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Aston Martin posts $41.5m loss amid falling demand
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Aston Martin posts $41.5m loss amid falling demand

Aston Martin has posted a £24.6 million ($41.5 million) loss for 2012 on the back of diminishing demand for its luxury sports cars. The Telegraph in the UK reports demand for the Gaydon-based manufacturer's high-end V8- and V12-powered models fell nine per cent last year. The iconic sports car maker has now lost £46.1 million ($77...


Aston Martin Cygnet officially axed
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Aston Martin Cygnet officially axed

The Aston Martin Cygnet has been officially axed, with the luxury British manufacturer confirming it has pulled the pin on its unsuccessful city car project. Following widespread rumours from overseas, Aston Martin Asia Pacific regional manager Kevin Wall today told CarAdvice the Gaydon-based manufacturer has ceased production of the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet and will now focus its efforts exclusively on its signature sports cars...


Aston Martin named coolest car brand
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Aston Martin named coolest car brand

Aston Martin has been named the coolest car brand, according to the results of a British survey. The iconic Gaydon-based manufacturer famous for its luxury sports cars and ties to fictional super spy James Bond ranked second overall in the 2013/2014 CoolBrands study, slotting in between top-ranked technology giant Apple and watch specialist Rolex...


Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz AMG confirm technical partnership
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Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz AMG confirm technical partnership

The next-generation Aston Martin sports cars will be powered by new V8s based on engines from Mercedes-Benz performance division AMG. British brand Aston and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have confirmed their intention to form a technical partnership that would also see Mercedes-Benz provide electric and electronic architecture for future Astons...


Aston Martin Zagato centennial projects revealed
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Aston Martin Zagato centennial projects revealed

Italian coachbuilder Zagato has paid tribute to Aston Martin's 100th anniversary with the announcement of two special projects: the Aston Martin DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and the Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. Zagato describes the DBS Coupe Centennial edition as an "exotic cross of Aston Martin DNA with Italian flair and Milanese inspiration"...


Aston Martin, Ford sign five-year engine partnership extension: report
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Aston Martin, Ford sign five-year engine partnership extension: report

Aston Martin has reportedly signed a contract extension with Ford that will see the US auto giant continue to supply it with engines for the next five years. The Sunday Times in the UK says the extension of the partnership, which currently sees Ford produce V8 and V12 engines for Aston Martin at its plant in Cologne, Germany, is a done deal...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: $390K for 3.9sec supercar
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: $390K for 3.9sec supercar

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S will become the quickest standard-production model in the brand's history when it launches later this year. The British luxury sports car manufacturer says the V12 Vantage S is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, making it faster to triple figures than all in the Aston Martin stable besides the limited edition One-77 supercar...


Aston Martin reveals winning Gulf livery for Le Mans
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Aston Martin reveals winning Gulf livery for Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing and Gulf have revealed the winning livery that will adorn one of its contenders at this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. The design, created by Jonathan Wesley from the UK, is said to be inspired by the change in atmosphere as day turns to night during the epic 24-hour race...


Aston Martin Vanquish Volante unveiled
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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante has been unveiled today with a $500K-plus price tag. The $510,040 Vanquish Volante becomes the flagship model in the luxury British car maker’s sports car line-up, sitting above the $472,840 Vanquish Coupe. Boasting the same 421kW/620Nm 6...


Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid revealed
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Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid revealed

An Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid prototype has been created with the help of Bosch Engineering. Designed to showcase how plug-in hybrid technology can improve performance, the petrol-electric Aston Martin DB9 is fitted with two electric motors that drive the front wheels, while its standard 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine continues to drive the rear...


Aston Martin recalls 90 sports cars over accelerator pedal defect
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Aston Martin recalls 90 sports cars over accelerator pedal defect

Aston Martin has recalled approximately 90 of its high-performance luxury sports cars in Australia after identifying a defect that can cause the vehicles' accelerator pedals to snap. The recall relates to most of Aston Martin models sold in Australia between May 14, 2012 and April 10, 2013, including the V8 and V12 Vantage, DB9, Virage and Rapide S nameplates...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: 423kW supercar revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: 423kW supercar revealed

Aston Martin's V12 Vantage is about to be usurped by a more powerful model - the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. The new model replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world and, with the exception of the One-77 hypercar, arrives as the fastest road-going Aston Martin ever offered. Armed with the new 423kW (up from 380kW) AM28 6...


Aston Martin teases new model
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Aston Martin teases new model

Aston Martin has released a new video teasing an upcoming model that is "coming soon" from the British marque. Highlighting only bonnet vents, some yellow body work, black wheels, carbonfibre inserts, and parts of the interior, the clip culminates with the sound of a high-revving engine and a silhouette of what looks like an Aston Martin Vantage in a wind tunnel...


Sir Stirling Moss drives 1959 race-winning Aston Martin DBR1 at the Nurburgring
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Sir Stirling Moss drives 1959 race-winning Aston Martin DBR1 at the Nurburgring

The last time Stirling Moss drove an Aston Martin DBR1 in anger was 54 years ago when he won the 1959 Nurburgring 1000km-race in Germany. Aston Martin’s global centenary celebrations at this weekend’s 24 hours race gave the British racing legend another opportunity to get behind the wheel of the historic DBR1 race car that gave the company its third consecutive win at the Nurburgring...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 leading Nurburgring 24 Hours
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 leading Nurburgring 24 Hours

After almost six-hours of racing in the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours race the Bilstein-liveried Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 remains in the lead after passing an Audi R8 to claim the top spot. After starting the race from second on the grid, Aston Martin works driver, Allan Simonsen, passed the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 to claim the lead on lap 10 of the gruelling 24-hour endurance race...


Daniel Craig drives DB5 from Skyfall at Nurburgring
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Daniel Craig drives DB5 from Skyfall at Nurburgring

It was a well-kept secret as good as any plot from a James Bond movie, when Bond star Daniel Craig arrived by helicopter this afternoon, only to climb into his Aston Martin DB5 from the film Skyfall. Craig was here to drive the stunning silver DB5 as part of Aston’s centenary parade lap, which saw over 100 Aston Martin models spanning the company’s 100-year history complete a full lap of the Nurburgring...


Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid makes history at the Nurburgring
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Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid makes history at the Nurburgring

History has been made at the Nurburgring this weekend with the Aston Martin Rapide S Hydrogen Hybrid claiming the first ever zero-emissions lap in an international motor race at the 41st ADAC Zurich Nurburgring 24 Hours in Germany. Based on the recently released Aston Martin Rapide S road car – the 6...


Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: exclusive world debut
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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: exclusive world debut

The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept has debuted at Germany's 24 Hours of Nurburgring race this weekend as part of the brand's centenary celebrations. The ultra-exclusive V12 Vantage-based two-seater sports car celebrated its unveiling by completing a lap of the Nordschleife alongside the 1000km race-winning 1959 DBR1 with British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel...