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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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2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition review

Before Aston Martin ushers in a new turbocharged era for the popular Vantage, it's time for one more, old fashioned, last hurrah for its naturally aspirated V8. Meet the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing edition.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 review

The Aston Martin DB11, turbocharged? That should be considered a violation of whatever might be the automotive equivalent to the Geneva convention. But... maybe we can make an exception.

Aston Martin DB11 Review

Aston's all-new DB11 is simply stunning and with a new turbocharged 5.2-litre V12, we find out what it's like to drive in Italy.

Aston Martin DB11: Alice Springs to Mount Isa

The all-new DB11 will spearhead the next-generation of Aston Martins with new engines and new designs. We test it in Outback Australia.

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2017 Aston Martin DB11 review

Read the full article here. When a new turbocharged future was confirmed for the Aston Martin DB11, the news should have caused Trump-levels of protests outside the brand’s factory in Gaydon. Well, that’s what I thought - right up until the moment I got inside the new DB11 and went for a drive.    ...

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Review

Read the full article here. Stunning, isn’t it? But mere photographs simply don’t do the all-new Aston Martin DB11 justice – on the street, even at a distance, this automotive artwork paints a picture of must-have desirability and near-perfect proportions. Compared to the aging DB9, it looks to have moved two to three generations ahead, yet it’s still unmistakably on-brand...

2017 Aston Martin DB11 : Alice Springs to Mount Isa

Aston Martin has sent a prototype of their new luxury coupe to the Australian outback for hot weather testing, and CarAdvice’s Anthony Crawford has been afforded a rare opportunity to ride shotgun with the project engineer from Alice Springs to Mount Isa, some 1200 kilometres. Under all that camo is an Aston Martin DB11 – the all-new successor to the long-standing DB9...

2017 Aston Martin DB11 : 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Read the article here. After a constant stream of leaks, the Aston Martin DB11 has finally made its official debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Under the DB11’s long bonnet is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine boasting 447kW of power and 700Nm of torque...

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Aston Martin DB11 V8 could offer sports suspension but sticks with 375kW

At this week’s launch of the new Aston Martin DB11 V8, the British luxury sports manufacturer told CarAdvice some of the changes made between it and the V12 version, were a direct result of customer feedback. Take the suspension and engine modes. Owners told the company that there could be more separation between the three suspension settings – GT, Sport and Sport +, which Aston says has been dialled in on the V8...

Aston Martin DB11 V8: Creating the sound

For the first time in nearly fifty years, there’s a V8 engine under the bonnet of an Aston Martin DB-badged car. Only, this one isn’t an in-house build - it’s sourced from AMG, the hot-rod division of Mercedes-Benz. It’s essentially the same 4...

Aston Martin DB11 V8: How the AMG-sourced engine was ‘Astonised’

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has just launched a new V8 version of its new DB11 grand tourer, and while its 4.0-litre twin-turbo heart might seem like a straight lift from Mercedes-AMG, who built the engine, it’s been properly customised...

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake revealed

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato family has grown from two members to four, with the British marque announcing two new versions this week; the Speedster and Shooting Brake. Joining the already-revealed Zagato Coupe and Volante, the Speedster and Shooting Brake will see the total production run for the Vanquish Zagato increased to 325 units, with just 28 examples of the Speedster and a further 99 Shooting Brakes to be built...

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Aston Martin Owner Reviews

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Review

[An extract from my archives on classic automotive motoring.] To drive it is exactly everything you'd hope for out of a classic grand tourer. Low-sporty seating position with perfect visibility over the long and curvaceous bonnet. The steering wheel is a mammoth wooden artifact, but it doesn't matter...

2011 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Review

I had trouble deciding between this car and the 911. In terms of performance and handling, I've no doubt that the 911 wins, but the Aston Martin Vantage is the car that always raises my pulse when I approach it. It is hand made and feels very solid. If there is one car I want to own for the rest of my life, this is the one.

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