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.
Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study

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Aston Martin sues Fisker over Thunderbolt design study

Aston Martin has begun legal proceedings against Henrik Fisker regarding his Thunderbolt concept car. The company announced, via a statement sent out to media outlets, that it had "filed a lawsuit [against Henrik Fisker] in the state of California to protect its valuable trade marks, designs and intellectual property rights"...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 renamed to GT12 after dispute with Porsche - report
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 renamed to GT12 after dispute with Porsche - report

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race and road vehicles will henceforth be referred to as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12, due to intervention from Porsche's lawyers. According to a report on the Goodwood Road and Racing website, lawyers from Porsche contacted Aston Martin around the time that the English company launched the Vantage GT3 road car at the recent Geneva motor show...


Aston Martin Vanquish redesigned by Henrik Fisker as the Thunderbolt
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Aston Martin Vanquish redesigned by Henrik Fisker as the Thunderbolt

Automotive designer Henrik Fisker has refashioned the Aston Martin Vanquish into the Thunderbolt for the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The one-off Thunderbolt has a reworked exterior that's been crafted from hand-laid carbonfibre. Up front the car features new headlights, a refashioned bumper with an eye-catching aluminium grille, a bonnet with a power dome, and triangular air intakes...


Aston Martin to stick with manuals and V12s, says CEO
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Aston Martin to stick with manuals and V12s, says CEO

New Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says the British sports car brand won’t follow the trend of ditching manual transmissions in its future models. “I would love to be the last car manufacturer providing stick shifts in the US,” Palmer told US publication Car and Driver. “That’s my hope, we will keep the faith...


Taxi! Uber goes exotic for Melbourne F1
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Taxi! Uber goes exotic for Melbourne F1

Controversial ride-share company Uber is getting into the spirit of the upcoming Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix by offering folks free rides around the Albert Park circuit in some pretty heavy-hitting exotic metal. The private transport group is giving 20 people the chance to roll through Melbourne's 5...


Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf will available outside Middle East, but not Australia - UPDATE
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Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf will available outside Middle East, but not Australia - UPDATE

The Gaydon-based car maker has confirmed that the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf will now be available for order outside of the initial target market of the Middle East. According to Aston Martin, the Taraf has been "re-engineered to be available in either left or right-hand drive" and will now be available for order in the EU, United Kingdom and South Africa...


Aston Martin Vulcan unveiled with 597kW-plus 7.0-litre V12
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Aston Martin Vulcan unveiled with 597kW-plus 7.0-litre V12

The track-only Aston Martin Vulcan has been revealed ahead of its official debut at next week's Geneva motor show. As promised, the carbonfibre Vulcan is the one of the wildest ever vehicles to wear the Aston Martin badge. Designed in-house by chief designer Marek Reichman, the Vulcan is said to provide a few clues about the look of Aston Martin's next-generation road cars...


Aston Martin DB10 spotted in Rome during filming of latest James Bond film Spectre
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Aston Martin DB10 spotted in Rome during filming of latest James Bond film Spectre

YouTube user Marchettino has recorded video footage of four Aston Martin DB10 models during filming of the latest James Bond movie Spectre in Rome, Italy. Announced in December, 2014, the Aston Martin DB10 is a limited-production run of 10 vehicles, four of which have been built for the latest James Bond sequel so far...


Aston Martin Vulcan teaser video shows off the car's rear
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Aston Martin Vulcan teaser video shows off the car's rear

The second Aston Martin Vulcan teaser video has just gone live on the internet, and it gives us a first glimpse of the track only car's tail-end. Although the company has yet to divulge any further details about the Vulcan, we can see from the video (above) that the car will feature a large rear diffuser and side exhausts on both flanks of the car...


Aston Martin Vantage GT3 special edition will be brand's most extreme road car yet
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 special edition will be brand's most extreme road car yet

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3, which will debut at next month's Geneva motor show, will be the most overtly-styled road-going model from the luxury sports car maker. Debuting alongside the track-only Vulcan, the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 is said to be inspired by the company's Vantage GT3 race car. Under the bonnet is a version of Aston Martin's 6...


Aston Martin Vulcan to debut in Geneva, will be a track-only car - UPDATE
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Aston Martin Vulcan to debut in Geneva, will be a track-only car - UPDATE

A new model, dubbed the Aston Martin Vulcan, will debut at the Geneva motor show that takes place at the beginning of March. The Vulcan was announced overnight via a teaser video (above), which features the sound of roaring engines and stylised imagery of race tracks whooshing by...


Aston Martin won't go downmarket to chase sales volume - report
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Aston Martin won't go downmarket to chase sales volume - report

Aston Martin is resisting the urge to venture downmarket in the search for more sales, according to an overseas report. When AutoGuide asked president of Aston Martin's American operations, Julian Jenkins, if the company had plans to produce lower priced models, he responded, "No, not at this stage"...


Aston Martin shareholder Investindustrial promises cash for brand's future plans - report
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Aston Martin shareholder Investindustrial promises cash for brand's future plans - report

Aston Martin shareholder Investindustrial says it will provide the resources required to facilitate the company’s growth push that could as much as double its global sales. Investindustrial chairman Andrea Bonomi told Bloomberg his company was committed to the biggest investment plan in the British luxury sports car maker’s history...


Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 available to buy...from Scalextric
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Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 available to buy...from Scalextric

To coincide with upcoming release of the new James Bond film, Spectre, perennial slot car maker Scalextric has announced an official licenced set. Gone are the days of generic coloured sports cars on track though, the Spectre set includes detailed versions of the not-for-sale Aston Martin DB10 and stillborn Jaguar C-X75 supercar...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : Review
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : Review

We test Aston's flagship V12 Vantage S Roadster in the California canyons for an epic roof-down experience.

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster review : Palm Springs, USA
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster review : Palm Springs, USA

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster has to be one of the most gorgeous drop tops in the world.

It’s truly amazing that they’ve managed to shoehorn a 5.9-litre V12 into such a small car, there’s literally no room to spare under the bonnet.

It’s pumps out 421 kilowatts and 620Nm to the rear wheels...


2015 Aston Martin New Cars
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2015 Aston Martin New Cars

Details of the new and updated Aston Martin models launching in Australia in 2015.   Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster – Q1 The quickest series production roadster in Aston Martin’s history – the V12 Vantage S Roadster – will reach Australia early in 2015. The V12 Vantage S Roadster shares its 421kW/620Nm naturally aspirated 6...


Aston Martin DB10 unveiled as James Bond's car in Spectre
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Aston Martin DB10 unveiled as James Bond's car in Spectre

Details about the new James Bond movie, Spectre, were announced overnight, including what will be 007's ride in the film, the new Aston Martin DB10. At an event hosted by Sam Mendes at Pinewood Studios, around 30km west of London, the director revealed details about the 24th film in the official James Bond franchise...


Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf may be sold outside of the Middle East
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Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf may be sold outside of the Middle East

The English sports car maker's new uber-sedan was revealed to high wealth clients in Dubai overnight and has been christened the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf. Clad in a carbon fibre body, the new Lagonda Taraf will go on sale, by invitation only, across the Middle East from 2015. According to AutoExpress, the 5...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S : Hardcore track special spied
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S : Hardcore track special spied

A mysterious Aston Martin prototype has been spotted undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany, sending the automotive rumour-mill into overdrive over just what the British sports car maker is up to...


Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV
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Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has no plans to increase its stake in British sports car maker Aston Martin. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chairman, spoke to Autocar at the recent Paris motor show and is quoted as saying that "there are no plans to increase our stake [in Aston Martin] or take over"...


Aston Martin Lagonda interior, final production body revealed
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Aston Martin Lagonda interior, final production body revealed

The final production form of the Middle East-only Aston Martin Lagonda sedan has been uncovered by the British sports car specialist. With previews being provided by Aston Martin and its partners during the development process, no-one should be too surprised about the look of the 21st century Lagonda...


Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition unveiled
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Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon is gearing up for sale as the British brand seeks to further revitalise its GT lineup with the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission back in August. The Carbon edition, which has previously been applied to Vantage, DB9 and DBS will now take hold of the British brand’s latest GT, offering black and white Vanquish models with an array of special features...


Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed
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Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed

The wraps are off the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato – the third and final one-off creation by the Italian coachbuilder to celebrate the British car maker’s centenary. Commissioned by a European client, the Virage Shooting Brake follows 2013’s DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial and DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial models that were made for Aston Martin and Zagato enthusiasts in the US and Japan...


Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman
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Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman

The Aston Martin Lagonda has kicked off its hot-weather testing program in the Omani desert. The British luxury sports car maker released a fresh batch of images of its ultra-exclusive new saloon undergoing testing in the Middle Eastern sun, giving us our best look yet at its exterior design and a sneak peek inside its cabin...


Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report
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Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report

Sources from within Nissan have said that the former chief planning officer, Andy Palmer, advocated purchasing a stake in Aston Martin. Three anonymous Nissan insiders have told Reuters that in 2012 and 2013 Palmer proposed this idea to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both Renault and Nissan CEO. One source told the newswire, "We looked carefully at the proposal but we passed on it"...


Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO
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Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin has appointed Andy Palmer, Nissan's chief planning officer, as its new CEO, although his starting date has yet to be worked out. British-born Palmer will assume his position at the head of Aston Martin after a handover period to his successor at Nissan, Phillipe Klein, who will move over from a similar role with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault...


Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan
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Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan

Fresh images of an Aston Martin Lagonda prototype have revealed the front and rear styling of the exclusive new luxury sedan. The black prototype was produced at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK and was transported by Oman Air to Muscat for hot-weather testing as part of its early engineering program...


Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor - report
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Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor - report

Aston Martin is yet to decide what it will call the successor to the DB9 when it is released in 2016. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told Autocar the name of the next-generation sports car was the subject of hot debate among the company’s executives. “It’ll definitely be a DB, but what number will follow that is yet to be decided,” Reichman revealed...


2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Rapide S gain eight-speed auto
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2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Rapide S gain eight-speed auto

Both the Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S have been updated for the 2015 model year with a new eight-speed transmission, as well as a smidge more power and torque. Dubbed Touchtronic III by Aston Martin's marketing department, the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox will be fitted as standard on all MY2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S models...