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Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish recalled for gearbox fix

Aston Martin Lagonda has issued a recall notice for the DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish fitted with a six-speed Touchtronic II Automatic transmission. According to the company, a communication error between the Engine Control Module and Transmission Control Module can prevent the car from properly engaging park...

Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Virage and Vanquish recalled

Aston Martin Lagonda has recalled the DB9, DBS, Virage and Vanquish, over concerns an in-cabin battery supply cable could cause a fire. If the driver seat is pushed all the way back in affected cars, it could compress (and damage) the battery supply cable. According to the company, this can happen when the driver manually puts the seat back (likely, if they're tall) or, in some cases, if the seat loses its calibration...

Our favourite cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of our favourite cars from this year...

World’s greatest driving roads: Ortega Highway, California, USA

The Ortega Highway has an ominous reputation for being one of the most haunted roads in the United States of America. Reports of ghost sightings and other apparitions, along with an awesome set of corners, made it a road I desperately wanted to drive! Our weapon of choice for this road was the all-new Aston Martin DB11 V8...

Aston Martin preparing for sharemarket float - report

The owners of Aston Martin have reportedly engaged outside help with a view to floating on the stock exchange, or selling a significant stake. According to Reuters, a group of Kuwaiti investors and Investindustrial, an Italian private equity group, who together own over 90 per cent of Aston Martin, have hired investment bank Lazard to explore sale options...

CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

Aston Martin DBX SUV to look nothing like DB11 or Vantage

Aston Martin says the DBX SUV will not be constrained by a platform-sharing agreement, unlike four-wheel drives from the likes of Porsche and Bentley. Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, told CarAdvice the freedom to develop a super-luxury SUV from scratch will differentiate its design and performance from that of luxo-SUV rivals...

Aston Martin Vantage: Design chief fed up with view that all Astons look alike

Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, says the significant styling contrast between the new Vantage and DB11 are thanks to extensive customer research, showing genuine buyers wanted greater differentiation in the brand's styling. In an exclusive interview with CarAdvice at the Tokyo motor show last month, Reichman said he was tired of people saying all Aston Martins look too alike...

2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled

Was the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage a little dull for you? Well, here's the full-fat version - the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car. Finished in a bright lime green with orange highlights and Aston Martin decals, the Vantage GTE is a new endurance racer, set to take on the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship...

2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know

It’s the first new-generation Aston Martin Vantage since its predecessor was released in 2005, and uses an evolution of the latest bonded-aluminium architecture from the DB11. That said, 70 per cent of the car’s components are bespoke to the Vantage, which has a dry weight of 1530kg...

2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed: Exclusive video tour

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled its long-awaited new-generation Vantage in a simultaneous global reveal across six major cities. Earlier, CarAdvice was afforded an exclusive look at the new Vantage – the same car revealed today in Tokyo - and one of only six pre-production presentation cars Aston Martin commissioned...