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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look...

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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite being previewed in September by the "lightly-disguised engineering car" that appears to be the same vehicle in the images, the drop-top supercar isn't scheduled for release until the European spring in 2018...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage has been spied again, this time doing rounds on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite looking like a DB11, this test mule is shorter than the larger grand tourer, as the Vantage will remain a two-seater model. Under the skin, the new Vantage will utilise a smaller version of the DB11's new-generation aluminium architecture, though it should be longer, wider and lower than the current car...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar already sold out - report

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar hasn't even been fully detailed yet, but reports suggest the British company has already sold the entire production run. Auto Express reports that Aston Martin has announced all 150 road-going versions of the upcoming hypercar have been accounted for, despite the rumoured price tag sitting around the $3 million mark...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 will make its first public appearance in Australia at the Classic Adelaide Rally this weekend as part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Before first customer deliveries of the new supercar commence at the end of this year, the public will get a chance to see the DB11 get put through its paces around the Adelaide Hills and get up close and personal with the British grand tourer when it goes on display...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S revealed in LA: More power, more carbon, here in April
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S revealed in LA: More power, more carbon, here in April

The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been revealed, bringing a more powerful engine, a revised look and a harder edge to the company's flagship GT. At the heart of the Vanquish S is its 5.9-litre V12 engine (though Aston Martin calls it a 6.0-litre), that now produces 441kW of power (up from 424kW) - the same as the limited-edition Vanquish Zagato coupe and Volante twins...


Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed, kind of, in new images of a “lightly disguised engineering car” released by the company. Scheduled to launch in “spring 2018”, the DB11 Volante prototype is an all-black convertible version of the recently-launched DB11 coupe. And, despite the fake panels on the rear quarter panels and bootlid, it looks almost production ready...


Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar
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Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull’s upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar is likely to have hybrid power, according to key hints from the partners. On Red Bull’s careers website, the company is advertising positions for AM-RB 001 engineers, notably those with experience in hybrid systems, semi-active suspension and composite materials...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S spied at the Nurburgring

A beefy Aston Martin Vanquish prototype has been spied doing rounds near the Nurburgring racing circuit in Germany. It’s likely this model will be called the Vanquish S when it makes it to production, seeing out the current-generation car’s life-cycle until a new DB11-based supercar launches in a couple of years' time...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 Review
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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 Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante unveiled

The new Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante convertible has been revealed, and will join its coupe sibling on the production line next year. As with the coupe, the Volante has a retuned version of the company's 5.9-litre V12 that produces 441kW of power, or 18kW more than the engine fitted to the standard Vanquish models...


Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster spied at the Nurburgring
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Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster spied at the Nurburgring

An open-top version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 has been spied testing at the Nurburgring this week. The same beefy bodykit from the GT12 coupe (read our review here) features on this rag-top prototype, albeit without the metal roof and huge rear wing...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage will "blow the DB10 away", design chief says
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage will "blow the DB10 away", design chief says

Aston Martin is at the beginning of something of a renaissance, which CEO Andy Palmer is calling the ‘Second Century Plan’, and it starts with the new DB11. The Vantage is next in line to be replaced, and like DB11, it will be a completely new design based on Aston’s brand new bonded aluminium architecture, which replaces the old ‘VH’ underpinnings...


Aston Martin set for another golden age
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Aston Martin set for another golden age

This year, British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin celebrates 103 years in business, during which time it has produced a combined total of about 80,000 cars. That's about the same number that Toyota produces in three days. In a global industry that boasts around 85 million cars per annum, Aston Martin makes up a fractional slice of the total cars built each year...


Aston Martin DB11 key to the brand’s new product plan
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Aston Martin DB11 key to the brand’s new product plan

If you listen to Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer and Design Director, Marek Reichman, the famous British luxury sports car manufacturer is about to enter what could be its most successful period ever - and it all starts with the all-new DB11. “What we call our ‘Second Century Plan’ starts with DB11...


Aston Martin DB11 Review
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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.

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Aston Martin DB9 production ends
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Aston Martin DB9 production ends

The final nine examples of the Aston Martin DB9 have rolled off the company’s Gaydon assembly line in the UK, marking the end of the iconic model’s 13-year run. Before the DB11 hits the road later this year - with its new platform and new twin-turbo V12 engine - Aston Martin has given one of the most important models in its 100-plus-year history a final sendoff...


AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars
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AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars

The AM-RB 001 being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will likely be the first in a series of mid-engine road-legal hypercars. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's chief creative officer, told The Drive: "Everything we do in Special Projects is in part a foretelling of something to come. We never do something and then forget it...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...