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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...

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2017 Aston Martin DB11 review
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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.


2019 Aston Martin DBX teased as factory construction begins
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2019 Aston Martin DBX teased as factory construction begins

A silhouette sketch of the Aston Martin DBX, the brand's first crossover, has been released to coincide with the start of construction at the car's new Welsh factory. Earlier this week, the British government formally handed over the keys to the former Ministry of Defence site in St Athan, Wales. The hangars at the facility will be converted into the company's second production site...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 'S' spied
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 'S' spied

A higher performance version of the Aston Martin DB11 has been spied testing near the Nurburgring. Compared to the DB11 that's already in showrooms and driveways around the world, this prototype has a redesigned front bumper with a larger lower air intake, and a prominent, albeit temporary looking, front chin spoiler. Along the sides, the sills seem to be wider...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage will be "effectively all-new", design chief promises
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage will be "effectively all-new", design chief promises

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage will differentiate itself further from the DB11 when it makes its debut later this year or early next, according to the company's head of design. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Zagame Aston Martin dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, design director and chief creative officer for the British marque, Marek Reichman, said we can expect a "huge difference" in design between the new models...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April - UPDATE

Update - Local pricing has been also been confirmed for the Vanquish S Volante. See article for details Australian pricing for the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been announced this week, with first deliveries of the company's flagship sports car to arrive next month...


Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive
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Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive

Aston Martin has revealed its plans for a new model onslaught, with the company to have 7 new models by 2020. Speaking to media at the opening of the company's new Zagame dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, Aston Martin's CEO, Andy Palmer detailed the product strategy that will see at least one new model every year from now until the end of the decade...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


Aston Martin CEO wants to create Ferrari rival, Lagonda sedans to take on Bentley
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Aston Martin CEO wants to create Ferrari rival, Lagonda sedans to take on Bentley

Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, has publicly revealed some of the company's possible expansion plans. In an interview with Car and Driver, Palmer said, "The reason we’re doing [the Valkyrie] is to create a halo car, but also to create DNA for a mid-engined sports-car range"...


Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons
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Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons

Wagonistas the world over got a little hot under the collar at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as both Mercedes-AMG and Porsche took the covers off two super-brisk, super-practical estates – the E63 S Estate and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. But alas, British sports car brand Aston Martin says it is unlikely to enter that particular fray...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Aston Martin Valkyrie: AM-RB 001 gets a new name in Geneva
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Aston Martin Valkyrie: AM-RB 001 gets a new name in Geneva

Aston Martin and Red Bull's upcoming hypercar, the AM-RB 001, has been given a new name this week: Valkyrie. Named after the legendary figures of Norse mythology - those who choose who lives and who dies in battle - the Valkyrie also continues the 'V' naming tradition that Aston Martin has used since 1951...


2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up
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2017 Aston Martin V8, V12 Vantage S get wings thanks to F1 tie-up

Two brand-new special edition Red Bull Racing models have been revealed ahead of their official unveiling, planned for this year's opening round of the 2017 Formula One season in Melbourne. This time, though, thanks to a new relationship, they're not Renaults but Aston Martins...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12

Aston Martin has confirmed its Formula One-inspired AM-RB 001 hypercar will feature a naturally-aspirated V12 built by legendary British engine company, Cosworth. The British marque announced some of the technical partners for its hypercar project this week, along with some of the key details of its road-going racer. A high-revving 6...


Be cool, Aston Martin's new logo trademark is for merch only
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Be cool, Aston Martin's new logo trademark is for merch only

Without a word, as is often the case, Aston Martin recently filed a trademark application for a new logo. It has since been confirmed the new logo will be used for merchandise, including metal hardware, leather and clothing - but, when the news first surfaced, it caused something of a panic among fans...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante revealed: More power, more carbon, less roof - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante revealed: More power, more carbon, less roof - UPDATE

The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante has been unveiled, bringing revised looks and an uprated engine to the drop-top British supercar. Under the bonnet is the familiar 5.9-litre V12 from the hard-top Vanquish S, developing 444kW of power and 630Nm of torque – 20kW more than the previous model...


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

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. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


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...