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2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe: production version revealed - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Aston Martin has confirmed that two or three Vanquish Zagato Coupes will be coming to the Australasia region, however they couldn't confirm how many are coming to Australia specifically. Keep a sharp eye out for one next year when deliveries commence...

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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been spied on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. It's hard to get a good handle on the overall design direction for the new Vantage as the front and rear ends are covered by false body panels, but, if the DB11 is any guide, expect it to feature sharper body surfacing than today's car...


2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest
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2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest

To an outsider, the class formulas and regulations applied to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) can seem both baffling and impenetrable. It’s believed that Stephen Hawking once sat down with the rule book that governs the top-tier LMP1 class at Le Mans, only to shake his head in defeat and go back to something far more simple like quantum physics...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 makes its Australian debut
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 makes its Australian debut

The Aston Martin DB11 has made its debut in Australia, unveiled in Sydney yesterday. Pricing has also been announced, with the DB11 priced from $428,032 before on-road costs. Deliveries to Australian buyers will start around October. Australia and New Zealand regional manager Kevin Wall said the DB11 is essentially carrying the weight of the future of the Aston Martin brand on its shoulders...


Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special
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Aston Martin DBZ trademark could hint at new Zagato special

British automaker Aston Martin has recently applied to trademark the ‘DBZ’ name in Europe, hinting at a new collaborative special model. Aston's trademark application first appeared in the European Union's Intellectual Property Office's public database this month, with the name intended for “passenger cars; racing cars; car bodies”...


2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept unveiled
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2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept will be unveiled at the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which will be held on the shores of Lake Como this weekend. Zagato has thoroughly reimagined the Vanquish, with this concept featuring all-new exterior panels fashioned from carbonfibre...


2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 unveiled
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2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 unveiled

The just revealed Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is claimed to be the lightest and meanest V8 Vantage model yet. Under the bonnet the company's 4.7-litre V8 has been retuned to deliver 328kW of power, which is 8kW more than the V8 Vantage GT. Torque output is unchanged at 490Nm...


Art and cars: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racers get bespoke badging
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Art and cars: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racers get bespoke badging

Aston Martin has revealed a selection of bespoke badges for the V8 Vantage GTEs entered in the upcoming World Endurance Championship. A different badge will adorn the three vehicles for each round of the premier endurance series. Beginning at the upcoming six-hour held at Silverstone, the GTEs will carry a Union Jac-inspired badge before receiving different designs to commemorate the following eight rounds, including the marquee event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans...


Aston Martin-styled AM37 luxury powerboat collaboration unveiled in Milan
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Aston Martin-styled AM37 luxury powerboat collaboration unveiled in Milan

Aston Martin, together with Dutch boat builders Quintessence Yachts, has showcased a new AM37 powerboat during this week's Milan Design Week. Churning out 775kW from two V8 engines, the 37-foot (12.3 metre) AM37 can reach speeds of up to 52 knots. However, customers who are after a more tame seafaring machine can opt for the lower-powered AM37, its two 276kW engines offering a top speed of 44 knots...


2010-2016 Aston Martin DBS and Vanquish models recalled for battery cable issue
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2010-2016 Aston Martin DBS and Vanquish models recalled for battery cable issue

Aston Martin has issued a recall for a number of vehicles in its DBS and Vanquish lines, over fears a battery cable may be damaged by the seat runners. The recall affects examples of the DBS and Vanquish built between 16 September 2010 and 17 February 2016...


2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spied testing at the Nurburgring
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2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 spied testing at the Nurburgring

The upcoming 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 has been spotted running laps of the Nurburgring, with the manufacturer making no effort to mask the performance car ahead of its expected unveiling later this month. The new track-ready car is based on the V8 Vantage, but in terms of looks and performance, it can be expected that the GT8 will share very little with its road-focussed ‘little’ brother...


Aston Martin Vulcan: Southern Hemisphere's first delivery hits New Zealand
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Aston Martin Vulcan: Southern Hemisphere's first delivery hits New Zealand

The first Aston Martin Vulcan to be delivered in the southern hemisphere has taken residence at New Zealand’s Highlands Motorsport Park. One of only 24 Vulcans sold worldwide, the track-only hypercar is the only one of its kind south of the equator. Aston says it is the highest-value production car to be sold in New Zealand, at a cool $4...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S gains manual option, but not for Australia - UPDATE
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S gains manual option, but not for Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: Australia has, for now, been ruled out for this new manual option. See full update at bottom of article.  Aston Martin has announced that customers in the market for its 2017 V12 Vantage S will now have the chance to order the performance hero with a manual gearbox...


New Aston Martin Vantage to borrow from Vulcan and DB10 design
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New Aston Martin Vantage to borrow from Vulcan and DB10 design

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage will borrow design elements from the Vulcan and the James Bond limited-edition DB10 car, says the British brand’s chief designer. Speaking to CarAdvice at Aston Martin’s Gaydon factory in the UK this week, Marek Reichman admitted that topping the current Vantage will not be easy but the brand has taken the best of what made the current car popular and styled it in a different context...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 : Alice Springs to Mount Isa
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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...


2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 tears up Queensland Raceway
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2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 tears up Queensland Raceway

Aston Martin has released the first images of the new limited-run Vantage GT12 on Aussie soil, taken at Queensland Raceway. The predominantly white vehicle in the photos is the first of three GT12s coming down under, and the only one to be delivered in the sunshine state. Powered by a tweaked version of the 6...


Aston Martin moving away from traditional vehicle segmentation
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Aston Martin moving away from traditional vehicle segmentation

Aston Martin’s planned seven new models are being created with a view to beyond traditional market segments, and are focused instead on new-age ‘customer clusters’ that the brand believes will see it reach a much wider audience. The iconic British brand, helmed by former Nissan executive Andy Palmer since late 2014, released the first of these new cars, the DB11, at the recent Geneva motor show...


Aston Martin says engine sound remains a key part of ownership
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Aston Martin says engine sound remains a key part of ownership

Aston Martin says that despite its decision to go down the route of using turbocharged engines for its new generation of vehicles, engine and exhaust sounds remain a top priority to maintain the brand’s core values...


Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"
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Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"

Aston Martin’s joint project with Formula One team Red Bull racing, the AM-RB001, will be the quickest track car ever, according to company boss Andy Palmer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix last week, Aston Martin chief Palmer said the AM-RB001 will be a “kick ass, no excuses” hypercar...


2019 Aston Martin DBX crossover could account for half the company’s sales
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2019 Aston Martin DBX crossover could account for half the company’s sales

The Aston Martin DBX could account for half of the British brand's sales once the crossover SUV goes on sale in 2019. The EV-capable DBX crossover will be one of Aston Martin’s seven new models being developed as part of its second century plan. It will be aimed primarily at the American and Chinese markets, and be built at a separate factory, in Wales...