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Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever

Aston Martin Racing has placed an overall second in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London, behind the neat Brooklands Special. The 'billy cart' version of the Vantage GTE race car, which won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, was a crowd favourite at the 24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally...

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Aston Martin DB11, V8 Vantage recalled - UPDATE
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Aston Martin DB11, V8 Vantage recalled - UPDATE

British marque Aston Martin has issued three recall notices, one for the DB11 and two for the V8 Vantage. The DB11 is being called back over concerns of a faulty tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), while certain Vantage models could be affected by transmission issues...


Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"
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Aston Martin Valkyrie design showcased, British hypercar "95 per cent of the way there"

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar has been revealed in near-production form this week, including a first look at the vehicle's cockpit and new details about the extensive weight-saving and aerodynamic systems...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage patent diagrams discovered
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage patent diagrams discovered

The design of the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been revealed via diagrams submitted for patent protection. AutoGuide has discovered and published diagrams of a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive Aston Martin model submitted to Japan's patent office, and believed to be of the next-generation Vantage...


Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed
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Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro revealed

The Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro has been revealed for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, bringing a range of aerodynamic enhancements to the British marque's already-manic track-only supercar. Compared to the 'standard' Vulcan, the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Pro version gets new louvred panels above the front wheel arches to reduce aerodynamic lift,  dive planes at each side of the nose and a new front splitter with turning vanes to improve steering response...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed
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Aston Martin DB11 gets twin-turbo V8 option, Australian pricing confirmed

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may only have just been released, but the British marque has already added a second engine choice - a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. Just as the smaller Vantage is offered with both V8 and V12 engines, the DB11's two-pronged attack provides a more affordable entry point into the Grand Tourer's range, and is targeted at markets where car taxation policy is structured around engine capacity, like China...


Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE
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Aston Martin RapidE EV confirmed for 2019, limited to 155 cars - UPDATE

Update - A new report out of the US confirms LeEco is no longer part of the RapidE project, hence why the EV will be a limited-edition model. See article for details British sports luxury marque Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming RapidE EV will commence in 2019 on social media this week...


Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report
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Aston Martin Valkyrie to have 840kW and better than 1:1 power-to-weight ratio - report

The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie, formerly known as the AM-RB 001, will produce 1130 horsepower (840kW) when it arrives in 2019, according to a new report out of the US. Road and Track cites "sources deeply familiar with the car", claiming the Valkyrie will have a total output of around  840kW from its Formula One-inspired hybrid drivetrain, with nearly 1000hp (745kW) alone coming from the 6...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage AMR unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage AMR unveiled

The new Aston Martin Vantage AMR is said to be inspired by the V8 Vantage GTE race car, which won the Endurance Trophy in the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, and will soon go into limited production. Sitting beneath the extensively modified Vantage AMR Pro, the Vantage AMR will be offered with either a V8 or V12, and in both coupe and convertible body styles...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 review
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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. Well, that’s what I thought - right up until the moment I got inside the new DB11 and went for a drive.    ...


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...