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Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf may be sold outside of the Middle East

The English sports car maker's new uber-sedan was revealed to high wealth clients in Dubai overnight and has been christened the Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf. Clad in a carbon fibre body, the new Lagonda Taraf will go on sale, by invitation only, across the Middle East from 2015...

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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S : Hardcore track special spied
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S : Hardcore track special spied

A mysterious Aston Martin prototype has been spotted undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany, sending the automotive rumour-mill into overdrive over just what the British sports car maker is up to...


Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV
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Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has no plans to increase its stake in British sports car maker Aston Martin. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chairman, spoke to Autocar at the recent Paris motor show and is quoted as saying that "there are no plans to increase our stake [in Aston Martin] or take over"...


Aston Martin Lagonda interior, final production body revealed
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Aston Martin Lagonda interior, final production body revealed

The final production form of the Middle East-only Aston Martin Lagonda sedan has been uncovered by the British sports car specialist. With previews being provided by Aston Martin and its partners during the development process, no-one should be too surprised about the look of the 21st century Lagonda...


Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition unveiled
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Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon is gearing up for sale as the British brand seeks to further revitalise its GT lineup with the introduction of an eight-speed automatic transmission back in August. The Carbon edition, which has previously been applied to Vantage, DB9 and DBS will now take hold of the British brand’s latest GT, offering black and white Vanquish models with an array of special features...


Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed
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Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed

The wraps are off the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato – the third and final one-off creation by the Italian coachbuilder to celebrate the British car maker’s centenary. Commissioned by a European client, the Virage Shooting Brake follows 2013’s DB9 Spider Zagato Centennial and DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial models that were made for Aston Martin and Zagato enthusiasts in the US and Japan...


Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman
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Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman

The Aston Martin Lagonda has kicked off its hot-weather testing program in the Omani desert. The British luxury sports car maker released a fresh batch of images of its ultra-exclusive new saloon undergoing testing in the Middle Eastern sun, giving us our best look yet at its exterior design and a sneak peek inside its cabin...


Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report
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Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report

Sources from within Nissan have said that the former chief planning officer, Andy Palmer, advocated purchasing a stake in Aston Martin. Three anonymous Nissan insiders have told Reuters that in 2012 and 2013 Palmer proposed this idea to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both Renault and Nissan CEO. One source told the newswire, "We looked carefully at the proposal but we passed on it"...


Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO
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Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin has appointed Andy Palmer, Nissan's chief planning officer, as its new CEO, although his starting date has yet to be worked out. British-born Palmer will assume his position at the head of Aston Martin after a handover period to his successor at Nissan, Phillipe Klein, who will move over from a similar role with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault...


Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan
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Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan

Fresh images of an Aston Martin Lagonda prototype have revealed the front and rear styling of the exclusive new luxury sedan. The black prototype was produced at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK and was transported by Oman Air to Muscat for hot-weather testing as part of its early engineering program...


Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor - report
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Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor - report

Aston Martin is yet to decide what it will call the successor to the DB9 when it is released in 2016. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told Autocar the name of the next-generation sports car was the subject of hot debate among the company’s executives. “It’ll definitely be a DB, but what number will follow that is yet to be decided,” Reichman revealed...


2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Rapide S gain eight-speed auto
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2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Rapide S gain eight-speed auto

Both the Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S have been updated for the 2015 model year with a new eight-speed transmission, as well as a smidge more power and torque. Dubbed Touchtronic III by Aston Martin's marketing department, the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox will be fitted as standard on all MY2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide S models...


I like it rough, loud and dirty
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I like it rough, loud and dirty

That’s right, you heard me. When it comes to a car’s engine noise and exhaust note, as well as the all-encompassing thrill and feel of driving something that claims to offer ‘sporty’ performance, I expect the driving experience to be rough, loud and dirty. But sometimes a car that promises a lot on paper can leave you feeling unsatisfied...


Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report
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Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will increase its stake in Aston Martin and supply the British sports car maker with electric and electronic parts in a deepening of the partnership formed last year. Bloomberg reports Daimler will receive another one per cent stake in the business, increasing its share of Aston Martin to five per cent...


Aston Martin Lagonda luxury sedan revealed
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Aston Martin Lagonda luxury sedan revealed

The new Aston Martin Lagonda sedan will be made available to select buyers in the Middle East by invitation only in 2015. Just a few days ago we brought you news of the luxury brand's intent to put aside its long-standing plans for a Lagonda SUV model. Now Aston Martin has revealed images and details of its exclusive new sedan model bearing the same name...


Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report
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Aston Martin cans Lagonda SUV plans; targets large, luxury four-door - report

Aston Martin’s 21st century Lagonda won’t be an SUV, according to the man charged with the task of creating the new luxury model. Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman told PistonHeads the long-rumoured Lagonda SUV – a pet project of former CEO Ulrich Bez that was previewed in concept form in 2009 – was no longer part of the brand’s future plans...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster will become the brand's fastest, and fastest-accelerating, series production roadster to date when it launches globally later this year. Powered by the same naturally aspirated V12 engine found in the V12 Vantage S Coupe revealed last year, Aston Martin claims the V12 Vantage S Roadster will also be its most powerful convertible...


Aston Martin DP-100: A virtual supercar concept for Gran Turismo
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Aston Martin DP-100: A virtual supercar concept for Gran Turismo

The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is the latest in a string of concept cars to be created specifically for the popular PlayStation title Gran Turismo. Although there's a full-size model on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it's far from drivable...


Aston Martin race cars to feature solar power
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Aston Martin race cars to feature solar power

Aston Martin Racing has partnered with Chinese clean energy company Hanergy to install solar panels on the British brand's track vehicles. Installed on the roof, the solar panels won't power the car or recharge a hybrid drivetrain's battery. Instead, like the solar cells available on the Toyota Prius, they'll provide power to cool the car's cabin...


Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms: report
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Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms: report

An all-new Mercedes-Benz platform destined for the next-generation SLK and SL will underpin future Aston Martin sports cars, while the British brand's first SUV will share its basic structure with the next GL-Class, according to the latest rumours out of the US...