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...


Mercedes-Benz considering Aston Martin takeover: rumours
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Mercedes-Benz considering Aston Martin takeover: rumours

Rumours are swirling that Mercedes-Benz is considering purchasing Aston Martin. When asked by reporters, Daimler chairman and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Dr Dieter Zetsche would not rule out the possibility of the German auto giant buying out the iconic British sports car brand, of which it acquired a five per cent stake last year...


Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, DB9 Carbon Black and White special editions revealed
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, DB9 Carbon Black and White special editions revealed

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White special editions will draw on the brand’s motorsport and design pedigrees when they debut at next month’s Geneva motor show. Aston Martin product development director Ian Minards says the V8 Vantage N430 is designed to bring “track-honed excitement to the road in an accessible, emotionally engaging, and authentically ‘analogue’ way”...


Aston Martin recall : counterfeit Chinese part used in three in four cars built since 2007
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Aston Martin recall : counterfeit Chinese part used in three in four cars built since 2007

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin is recalling three quarters of the vehicles it has produced since late 2007 after learning a Chinese sub-supplier has been providing counterfeit plastic for one of its parts. The recall affects 17,590 Aston Martins around the world, including (with the exception of the Vanquish) every left-hand-drive model made since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive cars since May 2012...


Aston Martin : baby Brit classic revealed
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Aston Martin : baby Brit classic revealed

  A fully functional, petrol-powered baby Aston Martin has been released in the UK, designed for children 10 years and upwards. For sale through Aston Martin Heritage dealer Nicholas Mee and Co, the 2.5-metre-long mini Astons are based on the iconic Aston Martin convertibles of the 1960s and are built using a steel box section chassis and composite body...


Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the cards: report
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Aston Martin Lagonda SUV back on the cards: report

Aston Martin has confirmed it is moving ahead with plans to launch a full-sized SUV, to be called the ‘Aston Martin Lagonda’ when it reaches showrooms. Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez told Autocar that while the British marque has yet to develop any running prototypes, the Lagonda SUV is "absolutely" on Aston's radar...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Review
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Review

The existing Aston Martin V12 Vantage is my favourite model to emerge from the British concern, more of a personal preference than any of the others in the car maker’s well-reviewed range. True confession, though – much of the car’s appeal is the result of first impressions gathered during a very memorable press event in May 2010...

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Aston Martin posts $41.5m loss amid falling demand
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Aston Martin posts $41.5m loss amid falling demand

Aston Martin has posted a £24.6 million ($41.5 million) loss for 2012 on the back of diminishing demand for its luxury sports cars. The Telegraph in the UK reports demand for the Gaydon-based manufacturer's high-end V8- and V12-powered models fell nine per cent last year. The iconic sports car maker has now lost £46.1 million ($77...


Aston Martin Cygnet officially axed
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Aston Martin Cygnet officially axed

The Aston Martin Cygnet has been officially axed, with the luxury British manufacturer confirming it has pulled the pin on its unsuccessful city car project. Following widespread rumours from overseas, Aston Martin Asia Pacific regional manager Kevin Wall today told CarAdvice the Gaydon-based manufacturer has ceased production of the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet and will now focus its efforts exclusively on its signature sports cars...


Aston Martin named coolest car brand
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Aston Martin named coolest car brand

Aston Martin has been named the coolest car brand, according to the results of a British survey. The iconic Gaydon-based manufacturer famous for its luxury sports cars and ties to fictional super spy James Bond ranked second overall in the 2013/2014 CoolBrands study, slotting in between top-ranked technology giant Apple and watch specialist Rolex...


Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz AMG confirm technical partnership
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Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz AMG confirm technical partnership

The next-generation Aston Martin sports cars will be powered by new V8s based on engines from Mercedes-Benz performance division AMG. British brand Aston and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have confirmed their intention to form a technical partnership that would also see Mercedes-Benz provide electric and electronic architecture for future Astons...


Aston Martin Zagato centennial projects revealed
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Aston Martin Zagato centennial projects revealed

Italian coachbuilder Zagato has paid tribute to Aston Martin's 100th anniversary with the announcement of two special projects: the Aston Martin DBS Coupe Zagato Centennial and the Aston Martin DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial. Zagato describes the DBS Coupe Centennial edition as an "exotic cross of Aston Martin DNA with Italian flair and Milanese inspiration"...


Aston Martin, Ford sign five-year engine partnership extension: report
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Aston Martin, Ford sign five-year engine partnership extension: report

Aston Martin has reportedly signed a contract extension with Ford that will see the US auto giant continue to supply it with engines for the next five years. The Sunday Times in the UK says the extension of the partnership, which currently sees Ford produce V8 and V12 engines for Aston Martin at its plant in Cologne, Germany, is a done deal...


Le Mans 24 Hour: fatality mars Audi victory
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Le Mans 24 Hour: fatality mars Audi victory

The 12th Le Mans 24 Hour victory by Audi has been marred by the death of Allan Simonsen, after a crash claimed his life only three laps into the French endurance race. The 81st running and 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hour will be one long but not forgotten...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: $390K for 3.9sec supercar
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: $390K for 3.9sec supercar

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S will become the quickest standard-production model in the brand's history when it launches later this year. The British luxury sports car manufacturer says the V12 Vantage S is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, making it faster to triple figures than all in the Aston Martin stable besides the limited edition One-77 supercar...


Aston Martin reveals winning Gulf livery for Le Mans
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Aston Martin reveals winning Gulf livery for Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing and Gulf have revealed the winning livery that will adorn one of its contenders at this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. The design, created by Jonathan Wesley from the UK, is said to be inspired by the change in atmosphere as day turns to night during the epic 24-hour race...


Aston Martin Vanquish Volante unveiled
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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante unveiled

The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante has been unveiled today with a $500K-plus price tag. The $510,040 Vanquish Volante becomes the flagship model in the luxury British car maker’s sports car line-up, sitting above the $472,840 Vanquish Coupe. Boasting the same 421kW/620Nm 6...


Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid revealed
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Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid revealed

An Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid prototype has been created with the help of Bosch Engineering. Designed to showcase how plug-in hybrid technology can improve performance, the petrol-electric Aston Martin DB9 is fitted with two electric motors that drive the front wheels, while its standard 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine continues to drive the rear...


Aston Martin recalls 90 sports cars over accelerator pedal defect
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Aston Martin recalls 90 sports cars over accelerator pedal defect

Aston Martin has recalled approximately 90 of its high-performance luxury sports cars in Australia after identifying a defect that can cause the vehicles' accelerator pedals to snap. The recall relates to most of Aston Martin models sold in Australia between May 14, 2012 and April 10, 2013, including the V8 and V12 Vantage, DB9, Virage and Rapide S nameplates...