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...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: 423kW supercar revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: 423kW supercar revealed

Aston Martin's V12 Vantage is about to be usurped by a more powerful model - the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. The new model replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world and, with the exception of the One-77 hypercar, arrives as the fastest road-going Aston Martin ever offered. Armed with the new 423kW (up from 380kW) AM28 6...


Aston Martin teases new model
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Aston Martin teases new model

Aston Martin has released a new video teasing an upcoming model that is "coming soon" from the British marque. Highlighting only bonnet vents, some yellow body work, black wheels, carbonfibre inserts, and parts of the interior, the clip culminates with the sound of a high-revving engine and a silhouette of what looks like an Aston Martin Vantage in a wind tunnel...


Sir Stirling Moss drives 1959 race-winning Aston Martin DBR1 at the Nurburgring
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Sir Stirling Moss drives 1959 race-winning Aston Martin DBR1 at the Nurburgring

The last time Stirling Moss drove an Aston Martin DBR1 in anger was 54 years ago when he won the 1959 Nurburgring 1000km-race in Germany. Aston Martin’s global centenary celebrations at this weekend’s 24 hours race gave the British racing legend another opportunity to get behind the wheel of the historic DBR1 race car that gave the company its third consecutive win at the Nurburgring...


Daniel Craig drives DB5 from Skyfall at Nurburgring
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Daniel Craig drives DB5 from Skyfall at Nurburgring

It was a well-kept secret as good as any plot from a James Bond movie, when Bond star Daniel Craig arrived by helicopter this afternoon, only to climb into his Aston Martin DB5 from the film Skyfall. Craig was here to drive the stunning silver DB5 as part of Aston’s centenary parade lap, which saw over 100 Aston Martin models spanning the company’s 100-year history complete a full lap of the Nurburgring...


Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: exclusive world debut
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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: exclusive world debut

The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept has debuted at Germany's 24 Hours of Nurburgring race this weekend as part of the brand's centenary celebrations. The ultra-exclusive V12 Vantage-based two-seater sports car celebrated its unveiling by completing a lap of the Nordschleife alongside the 1000km race-winning 1959 DBR1 with British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss behind the wheel...


Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez to step down
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Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez to step down

Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez is expected to step down at the end of the year after 13 years at the helm, according to the Sunday Times. Bez, who turns 70 this year, will reportedly move into an ambassadorial role with the quintessential British sports car marque after effectively transforming the company from an under-performing niche operation into a profitable global business...


Aston Martin, Daimler in talks over engine partnership: report
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Aston Martin, Daimler in talks over engine partnership: report

Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have held early talks over a proposed technical partnership to create new engines for the iconic British manufacturer. Aston Martin is actively seeking a collaborator to reduce spending on its next-generation sports cars, and German powerhouse Daimler is understood to be the preferred partner of Aston co-owner Investindustrial...


Aston Martin, Investindustrial partnership completed for $227m
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Aston Martin, Investindustrial partnership completed for $227m

European investment firm Investindustrial has completed the purchase of a stake in Aston Martin, resulting in a $277 million boost for the car maker towards the development of new products. Aston Martin confirmed the completion of the £150 million partnership that sees Investindustrial claim a 37...


Aston Martin Rapide S: Hybrid Hydrogen racer revealed
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Aston Martin Rapide S: Hybrid Hydrogen racer revealed

The Aston Martin Rapide S Hybrid Hydrogen is the world's first hydrogen-powered racecar capable of achieving zero CO2 emissions in race conditions. The Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S – based on the recently launched four-door Aston Martin Rapide S road car - will become the first hydrogen-powered car to compete in an international event when it lines up on the grid at this year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race, in Germany...


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Aston Martin Rapide S: hydrogen version to race at Nurburgring
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Aston Martin Rapide S: hydrogen version to race at Nurburgring

A hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide S is being prepared to run in this year's Nurburgring 24-hour race. The car will still use its normally aspirated V12 petrol engine and fuel tank, but will also incorporate a liquid hydrogen reservoir. The specially built Rapide S will be capable of running on either petrol or pure hydrogen, the latter producing zero emissions at race speeds...