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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...

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CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!
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CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...


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...


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...


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...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black
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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite being previewed in September by the "lightly-disguised engineering car" that appears to be the same vehicle in the images, the drop-top supercar isn't scheduled for release until the European spring in 2018...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 to make Australian debut at Classic Adelaide Rally

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 will make its first public appearance in Australia at the Classic Adelaide Rally this weekend as part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Before first customer deliveries of the new supercar commence at the end of this year, the public will get a chance to see the DB11 get put through its paces around the Adelaide Hills and get up close and personal with the British grand tourer when it goes on display...


Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante previewed ahead of 2018 launch

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed, kind of, in new images of a “lightly disguised engineering car” released by the company. Scheduled to launch in “spring 2018”, the DB11 Volante prototype is an all-black convertible version of the recently-launched DB11 coupe. And, despite the fake panels on the rear quarter panels and bootlid, it looks almost production ready...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 15: Honda NSX flies in, Ford on Edge, DB11 reviewed, Model X priced, and much more

Welcome to episode 15 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Mandy Turner at the helm, joined by specialist sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Aston Martin set for another golden age
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Aston Martin set for another golden age

This year, British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin celebrates 103 years in business, during which time it has produced a combined total of about 80,000 cars. That's about the same number that Toyota produces in three days. In a global industry that boasts around 85 million cars per annum, Aston Martin makes up a fractional slice of the total cars built each year...


Aston Martin DB11 key to the brand’s new product plan
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Aston Martin DB11 key to the brand’s new product plan

If you listen to Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer and Design Director, Marek Reichman, the famous British luxury sports car manufacturer is about to enter what could be its most successful period ever - and it all starts with the all-new DB11. “What we call our ‘Second Century Plan’ starts with DB11...


Aston Martin DB11 Review
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Aston Martin DB11 Review

Aston's all-new DB11 is simply stunning and with a new turbocharged 5.2-litre V12, we find out what it's like to drive in Italy.


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”...


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...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 unveiled in Geneva
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 unveiled in Geneva

After a constant stream of leaks, the Aston Martin DB11 has finally made its official debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Under the DB11's long bonnet is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine boasting 447kW of power and 700Nm of torque. This new engine drives the rear wheels via a rear-mounted eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential with active torque vectoring...


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

The all-new DB11 will spearhead the next-generation of Aston Martins with new engines and new designs. We test it in Outback Australia.


Aston Martin DB11 images leak online
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Aston Martin DB11 images leak online

The world reveal of the long-awaited Aston Martin DB11 is happening this week at the Geneva motor show, but it wouldn’t be the same without the almost de rigeur external leak of images ahead of time. These images, which we believe ran for the first time on CarScoops, have all the hallmarks of official brochure shots...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 front-end and profile surface online - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 front-end and profile surface online - UPDATE

UPDATE: an additional image, this time showing the DB11's side view, has surfaced online. See below. The front end of the new Aston Martin DB11 coupe has been leaked again, and it gives us our clearest look yet at the successor to the DB9. The photograph you see here was posted on Twitter by user RudyBenjamin13, and seems to have been taken at a customer event...