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CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

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Aston Martin DBX SUV to look nothing like DB11 or Vantage
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Aston Martin DBX SUV to look nothing like DB11 or Vantage

Aston Martin says the DBX SUV will not be constrained by a platform-sharing agreement, unlike four-wheel drives from the likes of Porsche and Bentley. Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, told CarAdvice the freedom to develop a super-luxury SUV from scratch will differentiate its design and performance from that of luxo-SUV rivals...


Aston Martin Vantage: Design chief fed up with view that all Astons look alike
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Aston Martin Vantage: Design chief fed up with view that all Astons look alike

Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, says the significant styling contrast between the new Vantage and DB11 are thanks to extensive customer research, showing genuine buyers wanted greater differentiation in the brand's styling. In an exclusive interview with CarAdvice at the Tokyo motor show last month, Reichman said he was tired of people saying all Aston Martins look too alike...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled

Was the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage a little dull for you? Well, here's the full-fat version - the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car. Finished in a bright lime green with orange highlights and Aston Martin decals, the Vantage GTE is a new endurance racer, set to take on the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know

It’s the first new-generation Aston Martin Vantage since its predecessor was released in 2005, and uses an evolution of the latest bonded-aluminium architecture from the DB11. That said, 70 per cent of the car’s components are bespoke to the Vantage, which has a dry weight of 1530kg...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed: Exclusive video tour
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed: Exclusive video tour

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled its long-awaited new-generation Vantage in a simultaneous global reveal across six major cities. Earlier, CarAdvice was afforded an exclusive look at the new Vantage – the same car revealed today in Tokyo - and one of only six pre-production presentation cars Aston Martin commissioned...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been confirmed for a November 21 reveal, with the British marque posting yet another teaser on social media. Unlike the previous sneak peeks at its upcoming sports car, Aston Martin has chosen to use an image of a wolf's eyes, accompanied by the hashtags #NewVantage and #BeautifulWontBeTamed – no doubt hinting at an attractive design combined with predator-like performance...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage front end and GTE teased
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage front end and GTE teased

More images of the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage have appeared online, with the latest set of photos reportedly part of a teaser used on an invite for prospective buyers. These latest images give us a glimpse of the new Vantage's LED lighting signature at the front, as well as the rear of the GTE racer and its massive rear wing...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage teased again
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage teased again

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been teased this week, in a single shadowy image. Concealed by a semi-transparent sheet, the new sports car's LED tail-light signature, which is a thin strip that runs the width of the rear, can be seen...


2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition review
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2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition review

Before Aston Martin ushers in a new turbocharged era for the popular Vantage, it's time for one more, old fashioned, last hurrah for its naturally aspirated V8. Meet the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing edition.


Aston Martin releases 2018 Vantage photos
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Aston Martin releases 2018 Vantage photos

New images of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage have gone official, giving us the best look yet at what to expect from the German-powered British sports car when it makes its debut later this year. Despite the heavy black and yellow disguise - with a bit of advertising in the mix - the next-generation Vantage prototype is clearly wearing its production body in these latest images, as opposed to borrowing a modified version of the larger DB11's sheetmetal...


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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied in the snow

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage has been spied again, this time doing rounds on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite looking like a DB11, this test mule is shorter than the larger grand tourer, as the Vantage will remain a two-seater model. Under the skin, the new Vantage will utilise a smaller version of the DB11's new-generation aluminium architecture, though it should be longer, wider and lower than the current car...


Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster spied at the Nurburgring
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Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster spied at the Nurburgring

An open-top version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 has been spied testing at the Nurburgring this week. The same beefy bodykit from the GT12 coupe (read our review here) features on this rag-top prototype, albeit without the metal roof and huge rear wing...