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Aston Martin was founded in England in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford before producing its first car in 1915. The company name was born of Martin’s surname and the Aston Clinton Hillclimb where he raced. From 1994, Aston Martin was owned by the Ford Motor Company, before the British marque was purchased by a joint venture company in 2007. With a history steeped in motorsport and ties to the James Bond franchise, the brand has maintained an air of exclusivity that continues today.

Aston Martin Reviews

2021 Aston Martin DBX review: Off-road

We haven't tested the Aston Martin DBX off-road before, and it's not something we ever thought we'd be doing either. And yet, here we are.

2021 Aston Martin DBX review

Aston Martin's first-ever SUV has landed. How authentic is it?

2021 Aston Martin Vantage with aero kit review

There's one sure-fire way to make a Vantage look even better – add an Aston Martin Racing aero kit.

2020 Aston Martin DB11 Volante review

The Aston Martin DB11 Volante continues a long tradition of heart-achingly gorgeous soft-tops from the British carmaker.

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Video: 2021 Aston Martin DBX review: Off-road

We haven't tested the Aston Martin DBX off-road before and it's not something we ever thought we'd be doing either. And yet, here we are.

2020 Aston Martin DBX review: Prototype drive in Oman

Mike Duff travelled to Oman to drive a prototype vehicle of 2020 Aston Martin DBX.

Review: 2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR first drive

Aston Martin's super-focused Vantage AMR supercar was revealed back in May, but at last the company has given media a spin. How does it go? Alborz finds out here.

Fast Cars, Slow Food: Driving and dining with the Aston Martin DB11 AMR

Put yourself in my shoes for a moment: you’ve been offered the keys to the first and only Aston Martin DB11 AMR in the country, for some content. What would you do? How about call your best mate and tell him you're taking him on the lunch run that will top all lunch runs? Yep, me too. Actually, that’s exactly what I did...

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Aston Martin Comparisons

CarAdvice top three cars of 2013: the testers' picks

Jez Spinks - Editor-in-chief 1. BMW i3 Will electric cars ever be bought by the masses rather than a minority mix of wealthy early adopters or government fleet buyers? We’re still many a year away from the former scenario, but the BMW i3 (above) is one of the most convincing examples of the breed yet...

Aston Martin V12 Zagato & Vantage GT4 Review

Aston Martin V12 Zagato: Two-door, two-seat coupe with hand-crafted aluminium body, Aston Martin 6.0-litre V12 395kW, six-speed automated manual gearbox with auto shift manual/select shift manual (ASM/SSM) electric hydraulic control system. Aston Martin Vantage GT4: Aston Martin Racing 4...

Aston Martin News

British manufacturers not committing to lower prices in Australia, despite free trade agreement

Manufacturers that build cars in Britain are yet to commit to lower Australian prices, despite the announcement of a new Free Trade Agreement "immediately eliminating" an existing 5 per cent automotive import tariff. Affected British-built cars include Nissan's Juke, Leaf, and Qashqai small SUVs, and the majority of vehicles built by Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini, Aston Martin, McLaren, Bentley and Rolls-Royce...

Aston Martin to phase out manual transmissions by 2022, CEO confirms

Aston Martin will phase out all manual transmissions by 2022, CEO Tobias Moers confirmed to Australian journalist in an exclusive interview last month. The British marque retained the three-pedal layout for its new-generation Vantage in 2018 (shown below), and subsequently vowed to be the “last manufacturer in the world to offer manual sports cars”...

“Redesigned” Aston Martin Valhalla swaps out bespoke V6 for Mercedes-AMG hybrid V8, CEO reveals

The Aston Martin Valhalla will ditch its promised V6 bespoke powertrain in favour of a hybrid V8 from Mercedes-AMG, CEO Tobias Moers revealed to Australian journalists in an exclusive interview last month. When asked if the production variant of the upcoming carbon-fibre monocoque mid-engine supercar would effectively be an “all-new vehicle started from scratch [compared to the concept unveiled in 2019],” Moers said: “Yes...

2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster gains DBR1 heritage package

The 2021 Aston Martin V12 Speedster will be available in a heritage-inspired DBR1 specification, the brand has announced. All 88 V12 Speedster buyers will have the option of the DBR1 specification, intended to pay homage to Aston Martin's most successful race car (of the same name), which won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans and an array of other high-profile sports-car races with drivers including Sir Stirling Moss and Carroll Shelby behind the wheel...

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Aston Martin Owner Reviews

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Review

[An extract from my archives on classic automotive motoring.] To drive it is exactly everything you'd hope for out of a classic grand tourer. Low-sporty seating position with perfect visibility over the long and curvaceous bonnet. The steering wheel is a mammoth wooden artifact, but it doesn't matter...


I had trouble deciding between this car and the 911. In terms of performance and handling, I've no doubt that the 911 wins, but the Aston Martin Vantage is the car that always raises my pulse when I approach it. It is hand made and feels very solid. If there is one car I want to own for the rest of my life, this is the one.

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