News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Aston Martin Logo

Aston Martin

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

Driven: James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

The association between the world's most famous fictional spy and Aston Martin is widely regarded as one of the most successful bits of product placement of all time, but it very nearly didn't happen. In Ian Fleming's early books, Commander James Bond was a Bentley man, only switching to an Aston DB Mark III in Goldfinger, the seventh novel to be published, but the third to be filmed...

Aston Martin: No Time To Die

I'm in Italy but Daniel Craig isn't. The British actor is somewhere else in the huge global logistics effort that is No Time To Die, the 25th officially sanctioned James Bond film, most likely delivering lines on a soundstage with the rugged understatement that has made him one of the better regarded 007s...

2020 Aston Martin DBX review: Prototype drive in Oman

The long wait for the Brit sports car maker’s first SUV is nearly over. Has it been worth it?

2020 Aston Martin DBX review: Ride-along

Aston's chief engineer shows us what the brand's first SUV is capable of.

View All Reviews

Aston Martin Videos

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...

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review

There’s no denying that this is one of the best-looking cars in the world. Is it as quick as a Ferrari 812 Superfast? Who cares. The person that buys this car will revel in the fact that it looks better than any current Ferrari, and it still demands just as much attention as an Aston Martin ever has, regardless of the free servicing on offer from Ferrari...

View All Videos

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

Aston Martin begins DB5 Goldfinger Continuation project

British brand Aston Martin has begun work on its DB5 Goldfinger Continuation – a project which recreates the iconic car driven by James Bond in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Sticking to its original schedule for deliveries, Aston Martin says it will begin customer handovers of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars in the second half of 2020...

UPDATE: Mercedes-AMG boss takes top job at Aston Martin

Tobias Moers, the head of Mercedes-Benz’s performance division AMG, is set to take the top job at struggling British luxury marque Aston Martin. UPDATE 26/5/20: Tobias Moers has taken the role of CEO at Aston Martin, it has been confirmed. Aston Martin is expected to make an announcement regarding the appointment on Tuesday, according to the Financial Times...

Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff invests $15.7 million in Aston Martin

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team chief Toto Wolff has invested in struggling English supercar brand Aston Martin. The Austrian’s investment – reportedly in the vicinity of £8 million (AU$15.7 million) – represents a 4.77 per cent ownership of Aston Martin for Wolff, however Reuters reports that stake will be reduced to approximately 0...

Aston Martin's new electrified turbo V6 will be its meanest powertrain ever

Aston Martin has announced its new TM01 engine platform, named for Tadek Marek, Aston's famed engineer of the 1950s and 1960s. TM01 takes the form of a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 utilising Aston Martin’s own in-house hybrid technology and, while power figures have not been revealed, the brand says the engine will be “the most powerful in the Aston Martin range”...

View All News

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...

2011 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Review

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.

Aston Martin Galleries

View All Galleries