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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

1964-2020 Aston Martin DB5 Continuation review

Want to do a really convincing Sean Connery impression?

2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante review

The DBS Superleggera Volante needs no introduction. With a 5.2L V12 twin turbo and 900Nm, it makes its presence felt immediately. It's every bit as special as an Aston Martin should be.

2021 Aston Martin DBX review

It's already sold out in Australia, but we take the incoming new Aston Martin DBX SUV for a global first drive.

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...

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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...

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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

Around the tracks: Aston Martin is designing houses now

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin to 20 per cent

Mercedes-Benz will increase its stake in British sports car company Aston Martin Lagonda by up to 20 per cent over the next three years. In a statement issued by Mercedes-Benz, the German car giant said the move would provide Aston Martin with broader access to technology and powertrains. In May 2020, former head of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, was announced as the new CEO at Aston Martin...

German F1 star buys stake in Aston Martin

German F1 ace and four-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel, has acquired a stake in the company that will employ him from 2021, after confirming he had invested in Aston Martin. While remaining tight-lipped about the scale of his investment, Vettel told respected motorsport publication Autosport, “I think everybody’s free to do what they want with their money...

A league of their own – the world's most powerful production cars

Although plenty of us won’t get a chance to plough down the Nürburgring or get behind the wheel of a hypercar in our lifetimes, it’s hard to deny our obsession with all things high-performance. The human race has spent decades perfecting 0-100km/h sprint times and figuring out how to generate maximum outputs with minimal weight...

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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...

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.

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