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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

Aston Martin Valkyrie: What goes into a 1000bhp Cosworth engine?

The internal-combustion engine might be entering its third age and getting sized up for a place in Sunshine Acres, but it's not going out with a whimper. Indeed, in the spectacular form of the 6.5-litre V12 set to power the forthcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie we might have the ultimate expression of a road-legal, suck-squeeze-bang-blow powerplant...

Aston Martin Cygnet V8 review

Some luxury carmakers take themselves entirely seriously at all times, but Aston Martin definitely has a sense of humour.

2018 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review

While its 500-grand-plus starting price might make your eyes water, so will the twin-turbo V12 that pounds out 533kW and 900Nm in the finest Aston Martin GT tradition.

2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante review

What better way to review an Aston Martin than with the top down the whole time? The stunning DB11 is hunting all other GTs and doing it with style and panache.

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2018 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review: First drive

Driving any Aston Martin is a privilege, and this DBS Superleggera is no different. It’s stunningly fast, properly premium, different and classy. The fact that it can also be so easy to drive and benign is a sign of the times at the highest end of the buying scale. It will be rare Down Under too, and that in itself is priceless.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: The big(mouth) reveal

Tony Crawford takes a first-hand look at the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Get the full story right here.

2018 Aston Martin Vantage review: Hunting the 911

Can the new Aston Martin Vantage take on Porsche's heroic, iconic 911? That's the question Alborz and Tony explore here. On the track.

Editor's Pick: 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 review

See the full article here. First published September 21, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  They say, less is more. Well, that’s what we were hoping when we got the launch invite for a new Aston Martin DB11 variant, because for the first time in nearly 50 years, there’s a V8 under the bonnet...

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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 developing straight-six to replace AMG V8 - report

Aston Martin is reportedly working on a new inline six-cylinder engine, possibly with hybrid assistance, to replace the twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG V8 it currently uses in some of its products. A source with close connections to the company has informed Autocar development on the new engine is already underway...

Aston Martin unveils reversible EV conversion for classics

Aston Martin is developing a reversible electric "cassette" powertrain, allowing its classics to be driven in jurisdictions that outlaw the use of internal combustion engines. To demonstrate the idea, the company has unveiled a proof-of-concept model using the 1970 DB6 Mark II Volante as its starting point...

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake interior revealed

The first images of the interior of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake were revealed overnight. Thanks to the elongated roof line and rear hatch, the car's practicality will be improved via more luggage space. Although there's significantly more interior space, the Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake remains a two-seater vehicle...

Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed with official camo set

The Aston Martin DBX will look exactly as one would expect, and blessedly very little like the jacked-up coupe concept unveiled in 2015. As these official 'spy photos' show, Aston Martin's long anticipated SUV will boast a silhouette that could almost be mistaken for an F-Pace or Levante – with, perhaps, the exception of that peculiar duckbill at the rear...

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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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