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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.

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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.

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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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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

First Aston Martin DBX SUV rolls off the production line

The first SUV from British brand Aston Martin has rolled off the production line at the company's new facility in Wales. The 2020 Aston Martin DBX is arguably the most important model for the company – best known for supplying coupes to fictional spy character James Bond – as the luxury SUV will bring with it a new set of customers...

Video: Aston Martin rebuilds James Bond’s DB5, with ‘guns’ and gadgets

British sports car maker Aston Martin has wound back the clock to reproduce the DB5 from the classic 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. The first of 25 limited edition vehicles – complete with movie stunt gadgets such as revolving number plates, pretend machine guns, a bulletproof shield, and an oil slick delivery system – was finished last week...

Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle begins testing

Normally we cover vehicles with four tyres and a steering wheel here at CarAdvice, but when iconic British car maker Aston Martin begins testing of the AMB 001 – its first ever motorcycle – you tend to make an exception. Co-developed with motorcycle specialist Brough Superior, the AMB 001 will be produced in a limited-run of just 100 examples...

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...

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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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