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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...

Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia

It has been well documented that the price of used cars has risen during the pandemic, following a shortage of new cars due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis – and a surge in the number of workers moving away from public transport to avoid being infected with COVID-19. However, some truly exotic machinery is up for grabs if your budget stretches that far...

Aston Martin stocks rise and fall following Sebastian Vettel announcement

Four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has signed to the new Aston Martin factory Formula One team for 2021, and the announcement provoked volatile fluctuation in the British company's stock prices. On Wednesday shares traded at 54.59 UK pence (approximately AU$0.95). In the wake of the Thursday news there was a 15 per cent surge, culminating in a three-week price high of 63...

New James Bond movie preview: All the coolest cars

A second official preview for the next James Bond film has been released, and it’s full of classic and exotic cars. The promotional clip opens with the iconic secret agent evading a 1994 Maserati Quattroporte IV. The Quattroporte IV, which was offered with a 3.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine at the top end, has never previously featured in a Bond film...

Aston Martin Victor: Brutal one-off muscle machine revealed

Forget wedge-like exotics and futuristic powertrains, Aston Martin has taken the old-school gym workout route with its one-of-a kind 7.3-litre naturally-aspirated Victor. That’s right, no turbos or mild-hybrid systems here, just a massive 7.3-litre Cosworth-tuned V12, lifted from the 2009 Aston Martin One-77...

Aston Martin increases DBX allocation for Australia

Aston Martin Asia-Pacific boss Patrik Nilsson has confirmed he has secured more of the British brand’s first-ever SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, for Australia, after selling out of the initial allocation almost a year ahead of hitting local showrooms...

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster lands in Australia

The first 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster has touched down in Australia ahead of local deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2021. The convertible Vantage starts at $314,635 (plus on-road costs), pitting it squarely against drop-top rivals from Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW and Audi. Under the clamshell bonnet lives a Mercedes-AMG sourced 4...

Aston Martin 007 special edition unveiled ahead of new Bond film

Aston Martin has announced two '007 Edition' sports cars, ahead of the release of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die. The 2021 Aston Martin Vantage The Living Daylights Edition and range-topping 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Bond Edition models pay homage to British spy character with a number of unique features...