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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”...

Aston Martin Valkyrie begins road testing

Aston Martin has begun road testing for its Valkyrie hypercar, marking the first time the model has seen public streets. Testing commenced in Northamptonshire, UK, with Aston Martin test driver Chris Goodwin at the wheel. This is the first time the hypercar has seen public roads and is a reminder that – despite its extreme looks and aerodynamics – the Valkyrie is being sold as a road car...

Aston to replace AMG V8 with hybrid V6, secures V12 future

It’s fair to say that Aston Martin has been having a tough time of things lately. The company’s share price has tanked since an IPO in October 2018, with a consortium led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll bringing investment earlier this year, but also taking a large stake in the company...

Aston Martin unveils limited-edition V12 Speedster

British luxury sports carmaker Aston Martin has debuted its new V12 Speedster at its Gaydon headquarters. Only 88 of the roofless, windshield-less two-seater are set to be built, with pricing starting from £765,000 (AU$1.49 million). It's unclear if one of the 88 will ever make its way to Australia. CarAdvice has reached out to Aston Martin Australia and is awaiting a response...

2020 Geneva Motor Show cancelled: What the car brands are doing instead

With news the 90th annual Geneva motor show had been cancelled three days out from its opening amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the world's biggest motoring brands were forced to get innovative...

Aston Martin puts Le Mans dream on ice

Aston Martin has put plans to compete in the burgeoning Le Mans Hypercar class on hold, amid rule changes and its recent commitment to Formula 1 for the 2021 season. The British brand had previously committed to running a racing version of its upcoming Valkyrie hypercar in the new Le Mans Hypercar class...

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster detailed, here later this year

Aston Martin has detailed the 2020 Vantage Roadster, complete with the world's fastest electrically-operated roof. That's right, the Vantage will go from zero to open-topped in just seven seconds at speeds up to 50km/h – just under twice as long as it takes to go from zero to 100km/h, according to Aston Martin...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Toyota VP of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens. Mike Costello talks about the new car sales figures for January and reviews the Mazda CX-30.  Toyota vice president of sales and marketing, Sean Hanley, joins us to talk about EVs, Tundra potential, and the waiting time on the RAV4 Hybrid...