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Aston Martin DB11 v Vantage GT8 drag race - video

Aston Martin has recently undergone a significant change in its powertrain line-up – both its V8 and V12 engine offerings are now turbocharged. In something of an unintentional old v new battle, Mat Watson from the UK's Carwow pitted a DB11 V8 against a previous-generation Vantage GT8 – the latter owned by popular YouTube personality, Shmee150...

Aston Martin DBX production to kick off in 'late 2019'

Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming DBX SUV will start late next year, having completed the second phase of its new St. Athan, Wales, production facility. The factory, which is being created in three converted ex-Ministry of Defence hangars in South Wales, will bring 750 new jobs to the region – 150 of which have already been hired as part of its preparation for production...

Aston Martin DB5 gets Lego-fied

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger will forever be one of the most famous movie cars in history. Now, Lego has created a toy version so you can park one in your lounge room. While the 1:1 vehicle from the film sold for $4.2 million in 2010, the Lego kit retails for US$149.99 ($201.94) – a bargain by comparison...

Aston Martin Volante Vision concept revealed

Aston Martin has revealed a new concept, but it may not be what you'd expect from the sports car specialist. Meet the Volante Vision VTOL concept, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that aims to bring luxury personal transportation to the skies...

Aston Martin Cygnet V8 revealed

Remember the Aston Martin Cygnet? Platform sharing has created some strange tie-ups throughout history, but the Cygnet was one of the strangest, sharing its underpinnings with the lowly Toyota iQ. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was an absolute flop. You might be surprised, then, to hear the Cygnet is making a return in 2018. It's definitely not a Toyota anymore, with a 4...

More Aston Martin and Red Bull cars coming, Valkyrie could go enduro

The forthcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie is already the sort of car to break adjectives, with the promise that it will deliver similar performance to a top flight racer. Yet it looks set to just be the start of a longer collaboration between Aston and the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team...

Aston Martin DB11 pair gets worked over by Q

Aston Martin has revealed details about a pair of one-off DB11 V8 creations, born in the bespoke 'Q' department at Gaydon. The first is inspired by the Henley Royal Regatta, a famous rowing event held on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, UK, every year. Based on a DB11 Volante, the car is finished in White Stone on the outside, contrasting with a Red Oxide leather interior...

Aston Martin Valkyrie "a contender" for Nurburgring record

Christian Horner, principal of the Red Bull Racing team, reckons the Aston Martin Valkyrie is capable of toppling the Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record recently set by the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. Speaking with Race Fans, Horner argued a Formula One car would not be capable of beating Porsche's record, instead telling the publication the 919 Evo has already eclipsed the track capability of F1 racers...

Configurator Challenge: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, featuring 'Nick'

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Aston Martin DBS Superleggera...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed

Aston Martin has revealed its lightweight DBS Superleggera, reviving two legendary nameplates to create a new 'Super GT' replacement for the Vanquish S. In keeping with the formula laid out by the Vanquish, the DBS is powered by a big V12 engine. It's the same 5.2-litre twin-turbo unit from the DB11, tuned to make a whopping 533kW and 900Nm of torque...