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2020 Aston Martin Rapide E details revealed

The first concrete details about the Aston Martin Rapide E and its powertrain have been revealed by the British sports car maker. Developed in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering, the Rapide E will feature two rear-mounted electric motors delivering a total of 450kW of power and 950Nm of torque...

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera v AMG GT R drag race - video

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Mercedes-AMG GT R are both the most potent and track-ready supercars in their respective line-ups, but which is the fastest in a straight line? In a new video posted this week, the UK's Top Gear pits the two super GTs against each other in an old-school drag race, with a surprising outcome...

Aston Martin preparing for stock market float by year's end

  Sports car maker Aston Martin plans to list itself on the London Stock Exchange by the end of the year. Aston Martin has confirmed to Reuters and other news outlets it's filed the necessary registration documents with the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Should everything be given the green light, the company plans on publishing its prospectus around September 20...

Aston Martin RapidE battery uncovered

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, has shared an image of the “production intent battery” set to power the upcoming RapidE electric four-door sports car. Based on the existing Rapide AMR, the RapidE will be Aston Martin’s first foray into the world of electric and electrified vehicles, which are set to feature more heavily in its range by the year 2025...

CarAdvice podcast 117: Ride along with our hatch comparison!

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week are CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, along with Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and electric vehicle development, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and reckons it's 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia...

Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation: Bond's most famous ride gets a sequel

Few movie cars are as well-known as the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. Now, the team at Aston Martin Works is bringing it back in limited numbers. The (deep breath) Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation will be seriously exclusive – just 25 will be produced – and it'll actually have some of the gadgets from the movie car...

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...