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Aston Martin launches DBS auto

Responding to customer requests, Aston Martin has now launched its DBS with an automatic transmission, which it is calling the Touchtronic 2. Basically, a similar unit to the DB9's automatic, the Touchtronic 2 is a transaxle ZF transmission which has been upgraded to handle the higher power and torque from the V12 of the DBS...

Ring-side Aston Martin Test Centre open for business

The treacherous Nürburgring circuit in Germany has become the benchmark for manufacturers in all corners of the globe.   Aston Martin has officially opened its Nürburgring-side Test Centre after its initial unveiling in May, serving as a base for development and durability testing of Aston Martin prototypes and for customer events...

2008 Aston Martin Owner's Club gathering

Anxious was an understatement, it hadn't exactly clicked in my mind that an Aston Martin Owner's Club gathering would boast some of Australia's most wealthy car enthusiasts - good thing I'm wearing my camo pants ..

Aston Martin to revive Lagonda marque

Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez has today confirmed his intention to revive the Lagonda marque just in time for its centenary celebrations.   The reincarnated Lagonda brand will use a unique design language as Aston Martin does, focussing on modernising design elements from its past...

Aston Martin DBS secret agent transponder

The Aston Martin brand personifies sophistication, and with the new DBS about to star in the latest James Bond epic, this latest accessory could easily convince someone they had a license to kill. In conjunction with its watch partner Jaeger LeCoultre, Aston Martin has created the AMVOX2 DBS Transponder - a must for any 007 wannabe...

Aston Martin V8 Vantage pricing

Aston Martin has informed CarAdvice today of pricing for its updated V8 Vantage. With revisions including an 11% increase in power, and a 15% increase in torque, the new Vantage pumps out 313kW and 470Nm from its enlarged V8. Transmissions have been tickled, too, with the Sportshift gear control being revised for increased refinement and usablilty...

Aston Martin DBS Video Teaser

World First – Car Advice tests the new Aston Martin DBS in the spellbinding Cawnpore Hills, on the brink of the Simpson Desert. The Car Advice team has achieved another milestone following our high speed drive of the Bugatti Veyron in France earlier this year, with an Australian first test drive of Aston Martin’s new Bond car, the DBS...

Outback Aston Martin DBS road test trip

The car advice team has returned home from a successful trip to the brink of the Simpson Desert with two Aston Martins. While our video team edits the footage for what should be one of our best video reviews yet, we thought we'd share some more photos: (Getting ready for our drag race)...

CarAdvice goes north for two Aston Martins

It's 5pm in the afternoon and I am writing this in a quiet little internet cafe at Mt Isa, patiently waiting for Anthony Crawford, George Skentzos and Matt Brogan to come back and pick me up before we head to dinner with the man from Aston Martin. Yes, we are, as I like to say, in the middle of no where, but we are here for a reason...

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 at Nurburgring

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 takes first in class at the infamous Nurburgring -By Anthony Crawford Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez, likes to go racing, particularly in Aston Martin’s these days. He’s a gifted engineer and firmly believes the best place to test his brand of cars is on a race track...

More power for Aston Martin V8 Vantage

One of our favourite cars here at CarAdvice, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, has received an upgrade, eliminating one of the car's biggest criticisms - a lack of power. Sure, there was no lack of sound - oh my god, the sound - but it never felt as fast as it looked. Well, the well proven 4.3-litre V8 has now been increased in capacity, to 4...