The internal-combustion engine might be entering its third age and getting sized up for a place in Sunshine Acres, but it's not going out with a whimper. Indeed, in the spectacular form of the 6.5-litre V12 set to power the forthcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie we might have the ultimate expression of a road-legal, suck-squeeze-bang-blow powerplant...
Some luxury carmakers take themselves entirely seriously at all times, but Aston Martin definitely has a sense of humour.
While its 500-grand-plus starting price might make your eyes water, so will the twin-turbo V12 that pounds out 533kW and 900Nm in the finest Aston Martin GT tradition.
What better way to review an Aston Martin than with the top down the whole time? The stunning DB11 is hunting all other GTs and doing it with style and panache.
Better than a Porsche 911? We think so.
So if you found a DeLorean with a working Flux Capacitor, when would you set the time circuits for? You could head 20 years into the future to see if the post apocalypse had brought us Barter Town and a warrior caste in Falcon XB coupes. You could return to 1978 and warn Colin Chapman of the ill-advisability of saying yes to John DeLorean, at risk of triggering a paradox that would see your means of escape disappear into a time vortex...
The Ortega Highway has an ominous reputation for being one of the most haunted roads in the United States of America. Reports of ghost sightings and other apparitions, along with an awesome set of corners, made it a road I desperately wanted to drive! Our weapon of choice for this road was the all-new Aston Martin DB11 V8...
We had reservations about dropping a V8 into an Aston Martin DB11, but believe us, this is the better driver's car.
Before Aston Martin ushers in a new turbocharged era for the popular Vantage, it's time for one more, old fashioned, last hurrah for its naturally aspirated V8. Meet the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing edition.
The Aston Martin DB11, turbocharged? That should be considered a violation of whatever might be the automotive equivalent to the Geneva convention. But... maybe we can make an exception.
Aston's all-new DB11 is simply stunning and with a new turbocharged 5.2-litre V12, we find out what it's like to drive in Italy.