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The Drive Five: Aston Martin Vantage and DB11 to go electric, and the other stories you might've missed – 21 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

Around the tracks: Driver caught speeding at Bathurst as he "thought it was a racetrack"

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while...

2021 Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition unveiled, Australian arrival confirmed

The 2021 Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition has been unveiled, ahead of its Australian launch in the fourth quarter of 2021 (October to December inclusive). Previewed in a teaser late last week, the Vantage F1 Edition serves as a road-going version of the latest Aston Martin Vantage-based 2021 Formula One safety car, with more power, a new aerodynamics package and an uprated chassis...

Track-focused Aston Martin Vantage variant teased

What appears to be a new track-focused variant of the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage has been teased online, ahead of its official reveal later this month. Information on the upcoming sports car is so far scarce, however many online have speculated from the colour scheme it could be based on the recently-unveiled, Vantage-based Formula One safety car...

Aston Martin Vantage confirmed as official 2021 Formula One safety car

An Aston Martin Vantage will serve as the official Formula One safety car for the first time this year, following 25 years of Mercedes-AMG exclusivity. The heavily-modified sports car – which will be driven by the FIA’s Bernd Mayländer – reportedly puts out 393kW from its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, up 18kW over the road-going variant's 375kW...

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster lands in Australia

The first 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster has touched down in Australia ahead of local deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2021. The convertible Vantage starts at $314,635 (plus on-road costs), pitting it squarely against drop-top rivals from Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW and Audi. Under the clamshell bonnet lives a Mercedes-AMG sourced 4...

Aston Martin 007 special edition unveiled ahead of new Bond film

Aston Martin has announced two '007 Edition' sports cars, ahead of the release of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die. The 2021 Aston Martin Vantage The Living Daylights Edition and range-topping 2021 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Bond Edition models pay homage to British spy character with a number of unique features...

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...

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster revealed

The Aston Martin Vantage Roadster has been revealed in near-production form ahead of its global launch next year. In photos released overnight, the British luxury sports car maker showed off the new convertible with a badge-free body and a matte black wrap. From the firewall forward, the Vantage convertible looks like it will be identical to the coupe...

2019 Aston Martin Vantage AMR revealed

Aston Martin has revealed its more focused take on the Vantage, wearing an AMR badge and a retro-inspired livery to boot. First up, the engine. It's the same AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 offered in the regular Vantage, making the same 375kW of power and 625Nm. That's 60Nm down on the stock car, likely to protect the manual driveline...

Aston Martin Vantage AMR to feature a manual

Aston Martin set tongues wagging when it released a manual version of the last Vantage. The world is going automatic, and three-pedal sports cars are a precious commodity. Turns out, it wasn't a once-off. The new-generation Vantage AMR will come with a manual transmission, as confirmed by a new social media teaser for the car...