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Configurator Challenge: Aston Martin DB11

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model...

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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera teased
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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera teased

Aston Martin has released the first teaser for a reborn DBS 'Super GT', dubbed the DBS Superleggera. At this point, we know it's red and... not much else. Beyond the fact the full reveal is coming at some point in June 2018, and the car will wear the Superleggera – super light in Italian, for those playing along at home – badge, details about the revitalised DBS are thin on the ground...


Time Machine Tuesday: April 17, 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: April 17, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of April 17 in years past...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage review: Hunting the 911
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage review: Hunting the 911

Can the new Aston Martin Vantage take on Porsche's heroic, iconic 911? That's the question Alborz and Tony explore here. On the track.


Aston Martin Rapide AMR spied
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Aston Martin Rapide AMR spied

A prototype believed to be the production Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been spied this week around the Nurburgring in Germany. Based on the 2017 Rapide AMR concept, the production version will feature a power boost and a more performance-focused mechanical setup for a more engaging drive experience – Aston Martin Racing (AMR) products are meant to be the most extreme versions of core models...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage review
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage review

Better than a Porsche 911? We think so.

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Poll: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage vanquishes Porsche 911
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Poll: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage vanquishes Porsche 911

Aston Martin was clear about its goal for the new Vantage: it wants to take down the Porsche 911. The embargo on drive impressions lifts soon – April 12, to be precise – but if our most recent poll is an accurate guide, the company is on the right track. A whopping 66 per cent of respondents preferred the Vantage to the Porsche 911, in a sign the car's more aggressive new look is a winner...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante pricing
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante pricing

Aston Martin has announced pricing for the DB11 Volante drop top, with deliveries set to begin in May 2018. With a starting price of $398,495 before on-road costs it's over $30,000 more expensive than the $368,000 V8 DB11 coupe, although it undercuts the $428,032 V12 coupe. Power in the Volante comes from a 4...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage pricing announced
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage pricing announced

Aston Martin has confirmed pricing for its compact Vantage sports car, set to arrive in Australia during the third quarter of 2018. With a starting price of $299,950 before on-road costs, the car will be around $18,000 more expensive than the Porsche 911 GTS. That price similarity is no accident...


Aston Martin seeing "extraordinary swing" toward female buyers
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Aston Martin seeing "extraordinary swing" toward female buyers

Aston Martin is seeing a strong sales push among female buyers, particularly when it comes to the Chinese market. "What we can say with fact, is we are now seeing more women as the outright owners and main drivers of the car," Simon Sproule, Aston Martin vice president, told media at the DB11 Volante and Vantage launch in Melbourne yesterday...


Aston Martin: Entire range to be electrified by 2025
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Aston Martin: Entire range to be electrified by 2025

Every Aston Martin and Lagonda on sale in 2025 will be offered with an electrified powertrain, but don't get worried yet: internal combustion isn't going anywhere, either. Vice president and chief marketing officer, Simon Sproule and Marek Reichman, chief creative officer, told media in Melbourne the entire Aston Martin and Lagonda range will offer hybrid or electric options by "the middle of the next decade"...


Aston Martin Vantage: Dynamics and NVH explained
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Aston Martin Vantage: Dynamics and NVH explained

The all-new Aston Martin Vantage shares its lightweight aluminium platform with the DB11, but 70 per cent of components are unique to the car. Aston Martin chief engineer, Matt Becker, spent 26 years at Lotus Cars, where he was responsible for some of the finest handling cars on the planet before making the leap to Gaydon...


Formula 1 cars need to really roar – Ricciardo
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Formula 1 cars need to really roar – Ricciardo

Australian Formula 1 star, Daniel Ricciardo, says he at least partially misses the days when F1 cars were incredibly loud and visceral, compared to today's hyper-complex electrified beasts. He even spoke favourably about having some kind of mandatory minimum noise for F1 cars...


Aston Martin: Vantage exhaust not ‘as crazy as AMG’
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Aston Martin: Vantage exhaust not ‘as crazy as AMG’

The new Aston Martin Vantage might use an AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, but the brand’s chief engineer says – despite being able to match AMG for engine and exhaust drama – the company chose to produce a different type of sound, minus some of the pops and bangs. Click to listen to the new Vantage exhaust note on our facebook page...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage: Key design points explained
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage: Key design points explained

Few would argue the design merits of the previous generation Aston Martin Vantage. Even today, 12 years on from launch, it turns heads for all the right reasons. Fast forward to 2018, and the all-new Vantage has little (if anything) in common with its predecessor...


Aston Martin to develop electric motors in-house
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Aston Martin to develop electric motors in-house

Aston Martin's future holds a number of new electric vehicles – and they'll be built in-house. Speaking to media at the Geneva motor show, Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, said the transition from internal combustion to electric power will force the brand to protect intellectual property, and that will begin with in-house electric motors...


Aston Martin Valkyrie coming to Australia
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Aston Martin Valkyrie coming to Australia

UPDATE: Turns out the vehicles sold are allocated to Australia and New Zealand as a combined market, with the current sales allocated to New Zealand. Although, the brand says there is a great deal of interest in the Valkyrie for the Australian market. Australia is home to a number of hypercars, but most of them can't be driven on the road...


Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revealed
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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro revealed

Regular Aston Martin Valkyrie look too timid for you? Chasing a proper racing experience, but not keen on an actual race car? Meet the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro, ready to crush tuned MX-5s and BRZs at your next track day. Okay, so it isn't really aimed at the amateur track set. Breathe easy, your Miata is safe...


Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer
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Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer sits near the top of the list of industry executives journalists like to talk to. There's a refreshing honesty to the 54-year old Brit, a willingness to slice through the sort of circumspect phrases his underlings put into press kits and speak his mind. He managed it when working in the ultra-corporate world of Nissan, where he rose to be head of global product development...


2018 Lagonda Vision Concept revealed
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2018 Lagonda Vision Concept revealed

Aston Martin has used the Geneva motor show to relaunch Lagonda as a pure-electric luxury brand for eco-minded members of the Jetset. The brand's styling direction is previewed with the 'Vision Concept' pictured here, designed to deliver "an entirely new approach to luxury". "Lagonda Vision Concept is an incredibly bold design statement," said Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman...