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Time Machine Tuesday: 19 June 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...

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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera leaked
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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera leaked

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, replacement for the current Vanquish, has been leaked via social media this week ahead of the new model's official reveal sometime later this month. Posted on Instagram by user @motor_magnet, the image shows the front end of a black vehicle, previewing some of the changes to expect over the 'standard' DB11...


Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed
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Aston Martin Vantage GT3, GT4 revealed

Aston Martin Racing (AMR) has revealed its new Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4 race cars ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Based on the new-generation Vantage sports car, the GT3 and GT4 cars aim to build on the successful record of their predecessors, with the GT3 to make its racing debut at the Michelin Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival this weekend...


Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE
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Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE

UPDATE (13/6/18): Aston Martin's local arm has confirmed the Rapide AMR will be priced from $459,950 plus on-road costs. See bottom of article for more details. The Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been revealed, sporting racy looks, more power, and a super limited production run...


2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera spied
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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera spied

The hotter Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has been spied flaunting its extra vents and tougher stance on the Nurburgring. In case you were wondering, this set of photos is actually two cars – one snapped in Southern Europe during hot-weather testing, and one high-speed testing on the Nurburgring. Power is expected to come from a pumped-up version of the 5...


Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante spied
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Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante spied

A development prototype believed to be the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante has been spied this week, giving us a first look at the upcoming convertible flagship for the British marque. We've already seen one teaser for the DBS Superleggera, announced a month ago ahead of a reveal sometime in June, and we can expect this new model to be an all-out version of the current DB11 – much like how the previous DBS was a more powerful version of the DB9...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR revealed - UPDATE

Update (14/5/18): Aston Martin's local division has confirmed the DB11 AMR for an Australian release later this year, priced from $428,000. See bottom of article for details. The Aston Martin DB11 AMR has been revealed, serving as the new flagship of the British GT's line-up...


Lagonda confirms electric SUV for 2021
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Lagonda confirms electric SUV for 2021

Lagonda, high-end luxury arm of British sports car marque Aston Martin, has announced its plans to launch an all-electric SUV in 2021. Set to be the "first in a range of state of the art, emission-free luxury vehicles", the new Lagonda model will draw heavily from the Vision Concept shown at this year's Geneva motor show...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 revealed

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600 has been revealed, marking the final run of the previous-generation 'VH' model of the British marque's two-door sports car. Just 14 examples of the V600 will be made – seven coupes and seven roadsters – reviving the name worn by the wild supercharged 1998 V8 Vantage V600...


Aston Martin Vantage: GT3 and GT4 teased
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Aston Martin Vantage: GT3 and GT4 teased

Aston Martin is looking to build on its racing success, announcing two additional motorsport versions of its new Vantage ahead of a reveal later this year. Following the Vantage GTE race car, the Vantage GT3 (pictured) and GT4 will aim to build on the success of the company's successful previous-generation competition racers – the V12 Vantage GT3 and V8 Vantage GT4...


Configurator Challenge: Aston Martin DB11
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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. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our dream Aston Martin DB11...


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.

Priced At
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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...