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Aston Martin has offered the first glimpse at its upcoming Project 003 hypercar, set to hit the market late in 2021. Just 500 examples will be made, following in the footsteps of the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro, dubbed Project 001 and 002 respectively...

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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept teased
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Lagonda All-Terrain Concept teased

Lagonda will reveal its second concept car at the 2019 Geneva motor show, designed to offer a glimpse of how its fully-electric off-roader will look. The new All-Terrain Concept will be the first production Lagonda. It appears to be a raised version of the autonomous concept unveiled last year in Geneva...


Aston Martin Project 003 to get turbocharged V6 hybrid
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Aston Martin Project 003 to get turbocharged V6 hybrid

The upcoming Aston Martin Project 003 will have a turbocharged V6 engine developed in-house, according to a report from Europe. Speaking with Auto Express last week, Andy Palmer, Aston Martin president and CEO, said the 2021 "connector" between the brand's Ferrari 488 competitor and the Valkyrie will run with a V6 and KERS-inspired hybrid system...


Aston Martin preparing for stock market float by year's end
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Aston Martin preparing for stock market float by year's end

  Sports car maker Aston Martin plans to list itself on the London Stock Exchange by the end of the year. Aston Martin has confirmed to Reuters and other news outlets it's filed the necessary registration documents with the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Should everything be given the green light, the company plans on publishing its prospectus around September 20...


Aston Martin RapidE battery uncovered
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Aston Martin RapidE battery uncovered

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, has shared an image of the “production intent battery” set to power the upcoming RapidE electric four-door sports car. Based on the existing Rapide AMR, the RapidE will be Aston Martin’s first foray into the world of electric and electrified vehicles, which are set to feature more heavily in its range by the year 2025...


Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation: Bond's most famous ride gets a sequel
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Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation: Bond's most famous ride gets a sequel

Few movie cars are as well-known as the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. Now, the team at Aston Martin Works is bringing it back in limited numbers. The (deep breath) Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation will be seriously exclusive – just 25 will be produced – and it'll actually have some of the gadgets from the movie car...


Aston Martin DBX production to kick off in 'late 2019'
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Aston Martin DBX production to kick off in 'late 2019'

Aston Martin has confirmed production of its upcoming DBX SUV will start late next year, having completed the second phase of its new St. Athan, Wales, production facility. The factory, which is being created in three converted ex-Ministry of Defence hangars in South Wales, will bring 750 new jobs to the region – 150 of which have already been hired as part of its preparation for production...


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...


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...


Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration
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Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration

Amidst an announcement about its Formula One partnership future with Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin has confirmed that, once it officially launches next year, its V12 hybrid-assisted Valkyrie hypercar will only be the first product to come out of the 'innovation partnership' between the heavy-hitting pair...


Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive
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Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer details product offensive

Aston Martin has revealed its plans for a new model onslaught, with the company to have 7 new models by 2020. Speaking to media at the opening of the company's new Zagame dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, Aston Martin's CEO, Andy Palmer detailed the product strategy that will see at least one new model every year from now until the end of the decade...


Be cool, Aston Martin's new logo trademark is for merch only
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Be cool, Aston Martin's new logo trademark is for merch only

Without a word, as is often the case, Aston Martin recently filed a trademark application for a new logo. It has since been confirmed the new logo will be used for merchandise, including metal hardware, leather and clothing - but, when the news first surfaced, it caused something of a panic among fans...


Aston Martin moving away from traditional vehicle segmentation
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Aston Martin moving away from traditional vehicle segmentation

Aston Martin’s planned seven new models are being created with a view to beyond traditional market segments, and are focused instead on new-age ‘customer clusters’ that the brand believes will see it reach a much wider audience. The iconic British brand, helmed by former Nissan executive Andy Palmer since late 2014, released the first of these new cars, the DB11, at the recent Geneva motor show...


2018 Aston Martin Rapide will bring 600kW electric heart to party - report
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2018 Aston Martin Rapide will bring 600kW electric heart to party - report

Andy Palmer, the outspoken boss of British prestige marque Aston Martin, says the next Rapide will offer a heroic electric option - and that Tesla’s latest power upgrade, Ludicrous Mode, “is stupid”. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News at this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, Palmer promised his company is pulling out all the stops on the next generation of its sleek four-door coupe...


Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz said to be in talks with Red Bull for new F1 partnership
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Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz said to be in talks with Red Bull for new F1 partnership

The Renault and Infiniti logos on Red Bull F1 cars could soon be replaced with Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin branding, if new reports out of the UK are to be believed. According to Autosport, a souring of the relationship between Red Bull and current engine supplier Renault is believed to have the team considering new options...


Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report
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Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report

Sources from within Nissan have said that the former chief planning officer, Andy Palmer, advocated purchasing a stake in Aston Martin. Three anonymous Nissan insiders have told Reuters that in 2012 and 2013 Palmer proposed this idea to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both Renault and Nissan CEO. One source told the newswire, "We looked carefully at the proposal but we passed on it"...


Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO
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Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin has appointed Andy Palmer, Nissan's chief planning officer, as its new CEO, although his starting date has yet to be worked out. British-born Palmer will assume his position at the head of Aston Martin after a handover period to his successor at Nissan, Phillipe Klein, who will move over from a similar role with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault...


Nissan tackles Volkswagen electric claims, commits to increasing Leaf range
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Nissan tackles Volkswagen electric claims, commits to increasing Leaf range

Nissan has hit back at plans by Volkswagen to become the electric vehicle market leader by 2018, while reaffirming its own aim to increase range to 200km on Leaf and introduce four new electric vehicles to market within two years. Speaking at the Frankfurt motor show, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer started by recalling history...