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Time Machine Tuesday: 16 October 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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Aston Martin DB11 v Vantage GT8 drag race - video
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Aston Martin DB11 v Vantage GT8 drag race - video

Aston Martin has recently undergone a significant change in its powertrain line-up – both its V8 and V12 engine offerings are now turbocharged. In something of an unintentional old v new battle, Mat Watson from the UK's Carwow pitted a DB11 V8 against a previous-generation Vantage GT8 – the latter owned by popular YouTube personality, Shmee150...


Review Wrap: The best of July, 2018
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Review Wrap: The best of July, 2018

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from July? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories...


Aston Martin DB11 pair gets worked over by Q
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Aston Martin DB11 pair gets worked over by Q

Aston Martin has revealed details about a pair of one-off DB11 V8 creations, born in the bespoke 'Q' department at Gaydon. The first is inspired by the Henley Royal Regatta, a famous rowing event held on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, UK, every year. Based on a DB11 Volante, the car is finished in White Stone on the outside, contrasting with a Red Oxide leather interior...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante review
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante review

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.


2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed
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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed

Aston Martin has revealed its lightweight DBS Superleggera, reviving two legendary nameplates to create a new 'Super GT' replacement for the Vanquish S. In keeping with the formula laid out by the Vanquish, the DBS is powered by a big V12 engine. It's the same 5.2-litre twin-turbo unit from the DB11, tuned to make a whopping 533kW and 900Nm of torque...


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...


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...


Poll: Aston Martin DB11 wins the 'battle of Britain'
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Poll: Aston Martin DB11 wins the 'battle of Britain'

The new Bentley Continental GT might be a faster, smarter, more attractive upgrade on the car it replaces, but our audience has chosen the Aston Martin DB11 as their British grand tourer of choice. A handy 56 per cent of voters chose the big Aston Martin in our poll, although plenty were keen to note they wouldn't turn down the Bentley either...


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...


Poll: Volkswagen Tiguan topples Skoda Karoq
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Poll: Volkswagen Tiguan topples Skoda Karoq

The two competitors might share a base architecture, but the Volkswagen Tiguan has won favour over the Skoda Karoq in our latest poll. Last week, we confirmed the Skoda Karoq's local arrival has advanced from September to June, after anticipated delays proved a non-issue. The range will start with the front-wheel drive 110TSI, set to kick off from around $30,000...


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...


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...


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"...


2017/18 Aston Martin DB11 recalled for steering wheel fix
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2017/18 Aston Martin DB11 recalled for steering wheel fix

Aston Martin has issued a recall notice for the DB11 V8 and V12, over concerns the driver's airbag may inadvertently deploy. The British marque reports the combination of a damaged steering column module clock spring and insufficient grounding could, when subject to an electrostatic discharge, set off the driver's airbag...


World’s greatest driving roads: Ortega Highway, California, USA
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World’s greatest driving roads: Ortega Highway, California, USA

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...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed this week, dropping the top off the British GT . Unlike the DB11 coupe, which is offered with a choice of V8 or V12 engines, the Volante will only be available with the AMG-derived twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet in an attempt to keep weight down. The 4...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 review
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 review

We had reservations about dropping a V8 into an Aston Martin DB11, but believe us, this is the better driver's car.