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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...

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Poll: 2019 Toyota Corolla helps brand find its mojo
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Poll: 2019 Toyota Corolla helps brand find its mojo

Toyota has shaken off generations of dull design with the new Corolla, giving it a sharp new face to match its more dynamic TNGA underpinnings – and the new look is a winner, according to our latest poll. Revealed at the Geneva motor show, and displayed again last week in New York, the new Corolla represents a radical departure from its predecessor...


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...


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...


CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS
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CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...


Aston Martin DBX SUV to look nothing like DB11 or Vantage
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Aston Martin DBX SUV to look nothing like DB11 or Vantage

Aston Martin says the DBX SUV will not be constrained by a platform-sharing agreement, unlike four-wheel drives from the likes of Porsche and Bentley. Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, told CarAdvice the freedom to develop a super-luxury SUV from scratch will differentiate its design and performance from that of luxo-SUV rivals...


Aston Martin Vantage: Design chief fed up with view that all Astons look alike
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Aston Martin Vantage: Design chief fed up with view that all Astons look alike

Aston Martin vice president and chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, says the significant styling contrast between the new Vantage and DB11 are thanks to extensive customer research, showing genuine buyers wanted greater differentiation in the brand's styling. In an exclusive interview with CarAdvice at the Tokyo motor show last month, Reichman said he was tired of people saying all Aston Martins look too alike...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE unveiled

Was the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage a little dull for you? Well, here's the full-fat version - the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car. Finished in a bright lime green with orange highlights and Aston Martin decals, the Vantage GTE is a new endurance racer, set to take on the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage: What you need to know

It’s the first new-generation Aston Martin Vantage since its predecessor was released in 2005, and uses an evolution of the latest bonded-aluminium architecture from the DB11. That said, 70 per cent of the car’s components are bespoke to the Vantage, which has a dry weight of 1530kg...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed: Exclusive video tour
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed: Exclusive video tour

British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled its long-awaited new-generation Vantage in a simultaneous global reveal across six major cities. Earlier, CarAdvice was afforded an exclusive look at the new Vantage – the same car revealed today in Tokyo - and one of only six pre-production presentation cars Aston Martin commissioned...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been confirmed for a November 21 reveal, with the British marque posting yet another teaser on social media. Unlike the previous sneak peeks at its upcoming sports car, Aston Martin has chosen to use an image of a wolf's eyes, accompanied by the hashtags #NewVantage and #BeautifulWontBeTamed – no doubt hinting at an attractive design combined with predator-like performance...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage front end and GTE teased
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage front end and GTE teased

More images of the next-generation Aston Martin Vantage have appeared online, with the latest set of photos reportedly part of a teaser used on an invite for prospective buyers. These latest images give us a glimpse of the new Vantage's LED lighting signature at the front, as well as the rear of the GTE racer and its massive rear wing...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage teased again
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage teased again

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been teased this week, in a single shadowy image. Concealed by a semi-transparent sheet, the new sports car's LED tail-light signature, which is a thin strip that runs the width of the rear, can be seen...


2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition review
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2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition review

Before Aston Martin ushers in a new turbocharged era for the popular Vantage, it's time for one more, old fashioned, last hurrah for its naturally aspirated V8. Meet the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Red Bull Racing edition.


Aston Martin releases 2018 Vantage photos
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Aston Martin releases 2018 Vantage photos

New images of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage have gone official, giving us the best look yet at what to expect from the German-powered British sports car when it makes its debut later this year. Despite the heavy black and yellow disguise - with a bit of advertising in the mix - the next-generation Vantage prototype is clearly wearing its production body in these latest images, as opposed to borrowing a modified version of the larger DB11's sheetmetal...


Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever
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Aston Martin's own Vantage GTE soapbox racer is the best billy cart ever

Aston Martin Racing has placed an overall second in the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London, behind the neat Brooklands Special. The 'billy cart' version of the Vantage GTE race car, which won the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, was a crowd favourite at the 24 Seconds of Le Ally Pally...


Aston Martin DB11, V8 Vantage recalled - UPDATE
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Aston Martin DB11, V8 Vantage recalled - UPDATE

British marque Aston Martin has issued three recall notices, one for the DB11 and two for the V8 Vantage. The DB11 is being called back over concerns of a faulty tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), while certain Vantage models could be affected by transmission issues...