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2015 Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
text: Press Release: 10.11.14 - DUBAI On 10 November 2014 Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer unveiled the stunning new Lagonda super saloon - the latest in a proud line of saloons revered worldwide as ‘the finest of fast cars'. Addressing an audience of media and VIP guests at the launch event in Dubai, Dr Palmer revealed that the Lagonda, will be known as the Lagonda Taraf in that market. Based on the brand's almost infinitely flexible VH architecture, the new saloon draws inspiration from the highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same cutting edge engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars such as the use of carbon fibre body panels. It is hand-built by the finest craftsmen and women at Aston Martin's manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, in a dedicated building previously given over to the creation of the One-77 hypercar.
2015 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Morning Frost
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Q
2015 Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition
2015 Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato
2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
text: Press Release: ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE S ROADSTER - AN OPEN INVITATION TO EXCITEMENT Debut of the luxury brand's most potent and exhilarating roadster yet 6.0-litre V12 engine: 565 bhp and 620 Nm delivers 201 mph top speed Supreme agility and intense excitement characterise new model Aston Martin is opening up a new world of exhilarating driving excitement with the announcement of the hotly anticipated V12 Vantage S Roadster. When it arrives in markets around the world later this year the new sports car will become the luxury British marque's most potent, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date and follows in the broad tyre tracks of the V12 Vantage S Coupe that was launched to worldwide acclaim in 2013. Providing the most visceral yet engaging open-top experience in Aston Martin's current range, the new V12 Vantage S Roadster delivers characteristic sporting agility underpinned by an enviable sports ‘soundtrack' generated by its naturally ... read more @ 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
2014 Aston Martin Q Cars
text: Press Release: Q BY ASTON MARTIN: MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE Service offers the ultimate in bespoke commissions and personalisation The tailored approach to luxury car making from Aston Martin Made-to-measure service that promises a unique sports car Aston Martin arrives at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show with its most compelling bespoke sports car creations to date, courtesy of its increasingly popular tailor-made personalisation service: Q by Aston Martin. The great British sports car brand is showcasing the capabilities of its bespoke service in Switzerland, as more and more of its customers around the world are turning to the facility to make their Aston Martin a truly unique creation. The luxury marque is also using the event to illustrate how customers could in future visualise their Q by Aston Martin creations, courtesy of a Q Lounge concept that will be the blueprint for similar bespoke specification rooms in selected Aston Martin dealerships around the ... read more @ 2014 Aston Martin Q Cars
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
text: Press Release: The first Volante to feature a full carbon fibre body â€¢ 6.0-litre V12 engine produces 573 PS; 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds (estimated) â€¢ Multi-layer lightweight fabric roof folds in 14 seconds Aston Martin today unveils the Vanquish Volante â€“ a stunning new luxury sports car that brings the thrill of open top motoring to the super GT class. Alongside its coupe sibling, launched to worldwide acclaim last autumn, the Vanquish Volante sits at the pinnacle of the luxury British car makerâ€™s sports car line-up. Benefitting from all of the technical, engineering and design advances present in the Vanquish coupe, the new Volante enhances the driving experience still further through the option of exciting convertible driving. Instantly becoming one of the most beautiful cars in its class, Vanquish Volante crucially retains the coupeâ€™s dynamic character and sporting capability. It ... read more @ 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
text: Press Release: V12 Vantage S: Aston Martin takes Vantage to extremes â€¢ New AM28 engine generates more power than ever: 565bhp at 6750 rpm â€¢ Debut of new seven-speed Sportshiftâ„¢ III AMT transaxle â€¢ Top speed climbs to 205 mph Aston Martin is taking sports car performance to extremes with the announcement of the new V12 Vantage S. The new car replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world and, with the exception of the One-77 hypercar, arrives as the fastest road-going Aston Martin yet offered. Providing the most visceral yet engaging sports car experience in the British luxury car maker's current range, the new V12 Vantage S delivers exceptional sporting agility underpinned by admirable long distance refinement. Equipped with the new 565bhp Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, featuring latest generation Bosch engine management, the car is capable of reaching 205 mph. Peak and low rev ... read more @ 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
2013 Aston Martin CC100 Concept
text: Press Release: Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary in world-class style with the debut today (19 May) of the exceptional CC100 Speedster Concept. Created as a stunning celebration of the great British brandâ€™s 100 years of sports car excellence the one-off CC100 looks both to the past and the DBR1 â€“ Aston Martinâ€™s greatest sporting triumph on the track â€“ and to the future with its teasing glimpses of potential future design direction. The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car today makes its world debut by completing a lap of the famous Nordschleife at Germanyâ€™s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of NÃ¼rburgring race. It is lapping the circuit together with the 1000km race-winning 1959 DBR1 with British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel. It is the most tangible expression yet of the brandâ€™s year-long 2013 centenary celebrations. Viewed by tens of thousands ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin CC100 Concept
2013 Aston Martin Vanquish AM 310 by Wheelsandmore
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage SP10
text: Press Release: Aston Martin SP10 â€“ European debut for V8 Vantage S special edition Inspired by the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race car Available as coupÃ© and roadster â€“ 436 PS and top speed of 305 km/h V8 Vantage S offered for the first time with manual transmission Frankfurt am Main, 8 February 2013. Aston Martin is launching a very special edition V8 Vantage S in Continental Europe that takes its inspiration from the brandâ€™s numerous successes on the race track. Inspired by its successful motorsport activities in the GT4 racing series â€“ particularly in the VLN endurance championship at the NÃ¼rburgring â€“ the new car is a road model that has been engineered in the style of the luxury sports car makerâ€™s GT4 racers. With 436 PS and a top speed of 305 km/h, Aston Martin has named the new special edition model Vantage SP10. The ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage SP10
2013 Aston Martin Rapide S
text: Press Release: The Aston Martin Rapide S: more power, more beauty, same soul â€¢ Rapide S is the most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date â€¢ Peak output jumps 17% as new 6.0-litre V12 engine produces 550bhp â€¢ More assertive new look emphasises Rapide S' sports car character Gaydon, England - 23 January 2013 - The stunning new Aston Martin Rapide S is making its debut with yet more luxury and yet more power on offer in its quintessentially elegant four-door silhouette. The iconic British car maker's new luxury GT has been sympathetically redesigned and painstakingly re-engineered to reassert its position as the world's most beautiful, and beautifully balanced, four-seat sports car. Aside from the extensive design and engineering improvements, the luxurious new Rapide S â€“ which replaces the outgoing Rapide in markets worldwide â€“ is now even more refined thanks to a range of additions to ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin Rapide S
2013 Aston Martin 100th Anniversary Plans
text: Press Release: ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATES ITS FIRST 100 YEARS 17 December 2012, Gaydon: 2013 sees Aston Martin celebrate its centenary with a year-long calendar of exceptional events. The globally-renowned British luxury sports car maker will mark its first 100 years with a series of UK and international celebrations highlighting the unique success of the brand worldwide. Boasting the strongest product line-up in its 99 years to date, Aston Martin has recently introduced its new ultimate GT â€“ the exceptional Vanquish â€“ and timeless new DB9. The new cars have been unveiled to global media acclaim and, in the case of the Vanquish, numerous prestigious awards. Aston Martin has also played a key role in one of the yearâ€™s most hotly-anticipated films, with the iconic DB5 stealing the automotive limelight in the latest James Bond blockbuster, Skyfall. Centenary launch 15 January 2013 marks the official incorporation of the company... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin 100th Anniversary Plans
2013 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Convertible
text: Press Release: Aston Martin DB9 â€“ the best of British in a Sports GT 2013 DB9 boasts new styling, revised engineering and enhanced luxury Technology includes new generation AM11 V12 engine and elements of 'Gen4' VH architecture hardware developed for the forthcoming new Vanquish plus Aston Martin's latest generation adaptive damping More power from updated 6.0-liter V12 engine, increased to 510bhp (from 470bhp) and 457lb.ft of torque (from 443lb.ft) Streamlines Aston Martin GT offering, combining the best elements of the outgoing Virage with iconic nomenclature to providing a compelling Sports GT at the heart of the Aston Martin range Irvine CA, 19 September 2012 - Aston Martin is today revealing full details of the latest major enhancements to its iconic Sports GT car, the luxurious and potent DB9. Appearing hot on the heels of the new Vanquish Super GT, the introduction of 2013 Model Year DB9 gives the British luxury sports car maker the perfect opportunity ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and Convertible
2013 Aston Martin Vanquish - Photo Update
2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster
text: Press Release: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Roars In Aston Martin is lifting the lid on an extreme new sports car with the global debut of the V12 Vantage Roadster. The new sports car, available as a limited edition in selected markets worldwide, immediately becomes the most potent example of the open-top Vantage range and mixes the breath-taking power of Aston Martin's naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine with the established thrills of Vantage Roadster driving for what is an unforgettable sports car experience. The V12 Vantage Roadster's 6.0-litre engine, mated as in the Coupe to a six-speed manual gearbox, generates 517 PS at 6,500 rpm and a muscular 570 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. It has been intelligently packaged into the Vantage Roadster's compact form to fully exploit the sports-orientated model's ample natural agility. The naturally-aspirated V12 provides high levels of power and torque yet it delivers a flexible, refined driving experience illuminated with the ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster
2013 Aston Martin Vanquish
text: Press Release: Aston Martin unveils its new hero: the Vanquish Aston Martin is today unveiling a stunning new luxury sports car â€“ the Vanquish. Sitting proudly at the pinnacle of the luxury British car maker's sports car line-up, this breath-taking new super grand tourer represents the zenith of current Aston Martin design and engineering. Vanquish points to an exciting and confident future for the historic brand. Vanquish is a new Aston Martin featuring the next generation of the renowned VH architecture as well as a significantly upgraded 6.0-litre V12 engine that is considerably more potent than before. The design represents the latest take on Aston Martin's iconic visual language. Vanquish unquestionably sees the brand continue its enviable tradition of producing some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world. Styling cues such as the elegant new waist, elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades are derived from the One-77 supercar. Unmistakably... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Production Version
text: Press Release: The New Aston Martin V12 Zagato â€¢ Production V12 Zagato set for European debut at Geneva Auto Show in March â€¢ Created using materials, processes and technology pioneered on the One-77 â€¢ Body panels blend hand-formed aluminum with high-tech carbon fiber â€¢ Production to commence Q3 2012, first deliveries Q4 2012 â€¢ Strictly limited to a maximum of 150 cars â€¢ On sale now priced at (UK Pound) Â£330,000 (plus local taxes) 9 February 2012, Gaydon: With the final design signed-off and engineering development work progressing apace, Aston Martin today reveals the first images of the new V12 Zagato (road car) scheduled for production later this year. The V12 Zagato is the pinnacle of the Vantage range. It is also the latest expression of a successful creative collaboration that has given rise to a series of striking GT cars over the last half-century, ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Production Version
2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato
text: Press Release: Aston Martin V12 Zagato set for Motor Show Debut at Frankfurt 25 August 2011: Gaydon - The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato will be appearing in September at the 64th IAA International Motor Show at Frankfurt. Along with the largest display of contemporary Aston Martins ever seen at a Motor Show, two V12 Zagatos, both having completed their engineering sign-off at the Nürburgring 24 hour race, will be shown for the first time at a mainstream event. Hand assembled at the company's global headquarters in Gaydon, England, the V12 Zagato is based on the highly acclaimed V12 Vantage and features a beautiful 'handcrafted‘ aluminium and carbon fibre body. Combining traditional craftsmanship and high technology, the V12 Zagato also boasts Aston Martin's most dynamic bonded aluminium platform and the power of the company's acclaimed 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque. Following extremely positive initial customer ... read more @ 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato
2012 Aston Martin Virage
2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante
text: Press Release: The New Aston Martin Virage • The highest levels of refinement and dynamic control yet, resulting from seven years of VH architecture evolution • The new Virage offers customer greater choice of individual sports car characters yet with the same consistent Aston Martin DNA • Virage and Virage Volante complete the Aston Martin sporting GT line-up sitting between DBS and DB9 • Set for world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March, 2011 Gaydon, 23 February 2011. Aston Martin introduces the new Virage - supremely elegant and powerful, yet juxtaposed as an understated sports car. The marque can now provide customers with a class-leading range, all with different characters, yet with the same unique Aston Martin soul and luxury. Beautiful, dynamic and prestigious, the Virage combines outright sports car performance with luxury, comfort and refinement. The front mid-mounted V12 engine's torque delivery provides outstanding performance, coupled ... read more @ 2012 Aston Martin Virage Volante
2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe
text: Press Release: The New Aston Martin Virage • The highest levels of refinement and dynamic control yet, resulting from seven years of VH architecture evolution • The new Virage offers customer greater choice of individual sports car characters yet with the same consistent Aston Martin DNA • Virage and Virage Volante complete the Aston Martin sporting GT line-up sitting between DBS and DB9 • Set for world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March, 2011 Gaydon, 23 February 2011. Aston Martin introduces the new Virage - supremely elegant and powerful, yet juxtaposed as an understated sports car. The marque can now provide customers with a class-leading range, all with different characters, yet with the same unique Aston Martin soul and luxury. Beautiful, dynamic and prestigious, the Virage combines outright sports car performance with luxury, comfort and refinement. The front mid-mounted V12 engine's torque delivery provides outstanding performance, coupled ... read more @ 2012 Aston Martin Virage Coupe
2012 Aston Martin Cygnet City Car
text: Press Release: Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions; White and Black • Aston Martin confirms launch details for new Cygnet city car • Two special launch editions to commence production of city car at company's Gaydon headquarters in the UK • An Aston Martin Tailor-Fit solution for the city offering luxury and individuality Gaydon, 20 January 2011: Aston Martin announces the arrival of the ultimate city car, a Tailor-Fit solution for urban driving in the contemporary metropolis, with two strictly limited Cygnet launch editions. To celebrate the commencement of production, the new Aston Martin Cygnet will be available in two special launch edition models, each exemplifying the highly bespoke nature of this unique car. The two Cygnet Launch Edition models; White and Black, are available with either standard manual or optional CVT automated transmission and each will be produced for a strictly limited time. Cygnet is a bespoke luxury commuter car, designed to ... read more @ 2012 Aston Martin Cygnet City Car
2011 Aston Martin DBS
2011 Aston Martin Virage
text: Arnaud TAQUET - Prestige&SportCars www.prestigesportcars.eu.
2011 Aston Martin One-77
2011 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
text: I was really impressed by the performance of the car, due to it's subtle and elegant lines. She's such a beauty, but like the owner told me when I picked up the car: 'She drives like a dragon, especially when she's cold.' I know the car has a V12 engine that puts out 470HP, but it still impresses me how mean this car sounds as you start it up, while she looks so classy.
2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato
text: Press Release: Aston Martin unveils new V12 Zagato In 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin introduces a modern interpretation of the famous Aston Martin and Zagato collaboration New V12 Zagato concept to be premiered at the Villa D'Este Concours on 21st May to gauge customer interest The V12 Zagato will appear in the form of an endurance race car to compete at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 2526 June; following tradition of recent new Aston Martins Gaydon Lake Como, 20 May 2011. Aston Martin will unveil the stunning new V12 Zagato endurance racer concept on the shores of Lake Como, Italy at the Villa D'Este Concours tomorrow. Reviving a collaboration which has produced some of the most beautiful and sought-after cars in the world, the partnership takes inspiration from the past, to create a modern descendent of classics such as the DB4GT Zagato, V8 Vantage Zagato and DB7 Zagato based on Aston Martin's ultimate performance interpretation of the ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato
2011 Aston Martin DBS Superior Black Edition by Anderson Germany
text: German tuner Anderson Germany has given the DBS the full matte black treatment, with a dash of carbon fiber for good measure. On the performance side, power has been boosted to 557 hp.
2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
text: Press Release: The New Aston Martin V8 Vantage S • The driver-focussed V8 Vantage featuring enhanced dynamics • Increase in power and torque to 430 bhp and 490 Nm • New ground-up developed seven speed SportshiftTM II transmission • Dramatic V12 Vantage-inspired looks available as coupe and Roadster • Compelling package of agility, balance, engagement and everyday practicality Gaydon, 25 January 2011. The Aston Martin Vantage range comes of age with the new V8 Vantage S characterised by a host of new driver-focussed features all designed to push the honed dynamics of the standard Vantage to a new benchmark level. Aston Martin's own 4.7 litre V8 engine has been engineered to deliver peak power of 430 bhp (436 PS / 321 kW) at 7300 rpm and torque of 490 Nm (361 lb.ft) at 5000 rpm and is coupled with a new ground-up developed SportshiftTM II transmission specifically designed for the Vantage S with seven short ratio gears to deliver the most ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
2011 Aston Martin DB9 Special Editions
text: Press Release: ASTON MARTIN CELEBRATES 2010 - 'THE YEAR OF THE SPECIALS' Gaydon, 22 December 2010. In 2010, Aston Martin celebrated its product line-up demonstrating its ability to react quickly to customer demands and to create tailor-fit sports cars. Aston Martin is agile as a small volume manufacturer and this year has created: V12 Vantage Carbon Black, DBS Carbon Black, DBS UB2010, V8 Vantage N420 and now new DB9 offerings will cater for individual tastes across the world. This attention to individual tailoring began in February when production of the Carbon Black editions began, followed in March with a Works Tailored commission made by Aston Martin to celebrate CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez's tenth anniversary at the helm of the marque in creating 40 limited edition UB-2010 DBSs. The unique specification includes metallic leather with a woven leather seat insert. The car bears the signature of Dr. Bez, who is personally signing-off each example. In July, Aston Martin announced the V8 ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin DB9 Special Editions
2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
text: Press Release: Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Revised for 2011 Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin's V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque. As with the current 4.7 litre Vantage GT4, which made its race debut in 2009, the 2011 car is closely based on the V8 Vantage road car with key attributes being carried over including the aluminium chassis, base engine and suspension design. In addition to the engine and aero upgrades, competitors can, for the first time, choose a race-developed Bosch ABS and traction control system. This system has been specifically optimised by Bosch Motorsport for the Vantage GT4 to provide race-enhanced performance in both wet and dry conditions. The Vantage GT4's new splitter increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
2011 Aston Martin Rapide Luxe
text: From Aston Martin: The Rapide Luxe is a new and exclusive derivative of the Rapide. It provides a combination of highly desirable functional features, a greater choice of paint and leather finishes as standard, and unique features including bespoke accessories.
2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster
text: Can Aston Martin do wrong these days? Since the Vanquish, Aston Martin have produced some of the greatest sports and GT coupes in the world. The Vantage N420 is no exception. From Aston Martin: Successor to the special edition V8 Vantage N400 of 2007, the Vantage N420 is based upon the standard 4.7-litre, 420bhp, 180mph V8 Vantage and is available as a Coupe or Roadster, and with a six-speed manual or optional Sportshift automated manual transmission.
2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420
text: Aston Martin has revealed a special edition V8 Vantage called the N420, a lightweight coupe with a 420 hp engine. Press Release: ASTON MARTIN INTRODUCES V8 VANTAGE N420 * New Special Edition, motorsport-inspired V8 Vantage * Standard equipment includes Sports Pack suspension and new sports exhaust system * 27kg weight saving over standard car * New distinctive Aston Martin ‘Race Collection' paint schemes available as an option 6 July 2010, Gaydon, Warwickshire: Aston Martin has unveiled a new motorsport-inspired special edition; the V8 Vantage N420 which brings a new dimension of sporting prowess and dynamic ability to the V8 Vantage range. Successor to the special edition V8 Vantage N400 of 2007, the Vantage N420 is based upon the standard 4.7-litre, 420bhp, 180mph V8 Vantage and is available as a Coupe or Roadster, and with a six-speed manual or optional Sportshift automated manual transmission. The Vantage N420 draws inspiration from the company's experiences at the N... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420
2011 Aston Martin DB9 Facelift
text: It will be interesting to see how Jeremy Clarkson reacts to the cosmetic facelift the Aston Martin DB9 has just received. He has made it clear that he loves the DB9. It was inevitable, though, that Aston Martin would do something to freshen the seven year old design, gorgeous though it may have been. Changes include a new front fascia with a bright finish grille and new lower intakes, new bezels for the headlights, new sills, brake calipers in silver, 20-spoke wheels and clear light lenses in the rear. Press Release: ASTON MARTIN DB9: THE DEFINITIVE SPORTS GRAND TOURER * DB9 receives package of styling, engineering and equipment enhancements * Adaptive Damping System introduced across Coupe and Volante range * Changes re-affirm DB9's position as the world's finest sports grand tourer * Production of revised car underway, deliveries from July 28 June 2010, Gaydon, Warwickshire: In the most significant programme of upgrades since its world debut in 2003, Aston Martin's DB9 ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin DB9 Facelift
2011 Aston Martin One-77 Breaks 220 mph in Testing - To be Fastest Aston
text: Aston Martin is currently developing their future range-topper, the One-77. Aston says that the car has comfortably passed the 200 mph mark on a secret test track in southern Europe. The One-77 reached a maximum test speed of 220.007 mph in windy conditions. No report as to which way the wind was blowing. Press Release One-77 closes on new Aston Martin record Gaydon, Tuesday 22 December. Aston Martin's One-77 supercar has moved closer to setting a new all-time record for the British marque in initial high speed testing after surpassing all predictions and comfortably breaking the 200mph mark. The One-77 is currently undergoing a stringent development process ahead of planned launch in 2010 with high speed testing taking place at a top secret proving ground in southern Europe. In a series of test runs completed last week the One-77 exceeded original expectations and recorded a 220.007mph (354.86kmh) top speed in dry but windy conditions under the guidance of the Aston Martin ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin One-77 Breaks 220 mph in Testing - To be Fastest Aston
2011 Aston Martin Cygnet Concept Micro Car - Please No!
text: Relax, it's just a concept...for now. Aston Martin actually hopes to make this a production model next year or soon thereafter. I can't help but wonder whether Aston's new owners are getting nervous about their bottom line, hoping to get into the mass motoring market as a way to make mass profits. But Aston Martin is an exclusive prestige marque, which is at least part of the reason their customers buy Aston Martin cars. The Cygnet Concept is based on the Toyota iQ, which is a good little platform for any micro car, but the micro commuter market is extremely competitive and fast moving with new, innovative models every few years. This writer hopes Aston will not spend any of its energy diluting (and cheapening) its brand in pursuit of short-term profits. - Chris Lydiksen Press Release Aston Martin Cygnet Concept Aston Martin today releases the first official images of the 'Cygnet' � a new luxury commuter concept car. The Cygnet concept represents a creative, ... read more @ 2011 Aston Martin Cygnet Concept Micro Car - Please No!
2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe
text: Beautiful Aston Martin, aren't they all beautiful, DBS on the shores in the south of France.
2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe
text: Several candid captures of silver Aston Martin DBS coupes in Holland.
2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe
text: The V8 Vantage is arguably the most beautiful Aston Martin of all time. The one complaint, it just didn't have the oomph to match the musculature. The V12 Vantage was launched to address these concerns, and got some hood louvers to announce its more venomous powerplant.
2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante - Street Shot
text: A dark charcoal DBS Volante and driver looking absolutely dashing on the road. The rear three-quarter shot with the top down shows the muscular curvature in a way rarely captured on this car.
2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe
text: Photos of a stunning light blue Aston Martin V12 Vantage coupe, the big brother of the V8 Vantage.
2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe
text: Photo shoot of a white Aston Martin DBS on the docks in Nice, France.
2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante - Car Park Shots
text: This DBS Volante was captured in a California parking lot in Carmel in August, 2009. It is among the first DBS Volantes to grace U.S. roads. And what a great color combination for (looks like Old English White on rich brown leather.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Interior Shots
text: The Aston Martin Rapide rear seats look as though they fit like a glove, literally. Inside and out, the Rapide is sheer class and near perfection.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Most Beautiful Sedan in the World - Beauty Shots
text: Look again. The Aston Martin Rapide is a sedan. Were you to see a billboard of this car and didn't look close, you might mistake it for the gorgeous DB9 coupe. The Rapide is truly a stunner from all angles. Press Release: Rapide: Pure Aston Martin The World’s Most Elegant Four-Door Sports Car • The most elegant four-door sports car in the world • Accommodates four adults in luxury and comfort • Benchmark levels of driver engagement and refinement • Spacious and functional creating a truly versatile Aston Martin sports car Gaydon, Warwickshire. Aston Martin unveiled one of the most eagerly awaited cars of the year at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show last September. The elegant Rapide, functional yet luxurious, provides space for up to four adults combined with an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martins. As the marque’s first production four-door sports car, Rapide encapsulates core values of Power, Beauty and Soul; four... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Most Beautiful Sedan in the World - Beauty Shots
2010 Aston Martin DB9 Mansory Cyrus - Bare Naked Carbon Fiber Skin
text: Mansory is on track to become the king of naked carbon fiber having already re-skinned the Bugatti Veyron in its mesmerizing glory. Their latest project is this wildly-awesome Aston Martin DB9. The cost is sure to reach levels heretofore unknown to all but the Sultan of Brunei and his Backgammon buddies. Personally, I think naked carbon fiber would make any car look better, plus no more repairing paint chips. However, the phony roof-mounted air scoop is a bit on the cheesy side. Maybe if they stuck a faux cell phone antenna on the rear window... From Mansory: THE LIMITED EDITION OF 15 MASTERPIECES BASED ON ASTON MARTIN DB9 OR DBS. MANSORY CYRUS � SPECTACULAR BROAD CONSTRUCTION BASED ON THE ASTON MARTIN DB9 OR DBS. Perfect processing and an elaborate technology are the hallmarks of this masculine �aerodynamic power pack. A coilover suspension provides the best road holding and emphasises the striking rims in XXL. The refinement is perfected by an exclusive interior... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin DB9 Mansory Cyrus - Bare Naked Carbon Fiber Skin
2010 Aston Martin DBS and V12 Vantage Carbon Black Editions
text: In short, the Carbon Black treatment consists of the following: - Carbon Black metallic paint applied by hand (each car takes 50 man-hours to paint) - Black leather interior - Carbon and Kevlar seats - Carbon pieces inside and out - Anodized black tread plates Press Release Aston Martin's two top-of-the-range sports cars; the DBS and V12 Vantage have undergone a unique Carbon Black makeover to create a highly desirable special edition. Celebrating the enormous success of the DBS and V12 Vantage which have surpassed all sales expectations since launch, the new special editions add a typically understated flair to these acclaimed models. Featuring bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint especially formulated with a subtle metallic twist to create a deep rich patina. Each car will undergo 50 man-hours of hand painting followed by stringent quality checks. For the V12 Vantage the iconic Aston Martin side strake has been fashioned from real carbon fibre backed by a black mesh and ... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin DBS and V12 Vantage Carbon Black Editions
2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Volante - Lighter, Cleaner and still Drop-Dead Gorgeous
text: Here's a car that's on my 'Top Ten Currently Produced Cars That I Want' (TTCPCTIW) list. The V8 Vantage is, I purport, one of the most beautiful, smartest-looking, well-proportioned and desirable coupes ever conceived. Well, Aston Martin has refined the car a bit for model year 2010 including: - clear tail lamps - N400 side skirts - magnum silver mesh for the air inlets on the fenders and hood - 19 in. forged alloy wheels - carbon-Kevlar lightweight seats - and a 1000 watt Bang & Olufsen stereo system. [hat tip to Autoblog.com.
2010 Aston Martin DB9 Volante by wheelsandmore
text: German tuning outfit wheelsandmore bumps the DB9's horsepower to 536 from 476. They've also lowered the car by 25mm, added a body kit and Kahn RS-V 20 inch wheels. -CL Wheelsandmore Press Release Aston Martin DB9 convertible: New styling and performance package from wheelsandmore German well known cartuner wheelsandmore revealed their custom modifications on the Aston Martin DB9 convertible. The exterior received a special polyurethane bodykit, contending stylish sideskirts, aprons in the front as well as rear and a rear lid spoiler what gives the elegant Britain a more aggressive look. The stock version of the 6.0L V12 is coming with 476hp, too less for the tuning enthusiasts adding enormous 60hp and 50 lb-ft of torque with an ECU upgrade, special 200 cells sportcatalysts and a valve controlled, stainless steel exhaust system. Because of the remote controlled exhaust system the car now sounds like a V12 should sound, if the driver wants it. Adding to the exterior ... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin DB9 Volante by wheelsandmore
2010 Aston Martin Martin Rapide - Photo Update
text: Aston Martin has finally blessed up with a large gallery of Rapide pictures. After perusing them I have come to the conclusion that the Panamera will have some stiff competition because the Rapide promises similar performance, but is much better looking.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Promo Video
text: Aston Martin has finally blessed up with a large gallery of Rapide pictures. After perusing them I have come to the conclusion that the Panamera will have some stiff competition because the Rapide promises similar performance, but is much better looking..
2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Pure Aston Martin
text: Rapide: Pure Aston Martin • The most elegant four-door sports car in the world • Accommodates four adults in luxury and comfort • Benchmark levels of driver engagement and refinement • Spacious and functional creating a truly versatile Aston Martin sports car Gaydon, Warwickshire 15 September 2009. Aston Martin will unveil one of the most eagerly awaited cars of 2009 at the 63rd Frankfurt Motorshow. The elegant Rapide, functional yet luxurious, provides space for up to four adults combined with an engaging driving experience synonymous with all Aston Martins. As the marque’s first production four-door sports car, Rapide encapsulates core values of Power, Beauty and Soul; four ‘swan wing’ doors provide access to cosseting sports seats both front and rear bestowing occupants with ample accommodation. A 301 litre luggage compartment affords generous space for belongings for all four passengers whether they be sports bags or indeed, sets ... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Pure Aston Martin
2010 Aston Martin One-77 - Hear the Engine - Reveal Video
text: You can skip ahead to about 5:20. -BC.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Leaked Images
2010 Aston Martin Rapide to Debut in Frankfurt
text: Three years after the Aston Martin Rapide Concept debuted in Detroit, Aston Martin will be unveiling the production version of their Panamera fighter in Franfurt. -BC.
2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Spy Photos
2010 Aston Martin Rapide is Almost Ready for Production
text: ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE: THE WORLD’S MOST ELEGANT FOUR-DOOR SPORTS CAR Gaydon, 15th April 2009. The Aston Martin Rapide has moved into the final stages of its development programme, on course for a public debut in late 2009, with the first customer cars due to be delivered in early 2010. First revealed as the Aston Martin Rapide Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in 2006, the Rapide is one of the most eagerly awaited cars of the year. As Aston Martin's first true four-door production sports car, the Rapide encapsulates the core values of the brand within an elegant, high-powered sports grand tourer, with four full-sized seats, generous accommodation and luggage space and trademark Aston Martin performance. Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr. Ulrich Bez said: “The Rapide will be the most elegant four-door sports car in the world. It completes the Aston Martin range conveying our established attributes of Power, Beauty and Soul. “In 2010 there will be an Aston Martin ... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin Rapide is Almost Ready for Production
2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage - Geneva Debut
text: PRESS RELEASE V12 Vantage: Aston Martin's most exhilarating sports car * Fastest and most agile Vantage ever; ultimate performance interpretation of Vantage range * Purposeful, striking and functional styling signalling performance capabilities * Everyday usability associated with a modern Aston Martin * Race-derived technology used throughout Gaydon, Warwickshire, Wednesday 4 February 2009. Aston Martin will present the most potent production sports car in the marque's 95-year history at the Geneva motor show on 3rd March. Based on the hugely successful V8 Vantage, the V12 Vantage will feature a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque with a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h) and 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 4.2 seconds. The latest incarnation of the Vantage family has been designed to provide a unique character, appealing to different driver tastes and complementing the other models in the Aston Martin line-up. The original ... read more @ 2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage - Geneva Debut
2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Custom Chrome
text: From Seller: This car is fully loaded with many factory and unique features. This Aston was built to perform, show, and stun, which then became into one head-turning piece of art. The feeling of driving this amazing custom vehicle cannot be explained in words, but only by the experience of being behind the wheel. This recently revised edition of the Vantage brings more horses to the table. Horsepower climbs to 420 at 7000 rpm, torque to 347 pound-feet. This gorgeous britsh made automobile is equipped with premium sound, custom interior, heated seats,bluetooth and much more. This car is showcased in a Chrome wrap with black and red accents matched perfectly with custom red and black interior. Besides all its performance features it is nicely loaded car. The paint is bright and shiny. The leather interior is in excellent condition and shows no wear what-so-ever. The engine starts and idles smoothly just craving to be pushed to its limit. The Sport Shift transmission makes driving this... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Custom Chrome
2009 Aston Martin DBS - The DBS has Landed
text: Epic shot of an extra-earthly landing of a rare yellow Aston Martin DBS.
2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe
text: The more one looks at the simply stunning sculpture that is the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the more love there is in the world. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but kudos to Jeroen Olthof for these fantastic shots.
2009 Aston Martin DBS Coupe
text: Great shots of a gorgeous metallic red Aston Martin DBS coupe.
2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
text: Spectacular shots of a black Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe on a cloudy day in the UK. This car was designed as competition for the Porsche 911.
2009 Aston Martin DBS Coupe
text: Some breathtaking shots of an Aston Martin DBS Coupe in Belgium by photographer Nick Bleux. The DBS continues Aston Martin's long run of producing beautiful sports cars.
2009 Aston Martin DBS Coupe
text: Nice shots of two Aston Martin DBS coupes out jogging.
2009 Aston Martin DBS - Double-Parked
text: Would the owner of a painfully gorgeous Aston Martin DBS please go park your car properly or it will be towed.
2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage - Tree-Lined Drive Shots
2009 Aston Martin DBS - Stone Cottage
2009 Aston Martin - Titan Movie Preview
text: A preview of 'Titan', which showcases action from the 1000km of the Nurburgring.
2009 Aston Martin Racing Wins in Japan
text: ASTON MARTIN RACING WINS IN JAPAN Okayama, November 1 2009. Aston Martin Racing claimed a sensational victory in the second round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Okayama, Japan. The 007 Aston Martin LMP1 ran faultlessly throughout the three-hour race. Excellent performances from drivers Stefan Mücke (DE) and Harold Primat (CH) coupled with perfect pit work from the Aston Martin Racing crew saw the race go exactly to plan for the British team. In a repeat performance of race one, Mücke started in fourth place in dry sunny conditions, taking third just across the line. He set about hunting down the front runners with an impressive display of skill and speed, taking second and then first to lead the race by lap 15. The German driver built up an impressive 20 second lead before pitting to hand the Aston Martin LMP1 over to Primat on lap 39, just before the one hour mark. Primat joined the race in fifth place but as the Aston Martin was one of the first of the LMP1 cars to ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Racing Wins in Japan
2009 Aston Martin Racing Set for Asian Le Mans Debut
text: ASTON MARTIN RACING SET FOR ASIAN LE MANS DEBUT Gaydon, October 20 2009. Aston Martin Racing will make its Japanese debut with the stunning Gulf liveried LMP1 car at the inaugural round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Okayama. The team will field one LMP1 car numbered 007 in the races on October 31 and November 1 2009. Harald Primat (CH) moves from his usual seat in the 009 Aston Martin to join 007 regular Stefan Mücke (DE) and complete the driver line-up. Following its incredible clean sweep of the Team, Driver and Manufacturer Le Mans Series titles, the British team is looking forward to the challenge of competing at the 2.3 mile (3.7 km) Okayama International Circuit. The 13-turn course was built in 1992 and the Asian Le Mans Series will share the race weekend with the FIA World Touring Car Championship. “2009 has been a fantastic year,” said Aston Martin Racing Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell. “We have enjoyed great success all over Europe and now... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Racing Set for Asian Le Mans Debut
2009 Aston Martin DBS Cyrus by Mansory - Haute Couture on Wheels
text: World premiere at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show MANSORY CYRUS - Spectacular broad construction based on the Aston Martin DB9 or DBS Already for more than 20 years, the Bavarian company MANSORY has been developing and producing fascinating car modifications for demanding customers all over the world. The latest creation of the top-class manufacturer is called MANSORY CYRUS and is based on the Aston Martin DBS or DB9. Perfect processing and an elaborate technology are the hallmarks of this masculine aerodynamic power pack. A coilover suspension provides the best road holding and emphasises the striking rims in XXL. The refinement is perfected by an exclusive interior programme. Haute Couture on wheels Tailor-made processing and perfect surfaces confirm the superb quality of the MANSORY designer outfit. The CYRUS aerodynamics components are made of extremely light „prepreg autoclav carbon' and do not only include wing extensions for the front and back, but also side skirt ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin DBS Cyrus by Mansory - Haute Couture on Wheels
2009 Aston Martin Racing - Le Mans Series Champion
text: ASTON MARTIN RACING – 2009 LE MANS SERIES CHAMPION Silverstone, 13 September, 2009. Aston Martin Racing is crowned the 2009 Le Mans Series champion claiming the Team and Driver titles 50 years on from Aston Martin winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1959 with the DBR1. The 007 Gulf liveried LMP1 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomáš Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mücke (DE) finished third in the final round of the Le Mans Series, the Autosport 1000km at Silverstone, recording their fifth podium finish from five races. The 009 car of Harold Primat (CH) and Darren Turner (GB) finished fourth, narrowly missing the podium. The third Aston Martin Racing entry of Chris Buncombe (GB), Stuart Hall (GB) and Miguel Ramos (PT) finished 13th after suffering a technical problem early in the race. The trio of Gulf liveried Aston Martins made a clean start to the 195 lap race which commenced with a rolling start at 11:35. Mücke took the lead across the start line in 007, Turner... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Racing - Le Mans Series Champion
2009 Aston Martin Aims for Le Mans Series Glory at Silverstone
text: ASTON MARTIN AIMS FOR LE MANS SERIES GLORY AT SILVERSTONE Gaydon, 9 September, 2009. Fresh from its incredible podium clean sweep at the ADAC Nürburgring 1000km in August, Aston Martin Racing heads to the final round of the 2009 Le Mans Series (LMS); the Autosport 1000km of Silverstone on 13 September to compete for the LMS Driver and Team titles. After claiming first, second and third in Germany, the team is looking forward to concluding the series it currently leads at its home race, Silverstone. Less than 30 miles from the Aston Martin and Aston Martin Racing headquarters, the 3.2 mile Northamptonshire circuit should suit the V12 Aston Martin powered LMP1 car with its great combination of medium and high-speed sections. 2009 is a special year for the British marque as it celebrates a historic racing achievement. In 1959 Aston Martin won the World Sportscar Championship with the DBR1. 50 years on, Aston Martin Racing’s three Gulf liveried LMP1 challengers seek to ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Aims for Le Mans Series Glory at Silverstone
2009 Aston Martin Volare Fuel Cell Concept by James Trim
2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
text: Interior AM/FM Stereo Adjustable Steering Wheel Air Conditioning CD Player Center Arm Rest Center Console Climate Control Clock Compass/Temp Guage Coolant Temp. Gauge Courtesy Lights Cup Holders Digital Clock Floor Mats Front Bucket Seats Inside Hood Release Interval Wipers Keyless Entry Leather Steering Wheel Leather Upholstery Map Light Memory Seat (s) Multi Disc CD changer Navigational System Power Door Locks Power Drivers Seat Power Mirrors Power Passenger Seat Power Steering Power Windows Premium Sound System Rear Defroster Remote Fuel Door Remote Trunk Lid Security System Steering Wheel Controls Tachometer Tilt Steering Column Trip Odometer Vanity Mirror (s) Exterior Alloy Wheels Dual Exhaust Dual Power Mirrors Metallic Paint Power Trunk Safety 4 Wheel Disc Brakes Anti-Lock Brakes Drivers Side Airbag Head Protection System (airbags) Passenger Side Airbags Power Brakes Side... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage to Participate in Hill Climb
text: CLASS-WINNING ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE TO APPEAR AT SHELSLEY WALSH HILL CLIMB Gaydon, 5 August 2009. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage race car which swept to a stunning debut class victory in the 37th Nürburgring 24 hour race in May will compete in the Shelsley Walsh National Hill Climb Festival on 15/16 August 2009. The near production standard V12 Vantage will make its UK competition debut at the historic hill climb course in Worcestershire, UK. In continuous use since 1905, Shelsley Walsh was the first purpose built motor sport venue in history and has continued to be at the heart of British motor sport ever since. Shelsley was founded and is still run today by The Midland Automobile Club and the annual hill climb attracts in excess of 200 competitors and some 30,000 spectators. The hill climb course is 1,000 yards (914m) in length and no more than 12 feet (3.66m) wide at its narrowest points. It is notably steep, rising 328 feet (100m) over the length of the course making ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage to Participate in Hill Climb
2009 Aston Martin Le Mans Vantage Racer by Elite
text: Vancouver, WA – July 29, 2009 – Final concept images have just been released for the 2010 Aston Martin LMV/R (Le Mans Vantage Racer). Only 30 of these race cars for the street will be produced for the world. Following in the footsteps of the Ferrari Scuderia and Stradale and Lamborghini Superleggera, the Elite LMV/R is lighter than the factory Vantage due to most of the body panels being made from carbon fiber. The Scuderia, Stradale and Superleggera were built for the purists who wanted a race car for the street, a more nimble version of the production street car that they were built from. These cars aren’t for everybody due to their harsher ride and loud exhaust systems. This is the company that the LMV/R will now be amongst but even more rare and special. The Superleggera’s US production was 172 cars, the Ferrari Stradale seen 1,288 examples built and the Scuderia production is supposed to top out at about 1,500 cars. Compare these production numbers to the ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Le Mans Vantage Racer by Elite
2009 Aston Martin - Poduim Finish in Portugal
text: PODIUM FOR ASTON MARTIN RACING IN PORTUGAL Portugal, 2 August, 2009. The 007 Aston Martin LMP1 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mücke (DE) finished second, securing a place on the podium at the Algarve 1000 kilometres in Portugal. The sister 009 car of Harold Primat (CH), Miguel Ramos (PT) and Darren Turner (GB) finished fifth. Mücke started the race at 19:15 in the 007 car from second on the grid and was soon in the lead. However, after just over an hour 007 was in the gravel following a spin. The car was undamaged and rejoined in fourth place. At around 21:00, after completing a double stint, Mücke handed the 007 Aston Martin to team-mate Charouz who turned in a fault-free performance. Charouz made rapid progress under the cover of darkness to finish in front. Czech driver Enge took over at 22:50 and stayed at the wheel for two stints before returning the car to Mücke with 27 laps remaining. The 007 car and the number 16 Pescarolo spent ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin - Poduim Finish in Portugal
2009 Aston Martin Geared up for Algarve Night Race
text: ASTON MARTIN GEARED UP FOR ALGARVE NIGHT RACE Gaydon, 29 July, 2009. Following a fourth overall and highest petrol finish at the Le Mans 24 hour race in June, Aston Martin Racing continues with the remainder of the Le Mans Series (LMS) and heads to the new Autodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal for the first ever LMS night race. Aston Martin Racing will field two LMP1 cars for the third round of this year’s Le Mans Series. Hoping to secure their third consecutive LMS podium finish, the 007 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mucke (DE) will be joined by the 009 car of Harold Primat (CH), Miguel Ramos (PT) and Darren Turner (GB). The Aston Martin LMP1 cars will take the rolling start of the Algarve 1000 kilometres at 19:15 local time on Saturday 1 August. The race will finish at approximately 01:15 on Sunday morning after 215 laps. The iconic blue and orange Gulf liveried Aston Martins will take to the track on Thursday afternoon at 16:45 and again at ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Geared up for Algarve Night Race
2009 Aston Martin Launches 'Assured' Seal of Approval
text: Gaydon, Warwickshire 10 July 2009. Aston Martin is to launch an exclusive ‘Assured’ seal of approval to endorse official products and services for its customers. The first products receiving this endorsement will be Aston Martins Pre-Owned and Extended Warranty programmes, both of which have undergone recent refreshments. The official ‘Assured’ seal of approval is applied to underwrite factory-backed services and products, offering the reassurance and peace of mind that is only available from an authorised Aston Martin dealership. All ‘Assured’ services carry the logo which features the distinctive front grille; a design signature throughout all Aston Martins. “The growth of our business over the last eight years has been consistent and by virtue of an extended but still exclusive model line-up we have been able to make the Aston Martin brand accessible to just a few more people” says Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez. “It is now ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Launches 'Assured' Seal of Approval
2009 Aston Martin Launches Nurburgring Store
text: Gaydon / Nürburgring, 8 July 2009. From this week Aston Martin enthusiasts will have yet another exciting place to experience their favourite car brand, when the British marque opens its first dedicated merchandising shop worldwide; The Aston Martin Store Nürburgring. The new flagship retail outlet forms part of the exciting renovations currently being made to the Nürburgring to create a year-round leisure and business centre, offering a new shopping experience for Aston Martin owners and enthusiasts. The Aston Martin Store Nürburgring is the company’s first dedicated merchandise outlet, supplementing the existing online store available at www.astonmartin.com. Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin Chief Executive said: “This great race track, that is so rich in history, is the perfect testing ground for our new cars and home to the Aston Martin Test Centre. It has also been the stage of numerous racing achievements in the past years, with our new V12 Vantage ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Launches Nurburgring Store
2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante - Photo Update
2009 Aston Martin DBS
text: 2009 Aston Martin DBS with an AUTOMATIC Transmission. It is Morning Frost White(Pearl Metallic) with Chocolate interior and is absolutely gorgeous! V-12 engine that puts out 510 Horsepower! Bang & Olufsen sound system with Navigation.
2009 Aston Martin Cygnet Concept - The Innovative Commuter
text: The Innovative Commuter Concept Car: ‘Cygnet’ by Aston Martin Gaydon, Monday 29 June 2009. Aston Martin has developed a new luxury commuter concept; the ‘Cygnet’ which will offer customers a distinctive, intelligent and exclusive solution for urban travel in style and luxury. The concept will offer Aston Martin trademark design in a commuter car package based on the critically acclaimed Toyota iQ with a Euro NCAP 5-star safety package. The ‘Cygnet’ concept represents a creative, environmentally conscious solution, being small, yet with presence – and highly fuel efficient, now combined with the prestige of Aston Martin’s luxury brand ownership. Aston Martin, the world leader in exclusive niche engineering is collaborating on this concept with Toyota the world leader in volume, quality and reliability. Although vastly different in size, Toyota and Aston Martin share the philosophy of engineering excellence and innovation underlined ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Cygnet Concept - The Innovative Commuter
2009 Aston Martin DBS
text: Standard Equipment and Options All-Alloy 5.9L V 12 Front Engine with 10.9 Compression Ratio Rear Wheel Drive Fully Catalysed Stainless Steel Exhaust System w/Active Bypass Valves Double Overhead Cam and Four Valves per Cylinder Power - 510 HP SAE @ 6,500 rpm; 420 ft lb , 570 Nm @ 5,750 rpm Acceleration - 0-62 Miles Per Hour in 4.3 Seconds Max Speed - 191 MPH Rear Mid-Mounted Six-Speed Manual Gearbox Alloy Torque Tube with Carbon Fibre Propeller Shaft Limited Slip Differential Rack & Pinion, Servotronic Speed Sensitive Power-Assisted Steering Column Tilt & Reach Adjustment Front 8.5' x 20' Pirelli P Zero 245/35 Rear 11' x 20' Pirelli P Zero 295/30 Front Suspension - Independent Double Wishbones Incorporating Anti-Dive Geometry, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar and Monotube Adaptive Dampers Rear Suspension - Independent Double Wishbones with Anti-Squat and Anti-Lift Geometry, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar and Monotube Adaptive Dampers Adaptive Damping System with... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin DBS
2009 Aston Martin Exceeds All Expectations at Le Mans
text: Aston Martin exceeds all expectations at Le Mans Fifty years on from Aston Martin’s victory in the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours, the team has exceeded all expectations by finishing an excellent fourth overall in this year’s race, having been quickest of the petrol runners from start to finish. As expected, the diesel-powered cars enjoyed a margin of superiority, but Aston Martin Racing fulfilled its mission of being the first petrol car home, having also been the quickest of the petrol cars during qualifying on Thursday night. Despite the Aston Martin LMP1 car being new for this year, with the Le Mans programme only confirmed six months ago, the fourth-placed 007 car – crewed by Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mücke (DE) – exhibited perfect mechanical reliability, with only a puncture and a minor issue with the headlights getting in the way of its serene progress to the chequered flag. Mücke qualified the 007 car in eighth place for the ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Exceeds All Expectations at Le Mans
2009 Aston Martin Le Mans LMP1 Sets Fastest Non-Diesel Qualifying Lap
text: ASTON MARTIN QUALIFIES FASTEST OF THE PETROL CARS AT LE MANS Le Mans, 11 June, 2009. Qualifying for the 77th Le Mans 24 Hours took place on Thursday evening during two sessions, from 7pm to 9pm and from 10pm to midnight. After a rain-affected free practice on Wednesday night, conditions for qualifying were dry, enabling the cars to run on slick tyres for the first time on the 13.4-kilometre circuit. Although start position is not so critical at the Le Mans 24 Hours, during which the cars are expected to cover more than 5000 kilometres in approximately 360 laps, all the teams are eager to benefit from the prestige of pole position. With the diesel cars enjoying their expected margin of superiority, Aston Martin Racing’s three factory LMP1 entries will line up eighth, ninth and 17th on the grid for Saturday’s race. The 007 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mücke (DE) was the quickest Aston Martin with a time of 3m27.180s, qualifying in eighth ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin Le Mans LMP1 Sets Fastest Non-Diesel Qualifying Lap
2009 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 - Nicholas Mee Racing Team - Photo Gallery
2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Takes Class Victory at Nurburgring 24 Hour
text: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Takes Class Victory at Nürburgring 24 Hour 24 May 2009. Aston Martin’s factory entered V12 Vantage – modified only slightly for competition – has swept to a stunning debut class victory in the 37th Nürburgring 24 hour race, forming part of a double Aston Martin victory in the SP8 and SP10 classes. The near production standard V12 Vantage – which finished in 21st place overall - saw off competition from a field of largely specialist race cars in the SP8 class to claim an impressive debut win. The British marque’s factory-supported Vantage N24 entries took first and second place in the SP10 class, with the number 9 car driven by Olaf Hoppelshäuser, Richard Karner, Alexander Kolb and Maximlian Wernndl just ahead of Aston Martin’s endurance race veteran, nicknamed ‘Rose’. Belgian team Herreman Racing added to the success of the Vantage N24 finishing fourth in class after a fault-free run with ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Takes Class Victory at Nurburgring 24 Hour
2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage - Photo Update
2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours
text: ASTON MARTIN READY FOR NÜRBURGRING CHALLENGE Nürburgring, 21 May 2009. Six Aston Martins will be amongst the 180 entrants in the Nürburgring 24 hour race – one of the toughest endurance tests in motorsport – spearheaded by a factory entered version of the British marque’s new V12 Vantage. The V12 Vantage, in near-standard specification, will be driven by Aston Martin Chief Executive, Dr Ulrich Bez (DE), Chris Porritt (GB), Oliver Mathai (DE) and Richard Meaden (GB). Premiered at the Geneva Auto Salon in early March, the V12 Vantage is the ultimate incarnation of the Vantage range featuring a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (517 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque. With just minor modifications, the standard car is able to compete in this most demanding of endurance races. Joining Aston Martin’s latest model, driven by Wolfgang Schuhbauer (DE), Shinichi Katsura (J) and Horst von Saurma (DE), will be ‘Rose’, the yellow V8 ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Ready for Nurburgring 24 Hours
2009 Aston Martin to Run Three Cars at Le Mans 24 Hours
text: ASTON MARTIN TO RUN THREE CARS AT LE MANS 24 HOURS Gaydon, 21 May, 2009. Aston Martin Racing has recruited three new drivers to run a trio of Gulf-liveried LMP1 cars at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, which marks the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin’s first victory at La Sarthe in 1959. Joining the existing Aston Martin drivers, who are currently also competing in the Le Mans Series, will be Anthony Davidson (GB), Stuart Hall (GB) and Jos Verstappen (NL). The three LMP1 cars will be numbered 007, 008 and 009 and the exact configuration of the crews for the race, which takes place on June 13-14, will be announced at a later date. Davidson, 30, recently tested Aston Martin’s LMP1 car in Portugal, completing three one-hour stints. The Englishman is an experienced Formula One race and test driver and this year he has become well-known as a Grand Prix commentator on British radio. Davidson is a familiar face as he worked with the team in 2003, racing at Le Mans, ... read more @ 2009 Aston Martin to Run Three Cars at Le Mans 24 Hours
2009 Aston Martin V12 Vantage - Photo Gallery
text: Aston Martin has just released a series of lo-res images on Facebook for the new V12 Vantage. Enjoy! -BC.