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Red Bull Racing Has Developed A Road-legal Hypercar With Aston Martin

Almost every supercar maker wants to make the fastest road car claim, but for British marque Aston Martin, it needs not make the claim, nor does it lust after the title – the automaker just collaborates with folks who have extensive knowledge of building really fast cars that weaves around precarious S courses, tackles hairpins and winning competitions to make a car that goes beyond supercar. And the folks they chose to work with is none other than the Red Bull Racing. The result is a beautiful hypercar codenamed AM-RB 001 that promised to be equally apt on the track as it is on the road. In addition, a track-only AM-RB 001, one that will have the performance that’s inline with today’s LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes, is also in development. Continue reading Red Bull Racing Has Developed A Road-legal Hypercar With Aston Martin

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Is Officially A Real Car Money Can Buy

It was just May this year when Aston Martin unveiled the Vanquish Zagato Concept at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como and now, it is a real car which, if you have the money to drop, you can buy. Since the unveiling, Aston Martin has received “unprecedented customer interest” and the call of the rich has been answered, albeit in limited production run of just 99 units. Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe is the fifth car from the marques’ fifty years of collaboration which started with the DB4 GT Zagato racing car in 1960. Continue reading Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Is Officially A Real Car Money Can Buy

Aston Martin Unveils The Company’s First Powerboat At Milan Design Week

Don’t ask why a luxury sports car maker like Aston Martin wants to make a powerboat. I guess the answer will be just, because they can. Teaming up with The Netherlands-based yacht designer Quintessence Yachts, the AM37 is the result of “years of research and development” which challenges “the status quo of the nautical world.” Well, we have seen the craziest boat ideas, so a boat that this beautiful is not uncommon – unless it is one that is both a boat and a car. But hey, it is an Aston Martin after all and you know what Aston Martin is all about? Continue reading Aston Martin Unveils The Company’s First Powerboat At Milan Design Week

Super Rare and ‘Original’ 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage to Go Under the Hammer

In this day and age, you’d be hard-pressed to find a good vintage sports car, much less one in its original condition. If you are one heck of a serious motor head with special love for Aston Martin’s classic and very deep pockets, then you may be interested in “an exceptionally rare and highly original” 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage that you could have a shot of owning when it goes under the hammer at Barons at Sandown Park on July 28, 2015. We are not going to have high hopes on the condition since it is being touted as ‘original’, after all, this beauty is over four and half decades old. That said, inimitable patina of age is inevitable and should be expected if originality takes priority in your collectible car checklist. Continue reading Super Rare and ‘Original’ 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage to Go Under the Hammer

Aston Martin Took DBX Concept to Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

First debuted at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the British luxury marque has brought the bold DBX Concept to Lake Como for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The concept was entered in event’s Concept Cars and Prototypes class, a category which Aston Martin One-77 and V12 Zagato had won. When we first laid eyes on the DBX Concept, we can’t decide what Aston Martin was trying to do. To us, it looks like part sports car, part off-roader. Weird, I know and kind of reminds us of Lamborghini SUV concepts we saw years ago. The sports car part is pretty self-explanatory, judging from its coupe styling, while the off-roader side of things seem to be a suggestion of its massive wheel and elevated ride height. The ride height, if you don’t already notice, is partly attributed by its all-wheel drive system that this concept car wears. Continue reading Aston Martin Took DBX Concept to Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Aston Martin Introduces 800+ Horsepower Track-only Vulcan at 85th Geneva Motor Show

Can enough of speed? Well, in that case, you will have take a jet aircraft, but for those with a burgeoning bank account, look forward to the Aston Martin Vulcan. The Vulcan is the British automaker’s track-only car, which we are obliged to call it a race car. It is a shame that it is only for track, because this baby is going to turn heads whenever it goes. Powered by a massive 7.0-liter V12 petrol unit, this beauty puts out over 800 horsepower and wears a body that’s styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team lead by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and it is look into the future design language of the British marque. Continue reading Aston Martin Introduces 800+ Horsepower Track-only Vulcan at 85th Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin 60th Anniversary Vanquish Has Rotary Dials Fashioned Out Of Real Engine Pistons

We have seen our share of anniversary cars, but the Aston Martin Works 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Vanquish is different. It is one of the rare cars, if not the only one, that bears a physical piece of the past. While there are the usual exquisite details in the area of trim, paint color and stuff, one finer detail connects each car to the automaker’s past: bespoke rotaries around the major controls, each fashioned out of a piston pulled from an Aston Martin engine of the relevant period and laser etched with Works’ Anniversary wording. Granted that those rotaries may not be the best looking and could very well sticks out like sore thumbs for some, but they are definitely emotive element which we believe long time Aston Martin enthusiasts will appreciate. Continue reading Aston Martin 60th Anniversary Vanquish Has Rotary Dials Fashioned Out Of Real Engine Pistons

This Aston Martin DB10 is the Next Bond Car and it Looks Kind of Sexy

Aston Martin, together with maker of James Bond film franchise EON Productions, has unveiled the next car for the world’s most famous (fictional) spy, the Aston Martin DB10, for the next James Bond movie Spectre, also marking a relationship spanning half a century between Aston and one of the longest running spy film in Hollywood’s history. And so yes. There will be another Bond flick and yes, it is confirmed that Mr. Bond will indeed be driving an Aston in the show. Unlike previous Bond‘s rides, the DB10 for Spectre is developed by the Gaydon, Warwickshire-based automaker specifically for the film and in addition to that, this sexy fastback sports car is also a glimpse into the future design direction for the British marque. Continue reading This Aston Martin DB10 is the Next Bond Car and it Looks Kind of Sexy

Aston Martin Unveils The Quickest Droptop To Date, The V12 Vantage S Roadster

not sure if you folks noticed this. Aston Martin has been a regular in announcing the fastest and most powerful variants of its drool-worthy rides. the latest to catch on to this title-grabbing fad is the V12 Vantage S Roadster that packs 565 HP and 457 lb-ft of torque, squeezed out from its AM28 6.0-liter V12 engine. the engine is paired to a Sportshift III seven-speed transmission which the British luxury sports car marque said was engineered “to exploit the full sporting potential of the V12 engine.” the gearbox features hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission offers motorsport-style paddle shift and is a good 44 lbs lighter than its forebear. the combination of the AM28 petrol unit and the Sportshift III results in a droptop that could rocket from standstill to 60 mph in mere 3.9 seconds (0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds) and finally topping out at 201 mph. Continue reading Aston Martin Unveils The Quickest Droptop To Date, The V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

come this March, British marque Aston Martin has a couple of special edition rides for motoring enthusiasts to drool over at the Geneva Motor Show. the 101-year-old company will be unveiling the Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430, along with the “dramatic” DB9 Carbon and Carbon White editions. however, being more of an under-the-hood person, it is only natural that we are more drawn to the track-honed, GT4-inspired N430, which will be available in coupe or roadster body style – btw, over the James Bond-style of cosmetic sprucing that the Carbon Editions have to offer. Continue reading Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430