Category Archives: Aston Martin

The James Bond car by British motor company Aston Martin has been demanding the attention of gearheads and fans for a long time. This luxury car is the epitome of auto excellence, featuring classic lines and top-notch engineering. It is apparent that every attention to detail is paid to each model produced by Aston Martin, and owning one is a privilege. Yet remember you can always cheat and rock an exotic Aston Martin rental whenever you are feeling a bit James Bondish!
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‘Hey Jude’ Was Originally Created in an Aston Martin DB6

There is a very special Aston Martin DB6 in existence, and it is not likely to ever be offered for sale. The car was owned by Paul McCartney, which is great, but it has an extra claim to fame: It is said that McCartney first chimed out the monumental hit “Hey Jude” into a reel-to-reel recorder in the car en route to visit John Lennon’s son, Julian. McCartney was apparently driving the Aston Martin DB6 to visit Julian when this catchy tune crossed his mind, and he decided to record a bit of it to play around with later. The … Continue reading

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Aston Martin And Valentino Tout One-Off Camo Vanquish Volante

Luxury automaker Aston Martin paired with fashionable fashion label Valentino to produce a special one-off Vanquish Volante. The unique creature boasts a camouflage exterior that succeeds at maintaining a stylish appeal, which is not typically the case when used. The Aston Martin Q personalization department had a heavy hand in the project, which was sold at a charity auction. The Aston Martin Valentino Vanquish Volante packs the same powertrain, with the only alterations being in the aesthetics department. That means it is a 6.0-liter V12 vibrating with 568 horses and 465 pound-feet of decadent torque. This model hits the 0-60 … Continue reading

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Electric Aston Martin Rapide Will Be More Powerful

Fans of the hybrid and electric car movement can rejoice in a bit of good news: The all-new electric Aston Martin Rapide shall be even more powerful than her standard siblings. How much more powerful? That would be hundreds more horses. For the time being, the electric Aston will be made available in both the United States and China, possibly expanding to other areas later. The electric Aston Martin Rapide at a glance: The model features a high-capacity specialized battery placed in the engine bay and transmission. Basically, there is an electric motor mounted on each axle, with all working … Continue reading

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Aston Martin and LeTV Pair Up In The Name Of Technology

Aston Martin is pulling out some stops, strategizing with China-based LeTV to incorporate new technology into the fleet. The deal includes Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and LeTV, officially known as Leshi Internet Information & Technoogy Corp., wherein Aston Martin will be served a slice of China’s high technology and LeTV will gain exposure for this and its electric automobile ambitions. The Aston Martin One-77 is one of just 77 created. Future siblings will be just as stunning and technologically advanced. With Aston Martin sales surging in China, it simply makes sense to take advantage of the brainpower located there in … Continue reading

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Aston Martin Drops Lawsuit Against Fisker Thunderbolt Project

On the heels of Aston Martin bowing down to Porsche’s lawsuit against the usage of the GT3 label, Aston Martin has shown mercy to Fisker. Fisker has agreed to cancel their Thunderbolt Project, a Vanquish-based prototype that led to a bit of pre-litigation. The parties have amicably resolved the issue, which is certainly rare in cases of this nature. Aston Martin found designer Henrik Fisker’s Thunderbolt Project to be a copyright violation when the concept was previewed at the Concours d’Elegance recently in Florida. Below is the official joint statement on the resolved Thunderbolt Project issue: “On March 26, 2015, Aston … Continue reading

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Porsche Objects to Aston Martin GT3 Name–Legally

It is a challenging business to name a vehicle, as Aston Martin and many others have learned the hard way over the years. Porsche has taken a legal stand against Aston Martin due to the name of their recent offering, the Aston Martin GT3. Porsche is arguing that the GT3 label belongs to them and that Aston Martin has no rights to tack it onto their Vantage. The confusion continues because the FIA GT3 racing category has existed for years. Porsche took a legal stand against Aston Martin for using the GT3 nameplate.  So does Porsche own the rights to … Continue reading

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Aston Martin Picking Up More Ladies? Not a Bad Goal

Exotic sports cars and supercars are strongly associated with male drivers. There are a plethora of jokes on the matter, including the overused ‘Middle age crisis car’, among others. It seems that the Aston Martin sales teams are angling for a new approach, appealing to women drivers with their latest offerings and marketing strategies. Aside from trying to pick up more ladies, the brand is targeting a younger demographic as well. Aston Martin is changing their game by picking up more ladies and appealing to a younger crowd.  How they are handling the gear change: The new Aston Martin marketing … Continue reading

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The Aston Martin Vulcan Requires Special Training to Operate

The Aston Martin Vulcan is the latest high-performance offering from the badge with a $2.3 million dollar asking price and a rather exclusive production run of just 24 units. The new member of the fleet has not only a prestigious family behind it, but also a special driver training course commencing in 2016 to teach owners to operate the Vulcan properly and to her highest abilities. The Aston Martin Vulcan looks every inch the racer (Photo: Aston Martin). The Aston Martin Vulcan owners will be offered the opportunity to train with experienced racing drivers on some of the world’s most … Continue reading

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Aston Martin Is Not Going Cheap As of Yet

There have been many rumors in circulation that Aston Martin could produce lower cost models and perhaps even an SUV offering. While the theories go back and forth, Aston Martin’s president in the Americas, Julian Jenkins, has stated that no such things are to occur at this intersection. That statement is rather vague, and does leave a sizable opening for future direction change and curiosities. For the time being, anyhow, the Aston Martin badge will remain a status symbol for only elite and high-end exotic sports cars. There will not be a lower end Aston Martin offering, or perhaps not … Continue reading

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Awestruck: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 Transformed Into Rally Car

High performance aftermarket tuning endeavors have churned out an agressive gas-guzzling gem: Behold the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 rally car. Makela Auto Tuning of Finland is the brains behind the project. Just an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 completely morphed into a rally car, no big deal.  The only thing that could make this cooler is if Ken Block blasted around an obstacle course in it with a Go Pro strapped onto his face. Makela completed the Aston Martin rally car project in time to race in the Arctic Lapland Rally event in the new R-GT class. The R-GT … Continue reading

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