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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Pre-War Aston Martin Shocks With $4.5 Million Sale

A recent Aston Martin sale at Bonham’s auction shows that the brand is perhaps a touch more valuable to collectors these days. A 1935 Aston Martin Ulster was unloaded for a staggering $4.5 million, marking the first time a pre-war example has reached numbers of that magnitude. The Aston Martin Ulster was a racing car and this one, LM19, competed in the Ards TT race. These cars were designed with racing in mind, and made their mark at many races in the early to mid 1900s, including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans, RAC TT and the French Grand Prix. The … Continue reading

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Invite Only: The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf

Some say the company was secretive about the release of the new Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf, but the mystery machine is sold exclusively to those invited to buy only—so why waste all those precious marketing dollars? They sort-of made mention of an upcoming sedan at a brief point, but said nothing in regards to the powertrain or interior…because it is likely that you cannot have one. You must be invited to purchase the latest Aston Martin sedan, the Langonda Taraf. You also cannot be in the United States market. Photos ©Aston Martin The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf follows some of its … Continue reading

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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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