Aston Martin Vanquish Doubles The Stake With Another 99 Zagato Volante

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Everyone gets nervous about exam results, but Zagato needn’t have worried with the Aston Vanquish Volante Zagato’s products are famed for their double-bubble roofs. Well, here’s one that eschew that, using a folding fabric top instead. Following the sell-out run of 99 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagatos (despite the car’s £500,000 pricetag), the companies have linked … [Read more…]

Aston Martin DB11

THE new DB11 is a crucial car for Aston Martin: crucial in terms of revenue for the sometimes struggling British brand, and crucial for the new leadership team put in place two years ago by president and CEO Andy Palmer. So there’s a lot riding on the DB11’s beautifully sculpted shoulders – and beautiful they … [Read more…]

Aston Martin DB11

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From the first turn of the wheel, this feels like a different Aston Martin. The knurled rim is familiar as I go clockwise for ‘N’, then anticlockwise for ‘E’ before heading back through the rotational clicks like a navigational safe-cracker for ‘W’. It’s just so much easier to use than any Aston before. “I haven’t … [Read more…]

Aston Martin Vulcan

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There are some cars that should never see the tarmac of a public highway., but someone forgot to tell a handful of Aston Martin Vulcan owners that. Step inside the workshop ofRML, the firm that is making the trackday monster street-legal. It’s a fact of life that if you tell someone they can’t have something, … [Read more…]

Aston Martin V8

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A near two-ton Goliath powered by an outrageous handmade 5.3-liter engine, the DBS V8 was meant to be Aston’s money-earner for the 1970s. Based on the six-cylinder DBS of 1967, the V8 did not appear until April 1970. With a thundering 160 mph (257 km/h) top speed and incredible sub seven second 0–60 time, Aston’s … [Read more…]

Aston Martin DB4

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The debut of the DB4 in 1958 heralded the beginning of the Aston Martin glory years, ushering in the breed of classic six-cylinder DB Astons that propelled Aston Martin onto the world stage. Earlier postwar Astons were fine sports enthusiasts’ road cars, but with the DB4 Astons acquired a new grace, sophistication, and refinement that … [Read more…]

Aston Martin Bulldog

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When the Bulldog was unveiled in early 1980, it was intended as the first of a limited-edition run of 25, but it turned out to be so far-fetched that it never made it into production. Styled by William Towns, of Lagonda fame, the Bulldog takes the concept of wedge-shaped design onto a whole new plane.

Aston Martin Vanquish – 2001

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The Vanquish was the grandest of grand tourers when it went on sale, after first appearing as the Project Vantage GT concept car at the North American International Auto Show in 1998. This super-refined machine designed by Ian Callum sat proudly at the top of the Aston Martin totem pole from 2001 and remained there … [Read more…]

Aston Martin DBS V12 – 2008

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Following the demise of the Vanquish S, Aston Martin’s new leader of the pack was the DBS V12. Proudly reviving the iconic DBS designation of earlier years, this superb machine made a show-stopping inaugural appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in 2007. The DBS V12 prototype was certainly an eye-catcher, shaped by the aerodynamic … [Read more…]