Archive for the ‘Aston Martin’ Category

Aston Martin Vulcan revealed

This crazy looking thing is the new Aston Martin Vulcan. Top name! It’s a track-only limited edition (just 24 will be made) and is powered by a 7.0 litre V12 engine. “Aston Martin Vulcan is, by its very nature, a rare and thrilling supercar,” declared CEO, Dr Andy Palmer. “Designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely […]

VIDEO: A look at the Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Here’s a couple of independent videos that give us a closer look at the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3. The first video is from Autocar and features Marek Reichman, Aston’s design director, while the second is from Xcar and doesn’t.

Aston Martin Vantage GT3 special edition previewed

Aston Martin has released images of its limited-edition road-going Vantage GT3. Full details are being held back for now, but we know the 6.0 litre V12 will be good for around 600hp and the kerb weight will be close to 1565kg, some 100kg less than a V12 Vantage S. Only 100 Vantage GT3s will be […]

2015 Bathurst 12hr: Final corner scrap

We all know the #35 Nissan GT-R won the 2015 Bathurst 12 hour and we know that the #15 Audi came second and the #97 Aston Martin was third. However, the manner in which the minor placings were decided has remained a mystery. Going into Conrod Straight for the last time the #10 Bentley was […]

Nissan GTR GT3 wins 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour

A factory-backed Nissan team stood atop the Bathurst podium for the first time since that pack of arseholes win back in 1992. Katsumasa Chiyo drove the #35 GTR Nismo GT3 to victory with a perfectly timed charge for the lead in a two-lap sprint for the chequered flag. That final sprint came courtesy of the […]

VIDEO: Three days of fun

Chris Harris and mates at Portimao with his favourite cars from 2014. There’s no agenda, no forced result to pick a winning car. It’s simply a recipe for fun. Enjoy! Aston Martin V12 Vantage S BMW M3 Ferrari 458 Speciale Ferrari F12 Porsche 911 GT3 Porsche 918 Spyder Renault Megane 275 Trophy R [Thanks to […]

VIDEO: Aston Martin Vantage GT3 teaser

The current Aston Martin Vantage (VH platform) has been with us for 10 years now. It’s still one of the best looking cars around. But there’s still life in the old dog yet! Later this year, at the Geneva Motor Show to be precise (5–15 March), Aston will launch the road-going Vantage GT3. Cool and […]

Aston Martin gives “unique” DB10 leading role

The 24th Bond film will be called Spectre and it will star this Aston Martin DB10. For now the DB10 will be limited to 10 models for filming purposes only. Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall and Spectre, was consulted during the design process which was led by Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer. From […]

Buy your own “Skyfall” Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 is sub zero cool in its own right, but its association with the James Bond franchise makes it one of the coolest cars money can buy. And the good news is you can buy your very own Bond DB5 for just £28,000. Yes, that’s just a shade over AUD50,000. Even better […]

Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato revealed

Normally, if you put the words Aston Martin, shooting brake and Zagato into the same sentence we’d be drooling with excitement. And, now that somebody has put all those words into the same sentence, we’re left a little bit disappointed. It’s nice and all, the detailing on the C-pillar is beautiful, but overall it’s just […]

A pictorial history of the Aston Martin logo

According to the Aston Martin website there’s been 10 different iterations of the company’s logo. Starting with a circular roundel AM style logo in the early twenties, right up to the more familiar wings design seen on its cars today. Beginning in the late 1940s, under his ownership, the name David Brown appeared on the badge […]

Can anything stop the GT3 winning this test?

The Porsche 911 GT3, it’s the it car of every moment. It’s a Porsche, so you know it’ll be well built with the driver in mind more than anything else. It’s a 911, so you know it’s got a heritage other cars only dream of. And it’s a GT3, so you know it’s going to […]

Fake plastic spree forces Aston Martin recall

Counterfeit materials used by a “third tier” Chinese parts supplier have given Aston Martin cause to recall more than 17,500 of its cars. The only model to escape the callback is the Vanquish, while all other left-hand drive models built since November 2007 and right-hand drive models built since May 2012 are affected. The part […]

Aston Martin reflects on its 100th birthday

As you know Aston Martin celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. The CC100 Speedster concept was a fitting tribute to the brand’s style and racing heritage. But there was so much more to Aston’s party celebrations. After the break you’ll find a brief highlights video showing some of the fun they enjoyed throughout the year. […]

Drive Thru: Aston Martin Rapide

Back when I tested the BMW M5 another car joined us on the test. As you’ve clearly guessed by now that car was an Aston Martin Rapide. And while I didn’t get a lot of time behind the wheel it would be rude not to share the experience with you. Prior to hitting the road […]