Archive for the ‘Aston Martin’ Category

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 […]

Thank christ for that!

We have no idea who The Supercar Kids are but if their source for this latest rumour is bang on we don’t really care. They claim that production of that Aston Martin Cynical abomination has quietly come to an end. The Toyota iQ based city car sucked in the great Stirling Moss, of all people, […]

VIDEO: Aston Martin Rally to London

Last month Aston Martin held its Rally to London drive across Europe as part of its centenary celebrations. They’ve published a short clip to YouTube to show us what we’ve missed out on. And while it looks like it was more a social event than a pure driving event we’d very much like to have […]

Aston Martin seeking technical partnership with AMG

Aston Martin has announced it signed a letter of intent with Mercedes-AMG GmbH to enter into a technical partnership with the German firm. The deal is expected to see AMG secure a 5% stake in Aston Martin in exchange for access and development of bespoke V8 engines, along with electric/electronic (e/e) components from Mercedes-Benz Cars. […]

2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures – gallery 1

It’s taken us a while to prepare, but here’s your first instalment in our 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed image gallery. We’ve got more than 260 images in all which will be spread out over three galleries. Presented in alphabetical order, this selection of photos starts with Alfa Romeo and ends with Lotus. And doesn’t […]

Allan Simonsen 1978–2013

It’s with a heavy heart that we emerge from our week away to mention the death of Allan Simonsen at the 24 Hours of Le Mans over the weekend. Allan raced in GT endurance events all over the world, notably V8 Supercars, Le Mans and at the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race. Simonsen also attracted attention […]

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S revealed

Aston Martin continues to squeeze more blood from the Vantage stone, this time in the form of a V12 Vantage S. We can’t blame them really, the Vantage is still one of the nicest looking sportscars money can buy and if they want to give it more power we won’t find cause to object. The […]

Aston Martin Hydrogen Rapide S debuts at N24h

Aston Martin is racing a very unique version of its four-door Rapide at the Nürburgring 24 hour race. It’s based on the Rapide S, due to debut very soon, and is powered by a hybrid hydrogen drivetrain. It’s the first racecar of its kind in the world. The hybrid system comprises a twin turbo 6.0 […]