Archive for the ‘Aston Martin’ Category

A quick look at James Bond’s new DB10

The next James Bond movie, Spectre, is due for Australian release on 12 November. Here’s a quick look at the latest trailer, which also includes a few appearances from Bond’s new car, the Aston Marton DB10. Also included is a behind the scenes look at the DB10 and its nemesis the stillborn Jaguar C-X75.

Adrian Newey and the Aston Martin hypercar

Those Red Bull–Aston Martin rumours won’t go away, no matter how much Niki Lauda wants them to. However, any connection with Red Bull and Aston Martin has taken a twist with word an Adrian Newey-designed road car is expected to be launched in the next few years; 2018 seems to be the year bandied about. […]

Mercedes rubbishes Red Bull rumour

It was another dismal weekend of racing for Daniel Ricciardo at the British Grand Prix. He was forced to retire on lap 22 with electrical problems. He more than anyone would have enjoyed the recent report from Autocar suggesting Red Bull Racing could cast Renault aside in favour of a new partnership with Aston Martin […]

Chris Harris does the Nürburgring 24 Hour

Chris Harris and his cameraman Neil Carey take us deep into the world of the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hour race. The star of the show is the production-based Aston Martin GT12. “Watching a car being driven fast around here is one of the great spectator experiences,” claims Harris. I believe him. I’m yet to watch […]

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 […]