You’d think that creating a badge for a car would be no big deal, but in the case of UK luxury automaker Aston Martin, every little detail matters. Car fanatic Mr JWW visited Vaughton’s, the factory where they meticulously create each badge, and got to help make a custom badge for his special-edition DBX Q SUV.
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The prototype of Aston Martin’s topless, V12-powered 2-seater takes to the English countryside as it prepares for more rigorous dynamic testing. Created by the company’s Q division, the sexy 700 hp car pays homage to Aston’s racing traditions. Just 88 will be made, with deliveries starting in 2021. (Thanks Nathan!)
Incorporating elements of the One-77 and Vulcan supercars, this incredible one-off Aston Martin is one of the most drop-dead gorgeous cars we’ve ever laid eyes on. Under its long hood, it packs a 7.3L V12 that makes 836 hp, connected to its rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Despite its race car underpinnings, it’s road legal.
Released in 2016 by Aston Martin, the Lagonda Taraf is the most expensive luxury sedan on the planet, with a sticker price starting at $1 million. So what exactly do those seven figures buy you? Automotive journalist Doug Demuro got up close and personal with the extremely rare ride for a look inside and a test drive.
UK automaker Aston Martin takes their stunning and powerful Vantage Coupe and drops its top in just 6.7 sec. The distinctive two-seater is powered by a 503hp twin-turbo V8, which can launch it to 60mph in 3.7 sec, towards a top speed of 190mph. That’s with the roof raised, though at those speeds you’ll appreciate having the top up.
Eaglemoss offer this exquisite 1:8-scale die-cast model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. It includes working lights, pop-out machine guns, flipping license plates, ejector seat, and more. The kit ships as 86 weekly issues ($10.90 ea), spread out over 22 months.
The latest addition to the awesome LEGO Creator Expert series is a 1290 piece replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5. The model is packed with gadgets, including an ejector seat, rotating license plates, bullet shield, tire slashers, and machine guns.
British auto engineering company RML Group specializes in race cars. But they did recently did the opposite of their operations, turning the track-only Aston Martin Vulcan into a street-legal beast. Lovecars spoke with the company for a tour of the conversion.
Aston Martin trimmed the back of the DB11’s chassis then combined it with the DB10’s nose to create the new Vantage. A divisive but definitely aggressive look. It’s powered by an AMG-sourced 4L twin-turbo V8 engine that produces up to 503 hp and 513 lb-ft. of torque.
We’re absolutely head over heels for this custom built soapbox derby racer built to look like the bonkers Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE. Only this version doesn’t have 480 hp – it’s powered by gravity. Watch it leap towards the finish line at the Red Bull Soapbox Derby.
The most powerful Super GT Aston available, the Vanquish S’ 6.0-liter V12 has been pushed to produce 591 hp thanks to a new intake system. Its suspension has been retuned for sportier handling, and new aerodynamics not only look the part, but help stick the car to the ground.
Jay Leno visits the secret vault of “a small company” called Aston Martin to check out a prototype of its flagship GT, the DB 11. Then he takes it on an ever so tame test drive against stunt driver and former Stig Ben Collins and the new V12 Vantage S.
A road legal car that’s faster than a 2015 F1 car. That’s the AM-RB 001’s threat – er, promise. Its 100% carbon fiber body and wheels, and custom V12 give the car a 1bhp:1kg ratio, and a unique underbody helps generate massive downforce. Aston will produce just 124 cars.
One of those rare cases where a concept car goes into production almost unchanged, Aston’s awesome looking coachbuilt, carbon fiber Vanquish is heading to the garages of 99 of lucky (and wealthy) customers, complete with a 600hp 6.0L V12, and a 3.5s 0-to-60 time.
Aston teamed up with Zagato to create the ultimate expression of its Vanquish sports coupe. The concept has bespoke carbon fiber body panels, a 600 hp V12 under the bonnet, a retractable spoiler, cool bladed taillights, and premium interior befitting a true grand tourer.
Aston Martin is making just 150 of this special Vantage, drawing inspiration from the V8 Vantage GTE race car. The 446hp GT8 cuts weight by about 220lb. using an ample dose of carbon fiber and other tweaks, and improves grip and downforce with lots of aero bits.
This combination of the V8 Vantage S and the Vantage GT is exclusive to the US. It has the same 436hp 4.7L V8 engine but with the choice of a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed auto. You can choose between a sporty or a luxurious trim as well as a fixed roof or a drop top.
The DB 11 has an all new 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 that produces up to 600hp and 516 lb-ft. of torque, delivered via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Intakes behind the rear windows push air to the rear of the trunk, creating a virtual spoiler. Drops Q3 2016 for $212K.
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