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Aston Martin Rapide will be going green, to replace V12 engine with electric variant

In 2015, Aston Martin and Williams Advanced Engineering collaborated to come up with their brainchild, the RapidE Concept. A few months later, higher ups at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon signed a Memorandum of Understanding with LeEco to lead the way in producing the sedan's electric version that will hopefully be made available to the public in 2018.

Recently, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer confirmed to the public that by 2018 the gas powered Rapide will be getting the axe, and instead, an electric version RapidE concept will take its place. Since its debut, the dashing sedan has only been made available with a V-12 engine but starting in the year 2018, it will be exclusively offered with an all-electric variant.

Even though the specific details of car's technical specs are still not in the open, the new four door all-electric Aston Martin sedan will have an increase of power - from 552 horsepower produced by the 6.0-liter gasoline engine to a whopping 800 horsepower generated by the RapidE concept's electric engine. Also, take note that the outgoing gasoline-powered sedan is capable of producing 465 lb.-ft. (630 Nm) of torque, which means that with the power that the new electric version is expected to produce, its torque may be of the same magnitude. Moreover, the RapidE concept is competent enough to reach a range of almost 200 miles (320 kilometers) with enough battery on tap. The said electric sedan will not be put on sale with the Rapide S as the electric variant will replace it altogether.

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Aston Martin AMR brings Vantage and Rapide concepts to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Just like the previous years, the Geneva Motor Show has been a host to various concept debuts. This year is not an exception. Joining the lineup is Aston Martin debuting its new AMR sub-brand, and along with it are two of its fiercest concepts – the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR. Before its big reveal, quite a handful of details on the AMR have been gathered first-hand from Aston’s Gaydon, UK headquarters.

Aston Martin Chief Designer Miles Nurnberger describes the AMR as a philosophy of the British automaker’s “way of racing”. Aston Martin Racing is focused on the automaker’s constant search for (racing) success while Aston Martin focuses on the aesthetics of its sports and supercars. AMR functions in a way that it combines these missions in order to produce “more extreme versions of Aston Martin’s core lineup.”

This constant race for supremacy goes back to the One-77, a perfect example of the collaboration between aesthetics and performance, featuring carbon fiber and saddle leather, an unusual mix of materials. It is a collision of different forces, but in a luxurious way. This idea has been further used on the CC100, GT8, GT12 and Vulcan, according to Nurnberger.

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Big names in auto industry came together to build Aston Martin Valkyrie

When Aston Martin first gave the world a glimpse of the Vulcan, everyone felt shock and awe. This happened considering that this track-only model was equipped with the V12 engine that could offer 820 hp (611 kW).

Well, be prepared for another surprise as the brand’s talented team of engineers appears to be at it again with a new V12 hypercar that is also street-legal. Hidden under the codename AM-RB 001, Aston Martin revealed that it will be called the Valkyrie, the name given to the female warriors of Norse lore.

Making this hypercar even more impressive is that while it is slated to become what may be the fastest production car there is, it is the result of a collaboration of a number of big names in the industry. In the lead, we recognize Red Bull Advanced Technologies and the Chief Technical Officer of the Red Bull Racing F1 Adrian Newey. Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated customized 6.5-liter V12 engine was worked on by Cosworth together with Rimac, who will be responsible for the hybrid configuration. Rimac is well-known to many as the one who created the electric Concept One hypercar.

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2017 Geneva Motor Show: DB11 Q by Aston Martin shows extent of its bespoke service

People were so amazed by the new Aston Martin Valkyrie – used to be known by codename AM-RB 001 – at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that not all of them were able to fully appreciate one of the carmaker’s other displays at the international event. But we do! We are talking about the bespoke edition of Aston Martin DB11, as customized and tailor-made by the carmaker’s bespoke service.

We are referring to the new DB11 Q by Aston Martin, an exclusive version of the Aston Martin DB11 that is part of the “‘Q by Aston Martin -- Collection” being displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new DB11 Q by Aston Martin is aimed at highlighting the range as well as the breadth of the new Q by Aston Martin – Collection.

Wrapped in exclusive Zaffre Blue paint exterior finish, the DB11 Q by Aston Martin features the usual elements of a typical DB11, but with some additions and modifications. This color is also found on the door panels and wheels as well as on the seats, interior knobs and switches. Zaffre Blue is complemented by gloss, satin twill and forged carbon fiber details. These details include the new front splitter, bonnet strakes, rear diffuser side strakes, side sills and door mirrors. The DB11 Q by Aston Martin also features wheel centers and engine cover in carbon fiber.

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The 2017 Geneva Motor Show (or the Geneva International Motor Show) is definitely one of the most awaited major automotive shows in the planet.

It has been showcasing the best and the newest that the auto industry could offer –concept cars, production vehicles, tuned units, auto accessories and parts as well as services – since 1905.

Now, in its 87th edition, the 2017 Geneva Motor Show was already guaranteed to be a definite success when it formally opened its doors to the public on March 9, 2017.

Read the entire article Top 5 Most-liked Vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The AM-RB 001 hypercar – a joint project of Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies – has been talked about much in the automotive world since it was officially announced in the middle of 2016. But as announced, AM-RB 001 is just a codename of the new hypercar. The true and actual name of the AM-RB 001 had remained a mystery up until recently, when the partners announced that they have baptized the hypercar as the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

This continues the lineage of Aston Martin’s V cars, starting from the Vantage in 1951. Monikers starting with the letter V are usually reserved for highly desirable cars whose engineering and performance capacities have been taken to the ultimate levels.

There was the Vantage, the Virage, the Vanquish and the Vulcan. Now, the new Aston Martin Valkyrie is continuing this naming tradition, as derived from ancient Norse mythology.

Read the entire article AM-RB 001 hypercar gets officially named as Aston Martin Valkyrie

It seems that AM-RB 001 hypercar is not the only vehicle project that Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has gone into. This time, don’t expect something as outlandish as the AM-RB 001 hypercar, but of course, the new project should still leave us mesmerized.

In order to celebrate the so-called “Innovation Partnership” between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing, the two companies are creating special versions of the V8 Vantage S and the V12 Vantage S. These special versions – called the V8 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition and the V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition – are all filled with Formula One flavors as per Red Bull Racing manners.

Taking charge of transforming the V8 and V12 Vantage S into Red Bull Racing Editions is the carmaker’s in-house personalization service -- Q by Aston Martin. Aston Martin’s bespoke division took inspiration from the unique livery of the Red Bull Racing team to create Vantage S special versions that would greatly appeal to “the most devoted Formula 1 enthusiast.”

Read the entire article New Aston Martin V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions are F1-inspired

Aston Martin and Red Bull’s AM-RB 001 hypercar project is moving along quickly. This time, the project partners have already commissioned a number of technical partners that would help in the development and creation of a new mobile unit that is bound to challenge the current hypercar Trinity.

Nearly a year since Aston Martin, Red Bull and AF Racing announced the project, the partners had the chance to shop for more key technical members that could provide the expertise to achieve utmost success. According to Aston Martin and Red Bull, these key technical partners – Cosworth, Ricardo, Rimac, Multimatic, Alcon, Surface Transforms, Bosch and Wipac – were chosen because of their unrivalled expertise as well as their willingness to further push performance boundaries. These companies will work alongside Adrian Newey and David King, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer and Aston Martin’s VP and Chief Special Operations Officer, respectively.

Overseeing the engine for the new AM-RB 001 is renowned engine-maker Cosworth. Cosworth is an engineering company that specializes in building high-performance engines used in high-speed races. In fact, Cosworth boasts of 176 wins as the engine supplier in Formula One, just behind Ferrari. Cosworth will be in charge of designing and building a high-revving 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine for the AM-RB 001.

Read the entire article Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar will use a Cosworth 6.5-liter V12 engine

The European Union is dead serious about having auto companies operating in its jurisdiction comply with its carbon dioxide emission goals. In fact, two carmakers in the persona of Ferrari SpA and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., will be penalized monetarily after falling short of the specific emission target set by the European Economic Area (EEA).

Aston Martin and Ferrari were given specific emission targets of 310 grams and 295 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, respectively for 2015. However, these carmakers failed to achieve such targets, exceeding them instead of going below. For 2015, the average carbon dioxide emission for Aston Martin is 312.204 g/km, and for Ferrari is 299.448 g/km. Because of this failure, the two carmakers will be made to pay fines, calculated according to a formula that accounts for excess emissions and the number of registered cars. Using such a formula, Aston Martin and Ferrari will have to pay €36,370 ($37,928) and €410,760 ($428,383), respectively.

In 2009, the European Parliament and the Council adopted regulations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the land transportation sector. The regulation sets the average CO2 specific emissions at 130 g/km by 2015 for new passenger cars, with an ultimate target of 95 g/km by 2021. According to the EEA Report number 27/2016, majority of carmakers were able to meet their CO2 specific emission targets in 2015. It noted that while some carmakers would have exceeded the target of 130 g/km, they were deemed as compliant because they are part of pools or because of derogations.

Read the entire article EU to fine Ferrari and Aston Martin for failing to meet carbon dioxide emission targets in 2015

Soon, Aston Martin will be mesmerizing us with the follow-up to its Vulcan track-focused supercar – the AM-RB 001, a hypercar jointly developed by the British carmaker and Red Bull. The Vulcan and the AM-RB 001 are a duo of super performance cars from Aston Martin that impresses as a splendid work of art and a product of advanced engineering.

However, there is an automotive designer from Lyon, France who thinks that a third super performance car should be added to the duo – making up a new holy trinity for McLaren. This designer – named Adrien Fuinel – has created a visual rendition of the new (but not official) supercar from Aston Martin, the Aston Martin RR supercar concept. This rendition was then uploaded into his account at Behance, a Web site that allows for showcasing and discovering creative works.

At first look, you wouldn’t believe that the RR supercar concept is an Aston Martin. Well, that could be because -- aside from the front end and a ground clearance derived from the Vulcan and a few styling cues -- the curves and the body work of the RR supercar concept are not typical of an Aston Martin. But since this is a concept, maybe we can forgive Fuinel for that.

Read the entire article French artist Adrien Fuinel renders Aston Martin RR supercar concept

The Aston Martin Vanquish hasn’t changed much since it was unveiled in 2012. Until today, its elegant and athletic design continues to be a stunning head-turner. In fact, if you are new to the Aston Martin brand, you wouldn’t think that this form is nearly five years old. A year later in 2013, Aston Martin revealed the Volante or the convertible version of the Aston Martin Vanquish.

Now, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is receiving an “S” designation, which means that the latest model – the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante – will be much superior in terms of performance, thanks to a number of improvements made.

As it is, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is already a powerful being. Its core is an all alloy quad overhead cam 48-valve 6.0-liter V12 front mid-mounted engine that sends 424 kW (568 bhp or 576 PS) of max output at 6,650 rpm and 630 Nm (465 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 5,500 rpm. With this power level, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and from nil to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. Top speed of the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is set at 197 mph (317 km/h).

Read the entire article Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is a performance convertible with 603 PS of output

Many have raised their eyebrows when Aston Martin filed a trademark for what is supposed to be a new logo for their merchandise. Others were quick to judge that the new logo would replace the iconic winged symbol on Aston Martin vehicles. So what’s the big deal?

Filed last July, the new trademark is to be used for the brand’s other merchandise which includes Aston Martin’s advertising and furniture division. But only last week, the company had once again filed another trademark for the same logo and did it under several categories. The logo was registered for automobile chassis, design of land vehicles, mobile phones, clothing and leather.

All these years, Aston Martin’s wing logo has always been synonymous to their brand image. It would be difficult to understand in case the British auto maker would change it into something else. To some folks though, the new badge already looks familiar because it does look like the brand’s first logo from the 1920s.

Read the entire article The mystery behind Aston Martin’s new logo design

Even when Aston Martin has been mum about the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar, Marek Reichman at least has something new to say. In a recent interview with Australia’s Motoring, the chief designer talked about the AM-RB 001’s 250mph top speed as well as its impressive 4.5 cornering G-force.

Aston Martin’s RB-001, according to Reichman, will have the 1,000hp naturally aspirated V12 with up to 6.0-7.0-litre engine displacement. More so, it will come with Xtrac’s single clutch sequential gearbox.

If you can recall, it was earlier reported that the engine was estimated to deliver up to 11,000 rpm. But according to the latest word from the man himself, the hypercar can only rev up to 9,500 rpm. Not bad. Since it’s a totally new engine, at least we’ll be expecting it would be made mostly of aluminium with maybe some parts in carbon fibre.

Read the entire article Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar will offer a 250 mph top speed

The arrival of limited edition cars is always something to look out for. However, the launch of limited edition super cars is even more exciting. In fact, from the time they are released, they become instant superstars.

Also, these limited edition super cars become instant classics, immediately creating a premium once they are received by their owners. Since they produced in limited numbers, it is usually hard to get a new super car. If one is not lucky enough to buy a new limited edition super car, he or she may have to get them for the used car market.

Here are five limited edition super cars – announced or released this 2016 – that immediately gained classic status and are already fetching a high premium over their original prices.

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Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing teamed up for the first time in creating what looks like one of the most ferocious beasts in history. The British car manufacturer has evolved into something really big this time as we can see in the upcoming AM-RB 001.

The recent information we got is from the Wall Street Journal’s interview with Adrian Newey, which reveals some of the juiciest details of the Aston Martin Redbull Hypercar. The efficiently designed AM-RB-001 is packed with highly advanced active suspension system and can take off in under ten seconds while reaching a top speed of 200 miles per hour. Thanks to its 1,000 horsepower V12 engine.

The chief technical officer remarked about the AM-RB 001’s active suspension, saying that it gives the vehicle the ability to adjust to the track with its lower and stiffer suspension setup. The highly advanced suspension can actually self-adjust to the ground since it implements a slightly softer suspension when on the road. Wow. That’s insanely genius.

Read the entire article 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB 001 specs are absolutely insane

Earlier this year, Aston Martin wowed the world with a stunning concept car – the Vanquish Zagato. The concept made its first appearance in May during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. It is another one of Aston Martin’s collaboration projects with Zagato that is seen to be at par with the beauty that was the 1960 DB4 GT. It is distinctly Zagato but it comes with certain flourishes that make it even more remarkable.

The Vanquish Zagato comes with a trademark double-bubble roof and a very imposing front grille that adds to its unique Zagato styling. It also comes with quad exhausts that help us hear the roar of its 5.9-liter V12 engine better. The Vanquish Zagato can make up to 600 horsepower, making it 27 horsepower more awesome than the regular Vanquish. To make the car even more special, it comes with supportive leather seats embellished with a unique “Z” quilting pattern.

Not long after the British luxury car manufacturer introduced the hardtop Vanquish Zagato, the automaker has once again made an appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with another showstopper. Aston Martin once again wowed the crowd with an even more stunning masterpiece, the Vanquish Zagato Volante – a convertible version of the hardtop Vanquish Zagato.

Read the entire article Aston Martin launches stunning Vanquish Zagato Volante at Pebble Beach

Recently, Aston Martin unveiled their newest hypercar the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 – a mishmash of cutting-edge F1 technology and a design that screams Aston Martin. In collaboration with Red Bull, the AM-RB 001 came to exist with the genius minds of Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey. But in the first place, how did this concept even come to life?

The British automaker and Red Bull first announced their partnership early this year. However, the AM-RB 001 was already being planned way before the said date and maybe way before one of them even thought about it.

First off, Adrian Newey has been in the business for almost thirty years. He worked as a race engineer, an aerodynamicist, a technical director and of course, a designer for Formula One and IndyCar racing. He is well-known by his craft and thus, one of the most amazing brains known for creating the ambitious Aston Martin AM-RB 001.

Read the entire article Throwback: This is how the Aston Martin AM-RB 001 came to be

The James Bond series is probably the longest running spy series that started way back in 1963 with the first movie Dr. No. There have been more than twenty instalments released since the first movie, each one possessing the same spy-induced excitement as the rest of the movies.

The thrill and excitement in every series attract the audience but it cannot be denied that the different types of vehicles driven by Agent 007 draws in the crowds too. The James Bond series is probably one of the movies that are popularly watched especially because of the variety of vehicles featured.

Even when most of the luxury cars featured in the movies would probably meet an unfortunate end (like fall off a cliff or explode in one of 007’s race against time adventures), people like the thrill of seeing an Aston Martin or a Ford Mustang sprint in full speed on a race against one of 007’s rivals.

Read the entire article Aston Martin DB5 tops ‘Favorite Bond Car’ survey in the UK

This generation of cars have been more like a clash of super powers. Various automakers have been working on developing some of the most powerful cars to compete with the current members of the hypercar Holy Trinity. The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 have set the bar for future hypercars and have challenged the automotive world to do better. Now, Aston Martin is in the works of creating their very own hypercar that will surely take your breath away.

In a recent event at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, UK, the British luxury car manufacturer unveiled their new creation – a hypercar that is a combination of cutting-edge F1 technology and a uniquely Aston Martin design. This hypercar is the product of Aston Martin’s partnership with Red Bull Formula One Team.

This new addition to the growing hypercar family is the creation of Red Bull’s Chief Technical Officer and the world’s most successful F1 designer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman. Reichman has since been the British automaker’s design chief since 2015 and is the man behind the One-77, the Aston Martin Vulcan and the latest DB11. These two along with their team of engineers and designers have worked together to create what they have called the Aston Martin AM-RB 001.

Read the entire article Red Bull and Aston Martin team up to build this generation’s hypercar: the AM-RB 001

Aston Martin has unveiled a limited edition car that marks its long-standing collaboration with Zagato design house of Italy. Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe was an offshoot of the Vanquish Zagato Concept shown at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy in May 2016. Due to incessant customer demand, Aston Martin decided to produce, albeit in a limited manner, just 99 examples of the car at its facility in Gaydon, England.

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato marks the fifth fruit of the Aston-Martin-Zagato partnership that commenced with the elegantly muscular DB4 GT Zagato racing car of 1960. Nearly three decades later, the partners launched another vehicle, the V8 Vantage Zagato in 1986. It was followed by the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the V12 Vantage Zagato unveiled in 2011. All of these cars are a fusion between Zagato's signature design language born from years of experience in creating luxury sports cars, and Aston Martin's dynamic capabilities and material attributes.

The latest product of this partnership, the Vanquish Zagato does not only reveal Aston Martin's bespoke luxury but also its superb sporting ability. The core of this beastly beauty is Aston Martin's uprated 6.0L V12 powertrain that offers 600PS, allowing the Vanquish Zagato to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. This monstrous performance is complemented by a distinct suspension setup designed to deliver a GT experience exclusive to the Vanquish Zagato model.

Read the entire article Aston Martin to build and sell 99 examples of Vanquish Zagato Coupe Limited Edition
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