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Nowadays, we have all heard of hybrid cars and electric vehicles. But one thing is for sure, not everybody has seen or have heard of a gravity-powered car - until now at least.
You might already be aware of Aston Martin’s all electric car that is set to come out in 2019, the RapidE. But even before that comes out, they have already made a special edition V8 Vantage GTE that has zero emissions, which made its way to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. What’s cool about this car is that is does not run on an electric powertrain, nor hydrogen but it has less carbon footprint, plus it does not make a lot of noise. So how is that possible, you ask? Well, it is actually a soapbox car that runs on gravity. Sounds very scientific huh?
Aston Martin and Red Bull have always had a good relationship, and the V8 Vantage GTE was built for none other than the Red Bull Soapbox Race that took place on July 9 held in Alexandra Palace, London, UK.Read the entire article Special-edition Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE gets ready for the Red Bull Soapbox Race
Not many people got a chance to own one of the limited-run Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar. And if you are one of the few lucky ones, Andy Palmer of Aston Martin has a message to give you, and you better take him seriously.
On July 5th, Andy Palmer posted on Twitter making it clear that Valkyrie buyers should not even attempt to sell their build spot for some extra money, as these people will lose the car, and will be banned. And it doesn’t end there, as they never be able to get another special vehicle. He made it clear that they will be able to identify those who tries to flip their reservation slots. Andy Palmer wrote this as a response to a certain @woodsypedia on Twitter with regards to the proposed built slot seen on PistonHeads Classifieds.
This action by Palmer was triggered when a listing by a seller named Knight International cited an “Aston Martin Valkyrie 2019 Build Slot”. On the website, you will find “Price on Request”. However, the tweet that Palmer responded to shows a £9,999,999 ($12.9 million) price tag. How insane is that.Read the entire article Aston Martin warns Valkyrie buyers not to sell their reservation slots
Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz have recently joined forces, and the first fruit of their collaboration has finally been revealed. The Aston Martin DB11 is equipped with a 4.0 liter turbocharged V8 powertrain as an option.
This is the first model to benefit from the deal since Daimler AG, Mercedes’ parent company, and Aston first joined forced in 2013, when the German multinational company bought five percent of the British company’s shares. Both companies go hand in hand like adding cocoa powder to a cup of dark hot chocolate.
The V8 is a familiar sounding term to many, and yes, it is the same V8 that you may be thinking of. In fact, it is the same engine that you will find in most Mercedes models, just like the 503-horsepower AMG GT S. To ensure that the DB11 still reminds you of an Aston Martin, the engineers did a little bit of calibration, reprogramming, and ECU-relates items so that the car still feels and sounds like an Aston Martin.Read the entire article 2018 Aston Martin DB11 gets a Mercedes-AMG V8 engine
The already wild Aston Martin Vulcan just got wilder. This is all thanks to the performance upgrade package that was developed by AMR, which is the carmaker’s new performance brand. Introducing new Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro, an upgrade package that includes tweaks in aerodynamic and gearing.
When Aston Martin introduced the Aston Martin Vulcan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we already knew that this track-only supercar wasn’t an ordinary one. After all, Aston Martin conceived and engineered the Vulcan to deliver the much-desired driving excitement as well as surpass the performance of the carmaker’s Le Mans-winning race cars.
Aston Martin has already done a number of things to make sure that the owners of the only 24 examples of the Vulcan are able to enjoy a dynamic and intense driving experience. For instance, for the past two years, Vulcan owners have received step-by-step driver training from Aston Martin’s team of instructors like Darren Turner, an Aston Martin Racing works driver and three-time Le Mans winner. Owners also took part in exclusive driving events in Circuit of the Americas in the United States, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Silverstone in the United Kingdom.Read the entire article AMR Pro upgrade package on Aston Martin Vulcan intensifies both downforce and acceleration
British marque Aston Martin surprised us all with its own all-electric variant of the four-door RapidE grand tourer in 2015. It was revealed only as a concept labelled the RapidE AMR, and now it will possibly make its debut for the 2019 model year. This will be the first ever Aston Martin to entirely get rid of an internal combustion engine. The upper management of Aston Martin revealed that they have given the go-signal to build the newest addition to the Aston Martin family - a £230,000 zero emissions plug-in supercar, and it will be produced in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering which has also largely contributed to the said concept. The British automaker has guaranteed a range of more than 200 miles on a single charge, with a 0 to 60 mph sprint only needing 3 seconds to attain.
As of now, specific details outlining the RapidE have not been made public, but the British marque said that the rapid power delivery offered by electric motors will give an unforgettable driving experience that is unique to Aston Martin patrons. This translates to more than just a motoring experience lacking a V8 or V12 soundtrack since this RapidE will be a first all-electric Aston Martin. However, we all know that the British marque will release only 155 limited versions of the electric vehicle, so this first step off the internal combustion power is expected to be a very limited one.
Dr. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, said that RapidE symbolizes a viable future wherein the British marque's values of seductive style and premium performance don't simply go hand in hand with a new zero-emission powertrain but are also boosted by it.Read the entire article Aston Martin will produce first all-electric vehicle RapidE for 2019 model year
After the German automotive brand opened the new Porsche Design Tower along Collins Avenue in Miami, it’s Aston Martin’s turn to construct a towering condominium, this time along Miami’s Biscayne Bay Boulevard just beside the InterContinental hotel.
Aston Martin announces its recent partnership with G and G Business Residences in designing the new Aston Martin luxury condominium in Miami, Florida. Like Porsche, the British luxury sports car manufacturer is also setting out with a new venture into real estate development.
Aston Martin Residences will come with 391 luxury condo units, ranging from 700 square feet one-bedroom apartments to 19,000 square feet duplex penthouses with their own private pools. Other than offering a good view of the ocean, the tower’s 55th floor also offers an infinity pool for all owners to enjoy. The prices for each unit starts at $600,000 and goes up to $50 million.Read the entire article Aston Martin Residences to rise high in Miami
Alain Class Motors, the world’s most exclusive automobile showroom, has recently posted a rarely used Aston Martin One-77 Q-Series. As listed through its website at alainclass.com, the 2011 Aston Martin One-77 has a current mleage of 992km and is featuring a combination of red and black interior, a grey exterior body paint and a V12 engine. Dubbed as one out of seven cars in the world by the website, the Q Series is among the limited units produced within the limited run One-77 models. In other words, the Q-Series is a more exclusive line within Aston Martin's special edition range.
For one, the Q stands for the British marque’s bespoke division which is known for developing the blue “Aston Martin DB11 by Q” seen at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. In all, there are four different liveries available for the One-77 Q Series and one of them is the metallic grey we have in the picture. The interior finish on the other hand has plenty of naked carbon fiber that blends seamlessly throughout the interior’s red lining. Not to mention, it looks good as new considering the odometer reading is at only 616 miles (or 992 kilometers).
Like those on the One-77 limited car range, the Q Series comes with the standard 700hp (522kW) and 553lb-ft (750Nm) naturally aspirated 7.3-liter V12 engine. All that power is pushed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automated manual gearbox, allowing the car to sprint from a zero to 62 miles per hour in less than 3.7 seconds before topping off at 354kph (220mph).Read the entire article Rarely used Aston Martin One-77 Q-Series is looking for a new owner
British luxury automaker Aston Martin celebrates its new partnership with the Henley Royal Regatta sporting event by designing a one-off DB11 sports car that they recently revealed. The car explores exclusive paint and upholstery colours, and premium craft elements.
Aston Martin recently launched the “Q by Aston”, which is the company’s personalization service at the Gaydon design studio. This was where they crafted the special edition Henley Regatta sports car, where they made use of the new options that were being offered by the new range.
To be more specific, the exterior of the DB11 has been finished with an exclusive Diavolo Red (an eye-catching dark metallic red paint) accented with a Satin Scintilla Silver roof, combined with an exterior pack and a carbon fibre body pack that cover the front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser, side strakes, hood blades, and mirror caps - all that in the lightweight material, and treated with a satin finish.Read the entire article Special edition DB11 Henley Royal Regatta, designed by Q by Aston Martin, revealed
The Holy Trinity of hypercars may not be accessible anymore after being discontinued, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any more hypercars in the future. What we know is that two high-end automakers are developing something for us. One of those is McLaren with the three-seater successor of the F1, and the other is Aston Martin with the Valkyrie. But as early as now, both are already sold out. That’s crazy fast!
One car that probably everyone is waiting for is Aston Martin’s new hypercar, the Valkyrie. Why? Because it is almost as powerful as the Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar that can produce 1,300 horsepower. But what’s even more impressive it the fact that it is 727 pounds lighter than the Koenigsegg too, weighing at only 1,030 kilograms (2,270 pounds) and having a total of 1,130 horsepower.
The hypercar has been built with a KERS-style electric drivetrain, paired with a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12, enabling it to produce that much power. This means that the Valkyrie will have a power to weight ratio better than one horsepower per kilo. It is also 60 pounds lighter than the Mazda Miata. Sources say that the powerful machine will even have a road-legal status.Read the entire article Street-legal Aston Martin Valkyrie will deliver 1,130 horsepower
Two months ago, the premium British automaker Aston Martin gave us their new AMR line-up with a pair of rare super cars, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show back in March. The first vehicle was a slightly updated Rapide christened as the Rapide AMR, and the other vehicle was a track-focused Vantage with a race-car copied V8 named the Vantage AMR Pro. Now the British marque will add another super car to that line-up that will be called the Vantage AMR sans the Pro part that will get a racy body with an array of carbon fiber parts.
The staff of Aston Martin will provide customers with an option to avail of the Vantage AMR with one of the following exterior two-tone schemes namely Scintilla Silver with Grey, Ultramarine Black with Blue, Stratus White with Orange and Zaffre Blue with Red. Aside from the color options mentioned, you can also opt for the "Halo Pack" that includes a combination of Stirling Green paint with bright Lime Green accents in the fashion as the WEC-winning #95 Vantage GTE of last year.
This race-car inspired set can be yours with the Union Jack-glazed AML wings badge, but no worries as there will be no additional cost for this. For the interior, there are a lot of configurations to be offered but these will specifically depend on the exterior's aesthetic. All of these models will be fitted with premium carbon fiber seats and a combination of leather and Alcantara made especially for the coupes. Meanwhile, the roadsters will flaunt an all-leather finish.Read the entire article Watch out for limited edition Aston Martin Vantage AMR at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Aston Martin has always been able to seamlessly mix elegance and performance, akin to how speed and luxury in its cars go so well together. In recent years however, the British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers has ostensibly developed a different taste particularly after it came up with the Vantage V8.
Speaking of which, Aston Martin’s racing division has just showcased a wide-bodied Vantage Roadster on a new video. Together with another wide-bodied Aston Martin, the red coupe wears the latest wide body kit by ACR Performance. For those who can still recall, the duo was first seen at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon in January.
The roadster on the video is featuring a GT3-specced diffuser and Vossen’s Forged VWS-2 set of wheels while the Aston Martin Vantage next to it has Vossen’s VPS-315T. ACR, or Alpha Classics Racing, is the British marque’s performance specialist that has built its own racing programme in Japan. Needless to say, the Japanese have always had exceptional taste when it comes to tuning as we can clearly see on the video.Read the entire article Aston Martin Vantage Roadster widebody kit by ACR Performance
Fancy owning a vintage grand tourer that has been owned by a royalty? Well, here's your chance. A rare 1964 Aston Martin DB5 previously owned by Persian Prince Sadrudding Aga Kahn is up for grabs.
Classic car collectors are sure to salivate upon hearing news of this legendary car being offered to the public. Now you may want to ask just how desirable this Aston Martin model is. Anyone would be familiar with this model as having been featured in the James Bond movies, particularly its on-screen debut in Goldfinger. It was released to the British market on February 7, 1964 and has graced the roads of Northumberland for the first 22 years of its existence. Now housed at Hexagon Classics in North London, this particular DB5 model is painted in the unusual Goodwood Green.
The original owner was Mr D Levey of Levey's Wallpaper Stories in 1964, afterwards Prince Aga Kahn purchased this retro car for personal use in Switzerland after having it fully restored. He decided to keep it until February 1998 when he convinced another Geneva resident to purchase it. The resident kept it for 16 years until Hexagon Classics acquired it for an undisclosed amount in the year 2015.Read the entire article A rare Aston Martin DB5 owned by a prince can be yours for $1 million
Aston Martin could make a good aircraft designer if not for the dedication it has for building its automobiles. Their aviation-themed cars are quite remarkable – stunning limited editions with a characteristic that adds to its exotic appeal. The Vantage S Blades Edition, sporting a livery design inspired by the tri-colored planes of The Blades aerobatic team, and the V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 edition, with its Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane-inspired design, have proven that cars can be “fly”.
This time, Aston Martin is adding yet another limited-edition aviation-themed car in its artillery – the Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows. This Vanquish S based coupe is named after the Red Arrows, the British Royal Airforce’s own aerobatic unit, and is definitely a sight to behold.
The Vanquish S Red Arrows is dressed in “Eclat Red”, taking inspiration from the Hawk trainer aircraft used by the said aerobatic unit. A contrast to its predominantly red body is its exposed carbon fiber roof that features a “charge” detail similar to that of the fast jet’s canopy design. Limited to only 10 units, each of the Vanquish S Red Arrows is also bestowed with a unique Union Jack enamel wing badge to further emphasize its exclusivity.Read the entire article Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows pays homage to British Royal Airforce
There have been talks that a V8-powered DB11 will be debuting in the upcoming 2017 Shanghai Auto Show in mid-April, but sorry to burst your bubble, Aston Martin diehards. An Aston Martin spokesman has shut down and is claiming that indeed no V8 DB11 will debut in Shanghai.
The future success of the British Automaker powerhouse depends on the performance in sales of the DB11 as the company is aiming to modernize its releases. Aston Martin DB11 has debuted in Geneva last year and is already in the production line, and will be made available with the brand's V12 engine.
In a previous report, it was announced that the British powerhouse will only release a V12 powered sports car in the coming Shanghai auto show in the middle of April. However, there will be no V8 variant that will accompany the V12 in the said show. No reasons were released on why this will not happen. It was rumoured that the DB11 will arrive in the shores of Shanghai powered by Mercedes AMG-sourced 4.0 liter 8 cylinder bi-turbo motor intended to provide more than 530 hp (39 kW) of pure awesomeness. This will be considered as a British variant of the Mercedes AMG GT S, which also uses the identical engine.Read the entire article Spokesman says talks of Aston Martin DB11 V8 debuting in Shanghai are incorrect
Aston Martin first introduced this in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, and after a long wait, the track-only Vulcan is finally on its way. To be specific, there are actually five of them. The company released images of the hypercar covered up as they prepared for their journey, though they did not mention where these cars will be delivered.
These five cars are worth $11.5 million as each of them has a price tag of $2.5 million. The 800 horsepower (569 kilowatt) vehicle is equipped with a 7.0 liter V12 under its hood. That means that these five cars add up to a total 4,000 horsepower (2,982 kW).
The whole exterior of the car is built with carbon fiber. The Vulcan comes with a full carbon fiber chassis, a super lightweight but at the same time rigid structure that provides a strong foundation for the vehicle. The exhaust system is also made of almost weightless materials such as Inconel and Titanium. The Torque Tube stays the same as all Aston Martins but this time is made with Magnesium so it cuts 30% of the weight. Moreover, the front and side screens are 250 times stronger than glass and is shatter resistant, being made from hard-coated Polycarbonate, which also has anti-UV coating.Read the entire article 5 Aston Martin Vulcans are on their way to the track
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.Read the entire article Aston Martin Rapide will be going green, to replace V12 engine with electric variant
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.Read the entire article Aston Martin AMR brings Vantage and Rapide concepts to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
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.Read the entire article Big names in auto industry came together to build Aston Martin Valkyrie
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.Read the entire article 2017 Geneva Motor Show: DB11 Q by Aston Martin shows extent of its bespoke service
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
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