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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante arrives with $216,495 price tag

As seasons change, temperatures rise and fall. The changes affect our preferences when it comes to driving cars. Therefore, Aston Martin introduces the new DB11 Volante or convertible, and it looks like a combination of the coupe’s gorgeous lines with a soft top that can be lowered in only 14 seconds.

When the DB11 is released in the market, customers will only have one option - that is the Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0 liter biturbo V8, paired to an eight-speed automatic that brings power to the rear wheels. Similar to the coupe, it enables the convertible to produce 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 513 pound-feet (675 Newton-metres) of torque. A standard limited slip differential improves traction as well.

In just 4.1 seconds, it can finish the 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint, before continuing to its 187 mile per hour (300 kph) top speed. Though it has the same maximum velocity as the coupe, the convertible is a tenth of a second slower to 62 mph.

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Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is a performance convertible with 603 PS of output

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).

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Aston Martin launches stunning Vanquish Zagato Volante at Pebble Beach

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.

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2015 Aston Martin Vanquish, Vanquish Volante receive new 8-speed transmission

Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante models are now updated for the 2015MY and as expected, the vehicles are faster and more efficient. For the 2015MY, Aston Martin Vanquish and Vanquish Volante are now available with a new Touchtronic III 8-speed automatic transmission developed by ZF, which is bolted to the 6.0-liter V12 engine delivering 568 bhp (+3 bhp over its predecessor) and 465 lb-ft (630 Nm) of torque at 5,500 rpm.

As a result, the Vanquish is much faster as the 0-60 mph time dropped from 4.1 to 3.6 seconds (3.8 seconds 0-100 km/h). Meanwhile, fuel economy was improved by 7 percent in the US combined cycle and CO2 emissions dropped by 10 percent to 298 g/km.

Top speed was improved too and the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish is capable of doing over 200 mph or 320 km/h. And this is not all as the new transmission is 3 percent lighter than its predecessor.

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A bespoke example of the new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante was introduced to the public at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. It actually was initially presented this summer at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week. At the show in LA, the new Vanquish was displayed in conjunction with dealer partner, Galpin Aston Martin of California.

Q by Aston Martin (the brand’s bespoke customisation division) handcrafted the Neiman Marcus Edition Vanquish Volante. This exclusive car took inspiration from the iconic (1969) DB6 Volante owned by HRH Prince of Wales. In fact, it was featured in the Royal wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

It made its debut as one of the items on the 2013 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Christmas Catalogue. Only 10 examples will be made of this model, which is the first Vanquish Volante to be available in the U.S. Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned Volante ever built in the company’s long 100-year history. It’s also the stiffest Volante body structure built by the engineering team at Aston Martin’s global HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England.

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It’s that time of the year again folks and Neiman Marcus has just announced plans to offer a limited edition of the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante in their annual Christmas Book. The limited edition Vanquish Volante comes with an exclusive Seychelles Blue exterior and features an Atlantic Blue soft top. Under the hood, we find the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 engine that produces 565 hp and 457 pound-feet of torque.

All that power is sent to the rear wheels via the six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission. The car also offers a three-mode Adaptive Damping System what allows the drive to choose the character of his ride. The top speed achieved by the vehicle is 183 mph or 294 km/h.

The sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) is made in 4.0 seconds. Regarding the exterior of the car, here we find 20-spoke lightweight alloy wheels with Liquid Silver finish, bright finish front grille, Magnum Silver meshes, bright finish tailpipes, blue brake calipers, Sterling Silver and Flux Enamel wing badges, black and white Onyx “Q by Aston Martin” badges.

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Aston Martin will unveil its new Vanquish Volante at the 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week in California, which is slated from August 14-18, 2013. The unveiling of the new Vanquish Volante will complete the trio of spectacular world debuts that Aston Martin set for its centenary year. The 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week will be an important venue for Aston Martin, as it is where it would have the global debut of the 2014 Vanquish Volante as well as the US debut of the 2015 V12 Vantage S and CC100 Speedster Concept. 

Aston Martin will show the new Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S at a series of celebratory events set during the Pebble Beach Automotive Week.  Aston Martin plans to show the CC100 concept for the first time in North America at the climax of the Automotive Week. The CC100 concept will cap Aston Martin’s presence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the brand is a featured marque for the 2013 event on August 18, 2013.

Julian Jenkins, Aston Martin’s Regional Director for The Americas, remarked that they the Pebble are delighted to be a featured marque at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week for 2013 as the brand celebrates its first 100 years.

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Aston Martin introduced the Vanquish Volante, a new convertible that sits at the pinnacle of its lineup. Featuring a triple-skin lightweight fabric roof, the new car transforms from a coupe into a stylish convertible in just 14 seconds and at speeds of up to 30 mph. Regarding the design, we must admit that this is quite impressive as the new Vanquish Volante features elongated side strakes and LED rear light blades derived from the One-77 supercar.

The fabric roof sits beneath a tonneau and decklid that have been aerodynamically tuned for optimum performance. The new windscreen is not full height, which is a fisrt for Aston Martin and now the glass runs up to meet the fabric roof, thereby reducing visual 'clutter'. The interior features luxurious materials such as full grain Luxmil leather with optional quilting, Alcantara and satin chrome.

Each body panel of the car is made from carbon fiber and according to the official press release, this is not because of its high strength-to-weight ratio, but also for its flexibility of form.

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Aston Martin’s Lagonda luxury marque is confirming its plans to launch an all-new crossover in the near future by unveiling a new concept at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed as the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, this show car essentially serves as a preview to the brand’s upcoming crossover.

According to Lagonda, the All-Terrain Concept is an ultra-stylish, luxurious, all-electric emission-free vehicle. This marks a new step into the brand’s goal of becoming the first luxury electric automotive brand in the world. The All-Terrain Concept basically builds on the designs and materials in the Lagonda Vision Concept that was unveiled last year. While the Vision Concept was design to be driven purely on the road, the All-Terrain Concept pushes the boundary by showing that a luxurious drive could also done off the road.

While the exterior of the Lagonda Vision Concept was inspired by the Concorde, the Lagonda All-Terrain Concept, on the other hand, was initially influenced world of the super yacht. This allowed the design team at Lagonda to give the All-Terrain Concept a futuristic surfacing as well as forms and shapes seemingly created by “planetary forces of gravity fields.”

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It looks like Aston Martin will soon be following up its Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro offerings with a third hypercar. This comes as Aston Martin presented the design concept for the new AM-RB 003 at the 2019 Geneva Motor Showin Switzerland.

Its terms of styling and aerodynamics, the new AM-RB 003 shares the same fundamental philosophy with the Aston Martin Valkyrie. This is evident on the pronounced front keel and large rear diffuser. In addition, the AM-RB 003 features a variable airfoil that spans across the rear wing. This variable airfoil is made possible by a new technology from FlexSys Inc. – FlexFoil.

With this new system in place, the downforce AM-RB 003 can be changed without changing the physical angle of the entire element. This new system also virtually gets rid of the turbulence and the associated drag increase in present active wing designs.

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At Aston Martin, there is the Valkyrie. In the near future, there might also be a Valhalla. Another name that starts with letter “V,” the Valhalla has just been reserved as a name that Aston Martin for a possible new car, after the British carmaker filed a trademark application for the name.

Aston Martin filed the trademark application with the World Intellectual Property organization. According to the application, the named “Valhalla” will be used on “passenger cars and racing cars and parts and fittings therefor,” among other types of vehicles. It was Autoguide that first discovered the trademark application, which was filed by Aston Martin on Oct. 12, 2018.

The use of names derived from Norse mythology is nothing new to Aston Martin. The AM-RB 001 hypercar – a joint project of Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies – was a codename used before the carmaker eventually baptized the new hypercar as the Aston Martin Valkyrie. In Norse mythology, Odin -- the god of war and death and chief of Aesir gods – keeps a group of female helping spirits called Valkyries.

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The upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie is definitely one of the new cars that the automotive world is waiting for. With a total output of whooping 1,130 hp from its immensely dynamic powertrain, the Valkyrie is touted as a hypercar from the gods, and Aston Martin is making a case of it by posting official images of this new creation on Instagram.

Aston Martin released not just one but three official images of the Valkyrie on Instagram. One of these images show the Valkyrie as viewed from top, while another presents the hypercar from the side. Aston Martin was also kind enough to offer a glimpse of the interior of the Valkyrie. The British carmaker said the cabin of the new Valkyrie is minimalistic.

As the image show, the interior of the hypercar is dipped in carbon fiber. Interestingly, the driver takes on a reclined “feet up” position once he or she is behind the steering wheel of the Valkyrie, as inspired by the current Formula 1 race cars.

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Aston Martin is celebrating 60 years of its historic win and 1-2 finish at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with a new special edition of the Aston Martin DBS. This Q by Aston Martin creation was commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, and only 24 units will be built with thorough reference with the Aston Martin DBR1 race car that clutched the 1959 victory. The British carmaker is introducing the new Aston Martin DBS 59.

As it moniker says, this special edition Aston DBS Superleggera pays tribute to the 1959 win by adding the figure “59” as a suffix. Fielded by David Brown Racing, Aston Martin DBR1 #5 (piloted by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby) and #6 (driven by Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frere racers secured the first and second place finishes, respectively, at the 1959 Le Mans.

But the references don’t end there. The commissioned work is only for 24 examples, each unit of the DBS 59 represents every hour of the 24-hour Le Mans race where the DBR1 grabbed unmatched wins. In fact, DBS 59 models are identified by a small painted white roundel located adjacent to the side strakes, with each unit numbered from 1 to 24.

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Just last month, Aston Martin took the veil off the all-new DBS Superleggera, the British carmaker’s latest V12-powered flagship that marries the dynamics and athleticism of a supercar and the luxurious refinement of a GT. If you are interested in personalizing your own DBS Superleggera without visiting the nearest Aston Martin showroom, then this online configurator is a great help.

The configurator for the Aston Martin took the veil off the all-new DBS Superleggera will prove to be a great aid for interested buyers to ensure that their new super GT is up to their own taste and preferences. Nonetheless, with a starting price of $304,995, the DBS Superleggera isn't that accessible; it is an extraordinary car with extraordinary price. Thus, the online configurator could also serve as a big fan-service to enthusiasts who admire the new DBS Superleggera but whose pockets aren’t deep enough to afford one.

The online configurator for the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera allows one to choose from two color palettes: the typical range of colors from Aston Martin, and the selection of shades exclusive to the Q by Aston Martin service. One can also figure the finish of the carbon fiber exterior body pack, louvers on the bonnet and the sides, mirror caps, roof, roof strake, and underbonnet. There are also options for the tail lights, wheels and brake calipers. Six 21-inch forged wheels are available while the brake calipers can be painted in any of the 12 colors (six regular and six Q by Aston Martin choices.

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Aston Martin Cygnet was best known as the rebadged version of the Toyota iQ city car. Initially sold in the United Kingdom, the Cygnet was considered a failure in terms of sales, and by 2013, it was dead. However, the Cygnet is resurrected from the dead as a commissioned one-off city car with around 430 bhp of potential under its hood.

Compared to its typical base model, the Aston Martin V8 Cygnet is dubbed as as the ultimate city car, both in looks and in power. Making its global debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the V8 Cygnet was commissioned by a customer via the British marque’s bespoke personalization service, the ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ service.

The project started with the steel body shell and panels of a right-hand drive Aston Martin Cygnet, as welded to a roll cage. To accommodate the 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine from the Aston martin Vantage S, engineers create a new front bulkhead and transmission tunnel from sheet metal. Also fitted into the project are subframes and suspension from the previous-generation Vantage as well as a steel fuel tank housing (boot area).

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Aston Martin has finally unveiled its newest V12-powered flagship that combines the power and sportiness of a super car and the refinement and luxury of a GT – the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.

The new Aston Martin combines two names that have been considered memorable names. The name “DBS” is derived from an iconic nameplate that made its debut in 1967. The moniker “Superleggera,” on the other hand, is a tribute by Aston Martin to the groundbreaking innovative lightweight construction methods initiated by renowned Italian coachbuilder, Touring.

Thus, the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera brings the best of two worlds into one Super GT. It boasts of remarkable power and dynamics to deliver an exhilarating driving experience. At the same time, the new DBS Superleggera delivers a high level of craftsmanship as complemented by an opportunity for customers to personalize the Super GT according to their tastes and preferences.

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Aston Martin’s newest DB11 AMR, which sits at the top of the grand tourer range, is a marriage between high-speed capability with luxurious surrounds. It is equipped with a 5.2 liter V12 that packs an impressive 630 horsepower, which is a 30 horsepower boost over the standard DB11 V12 that the AMR replaces. Still, torque remains at 516 pound feet (700 Newton metres).

With that additional horsepower, the grand tourer can hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.7 seconds. That makes it 0.2 second quicker than before, while its top speed is up to 208 miles per hour (335 kilometers per hour), now 8 miles per hour (13 kilometers per hour) faster than the regular DB11 V12. The AMR also features an exhaust that’s a bit louder than before, which is pretty obvious.

Of course, the company boasts that the DB11 AMR is more engaging to drive too. Aside from the added tweaks, the development team revises the shift calibration for the eight speed automatic and tweaks the suspension setup for sharper handling.

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Lagonda, Aston Martin’s first ever luxury sub-brand, has officially revealed its very first car that is slated to arrive in 2021. First of all, it will be an all-electric SUV.

As of now, there are no concrete details about the car just yet. However, what we know is that it will feature styling that’s an evolution of the Vision Concept that was shown at the Geneva motor show in March.

The Vision Concept was revealed to give us a preview of the Lagonda brand. For years, they have shown concept cars but these have not had a proper production run since 1989 when the Lagonda sedan was canned. Meanwhile, there is also a limited edition hand built sedan called the Taraf, built by Aston Martin in 2014, and was sold for a total of $1 million, and initially only to Middle Eastern customers.

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie is probably the most futuristic looking vehicle that is out today. In fact, it looks like a spaceship on wheels and could perfectly star in a Sci-Fi movie. Having that, it is actually currently being developed by Gaydon, together with Red Bull Advanced Technologies to make it perform even better than it already does.

It’s a limited edition model with only 150 units to be produced. However, every single example has already been accounted for. Now, one future owner of this car revealed to us what he has planned for his vehicle.

The Valkyrie’s style alone is already pretty much out of this planet, as you can see here in 95 percent ready production form. Now, the owner chose to get the Lunar Red paint to finish his car, but with one ingredient the automaker, or the industry has never used before: dust from the Moon.

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There is a lot going on within Aston Martin. Its CEO, Andy Palmer, has a full plate, to say the least. Despite that, he recently just announced that they are planning to deliver a high performance electric vehicle that could go up against the next generation Tesla Roadster.

Palmer also says that it is possible for them to develop an electric vehicle that is smaller and faster than the Vantage, when Auto Express asked about that matter. Furthermore, when asked about challenges involved in making electric vehicles, such as the battery, Palmer responds by saying that Aston Martin is an expert when it comes to making electric vehicles, and the main factors that they need to take account of include elements like “weight, aerodynamic drag, and rolling resistance”.

He then added that developing electric vehicles will put them at an advantage over other brands like Tesla that promises a lightweight roadster. He reasons that it would be because of the fact that they are already masters at building these components.

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