The ravishing Aston Martin Vanquish as rebodied by the Italian dreamweavers at Zagato bowed at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza last month as a showpiece. As in “look, don’t touch” forever. But today it’s been confirmed that a few lucky owners will be able to take one home and get their grubby mitts all over it.
Earlier this year Aston Martin and Red Bull announced a Formula One partnership, and with it a new F1-inspired hypercar for the road designed by ace racing engineer Adrian Newey. Everything else about the car is a secret—until now, thanks to a tipster in the know who claims a lightweight 1,000 horsepower beast is on…
For a long time, you have suspected there was a difference between affording to buy a used exotic car and affording to own a used exotic car. Today, your suspicions will be confirmed.
It’s the Friday before a holiday weekend. You aren’t doing anything productive at work, so take some time and spec out the most badass Aston Martin Vantage you can. The GT8 configurator is live.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato is one of the prettiest Astons to come out of the Italian design house in years. But even though it’s got incredible little details like a door panel festooned with infinite Zs, the best part sounds like it lives under the hood.
Keeping with the theme of V12 Aston Martins this week after the unveiling of the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato, we extend an offer to decorate your desktop with an older Aston surrounded by the most serene of landscapes. Could you just imagine this thing tearing down that empty road? At the speed limit, of course.
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a sleek, V12-powered grand tourer wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork. But that wasn’t enough for famously weird coachbuilder Zagato, which transformed the car into the Aston Martin Zagato Vanquish, a sleek, V12-powered grand tourer wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork.
You’d think the sort of people who’d even consider buying a 565 HP V12 car with a manual gearbox would love – wantonly, openly, wetly, unashamedly – a rally-style dog-leg shift pattern, with first gear tucked down by your knee. The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S has such a gearbox, and most people think it’s great, except…
A wise man once said: “An Aston Martin is safe in a garage, but that is not what Aston Martins are built for.” So tomorrow, I’m taking mine on a 1,500-mile road trip across seven U.S. states.
I knew it was coming. That feeling of utter helplessness, of panic. I was sweating profusely. The question of “if” was gone, replaced by “when”—a question that was to be answered about 15 seconds later. I zipped down my race suit to act as a sick bag, lifted my helmet as best I could, and prepared for the inevitable.…
Nicki Thiim in the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage V8 went for a slow roll after contact with Simon Dolan’s No. 38 G-Drive Racing LMP2 at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. At least Thiim was able to land on his wheels.
I recently set out to answer the age-old question that every car shopper must eventually ask himself: Why would I buy a brand-new Honda Odyssey when I could get a used Aston Martin for the same price?
A couple of weeks ago, I pissed off an entire nation of car enthusiasts. This was not my intent. I generally aim to make enthusiasts happy, regardless of their race, religion, age, or nationality, unless of course they are German. I am the federal anti-discrimination law of car journalists.
LeEco, the parent company behind Faraday Future and a giant technology company often referred to as the Chinese Netflix, has revealed a new fully electric luxury sedan called the LeSEE ahead of its Beijing Auto Show premiere which it hopes to go head-to-head against the Model S.
Aston Martin is done with the Vantage soon, so they’re going out with a track-ready, carbon fiber bang. With bodywork inspired by Aston’s Le Mans cars, carbon fiber everywhere and a 4.7-liter V8 that sounds amazing, it’s the perfect 8-cylinder Vantage—except that part about North America not getting it.
I recently had the opportunity to bring my Aston Martin to Washington, D.C. This involved spending two and a half hours on the interstate stuck behind people from Maryland going the speed limit in the left lane.
If you’re like any other semi-narcissistic person out there, you probably enjoy owning something desirable and expensive, if only for the virtue of its exclusivity. And if you’re a cheap-ass like me, you’ll enjoy that feeling even more if you don’t go broke chasing it. Thankfully, here are five automotive examples of…
It’s not often that I get out of my Aston Martin, I get into another car, and I want that other car more than I want my Aston Martin. Usually I get into my aging Range Rover and I wonder why the automatic windshield wipers are on high even though it hasn’t rained in three weeks.