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.
Hell yea. Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage replacement will drop next year with a 4.0 liter V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG and will definitely come with a manual transmission. Get out your best stationary and fancy-pants pen because we all owe Aston bespoke thank you letters.
When I first saw the vague sketch Aston Martin released of its new halo car during today’s partnering announcement with Red Bull F1, I had to stare at it for about ten minutes before I figured out which direction it was pointed. Then it was clear: we (may) have seen this before!
The last time an F1 mastermind made a car, we ended up with the McLaren F1. Now legendary Red Bull F1 designer Adrian Newey will make a road-going hypercar for Aston Martin.
There’s just something about climbing into an Aston Martin. The sight. The sound. The beauty. The fact that releasing the parking brake requires a long, detailed explanation.
The new Aston Martin DB11 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this past week after plenty of early photo leaks, and its look has been the source of a bit of debate. Some of us like it, some of us hate it—even amongst the Jalopnik staff. To ease the tension, let’s enjoy an Aston most of us can agree on: the DBS.