If the Aston Martin Valkyrie wasn’t crazy enough, good news! Red Bull and Aston Martin are building a louder, faster, track-only model called the Valkyrie AMR Pro. The AMR Pro model sheds weight and tweaks everything to provide performance that Red Bull claims will rival an Formula One car or a top-class Le Mans…
Few executives wouldn’t be caught dead fraternizing with employees lower on the totem pole. With many car companies you picture the corporate heads as elite members of society who are better at wearing fancy suits and pleasing shareholders than they are at being common fans of cars and racing.
It’s not even out yet and the Aston Martin Valkyrie is one of the most interesting cars to come along in decades. It has 1,130 horsepower! From a naturally aspirated V12! And weighs a little less than a Mazda Miata! This is the good shit right here. Here’s how it gets even better.
Famed Lotus fourder Colin Chapman had a cruel reputation for saying that a race car only has to survive through the checkered flag, but he’s not wrong there. Fellow British marque Aston Martin proved that spectacularly at today’s 6 Hours of Shanghai by rolling into the winners’ line-up on fire.
We love it when you readers send us your Weekend Wallpaper submissions. But you’ve been sending us too many damn BMWs lately! Listen, friend, I’m super glad you’re enjoying your M4. I like BMWs too. Even owned some. But there are more cars out there. Let’s celebrate all the good cars.
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On Friday Aston Martin unveiled the $359,950 Vanquish S Volante Tom Brady Signature Edition, a ridiculous car targeted, I guess, at rich people with no taste who love the Patriots. (Come to think of it, that’s probably a very large market.) Anyway, here come the bad jokes.
You ever see a picture of something and you make an involuntary, incoherent noise because the subject is just that awesome? That just happened to me when I saw this picture of an Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake.
It’s always kind of a crapshoot when you turn a coupe into a convertible. Sometimes you get something stunning, and sometimes you get the Nissan 350Z Roadster. But the new Aston Martin DB11's design seems hard to screw up no matter what you did to it, and luckily its roadster version doesn’t disappoint. Meet the DB11…
Everyone knows that to beat a competitor, you either have to work really hard or cough up the money to take a shortcut. The second option is easier.
Aston Martin DB2. Aston Martin DB4. Aston Martin DB5, 6, 9, S, 10, 11. You get the idea. So, what does “DB” stand for? Dead Bird? Doobie Brothers? Database? DeciBel? Dragon Ball??
Four years ago, Aston Martin and AMG announced a partnership in which Aston Martin cars would get AMG engines and Mercedes electronics. Mercedes would get a five percent equity in Aston Martin. Good stuff all around!
Above-ground abodes: so overrated.
An English man drives the new Aston Martin DB11 V8 down to a dead end on a mountain road through all sorts of weather, dodges cows, gets lost, and comes to terms with the color purple.
The email came in on our tips line with the subject “Because Jalopnik likes the wonderful & weird.” And you know what? I opened it up and found that it was absolutely true. This Chevy Malibu is both wonderful and weird!
On the heels of collaborating on the completely bonkers and somehow street legal 1,130 horsepower Aston Martin Valkyrie, the increasingly resurgent British sports car company is deepening its ties with energy drink/space jumping/motorsports concern Red Bull in Formula One. Say hello to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.…
Renault will drop Red Bull as an F1 engine customer after 2018, reports Auto Motor und Sport. While that stoked fears that Red Bull might be saddled with Honda as their only engine option, Red Bull hinted to Sky Sports that they have “existing relationship” with a motor manufacturer who can hook them up in Renault’s…
Talk about going zero to 100: Aston Martin, which today has no hybrid cars, will go fully hybrid across the board by the mid-2020s. But I guess when you only offer about five models at a time, hybridizing all of them isn’t a huuuge task.
The British have always managed to pull off aggressive and stunningly stylish cars, and it seems they’re beginning to be appreciated in an all new light. Just a day after the first American-ized McLaren F1 became the most expensive British car ever sold, this 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 beat it out to claim the title for…
In good news that has kept getting better and better, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante convertible will now also be joined by a Speedster and Shooting Brake. If you strike gold, don’t stop mining.