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Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante From 1988

The Rare Rides series is fond of Aston Martin, and has previously featured a Lagonda, Virage, and a bespoke V8 shooting brake. Today we have a look at the closest the brand ever got to making a British Mustang. It’s a V8 Volante from 1988. Aston Martin’s V8 was one of the longest-lived offerings for […] The post Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante From 1988 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Aston Martin, Lagonda Virage


Remain or leave? Carmakers confront hard Brexit choices

ST ATHAN, Wales/GAYDON, England (Reuters) - In three cavernous former Royal Air Force hangars at an old airbase in Wales, luxury carmaker Aston Martin is forging ahead with construction of a new vehicle assembly plant. The paint shop is in, robots are being unpacked, and production of the company's critical new sport utility vehicle is on track to start this year – Brexit deal or no deal. "I still have to believe that we'll get to a proper and right decision because a no-deal Brexit is frankly...
Tags: England, Science, Wales, Royal Air Force, Aston Martin, Brexit, Reuters, Andy Palmer, England Reuters, Gaydon, ST ATHAN Wales GAYDON


Aston Martin’s next hypercar, due in 2021, will pack a hybrid powertrain punch

Aston Martin will follow up the Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro with a new hypercar, code-named Project 003. The car will debut in 2021, with production limited to 500 units worldwide. The post Aston Martin’s next hypercar, due in 2021, will pack a hybrid powertrain punch appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Aston Martin, Hybrid Cars, Hypercars, Aston Martin Project 003, Valkyrie AMR


This Is Aston Martin's Latest Hypercar: Project 003

Aston Martin has released a new teaser for the Project 003, the company's third hypercar
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Aston Martin to return to Super GT field with new Vantage GT3

Aston Martin will return to Super GT for the first time in five years with a factory-supported Vantage GT3 in the GT300 class
Tags: Sport, Aston Martin, Gt, Autosport


A $115 million short trade on Dutch tech unicorn Adyen is the latest hedge-fund bet against Europe's IPO darlings

Maplelane Capital is making a $115 million bearish bet on one of Europe's newest tech darlings — Dutch payment company Adyen. It's part of a trend where more hedge funds have been heaping skepticism on recently IPO'd European companies, including UK-based luxury carmaker Aston Martin.  Adyen's shares have almost tripled since its June 2018 IPO, sending its market cap to almost €20 billion. A little-known hedge fund called Maplelane Capital is making a $115 million bearish bet on one of Europe...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, US, Trends, Eu, Deutsche Bank, Denmark, Aston Martin, Adyen, Casino, Carson Block, Soros Fund Management, Galleon Group, Pieter van der Does, Aston Martin Adyen


Aston Martin returns to Japanese Super GT

New Vantage GT3 will race in GT 300, kicking off this April
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Sometime Red Bull test driver Dennis given Aston Martin DTM seat

Blancpain GT star and sometime Red Bull Formula 1 test driver Jake Dennis is the second driver to be confirmed in the R-Motorsport Aston Martin DTM team
Tags: Sport, Aston Martin, Dennis, DTM, Red Bull Formula, Jake Dennis, Autosport, R Motorsport Aston Martin DTM


Ex-Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta to lead 2019 Aston DTM effort

Ex-Formula 1 driver Paul di Resta is to spearhead the Aston Martin attack on the DTM this season
Tags: Sport, Aston Martin, DTM, Paul di Resta, Autosport, Aston DTM


New Aston Martin festival to headline 2019-2021 Silverstone Classic

A new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series will headline a three-year partnership between Aston Martin and the Silverstone Classic
Tags: Sport, Aston Martin, New Aston Martin, Autosport, Historics


The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept Will Be An Electric Cullinan Antidote

Geneva will provide the first look at the reborn Aston Martin spin-off's first production car via the All-Terrain Concept
Tags: Autos, Geneva, Aston Martin, Electric Cullinan Antidote


Aston Martin’s intrepid plan to compete with Rolls-Royce takes shape

Aston Martin is preparing to resurrect the Lagonda nameplate to use it on a sub-brand focused on making luxurious electric cars. It's taking aim at Rolls-Royce and Bentley, among other rivals. The post Aston Martin’s intrepid plan to compete with Rolls-Royce takes shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Concept Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Electric Cars, Royce, Lagonda, 2019 Geneva auto show


Aston Martin’s intrepid plan to take down Rolls-Royce takes shape

Aston Martin is preparing to resurrect the Lagonda nameplate to use it on a sub-brand focused on making luxurious electric cars. It's taking aim at Rolls-Royce and Bentley, among other rivals. The post Aston Martin’s intrepid plan to take down Rolls-Royce takes shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Concept Cars, Bentley, Aston Martin, Electric Cars, Royce, Lagonda, 2019 Geneva auto show


Brexit: what are carmakers' contingency plans?

From stockpiling to Nissan’s U-turn on making new model in the UK, here’s what firms are doingUK-based ​carmakers have triggered a wave of Brexit contingency plans, with Nissan the latest manufacturer to warn that uncertainty around leaving the EU is “not helping” companies.The British car industry is a major exporter, with eight out of 10 cars sold abroad to markets including the EU, the US and China. The sector made more than 1.5m cars last year, although the industry body, the Society of Moto...
Tags: Business, Japan, Politics, UK, China, Germany, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, US news, Asia Pacific, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Automotive Industry, Toyota


Aston Martin launches AMR Drivers' Club

Customers can choose from three levels of track experience, including tuition in a GT4 race
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I drove a $168,000 Mercedes-AMG GT C to see if this magnificent 2-seater is worth the price. Here's the verdict.

The Mercedes-AMG GT C is something of a dying breed: a two-seat European GT car with a massive engine. Last year, I sampled the Mercedes-AMG GT C in New York City and suburban New Jersey. This is one stylish beast of a car that serves up excellent bang for the buck. What kind of person are you? Do you like high-performance cars? Do you prefer it if they cost a lot of money and have the engine where the engine is supposed to be, right up front under the hood? Do you think back seats are a wast...
Tags: Facebook, England, New York City, US, Trends, Porsche, Ferrari, New Jersey, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Amg, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes AMG, Jessica Tyler


The Five Most Romantic Classic Cars For Valentine’s Day

Matt Robertson of Leland-West Classic Car Insurance examines the top five classics for Valentine’s Day. With one of these classic machines, you will make a memorable first impression as you arrive for dinner. Valentine’s Day is approaching, and it is time to decide where to make the dinner reservations. The cards, chocolates, and flowers are purchased and ready for the perfect delivery. Then comes the planning of the actual date. What will you wear? Did you get your haircut? How will you get t...
Tags: Ford Mustang, Porsche, Ferrari, Paris, James Bond, Autos, Ralph Lauren, Aston Martin, James Dean, Valentine, Southern California, David Brown, Sotheby, Porsche AG, Chevrolet Bel Air, Aston Martin DB5


Aston Martin's Nicki Thiim stays in British GT with TF Sport

Aston Martin factory driver Nicki Thiim will rejoin Mark Farmer at TF Sport in British GT this year in a new Vantage GT3
Tags: Sport, National, Aston Martin, Gt, Mark Farmer, Autosport, Nicki Thiim


Here's How Awesome You Can Make Your Aston Martin Valkyrie Look

Aston Martin's AMR Track Performance Pack gives Valkyrie owners a choice of particularly handsome liveries
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Rare Rides: A Custom Aston Martin V8 Shooting Brake From 1998

Ever wondered what a bespoke shooting brake might look like if its donor vehicle were a long-wheelbase convertible? Wonder no more, for today’s Rare Ride is just such a vehicle, and is also an Aston Martin. The car which would become Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage model began with the (relatively) lower performance Virage, which debuted […] The post Rare Rides: A Custom Aston Martin V8 Shooting Brake From 1998 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Prince Philip will accept he can no longer drive while 'muttering under his breath', says friend Gyles Brandreth

Prince Philip will begrudgingly accept his days of driving are over after his "miracle escape" from a crash near the Sandringham Estate, his friend and biographer has said.  The Duke of Edinburgh walked from the wreckage of his car on Thursday afternoon on the A149 after his Land Rover collided with a Kia. Witnesses described it as a "miracle" that His Royal Highness managed to escape uninjured. The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, was left bleeding following the accident which saw his car "tumble" across...
Tags: News, Bbc, Edinburgh, Kia, Aston Martin, Duke, Sandringham, West Sussex, Windsor, Philip, Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Roger Taylor, Gyles Brandreth, Lord Mountbatten, Lagonda


Ross Gunn qualifies for Le Mans Esports race at 2019 Autosport Show

Aston Martin factory driver Ross Gunn was among the qualifiers for the latest Le Mans Esports Series qualifying race at the 2019 Autosport International Show
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Rapide Attempts To Vanquish Brexit: Aston Martin Stockpiling Cars in Germany

Brits have now been grappling with their Brexit situation for what now seems like an interminable amount of time, with no shortage of digital ink and political hot air spilled about the subject. Looking past all the posturing, however, a disorderly departure from the EU could contain serious ramifications for companies making products in Britain, […] The post Rapide Attempts To Vanquish Brexit: Aston Martin Stockpiling Cars in Germany appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Germany, Eu, Britain, Trade, Autos, Manufacturing, British, Borders, Aston Martin, Brexit, News Blog, Aston Martin Stockpiling Cars


Audi: HWA support will help Aston join DTM equal to us and BMW

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says the support Aston Martin's DTM programme will have from HWA means it will start on an "equal footing" to BMW and his manufacture
Tags: Sport, Bmw, Audi, Aston Martin, DTM, Aston, Dieter Gass, HWA, Autosport


Exclusive: Aston Martin triggers contingency plans for no deal Brexit

British carmaker Aston Martin has triggered contingency plans to cope with a potentially disorderly Brexit, including hiring a new supply chain chief and preparing to fly in components as well as use ports other than Dover.
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Exclusive: Aston Martin triggers Brexit contingencies to prepare for no deal

Aston Martin has hired a supply chain chief and approved Brexit plans to avoid delays by using ports other than Dover and flying in components as the carmaker prepares for a possible no deal in March, its boss told Reuters.
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Porsche Versus S&P: Can Sports Cars Top The Stock Market?

A RimBlades USA study examines the value of classic Porsche models against the S&P. The 1956 356A 1600 Speedster and a 1997 993 Turbo are among the Porsche cars considered.  How did theses and other classic Porsches perform against the S&P? The results might surprise you. Here’s one of those nifty stories about how much you would have made or lost buying and selling a particular kind of car versus the stock market. In this case, it’s Porsche versus the Standard & Poors 500 stock index. Stories...
Tags: Usa, Germany, Magazine, Porsche, Autos, Aston Martin, Volvo, Comparisons, Carl, Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America Inc, Mecum, Standard Poors, Car Talk, Alfred P Sloan, Tony Borroz


Antonia Puredistance: Archetypal Mother

  Antonia Puredistance was created in 2011, and it was the third fragrance in the brand collection after Puredistance I, the pure and innocent girly fragrance, and Puredistance M, a masculine leather dedicated to Bondiana and Aston Martin leather chairs. Jan Ewood Vos created Antonia Puredistance, thinking of his own mother Antonia, to whom he dedicated the fragrance. This personal dedication w... Read full article: Antonia Puredistance: Archetypal Mother from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
Tags: Fashion, Aston Martin, Antonia, Antonia Puredistance, Bondiana, Jan Ewood Vos


Aston Martin Valkyrie Engine: Your Greatest Dream Or Worst Nightmare

The new Aston Martin Valkyrie engine is a work of scientific art.  The redline is through the roof and the horsepower ratings are off the charts. Developed in conjunction with Cosworth using proven F1 materials and methods. Look, I don’t know what kind of drugs the engine department at Aston Martin is on, but I think they’re close to overdosing in the most positive way possible. Here we have the new V12 for the upcoming, Adrian Newey-designed Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, and it’s just mind-...
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BMW: DTM must push for more brands beyond new Aston Martin squad

BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt says the Aston Martin project must not be seen as the "long-term saviour" of the DTM, and the series must find more brands for stability
Tags: Sport, Bmw, Aston Martin, DTM, Jens Marquardt, Autosport