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It looks as though the Bugatti Chiron, Mercedes-AMG Project One and McLaren Speedtail will have some new competition in the race for hypercar supremacy. Aston Martin has just revealed new images of its upcoming Valkyrie, and boy does it look delicious. Aston Martin envisions the Valkyrie as being a Formula 1 car for road use, so we expect for it to be a performance monster. While we have seen pictures of the Valkyrie before, this is the first time that we're getting a look inside the two-seater, which features a rectangular steering "wheel" with a large embedded display. There's also a similarly-sized centrally-located display on the dash and smaller displays... Read more...
If James Bond ever goes green, you can bet the EV that Aston Martin is teasing would be his ride of choice. The first time that Aston started to talk about building an EV was way back in 2015, when it converted a Rapide to an EV aiming for a 200-mile driving range. Fast forward a few years and Aston is now teasing a production version of the Rapide E and giving up some details on the powertrain ahead of production kicking off next year. We can’t glean any detail from the teaser image other than the blue "E" on the front fenders and snazzy wheels with blue brake calipers peeking out. Details on the powertrain confirmed include that the car will have a battery electrical architecture with... Read more...
We are suckers for cars with an insane amount of horsepower a la the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but we also have a sweet spot for cars that simply look spectacular from nearly every angle. Combine those two qualities, and you have a real winner as witnessed by the 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, which leaked today ahead of its official debut. The DBS Superleggera will go toe-to-toe with Ferrari's 812 Superfast, and it overall design is a clear evolution of the existing DB11. However, this new flagship features a much larger grille up front that is flanked by twin air ducts. Things are also a bit more aggressive out back with revised taillights and a more aggressive rear diffuser. If... Read more...
If 007 ever decided to settle down with a nice young lady and have some kids out in the countryside, the Aston Martin Rapide AMR would be his car of choice. This beast is all sports car, but just so happens to have enough doors to haul the kids whilst hauling all the arse you want. AMR stands for Aston Martin Racing and is meant to be a brand within the brand that draws on direct engineering and style from the Aston racing cars and road cars. Aston says that the Rapide AMR is its most extreme four-door sports car and has improved performance, dynamics, and style compared to the standard Rapide. This is the production version of a car that Aston showed at the Geneva Motor Show last year and the... Read more...
The Aston Martin Vantage family has been with us since 2006, so it is well past time for a thorough redesign of the V8- and V12-engined entry-level sports car from one of Britain's most storied auto manufacturers. Thankfully, Aston Martin has answered magnificently with an all-new Vantage, and well, just look at it! The new Vantage is instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin, but it takes up the current design trend of fitting new cars with huge gaping maws. This design theme isn’t for everyone, but we think that the huge grille is somewhat flattering on this car's face. The sides of the car are heavily sculpted, although we're not sure to what to make of the arrowhead-shaded contrasting... Read more...
The hypercar wars show no signs of easing up, and just months after Bugatti dazzled us with its Chiron, Aston Martin is raising eyebrows with the stunningly beautiful AM-RB 001. The vehicle is a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull, and the price of entry for potential customers is a staggering $3 million. Aston Martin is incredibly light on details at the moment, but here’s what we do know. There will two variants of the car produced: a street version that aims to be the fastest production car in the world (watch out, Chiron), while an even more hardcore racing version will be just as fast as today’s LMP1 Le Mans prototypes. Aston Martin will produce as many as 150 examples of the... Read more...
When it comes to high performance, ultra-expensive electric sedans, Tesla Motors has pretty much had the market to itself with the Model S. The EV starts at $75,000 and creeps up to $105,000 and beyond with the frighteningly fast P85D. However, Tesla is about to have some stiff competition from an unlikely source: Aston Martin. If anyone can produce a vehicle that’s as good looking as a Model S, it’s Aston Martin. But rather than produce an all-new platform that was built from the ground up for electric duty, Aston Martin will repurpose the underpinnings of the existing Rapide luxury sedan — a vehicle that dates back to 2010 (its VH chassis, however, dates back to the 2004 DB9). Aston Martin... Read more...