When we think of James Bond, it’s impossible to do so without an Aston Martin by his side. When we discuss the best cars of Britain, it’s impossible to do so without a nod to Aston Martin. And it’s arguably two letters that make all the difference for the marquee: DB or the initials of […]
Aston Martin Lagonda has issued a recall notice for the DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish fitted with a six-speed Touchtronic II Automatic transmission. According to the company, a communication error between the Engine Control Module and Transmission Control Module can prevent the car from properly engaging park. If the key is removed from the […]
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Aston Martin Lagonda has recalled the DB9, DBS, Virage and Vanquish, over concerns an in-cabin battery supply cable could cause a fire. If the driver seat is pushed all the way back in affected cars, it could compress (and damage) the battery supply cable. According to the company, this can happen when the driver manually […]
The high-performance grand-touring two-door segment is, to be perfectly honest with you, one of the dinosaurs of the auto world. Yes, you have machines as spectacular and stylish as the Aston Martin DB 11 we recently reviewed. The genre...Show More Summary
I finally saw this bad boy over the weekend, and even before I knew it had a 600-hp, 5.2-liter V-12, I found it spectacularly gorgeous: Source: Aston Martin Source: Car and Driver Source: Autoweek The post 2017 Aston Martin DB11 appeared first on The Big Picture.
The name David Brown is key to the history of Aston Martin. The entrepreneur and former tractor builder purchased the company in 1947. The first car built under Brown's ownership was the 1948-'50 2-Litre Sports, a roadster that used a tube-frame chassis and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The next car would put Aston Martin on the map. The DB2 was...
A 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II. Two Aston Martin coupes and a roadster from Lancia are among the favorites to fall under the hammer… Viju Mathew
Aston Martin is eager to celebrate the arrival of its latest DB beauty, the DB11. That car comes packing serious heat in the form of an all-new 5.2-liter V-12 breathing through a pair of turbochargers to crank out 600 horsepower. Still, some prefer the glorious wail of eight cylinders at full strength, and Aston Martin appears to be prepping an...
The second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish was unveiled in 2012, when it replaced the DBS V12 and revived a nameplate Aston Martin had previously used between 2001 to 2007. Although its exterior design is an evolution of the DBS, the One-77-inspired styling cues give it a unique appearance in the Aston Martin lineup. Show More Summary
Jay Leno visits the secret vault of “a small company” called Aston Martin to check out a prototype of its flagship GT, the DB 11. Then he takes it on an ever so tame test drive against stunt driver and former Stig Ben Collins and the new V12 Vantage S.
The incredibly rare 1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car, registered ?UMC 65?, was left in a garden for decades before being stolen some 14 years ago. Now, finally returned to its rightful owners, it has sold at Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale for £679,100. Show More Summary
Introduced in 2001 as a successor to the aging Virage, the V12 Vanquish received an extensive redesign in 2012. Previewed by the Project AM310 Concept, the second-gen Vanquish’s exterior design is an evolution of the DBS with many styling cues inspired by the limited-edition One-77. Show More Summary
1953 Aston Martin DB3S/5. Photos courtesy Bonhams unless otherwise specified. It was built for Aston Martin owner David Brown (the DB in Aston Martin’s nomenclature), but soon after commandeered by the company’s Competition Department to replace accident-damaged Works DB3S models at Le Mans in 1954. It’s been raced by the greats of the day, including […]
A rare Aston Martin DBS has emerged from a 30-year slumber in a barn on the quiet island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. Headed for auction later this month at the historic Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom, the DBS is a remarkably well-preserved example of a largely forgotten model that really changed Aston Martin's course...
In 1986, this Aston Martin DBS was rolled into a barn and locked safely away from prying eyes, and for the last 30 years, that is exactly where it has remained, until now. Continue reading This Aston Martin DBS has lived in a barn since...Show More Summary
Crave Luxury in Woodlands, Texas has some interesting vehicles in its current inventory. Models like a 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo DP 935, 2011 Aston Martin DBS Volante, or a 1965 Superformance Cobra Mark II are hard to ignore. But, there’s one on the showroom floor that is sure to draw a bit more attention, and it is a 2009 Koenigsegg CCX. Show More Summary
aston martin has recalled its dbs and vanquish performance models, due to a potential problem with the driver’s seat. a problem has been identified with the seat wiring loom for height-adjustable or lightweight carbon seats, which can become compressed if the seat occupant requires the seat to be in the full-rearward position. Show More Summary
Aston Martin has issued a recall for a number of vehicles in its DBS and Vanquish lines, over fears a battery cable may be damaged by the seat runners. The recall affects examples of the DBS and Vanquish built between 16 September 2010 and 17 February 2016. The British car maker reports that if the driver’s […]
While as bold and beautiful as its automotive antecedent from the blockbuster film Spectre, the new Aston Martin DB11 packs more heat. Debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show, it is the most powerful DB model ever made, as well as the first release from the British marque’s second century of operation. Show More Summary