Afzal Kahn is one busy man. He spent 2015 announcing and launching new projects through various automotive ventures. Those included the Speed 7, Land Rover Defender 6x6 and Ant-Kahn barchetta. He hasn't slowed down in 2016, with his designs adding flash to auto shows throughout the year. He's now preparing to liven up next week's London Motor Show with a trio of reworked British legends, including an angry Aston Martin and a six-wheeled Land Rover pickup. Read More
Aston Martin has turned to its racing heritage for another stripped-back, Vantage road racer. Based on the V8 Vantage, the more powerful GT8 promises a hard edged driving experience to back up its lairy carbon makeover.Read More
Last year, Aston Martin formally put a proverbial toe in the water by revealing the designs for a powerboat called the AM37. Elements of the boat, consisting mostly of material samples, were revealed this week at the Salone del Mobile at Milan Design Week.Read More
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and McLaren might have given up on manual supercars, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few purists out there clinging gamely to a three-pedal setup. Aston Martin has joined Porsche in offering a high-end performance stick shift with the new V12 Vantage S, which lets you control a sonorous V12 motor with a dogleg, seven-speed manual transmission.Read More
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have announced they will be working together on a new hypercar project. Details about the AM-RB 001 are thin on the ground at the moment, but we do know it will be Aston Martin's first mid-engined car and, if the brand's claims are to be believed, should clock an F1-aping laptime around Silverstone. Gizmag was at the launch of the partnership in Melbourne to chat with Red Bull's legendary Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, as well as Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman. Read More
The Aston Martin DB9 is still one of the world's most beautiful cars, but it's also getting long in the tooth. Although Aston has done a good job of keeping it fresh in the 13 years since its launch, a concrete update to the DB line is more than a little overdue. Thankfully, Gaydon's finest engineers and designers look to have nailed the followup – the DB11 – which has just been unveiled in Geneva.
Last October, Aston Martin revealed an all-electric RapidE concept car at a China state visit to the UK. This was followed up at CES in January by showing a Rapide S that incorporated an Internet of the Vehicle (IOV) system from Chinese technology company LeTV, (now known as LeEco). Now the two companies have reinforced their partnership by signing a deal that will see an all-electric Rapide on the market by 2018.Read More
This year's CES showed that commuter and luxury cars are undergoing a small digital revolution – from Volkswagen's gesture control, to BMW's future interaction, to Audi's virtual dashboard. Even high-end sports cars got in on the action. Aston Martin collaborated with LeTV in adding some serious screen space to its Rapide S.
Several storied automobiles crossed the auction block at RM-Sotheby's New York "Driven by Disruption" sale on December 10, the last big sale of the year before the Scottsdale round of auctions in January begin 2016. The star of the show was Fangio's 1956 Ferrari 290 MM which fetched US$28 million and became the third most expensive car ever sold. Janis Joplin's psychedelic 1964 Porsche 356C SC Cabriolet was expected to sell for between $400,000 and $600,000, but fetched $1.7 million to set a record for the Porsche 356. Finally, Roy Rogers' 1963 Pontiac Bonneville Nudiemobile fetched $308,000, which is a record for a Bonneville, but still less than his saddle ($386,500) or his Martin guitar ($554,500). Read More
Aston Martin has revealed an all-new RapidE as part of the current China state visit to the UK. The concept car features an all-electric powertrain in place of the V12 on the production Rapide S sedan and, with the help of a Chinese investment group, could be launched as a production electric Rapide within a two-year timeframe.Read More
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