The Vantage Point - The Evolution of Aston Martin’s Attainable Super Coupe
The Vantage moniker was nothing more than a suffix reserved for the fastest version of a given model’s lineup. The first use of the Vantage name was seen with the DB2 from the 1950s. Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. Under David Brown’s ownership saw the release of only 250 units of the DB2 Vantage, all featuring a 2.6-liter Lagonda straight-6 engine, which makes them one of the rarest series production Aston Martins from the period.
After the DB2, the Vantage nameplate was retired until it resurfaced eleven years later with the Series IV DB4 Vantage in 1961. The DB4 Vantage received the same treatment with a distinct design but the key ingredient was the engine upgrades which included three SU HD8 carburetors, along with revised cylinder heads with bigger valves and a higher compression ratio. The technical modifications gave it a 10 percent increase over a stock DB4. From a design perspective, this generation and its successor the DB5 are considered to be the finest of Aston’s designs.
Fastest SUV In The World
Now an SUV comes with the added advantage of being practical, however, what does this mean for the rational folks out there who’ve had to sacrifice their mid-engined sports car or coupe for a lumbering SUV. Well, manufacturers have addressed this with the performance SUV. But which one is the fastest one out there, well that is a race that is constantly evolving as manufacturers will go to any length to lay claim to that crown.
Drag Race: Bentley Continental GT Speed v Aston Martin DBS v Ferrari Roma
This Monday’s drag race comes from CarWow and it’s an expensive one. It’s a three-way drag race between the Bentley Continental GT Speed, Aston Martin DBS, and Ferrari Roma – three ultra-luxurious grand tourers. Representing Britain is the Bentley Continental GT Speed and Aston Martin DBS, while Italy is being represented by the Ferrari Roma, which is the brand’s entry-level GT car.
The Coolest Cars in the World
If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.
This is the Very First Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Aston Martin Vanteon Could Hint At Aston Martin’s Future Design Language
It’s safe to say Aston Martin is late to the EV/hybrid bandwagon. With that being said, we already know that the British carmaker is already headed in that direction and the first of three (so far) planned EV models is said to debut in 2025. Like other makers, the change will not be sudden, as it’s being foreshadowed by revisions to the DB11, as well as other models. With Aston Martin’s upcoming EV models, one has to ask, how will future Aston Martin models look? Pixel artist Dejan Hristov may have the answer.
Legendary Designer Frank Stephenson Ranks The Greatest Aston Martin Designs
If you are into automotive design, Frank Stephenson should be a familiar name. The name is responsible for the design of some of the best high-performance cars of our time. Among them are the Ferrari F430, Maserati MC12, McLaren P1, and 720S, to name a few. He is adamant that every car brand should have a distinctive design, and this couldn’t be truer for a company like Aston Martin that prides itself on its design. Because of this, the veteran designer is giving us his three favorite Aston Martin designs and explains he thinks they are the best.
2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider – A Valkyrie That Can Touch Speeds Of 205 mph With The Roof Off!
Aston Martin had unveiled the AM-RB 001 concept back in 2016. It went into production a year later and came out with the ‘Valkyrie’ moniker. It hasn’t been an easy ride for the British automaker with this product, one instance being the hypercar suffering from a $7-part failure that killed its debut run at the Goodwood FoS, but Aston Martin is going at it with full determination.
Adding a third model to the Valkyrie’s lineup after a coupe and a track-only AMR Pro version, Aston Martin has unveiled the Valkyrie Spider – an open-top version that retains the same performance but loses on the roof and the gullwing doors.
The Aston Martin DB9 Earned a Sub-Zero on Top Gear’s Cool Wall For a Reason
Aston Martin is a brand synonymous with exclusivity, elegance, glitz, and glamor. The legendary sports carmaker has now been around for over a century and is today a symbol of Britain. Aston Martin has time and again been rated in countless surveys as one of the Coolest Brands of all time.
2022 Aston Martin V12 Speedster Makes An Appearance At The 2021 Monterey Car Week
Aston Martin Simplifies the DB11 V8 Before It Goes Electric
Aston Martin is aiming for electrification in the foreseeable future and the planned changes for the Aston Martin DB11 aim to simplify the model lineup and make room for the electric version for the car. The DB11 was introduced in 2016 and, for two years, was produced alongside the V-12 Vanquish, before completely taking over as the brand’s flagship model. Now, the DB11 will have a more simplified lineup, to accommodate the eventual arrival of the gran tourer’s EV version.
A $7 Part Killed the $3.25 Million Valkyrie’s Debut Run At the Goodwood Festival of Speed
A Cosworth-built 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V-12, 11,000 RPM, hybrid powertrain, 1,160 horsepower (865 kilowatts). Those are just some of the astonishing numbers of the $3.0+ million Aston Martin Valkyrie. The car is able to hit 60 mph (97 km/h) in under 3.0 seconds and only 150 units will be produced with deliveries starting in September. Moreover, there is an even rarer Valkyrie AMR Pro, limited to just 40 units. Nevertheless, the Valkyrie’s debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed turned out to be less than glamorous, as the car had an unexpected malfunction during the hill climb.
James Bond’s New Mid-Engined Car, the Aston Martin Valhalla, Is finally Here
Aston Martin has showcased the exterior design of its mid-engined hypercar, the Valhalla along with all its technical specfications. While deliveries of the Valkyrie hypercar are now just weeks away, the British carmaker was quietly working on two mid-engine models; one of them being the Valhalla and the other, the revived Vanquish.
The 1000-Horsepower Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Ditches Hybrid Tech For Track-Worthiness
In late June, a new extreme variant of the Aston Martin Valkyrie was leaked online. To put all the speculation to rest, the British sportscar maker rushed to formally unveil the Valkyrie AMR Pro. It features Formula 1 technology and was built through a collaboration with RedBull with the goal of making a record-breaking run at Le Mans.
The Revised Aston Martin Valhalla Will Debut With Some AMG DNA At Its Core
"Aston Martin powers into a new V-6 era." This was the title of a press release announcing thatthe Valhalla will get a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 developed in house by the British carmaker. The year was 2020. Fast forward to April 2021 and new reports say that the Valhalla will, in fact, be blessed with AMG power. But, this isn’t the first time that we’ve heard this.
2011 Aston Martin Virage - Why Has Everyone Forgotten About It?
Aston Martin is one of the oldest and most emblematic manufacturers to ever exist. Over the years, they’ve had glorious racing history, as well as iconic models. That said, for one reason or another, some models are more memorable than others. When we talk about the Aston Martin Virage, most people remember the 1989-2000 model, also known as the Vantage V-8. In 2011, the name Virage was brought back, by utilizing the brand’s distinctive modern design. This is everything you need to know about the second-generation Aston Martin Virage.
Reminder: Aston Martin Limits Torque Output on the 2019 DBS Superleggera
The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera can be called a number of things, but one thing it will never be called is slow. This has never been more evident than in the latest video released by The Smoking Tire. However, we’ve learned something else, and that is that Aston Martin was forced to limit torque output until the car moves into fourth gear. Seems strange for a car that weighs a little over 4,000 pounds and pumps out 663 pound-feet of torque, right?
Gordon Murray T.50 or Aston Martin Valkyrie? What Would You Pick?
Aston Martin’s V12 Speedster Is the Roofless and Windowless Embodiment of Excess
Speedsters have become the rage these days among premium automakers. We’ve seen McLaren unveil the Elva and Bentley launch the Bacalar in recent years. Heck, Ferrari even went double-double on us with the SP1 and SP2 Monza. As fanciful as these speedsters are, Aston Martin was the one who reintroduced the “speedster” into our lexicon with the unveiling of the CC100 Speedster back in 2013. It took seven years, but Aston’s speedster project is now in full swing with the unveiling of the machine’s prototype version. Feast your eyes on the Aston Martin V12 Speedster “Prototype Vehicle.” It’s not the sexiest name in the world but everything else about the V12 Speedster Prototype Vehicle is properly intoxicating. Aston Martin plans to build only 88 units of the V12 Speedster and each one is priced at a mind-bending $950,000. This is Aston Martin exclusivity at its finest, folks.
The Aston Martin Victor is a One-Off Supercar with Vulcan and One-77 Gear
Aston Martin has recently expanded beyond its usual three-vehicle lineup. It also offers an SUV now, a track-only supercar called the Vulcan, and two more performance cars, including the Valkyrie, are set to follow. Now, Aston Martin is flexing its Q division muscle with a unique supercar called the Victor. It’s inspired by the V8 Vantage model of the 1970s and 1980s and the DBS V8 from the late 1970s, also known at the RHAM/1, developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It combines technology from the Valkyrie, Vulcan, and One-77, and it looks really cool on the outside.