Aston Martin’s Survival Could Fall on the Shoulders of Other Automakers
Aston Martin is likely planning to tie up with Rimac, Mercedes-Benz, and Lucid Motors for its upcoming new EV. This news has spun up because of the company’s latest announcement on its $781 million investments, a part of which is meant to ramp up the electrification journey. Undoubtedly, Aston fell on its face several times because of financial troubles, but this time, the carmaker is trying to bury the past with new investments, and its first EV will reportedly launch in 2025.
New Rendering Shines Light on What Aston Martin’s First EV Could Look Like
Aston Martin’s CEO, Tobias Moers, recently revealed that an all-new Aston Martin EV is scheduled to arrive by 2025. Like most automakers, Aston will take its time transitioning from internal combustion to entirely electric vehicles, but only until 2030. That first EV in 2025 will be the first major step to Aston’s all-electric future, and this independent rendering, known as the Voltage, from Diego Guerrero gives us an idea of what it could look like. Is this the right way to bid goodbye to the V-12s and V-8s for a more progressive future?
2023 Aston Martin DB6 Remastered By Lunaz
While it may be true that the Aston Martin DB6 has never enjoyed the same success or reputation level as the DB5, it was still a very impressive car. It offered improved aerodynamic and specifications compared to the DB5 and was offered in both coupe and convertible form. The problem with the DB6 is of course its age. Being built from 1965 to 1971 it is of course very difficult to find one in pristine condition. And this is where Lunaz comes along. For the right money - and we are talking about $1 million - the company will restore, re-engineer, and electrify your DB6.
Invoke the James Bond Spirit In Your Kid With This Aston Martin DB5 Junior ’No Time To Die’ Edition
To commemorate the release of the upcoming James Bond flick, No Time To Die, The Little Car Company has created a two-thirds-scale version of the Aston Martin DB5. The DB5 is synonymous with James Bond movies. It was first seen in ‘Goldfinger’ in 1946 and will be seen for the eighth time in ‘No Time To Die’.
The two-thirds scale electric version of the Aston Martin DB5 is called the DB5 Junior ’No Time To Die Edition’ is priced at over $100,000! It even comes with all sorts of gadgets that we’ve seen in the movies over the years. Fancy, huh?
Aston Martin And Ferrari Will Square Off With Electric Sports Cars In 2025
When it comes to hybrid and electric drivetrains, Aston Martin and Ferrari are some of the most intriguing car companies. Yes, Ferrari has more than one model, powered by a hybrid powertrain, but a fully electric version is still out of the question. Or rather, it was. According to the latest intel, Ferrari is indeed preparing to launch their first fully electric model, in 2025. As for Aston Martin, their Valhalla is said to undergo substantial revisions, following its debut, set for 2023, foreshadowing the brand’s first EV, set to make an appearance in 2025 – the same time as Ferrari.
2019 Was a Bad Year For Aston Martin and At Least One Model is Paying the Price
Despite the introduction of the DBX, 2019 was a very tough year for Aston Martin, which posted a pre-tax loss of $118 million through September of 2019. Now, Aston Martin has warned that its annual profit for 2019 will be cut in half, while Reuters is reporting that December sales were so disappointing that wholesale volumes dropped by seven percent in 2019. All told, annual profits for 2019 (converted from GBP to USD) will sit between about $170 million and $182 million - a far cry from the company’s $325 million profit in 2018.
Financial figures being what they are, that means there are going to be some big financial changes for the company in 2020, including a cost-cutting program that puts at least one model on the guillotine.
2020 Aston Martin Rapide E
The Aston Martin Rapide E is an all-electric version of the British company’s four-door sedan. Previewed by a concept called the Rapide E in 2016, the production model made its debut three years later at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The Rapide E ditches the familiar 6.0-liter V-12 engine in favor of a battery pack and a pair of electric motors, but it generates notably more power than its gasoline sibling. The Rapide E is also the company’s first electric vehicle.
Finally ready for production after several years of development, the Rapide E brings together the craftsmanship and exclusivity of the Rapide nameplate with zero-emission performance thanks to Aston Martin’s collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering. The latter provides battery systems for Formula E cars, so it has extensive know-how of high-performance electric drivetrains. Although production of the Rapide E is limited to less than 200 vehicles, it introduces the brand to the all-electric market before Lagonda will take over as a zero-emission luxury brand.
The 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E Has Finally Been Exposed to the World and You Can Order One Now!
Aston Martin has finally revealed the Rapide E at the 2019 Shanghai auto show after teasing it for months. It’s the all-electric version of the four-door Rapide that comes with fast charging, over 200 miles range on a single charge, and performance to match (and even surpass) what the V12-powered Rapide can muster.
Everyone’s Going Electric, Including James Bond Himself
As good as he is at foiling international criminals from their evil schemes, not even James Bond himself can stop the onslaught of electrification in the auto industry. Proof of that lies in the next Bond film where 007’s ride-of-choice will be the Aston Martin Rapide E. The British automaker’s first-ever electric car joins a long list of Aston Martin models to appear in a James Bond film. The yet-to-be-titled Bond movie — it’s working title is Bond 25 — is scheduled to release in April 2020. It’s the 25th movie in the long-standing franchise, so you can expect it to have no shortage of surprises, including the array of gadgets and weapons that will be included in the Rapide E’s arsenal.
2019 Aston Martin Lagonda All-Terrain Concept
The Lagonda All-Terrain Concept is a zero-emissions concept vehicle set to break cover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Built by Aston Martin as the brands first all-electric SUV, it follows the Lagonda Vision Concept from 2018 and will eventually inspire a production model.
We don’t know much about the All-Terrain concept at this point, but Aston Martin did release a teaser photo that shows some the Lagonda’s front fascia. Although it was originally rumored that Lagonda’s first SUV will go against the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, it seems the Brits are actually preparing a sportier crossover that’s smaller than Rolls-Royce’s massive hauler. Stay tuned for an update from the Geneva Motor Show.
You Can Now Pay to Have an EV Powertrain Bolted into Your Classic Aston Martin
Although a noble thought by Aston Martin, this basically kills the whole point. Wondering what we are talking about? Aston Martin Works plans to protect the classic cars in the future by allowing them to live as Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs). It has produced the first model under its plan called the Heritage EV Programme.
Aston Martin Valkyrie Could Come with the World’s Most Powerful Naturally-Aspirated Engine!
The Aston Martin Valkyrie has been a surprise element from a long time. This ambitious project from the British marque is essentially a road-legal version of a Le Mans prototype racer. The $3.3 million hypercar has been teased on multiple occasions and always left us so close to the real thing. Now, Cosworth has confirmed that the Valkyrie will have the world’s most powerful N/A engine ever equipped in a street-legal car. The engine supplier said that the Valkyrie will be offered with an all-atmosphere V-12 unit producing around 1,100 horsepower!
The 2020 Aston Martin Rapide E is Getting Exclusive Tires From Pirelli
Pirelli’s been busy outfitting electric cars with its P Zero tires, but one specific EV model is getting the special treatment from the Italian tire maker. That EV is the long-awaited Aston Martin Rapide E. Not only is the Rapide E the first electric car to come out of Aston Martin, it’s also wearing a set of special P Zero tires that Pirelli created specifically for the Rapide E. The exclusive tires should help Aston Martin’s EV achieve its promised performance numbers when it goes on sale sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Aston Martin’s All-Electric Rapide is Arriving Next Year!
Aston Martin has officially confirmed the arrival of the all-electric Rapide E sports sedan. The British automaker’s first-ever all-electric model will be launched in the final quarter of 2019. Only 155 units of the Rapide E will be built, each selling at a still undisclosed price tag. In addition to announcing the four-door EV’s launch timetable, Aston Martin also dropped a handful of information about the electric car, including its power and performance capabilities.