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.
2020 Aston Martin Victor
The 2020 Aston Martin Victor is a bespoke, one-off supercar developed by the company’s Q division. Built around a carbon-fiber monocoque from the One-77, a car that Aston Martin offered from 2009 to 2012, the Victor draws styling cues from the V8 Vantage of 1970s, as well as the race-spec DBS V8 (also known as the RHAM/1) that Aston Martin built in the late 1970s for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2020 Victor is powered by a naturally aspirated V-12 also sourced from the One-77, but some drivetrain components come from the much newer Valkyrie supercar. Q by Aston Martin built just one, so it’s one of those supercars that you can only hope to see in the metal at a fancy auto show.
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?
Lumma Design Just Made the DBX Better Than Aston Martin Ever Dreamed
If the reason behind the Aston Martin DBX’s slow sales has anything to do with the way it looks, then Lumma Design may have just solved the problem that Aston Martin didn’t know it had. Behold Lumma Design’s take on the DBX – a limited aftermarket kit that blends together loads of carbon fiber with race-inspired looks, and a little bit of extra width too. Aston Martin did just announce that it’s Q division would offer an exclusive appearance package for the DBX, but we’re willing to bet it won’t be this damn good.
Aston Martin Will Leverage An AMG Powertrain to Breathe Life into the Valhalla
Despite having been delayed from its original 2022 launch, the Aston Martin Valhalla is still coming. There is, however, a good chance that the Valhalla will arrive in a different form from what Aston Martin originally intended. At the heart of the possible changes is Aston’s brand new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, which may not end up in the Valhalla as intended. Instead, the mid-engined supercar will likely be equipped with a Mercedes-AMG powertrain that Aston Martin now has access to as part of a new technical partnership between the two brands. The revised Aston Martin Valhalla is now scheduled to arrive in 2023.
Amazing Car for Sale: 1964 Aston Martin DB5
If you are a James Bond fan, you would’ve seen this car many times in the movies. In fact, it even made an appearance in Skyfall. The one that was driven by Sean Connery in the movies was in fact sold for $4.6 million in 2010. That’s the kind of fanfare this car has ever since. But, that doesn’t mean the car had no role to play.
The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was powered by a six-cylinder engine and was in production for just two years. Off the 900 examples built in that period, one of them has arrived at Bring-a-Trailer’s auction and has bids near the half-a-million mark. Care to take part?
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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.
An Aston Martin DB5 With Real James Bond Gadgets Does Exist
Aston Martin’s plan of reproducing the DB5 from the classic 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger isn’t Hollywood make-believe; it’s all real. Twenty-eight units of the DB5 are planned, and each one comes with all the gadgets and weapons that the movie car had.
Now, we get to see one of the 25 units get a thorough walk-around courtesy of this video provided by YouTube personality Mr. JWW.
Aston Martin Finally Has an Electric Car And It’s Crazy Cute
Aston Martin just introduced an all-electric version of the DB5. Wait; what? Wasn’t the DB5 discontinued back in 1965? Yes, it was, although the company built an additional 25 chassis in 2020, but this EV is not an authentic DB5. It’s a two-thirds scale version of the iconic grand tourer. It’s called the DB5 Junior to reflect its smaller scale, and it’s being built in cooperation with The Little Car Company.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie Is in Big Trouble
The Aston Martin Valkyrie comes off as a world-class hypercar, but it hasn’t been without its problems either. The race-going version, for example, was postponed a while back because the of class merges happening within the World Endurance Championship. And, while Aston claimed that development of the road car was still ongoing, a global pandemic struck and Ex-CEO Andy Palmer was replaced with the Ex-CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers. The company did get a huge influx of cash when Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll invested $657 million, but Aston Martin has still be struggling – even with the DBX finally going into production. Now, it looks like the Aston Martin Valkyrie is in a lot of trouble, and things aren’t looking very good. A tough decision needs to be made.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition
Aston Martin’s relationship with the James Bond movie franchise stretches back more than 60 years. It’s the longest relationship between a carmaker and a Hollywood movie franchise.
The Aston Martin Vantage and the flagship Aston Martin DBS Superleggera are the beneficiaries of Aston’s new James Bond-inspired special edition models. Each model comes with exclusive touches and a smattering of Bond-inspired details.