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Aston Martin Limits Torque Output on the 2019 DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin Limits Torque Output on the 2019 DBS Superleggera

Despite weighing just over 4,000 pounds, there’s still too much torque for lower gears.

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?

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1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

James Bond’s car for a holiday in the south of France

Aston Martin’s DB5 is the epitome of British elegance and class and with multiple appearances in the James Bond franchise, has been heralded over the years as one of the world’s most famous cars. While maybe not all passersby will be able to tell you what it is when looking at the DB5, mostly everyone knows that shape. The fact that there was also an open-top version may not, however, be common knowledge but, with or without a roof, the DB5 is a show-stopper any day of the week.

Powered by 4.0-liter version of Tadek Marek’s DOHC inline-six, the DB5 was an evolutionary step than a revolutionary one when compared to the DB4 it replaced. In fact, the styling was nigh on identical to that of a Series 5 DB4 and it was the increase in the engine’s capacity that stood out as key differentiator between the two models. But a deal to supply Sean Connery’s Bond with a Silver Birch DB5 in the movie ’Goldfinger’ changed everything for David Brown’s company.

The model became a success with over 1,000 units sold in just two years and movie stars fawned over the gorgeous lines penned by Touring. Actors Peter Sellers and Beryl Reid were just some who owned DB5s in the ’60s and even Princess Margaret rolled in one for a while. Indeed, you probably needed the funds usually linked to an heir of the crown given that the DB5 Convertible cost as much as a house at the time but can you really put a price on driving a car Bond pedalled on-screen?

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Does Aston Martin's V-12 Speedster Teaser Confirm the CC100 Speedster Concept Is Heading to Production?

Does Aston Martin’s V-12 Speedster Teaser Confirm the CC100 Speedster Concept Is Heading to Production?

Also, are we standing in front of an incoming speedster craze?

Aston Martin wants to build a V-12-powered speedster. Does it sound odd to you? It shouldn’t, because AM’s rivals have got a head start and are either currently selling a speedster or found themselves very close to launching one on the market. There’s Ferrari’s Monza SP2, Porsche’s 911 Speedster, and McLaren’s Elva. Even Bentley has been rumored to be considering one.

So where does that leave Aston Martin? Well, obviously, it has got to come up with a speedster of its own. Which it will, because the blueprints are there and now there’s an official announcement that says Gaydon will play the speedster game. You’ll have to shake up your memory quite a bit for this one, but try to remember the CC100 concept Aston Martin showed back in 2013 for its 100th anniversary, because that’s going to be the carmaker’s starting point.

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Could the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Signal Jaguar's Return To The Supercar Arena?

Could the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Signal Jaguar’s Return To The Supercar Arena?

Jaguar teased us a few years ago with the C-X75 but now it could actually create a sucessor to the XJ220 that might be made with help from an unexpected ally

It’s been 25 years since Jaguar discontinued its last supercar, the great XJ220 amid poor sales at a time when people really weren’t eager to buy $1 million mid-engined monsters. Nowadays, there are more millionaires than ever in the world and Jaguar, while focusing on expanding its EV lineup, could be planning a shock return to the world of high-performance supercars with something inspired by the jaw-dropping and all-electric Vision Gran Turismo presented late last month. This may well become the halo car for a new era of the Leaping Cat.

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2020 Aston Martin DBX

2020 Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin’s first SUV comes to take on the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga

The 2020 Aston Martin DBX is a midsize SUV that the British company unveiled in 2019. The first SUV to wear an Aston Martin badge, the DBX rides on an exclusive platform, but shares powertrain elements with the company’s sports cars. Powered by the same 4.0-liter V-8 found in the DB11 and the Vantage, the DBX boasts 542 horsepower, which turns it into a competitor for the Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus. Likewise, the DBX sports a luxurious interior and is available with a wide range of options. Priced just below the $200,000 mark, the DBX is one of the most affordable Aston Martins available on the market. Let’s find out more about this SUV in the detailed review below.

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Learn Even More About the Aston Martin Valkyrie and See What It's Like to Drive!

Learn Even More About the Aston Martin Valkyrie and See What It’s Like to Drive!

The sights and sounds of the Valkyrie are going to make your day

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is one of the most highly anticipated hypercars to ever hit the market. It’s not out yet — though deliveries are expected to start in late 2020 — but the development process is churning along smoothly to the point that we now have the first evidence that the Valkyrie is no longer a figure of mythology, but an actual rampaging monster.

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The Aston Martin DBX Is Cool, but Wouldn't You Rather Have a Lamborghini Huracan?

The Aston Martin DBX Is Cool, but Wouldn’t You Rather Have a Lamborghini Huracan?

The Lambo is only marginally more expensive

The 2021 Aston Martin DBX debuted as the company’s first-ever SUV at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. As expected, the 2021 DBX is a high-performance luxury crossover that shares underpinnings and a beefed-up V-8 engine borrowed from the DB11 and Vantage. It’s as cool as coupe-style luxury crossovers get, but it’s also highly expensive at $192,986 before options. And that’s almost as much as a Lamborghini Huracan.

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The 2021 Aston Martin DBX Arrives as the Brand's First SUV with a Huracan-Like Price

The 2021 Aston Martin DBX Arrives as the Brand’s First SUV with a Huracan-Like Price

The DBX seems like a well-rounded product, but with a hefty price tag

Aston Martin has debuted the DBX SUV on the eve of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. The DBX looks absolutely stunning and it looks like the company wants this vehicle to sell in volumes but, with a starting price tag of $189,900, can it become the company’s best-seller?

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The 2020 Aston Martin DBX Will Have AMG-Sourced Power, But It's More than We Expected

The 2020 Aston Martin DBX Will Have AMG-Sourced Power, But It’s More than We Expected

The DBX should have no problem going toe-to-toe with some of the segment’s established titans

Add Aston Martin to the growing list of premium automakers that are set to embark on a journey to the land of crossovers and SUVs. The British automaker’s DBX crossover is scheduled to arrive in December, and now we know that it will carry a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces an impressive 542 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Interestingly, this twin-turbo V-8 unit is the same AMG-sourced powertrain that you’ll see in the DB11 and Vantage. It is, however, been tuned to produce more power, a by-product of Aston Martin wanting to squeeze more power out of the engine for the DBX. This bit of information reveals a great deal about the DBX, specifically in how it stacks up against its rivals in the segment. With that much power at its disposal, it’s safe to say that the Aston Martin DBX won’t have a problem making a name for itself against models like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Maserati Levante, Lamborghini Urus, and Bentley Bentayga.

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Aston Martin Inches Closer to Completing the DBS GT Zagato

Aston Martin Inches Closer to Completing the DBS GT Zagato

Available for £6 million, but you get two cars

Aston Martin unveiled the final exterior design of the upcoming DBS GT Zagato, a limited-edition vehicles based on the DBS Superleggera. Just like the Vanquish-based Zagato models from 2018, the DBS GT Zagato will be built in very limited numbers. However, while the Vanquish Zagato was built in four body styles — coupe, convertible, shooting brake, and speedster — the DBS Zagato was unveiled as a coupe only. Another big difference is that the DBS Zagato will be sold in a pair with modern replicas of the iconic DB4 GT Zagato. The latter is basically the spiritual predecessor of the DBS GT Zagato.

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2020 Aston Martin AM-RB 003

2020 Aston Martin AM-RB 003

A Valkyrie with room for luggage?

The Aston Martin AM-RB 003, previously known as Project 003, is a concept car that previews a production model scheduled to arrive in 2021. The company’s third supercar, the AM-RB 003 follows in the footsteps of theValkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro, formerly known as Project 001 and Project 002, respectively.

Just like the Valkyrie, the AM-RB 003 is being developed with input from Red Bull Advanced Technologies in the design and engineering departments and will include features and technologies from the said hypercar. Aston Martin promises that this supercar will "meet and surpass the performance demands of existing top-end hypercar rivals," but until actual data comes out, it’s just PR talk. Let’s find out what we already know about this vehicle.

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The 2020 Aston Martin AM-RB 003 Is a Valkyrie with a Hybrid V-6 and Luggage Room

The 2020 Aston Martin AM-RB 003 Is a Valkyrie with a Hybrid V-6 and Luggage Room

The gates of heaven have opened and the Valkyrie’s son has arrived

Aston Martin’s long-awaited mid-engine hypercar is about to take the 2019 Geneva Motor Show by storm. It’s called the AM-RB 003 — we previously knew it as “Project 003” — and Aston Martin wants us to think of it as the Valkyrie’s offspring, or, as Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer calls it, “the bridge” that connects the world of mid-engine Astons with the high heavens where the Valkyrie currently resides. Truth be told, the AM-RB 003 shares more than a family tree with the Valkyrie. The former is, in many ways, heavily influenced by the latter, using much of the same technology and fundamental design cues that came to define the Valkyrie. That’s why the AM-RB 003 looks a lot like its “father,” albeit with a more refined and streamlined appearance that goes hand in hand with an electrified powertrain that features a turbocharged V-6 engine. Only 500 units of the AM-RB 003 will be released. There’s no specific price tag yet, but don’t expect it to sell for anything less than £1 million. If you’re keeping score, that’s $1.32 million based on current exchange rates.

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The 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie Has a Confirmed Output of 1,160 Horsepower!

The 2020 Aston Martin Valkyrie Has a Confirmed Output of 1,160 Horsepower!

It also has the best power-to-weight ratio for production cars

The highly anticipated Aston Martin Valkyrie is not yet ready to go into production, but the British firm just unveiled a few juicy bits about its drivetrain. The biggest news is the Valkyries official power rating, set at 1,160 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.

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Here's Your First Look at the Aston Martin Project 003

Here’s Your First Look at the Aston Martin Project 003

A road-friendly, hybrid supercar

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is only two weeks away, and automakers are already rolling out teasers of vehicles they will showcase in Switzerland. Among them, there’s the Aston Martin Project 003, a new hypercar that the British firm is looking to launch in 2021. We only have a teaser shot and little info right now, but Project 003 looks and sounds exciting, to say the least.

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The AMR Track Performance Pack for the Aston Martin Valkyrie Rides the Line Between Crazy and Insane

The AMR Track Performance Pack for the Aston Martin Valkyrie Rides the Line Between Crazy and Insane

There are also options to make your one-of-a-kind even more unique

Such news always messes up my thought process for a while. How can an insanely powerful hypercar get add-ons that will make it all the more powerful? Somehow Aston Martin has managed to accomplish it. The AMR Track Performance PAck for the 2018 Aston Martin Valkyrie is not just about the performance; it includes a vast array of add-ons that can make it stand out even more than it already does....if you can believe that.

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Get Familiar With the 11,100-RPM Cosworth V-12 Out of the Aston Martin Valkyrie

Get Familiar With the 11,100-RPM Cosworth V-12 Out of the Aston Martin Valkyrie

The new nitty gritty on one of the most insane road-going engines in the world

Hypercars are getting crazier and crazier with every successive generation, and the new Aston Martin Valkyrie is a perfect example of just how wild the current crop of top-shelf performers truly are. A lot of the Aston’s insanity comes down to the beating mid-ship heart of the machine, and now we’re getting a fresh take on what makes it tick.

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What do we know about the Aston Martin DBX Crossover?

What do we know about the Aston Martin DBX Crossover?

Including Some Things We Think We Know About The Aston Martin DBX

Joining the onslaught of super powerful and super luxurious SUVs of today, Aston Martin revealed the first photos of the new DBX. Although still under heavy camouflage, we can clearly see the contours of the first Aston Martin SUV. Furthermore, with a bit of research, I did find out quite a bit about the newest competitor among super SUVs.

Nevertheless, it is still quite uncertain what segment the SUV will enter. Will it be like a hyped-up version of SUVs the size of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, or will it match the audaciousness, and the size of the X5M, or the AMG GLE 63S? These are the unknowns we are still investigating.

Despite its size, the Aston Martin DBX is going to join the exclusive club of unanticipated super SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga, the Porsche Cayenne, and even the Rolls Royce Cullinan. Granted, all of these SUVs tread a slightly different path but have some commonalities like being powerful, fast, and full of technology.

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New Images of the Aston Martin Valkyrie's Interior Just Cast Shade All over the 2019 McLaren Speedtail

New Images of the Aston Martin Valkyrie’s Interior Just Cast Shade All over the 2019 McLaren Speedtail

Where’s the button for Ludicrous Speed on this thing?

The Valkyrie is closer and closer to finally being released into the wild. But, until it’s ready to roam freely, Aston Martin decided to make the waiting that much harder by releasing a new batch of images, one of which shows the production version interior.

Did you ever think you’ll see a two-tone Valkyrie rolling on gorgeous gunmetal-gray multi-spoke wheels? Well, apparently, a white-to-blue color scheme was requested by someone, and Aston Martin was kind enough to release three images of the car in this specification. One of them showcases the Valkyrie’s profile; another is a pigeon-eye view, while the third shot is of the cockpit.

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Aston Martin Patents "Valhalla" Name, Could Be a Tip of The Hat To New Supercar

Aston Martin Patents "Valhalla" Name, Could Be a Tip of The Hat To New Supercar

British automaker sure loves Norse mythology

Aston Martin’s new Project 003 supercar is in line to carry the “Valhalla” name after the British automaker filed trademark applications for the name with the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Auto guide was the first to dig up the applications, which cover “passenger cars and racing cars and parts and fittings therefor.” Aston Martin’s plan to use the “Valhalla” name isn’t a shocking revelation. Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, hinted at the name to Drive more than a year ago at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, indicating that it could be used on a future Aston Martin model.

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