Aston Martin Overview

Aston Martin hasn’t exactly had a spot-free history. In fact, it’s had a rougher time than most big names out there. The company has even filed bankruptcy no less than seven times over the course of its life. For the longest time, it looked like Aston Martin, which has been around since it was founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in 1914, was going to go belly up. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, and James Bond still has his choice of amazing cars. These days, Aston Martin has a relatively full lineup that includes the Vantage, DB11, DBS Superleggera, Rapide AMR, Rapide E, and the Valkyrie.

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Things Every Enthusiast Should Know About the Aston Martin Vantage

Things Every Enthusiast Should Know About the Aston Martin Vantage

The Vantage is the best-selling nameplate in Aston Martin’s history, and here are a few things that you should know about it

The Aston Martin Vantage came out in the late 1970s and has left an indelible mark on automotive history. This Grand Tourer was touted as ‘Britain’s first supercar’ because of its might and prowess. And while we all know that the Aston Martin Vantage has been James Bond’s preferred choice of car, there is a lot more to it than what meets the eye. So, here are some things that you should know about the Aston Martin Vantage:

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Fastest SUVs In The World

Fastest SUVs In The World

Here’s a list of 10 fastest SUVs in the world in 2022

The general consensus is that SUVs are more practical vehicles than they are something that fills the adrenaline cravings. They’re also considered as big, bulky vehicles that can tow stuff or even be taken offroad. If you want the performance, you can get yourself sports cars or supercars, or even hot hatches, for that matter. But, there are some SUVs that can put even some of the world’s best sports cars to shame with their performance. Automakers are creating straight-line monsters that can achieve speeds of well over 180 mph despite their big builds, poor aerodynamic efficiency, and heavy curb weights. Here’s a list of the fastest SUVs in the world in 2022:

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This Aston Martin DB7 Won't Invoke Your Inner James Bond, But It's Cool Anyway

This Aston Martin DB7 Won’t Invoke Your Inner James Bond, But It’s Cool Anyway

This more-than-two-decades-old coupe shows how value depreciation shows no mercy

Aston Martin’s DB7 Vantage was introduced in 1999, at the Geneva Motor Show, to bring a more aggressive and powerful DB7 to the market. The British luxury automaker was a part of Ford, which was the owner of Jaguar as well. So cross-pollination between the DB7 and the XK8 was seen, but unlike the Vantage, the Jag had a V-8 under the hood. In addition, the Vantage introduced a more robust 5.9-liter V-12, a sportier exterior aesthetics, and the suspension was firmed up to enhance the driving dynamics. And when all of these are taken into account after two decades, the price of this magnificent British coupe has come down and is the same as a brand-new Chevy Spark. So an example of the DB7 Vantage is being auctioned as we are writing, and it might be an amazing deal.

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New Rendering Shines Light on What Aston Martin's First EV Could Look Like

New Rendering Shines Light on What Aston Martin’s First EV Could Look Like

Take our word for it: this could be the most attractive Aston Martin model ever

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?

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Watch the Aston Martin Valkyrie Tame Mother Nature As It Rips Around the Track

Watch the Aston Martin Valkyrie Tame Mother Nature As It Rips Around the Track

The Valkyrie’s perfect place to be is the Mugello Circuit, no doubt!

Not very sure about you, but I personally think there is nothing sexier than a hypercar testing on a rainy day – on the track, of course. There is something about speed and splashes of water that go perfectly well together. That is why this video showing an Aston Martin Valkyrie prototype vehicle during a development test at Mugello Circuit is one of our favorites of the year. At least so far!

19Bozzy92nd - the channel that posted the video of the Valkyrie, said it didn’t find out what the testing was all about, but all we care about is the testing itself: a supercar being pushed over its limits during extreme conditions. Isn’t it what is all about?

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1992 Aston Martin Virage and Virage Volante 6.3-litre Conversion

1992 Aston Martin Virage and Virage Volante 6.3-litre Conversion

Aston Martin Works breaths fire into the engine bay of the Virage, turning it into a British V-8 muscle car

With modern cars becoming more and more artificial, we can see how there is a market for resto-modded, updated, or reimagined classics and young-timers. It seems Aston Martin Works was ahead of the game since in 1992, a 6.3-liter conversion was offered for the first-generation Aston Martin Virage and Virage Volante (convertible), made between 1989 and 2000.

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The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

These 15 sports cars prove that you don’t need to sacrifice practicality for high performance

Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.

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The Vanquish Name Is Dead, But Aston Martin's Ambition is Not

The Vanquish Name Is Dead, But Aston Martin’s Ambition is Not

Aston Martin is still going to take the fight to Ferrari but not with the Vanquish name and not with the car we expected

Aston Martin showcased three cars at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the Valhalla, the Valkyrie, and the AM9 aka the Vanquish. Two of the three models have surfaced with the V-12 Valkyrie already living and the V-8 Valhalla aimed at the 2024 model year. A lot has changed since these three cars were revealed, the company has practically reinvented itself, and that was showcased in full with the evolution of the Valhalla. The AM9 Vanquish is set to be the third car in Aston’s mid-engined sports car lineup, and it will be a direct competitor to the Ferrari 296 GTB,but the concept we originally saw won’t be the final product. In fact, it probably won’t even wear the Vanquish name. Everything has changed now, and it’s probably for the better.

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How PlayStation's Gran Turismo Changed The Future of Aston Martin

How PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Changed The Future of Aston Martin

If it wasn’t for Gran Turismo, Aston Martin may have never built a mid-engined sports car

Aston Martin has made a name for itself by producing some of the most amazing sports cars in the world and, believe it or not, a mid-engined Aston Martin was once about as alien as the original thought of an Aston Martin SUV, which is now known as the DBX. But, while the DBX came to life due to market trends and demand, Aston’s entire mid-engined future came to life because of a digital concept for a video game. I’m talking about the Aston Martin DP-100 and PlayStation’s Gran Turismo racing game.

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The Vantage Point - The Evolution of Aston Martin's Attainable Super Coupe

The Vantage Point - The Evolution of Aston Martin’s Attainable Super Coupe

The Vantage name has a long, storied, history, but there’s more to it than you might think

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.

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This Armored Aston Martin Vantage Could Invoke Your Inner James Bond

This Armored Aston Martin Vantage Could Invoke Your Inner James Bond

You wouldn’t know it from looking at it, but this Vantage can stop a .44 Magnum!

Bordering between the line of spy worthy and presidential, this Aston Martin Vantage is not your run-of-the-mill sports car. AddArmor by Quality Coachworks has instilled this particular Vantage with on-road protection suited for anyone with some less-than-ideal rivals. It features a B4 level of protection, which means it can stop a number of bullets, including the .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, and 9mm Parabellum.

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Aston Martin's One Last Hurrah To The V-12 Engine Comes In The Form Of The V12 Vantage

Aston Martin’s One Last Hurrah To The V-12 Engine Comes In The Form Of The V12 Vantage

The V12 Vantage will be the last Aston Martin ever to carry a V-12 engine, and it is limited to 333 examples

Before Aston Martin switches to electrification, it wants to give one last hurrah to its internal combustion engines; more specifically, the V-12 engine. And, to make sure it goes out the right way with the utmost honor, Aston Martin has wrapped it around the body of a Vantage. They make a nice couple, don’t they?

Anyway, the V12 Vantage has been unveiled as a 690-horsepower beast, powered by a 5.2-liter, twin-turbo V-12 engine. It can sprint to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and will have a top speed of 200 mph. It will be a limited edition model, with Aston Martin building just 333 examples of the same. But, you can’t buy it because all of them are already sold out!

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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Debuts Today: Watch The Livestream Right Here

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage Debuts Today: Watch The Livestream Right Here

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage will be unveiled on 16th March and marks the end of an era for the baby Aston

The wait for the 2023 Aston Martin V12 Vantage is finally over. Aston will unveil the car tomorrow, ie the 16th of March. The V12 is finally making a comeback to the Vantage line, and boy, are we excited!

UPDATE: The Aston Martin Vantage debuts today at 8 a.m. EDT. Watch the livestream right here:

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Watch The Aston Martin DBX 707 Unleash Mayhem On The Bonkers Lamborghini Urus

Watch The Aston Martin DBX 707 Unleash Mayhem On The Bonkers Lamborghini Urus

Touted as the quickest luxury SUV in the world, Aston’s DBX 707 is the new kid on the block and shows the Lambo how it’s done

You join us for this week’s Carwow weekend special on a damp runway for a Super-SUV shootout. Mat Watson is sat in Aston’s new and improved DBX, the 707. Meanwhile, an old friend has come to pay a visit with his brand new Lamborghini Urus. It is of course Yianni.

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What is the Least Expensive Aston Martin?

Aston Martin isn’t your run-of-the-mill manufacturer. It’s a high-end sports car manufacturer, so even the cheapest model is a little too expensive for the average joe. Currently, the cheapest model in Aston Martin’s showroom is the Vantage, which carries an MSRP of $149,995 before options, taxes, and any other fees.

What is the Sportiest Aston Martin?

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is commonly referred to as the sportiest Aston Martin. It’s the new kid on the black, and it has a timeless appearance that exudes class, sophistication, and power. All of that comes at a cost, though, and you shouldn’t expect to shell out less than $305,000 before any other taxes or fees. Start going crazy on the options list and you’ll shell out considerably more.

What is the Most Popular Aston Martin?

The most popular Aston Martin is actually a toss-up between the Vantage and the DB11. The DB has a long, illustrious history and the Vantage is, well, the Vantage. The DBS Superleggera is also encroaching on the territory of being most popular, but with the $305,000 price tag, it’ll probably never see the same popularity as its slightly lesser brethren.

What is the Most Expensive Aston Martin?

The Aston Martin Valkyrie is the most expensive Aston Martin and carries a price tag of $3.2 million. It’s a limited-production supercar, but you can expect it to carry the torch of being most expensive in the lineup for a long time to come. The most expensive road-going Aston Martin is the Rapide E at $330,000, and it’s followed by the DBS Superleggera at $305,000.

Are Aston Martin Cars Reliable

Aston Martin did suffer from reliability complaints at one time; however, once Ford took ownership of the brand, things started to look up. Now, the company is owned by a different consortium that has continued to improve sales and reliability over time. These days, the Aston Martin brand is fairly reliable, and it’s a good thing since it can’t depend on loyal customers to forgive its reliability problems anymore.