The Aston Martin DBX Is Cool, but Wouldn’t You Rather Have a Lamborghini Huracan?
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.
The 2021 Aston Martin DBX Arrives as the Brand’s First SUV with a Huracan-Like Price
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?
Aston Martin Vanquish S Brings Updated V-12 Engine and Carbon-Fiber to Los Angeles
Launched in 2001 as a replacement for the Virage, the Aston Martin Vanquish gained an "S" badge when it was updated in 2004. The Vanquish S disappeared altogether when the company discontinued the model in 2007 and didn’t return when the nameplate was revised in 2012. Come 2016 and Aston Marin reintroduced the Vanquish S with the car’s mid-cycle facelift.
Naturally, the update is more about a revised V-12 engine than anything else. There’s great news in this department, as the big 5.9-liter V-12 has been massaged to deliver 592 horsepower. This figure isn’t exactly new for the Vanquish, but up until now it was offered on the limited-edition Vanquish Zagato only. Compared to the outgoing model, the Vanquish S benefits from an extra 24 horsepower, while torque remained unchanged at 465 pound-feet. The GT is also a tenth-second quicker from 0 to 62 mph (3.5 ticks versus 3.6). Top speed is the same at 201 mph, but that’s nothing to sneeze at.
Visual changes include a new aerodynamic package that includes a revised front splitter and rear diffuser in exposed carbon-fiber. The Vanquish also gets new quad exhaust outlets. Optionally, customers can get carbon-fiber hood louvers, new forged five-spoke wheels, and a choice of "striking painted graphics packs."
Inside, the Vanquish S gets further personalization options, such as a new "Filopgraph" quilted leather, Satin Chopped carbon-fiber fascia panel, and new embroidery on the headrests. The sumptuous Bridge of Weir Caithness leather offers an added touch of luxury and tactility.
Available in both Coupe and Volante body styles, the Vanquish S retails from £199,950 in the U.K., €262,950 in Germany, and $294,950 in the U.S. Deliveries will commence in December 2016.
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Aston Martin will unveil one of the most eagerly anticipated convertibles of the year when the V8 Vantage Roadster is revealed at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday 29th November. Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ulrich Bez said: "The V8 Vantage Roadster is a pure sports car, a car that heightens the senses and provides a dynamically thrilling driving experience.
At the end of november, Aston Martin will unveil a two-seater version for the V8 Vantage at Los Angeles auto show. The two-seater will be called Roadster and not Volante as the typical soft-top Astons. Priced at arround $170.000 the new Roadster is expected to go on sale in spring 2007.
The two-seater will be powered by a 4.2-litre V8 engine (the same as the coupe version) with a maximum output of 380 hp. The rear-end of the Roadster it’s a handsome rump, flowing into a lip spoiler just (...)
Surprise, surprise... it is now confirmed that Aston Martin will not only debut the V8 Vantage Convertible at Los Angeles Auto Show, but also the roadster version of this model.
The Roadster version is going to be powered by a V8 engine with a maximum output of 380 hp; it will also feature a six-speed manual transmission.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster will go on sale in early summer 2007 at a price of $130000 (...)