NEWS INDEX: Aston Martin
Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept
20th May, 2013
The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car made its world debut by completing a
lap of the famous Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race .....
Aston Martin Works site expanded with "Heritage Showroom"
26th April, 2013
The annual auction, the 14th to be held at Aston Martin Works, will
take place mid-May. It has the distinction of being the first major event to make use of the Heritage Showroom .....
Aston Martin Rapide S due this month
3rd February, 2013
The iconic British car maker’s new luxury GT has been sympathetically
redesigned and painstakingly re-engineered to reassert its position as the world’s most beautiful, and beautifully
balanced, four-seat sports car .....
Aston Martin - the first 100 years
2nd January, 2013
The centrepiece of the celebrations will be a week-long festival of all
things Aston Martin which is set to take place from 15th July to 21st July 2013 .....
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Aston Martin Vanquish unveiled
21st June, 2012
“Today’s Vanquish is the ultimate expression of Aston Martin design
ethos, engineering innovation and technical ability. It offers luxurious, continent-crossing capability and pure driving
excitement without compromise.” .....
Aston Martin Vantage for 2012
24th May, 2012
The Aston Martin Vantage range continues to evolve with a comprehensive
array of improvements to the V8 Vantage aimed at enhancing the dynamic feel, style and competitive pricing of the marque’s
entry-level sports car .....
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Sir Stirling gifts Aston Martin to Lady Moss
12th July, 2011
At England's prestigious Royal Automobile Club last night,
international motor sport legend, Sir Stirling Moss took delivery of his newly purchased Aston Martin Cygnet; a
surprise birthday present for wife, Lady Moss .....
Aston Martin confirms production of V12 Zagato
10th July, 2011
Based on the acclaimed V12 Vantage and sporting a beautifully handcrafted
aluminium and carbon fibre body, the V12 Zagato will be produced in very limited numbers for discerning customers .....
Aston Martin now in India
10th June, 2011
Aston Martin has opened the doors to its first dealership in India,
bringing the British marque's luxury sports cars to the city of Mumbai .....
Aston Martin Rapide production
8th June, 2011
Aston Martin announced, yesterday, that production of the four-door sports
car; Rapide will move to the company's Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, UK in the second half of 2012 .....
Aston Martin V12 Zagato unveiled
25th May, 2011
In the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin
introduces a modern interpretation of the famous Aston Martin and Zagato collaboration .....
Aston Martin and Zagato to collaborate again
15th May, 2011
The first product of this renewed working partnership will be shown
for the first time at the famous Villa D’Este Concours on 21st May 2011, on the shores of Lake Como Italy, with a
racing debut at Nurburgring (Germany) later in the month .....
William drives bride in dad's Aston Martin
30th April, 2011
Following the reception, the groom drove his bride in one of
his father's car. The Prince of Wales' Aston Martin DB6 Volante Mk II convertible displayed an "L" plate
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Aston Martin Virage
28th February, 2011
Aston Martin introduces the new Virage - supremely elegant and
powerful, yet juxtaposed as an understated sports car. The marque can now provide customers with a class-leading
range, all with different 'characters', yet with the same unique Aston Martin soul and luxury .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
26th January, 2011
The Aston Martin Vantage range comes of age with the new V8 Vantage S
characterised by a host of new driver-focussed features all designed to push the honed dynamics of the standard Vantage to
a new benchmark level .....
Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions
24th January, 2011
To celebrate the commencement of production, the new Aston Martin
Cygnet will be available in two special launch edition models, each exemplifying the highly bespoke nature of this
unique car. The two Cygnet Launch Edition models; White and Black .....
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Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Revised for 2011
28th November, 2010
Aston Martin Racing has built and sold more than 80 Vantage GT4s to
customers around the world in the last two years and it has become the most successful car in its class .....
Aston Martin Cygnet confirmed for production
11th October, 2010
The Aston Martin Cygnet is a city car that sets a new benchmark for
compact luxury, building upon nearly a century of experience building high performance sports cars, luxurious
long-range grand tourers, and extremely competitive racing machines .....
Aston Martin One-77
22nd September, 2010
Aston Martin’s ultimate expression of design, engineering and
craftsmanship; the One-77 is being readied for production. The 7.3 litre V12 engine, as part of the development
process, has been certified at 750 bhp and 750 Nm of torque, positioning it as the most powerful naturally aspirated
road car engine in the world today .....
Lost Aston Martin found after 30 years
9th September, 2010
A ‘lost’ 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII drophead, originally the
property of former Aston Martin owner David Brown, which has spent the last 30 years hidden beneath a tarpaulin,
sold for over £206,000 (GBP) .....
Aston Martin DB9 update coming soon
29th June, 2010
In the most significant programme of upgrades since its world debut
in 2003, Aston Martin’s DB9 range has received a complete package of styling, engineering and equipment
Aston Martin V12 Vantage confirmed for the Americas
11th May, 2010
In response to unprecedented demand, Aston Martin has confirmed that the
V12 Vantage – the most potent production sports car in the marque’s 96-year history - will be made available in North and
South America from later this year .....
First Aston Martin Rapides bound for customers
9th May, 2010
Following a warm reception from customers and media observers alike,
the Rapide is now set to reach customers and Aston Martin’s 125 showrooms in 34 countries over the coming weeks .....
Aston Martin Rapide for Nurburgring
8th April, 2010
Aston Martin will return to the grid of the Nordschleife circuit for
the Nürburgring 24-hour race on 15th-16th May 2010 with the marque’s new four-door sports car; the Rapide .....
Looking back: Carroll Shelby with Aston Martin
21st March, 2010
The United States has played a fundamental role in Aston Martin’s motor
sport history, with an American automotive legend forming part of the 1959 Le Mans-winning line-up: Carroll Shelby .....
Aston Martin Cygnet Concept
14th March, 2010
The release of the Aston Martin Cygnet is getting closer. This new model is based
on the tiny Toyota iQ .....
One Aston Martin Rapide has arrived in Australia
19th February, 2010
Priced from $366,280.00 (plus dealer delivery and the various
statutory on-road costs), the Rapide is now on sale through Aston Martin dealers .....
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Rapide: Pure Aston Martin
18th September, 2009
As the marque’s first production four-door sports car, Rapide
encapsulates core values of Power, Beauty and Soul; four ‘swan wing’ doors provide access to cosseting sports seats
both front and rear bestowing occupants with ample accommodation .....
Stirling Moss about to turn 80
23rd August, 2009
In just one month’s time Goodwood will be swaying to the strains of ‘Happy
Birthday’ when the 120,000+ visitors to the Goodwood Revival sing in harmony (?) to wish Sir Stirling Moss their heart-felt best
Aston Martin Cygnet: Innovative Commuter Concept Car
29th June, 2009
Aston Martin has developed a new luxury commuter concept; the ‘Cygnet’ which will
offer customers a distinctive, intelligent and exclusive solution for urban travel in style and luxury .....
Aston Martin Works Service To Host Annual Bonhams Auction
8th May, 2009
Aston Martin Works Service at Newport Pagnell is a unique facility with a
remarkable automotive heritage, specialising in all post-war Aston Martins and Lagondas .....
Aston Martin One-77 Concept Wins
28th April, 2009
At its world debut over the last weekend, the Aston Martin One-77 won the
Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes .....
Aston Martin One-77 Concept Debuts
26th April, 2009
A culmination of all the marque’s know-how, the One-77 delivers
effortless beauty guaranteed to stir the senses with performance .....
Aston Martin Rapide: elegance on wheels!
21st April, 2009
The Aston Martin Rapide has moved into the final stages of its
development programme, on course for a public debut in late 2009 .....
Lagonda: Revival of an almost forgotten brand
6th March, 2009
Ultimately, Lagonda will be a strong presence in 100 global
territories, vastly increasing the global reach of the company and extending to new customers .....
Aston Martin DBS Volante To Debut Next Week
25th February, 2009
Completing the DBS line-up, the new Volante will afford customers the
combination of the DBS’s already established benchmark sports car characteristics with all the thrills of open-air
V12 Vantage: Aston Martin’s most exhilarating sports car
8th February, 2009
Aston Martin will present the most potent production sports car in the
marque’s 95-year history at the Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the public on 5th March. Based on the hugely
successful V8 Vantage, the V12 Vantage will feature a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 380 kW and 570 Nm of torque with a
top speed of 305 km/h and 0-100 km/h time of just 4.2 seconds .....
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Duke of Edinburgh visits Prodrive
1st December, 2008
HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited Prodrive on
Thursday 27th November, 2008, as part of a royal visit by himself and the Queen to Banbury (England) .....
Aston Martin Opens Nurburgring Test Centre
26th September, 2008
The Test Centre, converted from a simple industrial building
into a functional workshop and showroom provides 2,400 square metres of space to support Nurburgring
racing activities for the factory and its customers .....
Aston Martin To Revive Lagonda Brand
4th September, 2008
In 2009, Lagonda is about to celebrate
its 100th birthday and in its centenary year we are confident that we will show the
first concept of a car which could be in the market in 2012 said Ulrich Bez .....
One-77, Aston Martin's New Secret
14th August, 2008
One-77 fuses advanced technology with stunning Aston
Martin design to provide possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form .....
Enhancements for Aston Martin V8 Vantage
25th May, 2008
Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage – originally launched to widespread critical
acclaim at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 – is to receive significant technical enhancements, reaffirming the car’s
position as one of the world’s most desirable and exhilarating sports cars .....
Aston Martin Racing Completes Pre-Season Test
9th March, 2008
Aston Martin Racing has hosted a pre-season
test for both the factory team and private outfits at the Paul Ricard circuit in the
south of France, following in the footsteps of the first such event that took place last year .....
Aston Martin Outsources Rapide Production
5th March, 2008
Aston Martin has announced a partnership with automotive production
specialists Magna Steyr which will see the company’s new four door Rapide built at a dedicated facility in Graz in Austria .....
Aston Martin to Open Engineering Test Centre at the Nurburgring
24th February, 2008
Just two months after opening its first ever purpose-built
design studio at the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England, Aston Martin has announced
plans to establish a new test centre at the famous Nurburgring race circuit in Germany .....
Aston Martin Racing reveals Vantage GT2
6th January, 2008
Known as the Vantage GT2, Aston Martin's new car is based on the V8 engined Vantage
road car. The new car will mean Aston Martin is the only manufacturer to offer cars in every GT racing category .....
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Aston Martin Unveils Performance Concept Car
13th December, 2007
At the official opening of Aston Martin’s first ever dedicated design
centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire, on Tuesday 11th December, Dr Ulrich Bez, Chief Executive Officer, thrilled an
audience of more than seven hundred guests with a surprise unveiling of a stunning new 600 bhp performance concept
car; the V12 Vantage RS .....
Two new Special Editions for Aston Martin
9th September, 2007
Aston Martin is not only showing the DBS for the first time in
Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month but will also showcase two new special editions – the DB9 LM and
the V8 Vantage N400 .....
Aston Martin Introduces the Ultimate Luxury Sports Car
28th August, 2007
Aston Martin revealed the new DBS at the Pebble Beach Concours
d’Elegance on 16th August, where the company was the featured marque .....
Aston Martin Celebrates Fifty Years of Production at Newport Pagnell
20th July, 2007
Aston Martin ended more than 50 years of production at Newport Pagnell
yesterday when the final car, a Vanquish S Ultimate Edition, was driven off the production line by Ken Clarke one of the
longest serving employees and a test driver for the company .....
Aston Martin At Goodwood Festival of Speed
22nd June, 2007
The Aston Martin Racing DBR9 which triumphed at the Le Mans
24-hour endurance race, held last weekend, is set to appear before British fans at the Goodwood
Festival of Speed over 23rd-24th June, 2007 .....
Aston Martin at 2007 Le Mans 24 Hour Race
18th June, 2007
For the first time since 1959, Aston Martin has triumphed at Le
Mans. The class winning Aston Martin Racing DBR9 – number 9 – was driven to GT1 class victory and a
remarkable fifth overall by David Brabham, Rickard Rydell and Darren Turner after 24 hours of non-stop
Stirling Moss Thrills Le Mans Crowd
17th June, 2007
A capacity Le Mans crowd was thrilled to see Sir Stirling Moss
display the iconic Aston Martin DBR1 in the Legends race at Le Mans yesterday morning, for sports cars
built between 1956 and 1968 .....
Incident-packed 24-hours for Aston Martin at the Nϋrburgring
14th June, 2007
An extraordinary 35th running of the ADAC Nϋrburgring 24-hour
race has concluded – two hours later than originally scheduled – with all three Aston Martin Vantage N24s
coming through a remarkable race in the SP8 class .....
Bio-Fuel Aston Martin Wins
6th June, 2007
An Aston Martin DBRS9 has made motorsport history by
becoming the first bio-fuelled car to win a major motor sport event in Britain .....
Aston Martins dominate class at Nürburgring
30th May, 2007
Aston Martin is
preparing for a double 24 hour challenge in June. Not only are six Aston Martin Racing DBR9s
competing at Le Mans on 16th-17th June, but a week earlier four Aston Martins will enter a lesser
known but just as grueling race – the 24 hours of Nürburgring on 9th-10th June .....
Aston Martin: Driving Home Road Safety
23rd May, 2007
Two Britons are to drive a factory-prepared Aston Martin from
Tokyo to London on an epic journey along the newly completed Asia-Pacific Highway bringing world
attention to road safety awareness and raising money to help save children from deaths and injury on the
Record Aston Martin entry for Nürburgring 24-hour
26th April, 2007
At an exclusive Aston Martin track day for V8 Vantage N24
customers held at the Nordschleife on 24th April, Aston Martin announced plans for this year’s
ADAC 24-hour Nürburgring endurance race .....
Aston Martin Sold
13th March, 2007
Ford Motor Company announced overnight that the company
has sold Aston Martin. After 20 years of ownership, Ford divested itself of the company to meet
its strategic objectives (which means to raise capital) .....
Aston Martin Celebrates Flagship Vanquish Model
18th February, 2007
Just 40 examples of a new Vanquish S Ultimate Edition will be
handcrafted at thecompany’s Newport Pagnell production facility in Buckinghamshire .....
Aston Martin Tests Ten
12th February, 2007
The full range of Aston Martin racing cars tested together for
the first time at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track in the South of France on the 9th and 10th
February, 2007 .....
Aston Martin Confirms Specification of V8 Vantage N24
11th January, 2007
Aston Martin has confirmed details of its N24 race car,
based on the V8 Vantage road car, which will be showcased at the Autosport International Show
this week .....
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Aston Martin Art Installation at the 2007 NAIAS
21st December, 2006
Visitors to the 2007 Detroit Motor Show will discover a
new edge to Aston Martin's ongoing reinvention. The company will be displaying an art installation .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Storms to Bahrain Finish
18th December, 2006
Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage has achieved an overall eighth place
finish in the inaugural 24-hour race of Bahrain, competing in a field consisting of largely motor sport
homologated cars .....
Aston Martin Rushes To Russia
14th December, 2006
The expansion of Aston Martin’s global dealership network
is all set to move into Russia for the first time in the company’s 94-year history .....
Aston Martin N24 V8 Vantage to compete at Bahrain 24-hour
8th December, 2006
Aston Martin’s factory prepared, production standard, N24 V8
Vantage is to take to the race track again at the 24-hour race of Bahrain, 15th-16th December, 2006 .....
V8 Vantage gets a performance advantage
1st December, 2006
Prodrive has launched a range of parts, in England, for the Aston
Martin V8 Vantage, which improves the car’s performance and enhances its driving dynamics. The range
includes: a performance pack for the engine; new driver-adjustable suspension; unique forged wheels; and a
discreet aero package .....
Aston Martin Launches the V8 Vantage Roadster
15th November, 2006
Aston Martin will unveil one of the most eagerly anticipated
convertibles of the year when the V8 Vantage Roadster is revealed to the media at the 2006 Los Angeles
Motor Show on Wednesday 29th November, 2006 .....
Aston Martin Racing Victorious at Laguna Seca
25th October, 2006
Aston Martin Racing finished first and fourth at the Monterey
Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca on Saturday 21st October .....
Aston Martin Wins the FIA GT1 Manufacturers Cup
18th October, 2006
Aston Martin was awarded the 2006 FIA GT1 Manufacturers
Cup while Works team, Aston Martin Racing BMS secured second place in the Teams championship at the
penultimate round of the FIA GT Championship at Adria, Italy .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage: New Sportshift Transmission
29th September, 2006
At the 2006 Paris Motor Show Aston Martin debuts a new automated
manual transmission option for the V8 Vantage – Sportshift .....
Ford Looks At Selling Aston Martin
1st September, 2006
Ford Motor Company announced overnight it has begun the
process of exploring strategic options for Aston Martin, with particular emphasis on a potential
sale of all or a portion of the unit .....
Disappointment for Aston Martin Racing at Road America
21st August, 2006
Aston Martin Racing finished third and fourth in the GT1 class in
the American LeMans Series race at Road America, yesterday .....
Aston Martin's Project 30,000
21st July, 2006
Hours after a V8 Vantage completed a gruelling 24 hours at the
Nürburgring, 30 Aston Martin employees marked a significant milestone for the company by taking to the
wheel of another Vantage and completing 30,000 miles in 30 days .....
Aston Martin Racing Prepares For Salt Lake
12th July, 2006
The Aston Martin Racing team are returning to the US to compete
in the fifth round of the ALMS series to be held at Salt Lake City, Utah on 15th July .....
Aston Martin's Weekend of Endurance Racing
15th June, 2006
Aston Martin will be celebrating a weekend of
endurance racing when the marque contests both the 24-hour Nurbringring race and the 24 Heures
du Mans .....
Aston Martin Takes 3rd & 4th in Mid-Ohio
22nd May, 2006
Two safety car periods fell unkindly for Aston Martin Racing at the
third round of the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course .....
Pole position for Aston Martin at Mid-Ohio
19th May, 2006
Tomas Enge has pole position in the GT1 class for today's third
round of the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio .....
Podium for Aston Martin Racing in Houston
14th May, 2006
Aston Martin Racing recorded a podium finish at the second
round of the American Le Mans Series in Houston, Texas .....
KYB Steers Aston Martin Racing
8th May, 2006
KYB is continuing to support the Aston Martin Racing
team with its Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system in 2006, as part of a three year technical
partner sponsorship deal .....
Aston Martin Reveals DBS
4th May, 2006
Details of the new DBS remain top secret,
although Aston Martin Design Director, Marek Reichman, said: “This car encapsulates a link
between our elegant DB9 road car and the powerful DBR9 race car .....
Aston Martin’s Retail Design Programme
21st April, 2006
Aston Martin enters 2006 with 125 dealers in 27 countries
around the world, the results of an ambitious expansion led by a strong brand identity, with the
emphasis on design and attention to detail .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Voted Best Design
16th April, 2006
Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage and DB9 have taken first and third
places in a high profile poll of automotive design professionals .....
Aston Martin Rolls Bentley and Ferrari
10th April, 2006
Last month, Aston Martin rolled the competition by
delivering 14 cars in Australia .....
Ford Designs And Builds New V8 Diesel Engine
10th April, 2006
The launch of a new V8 diesel engine at Ford's Dagenham
Diesel Centre has further strengthened the site's role as the company's global centre for diesel
engineering and manufacturing .....
Aston Martin 2nd & 3rd in Sebring Thriller
21st March, 2006
The Aston Martin Racing team finished the 12 Hours of
Sebring endurance race in second and third place after a thrilling finale in the GT1 competition .....
Aston Martin Rapide Concept Car
10th January, 2006
The Aston Martin Rapide concept is a four-door, high performance
coupé of remarkable grace and poise. Based on Aston Martin's unique VH (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture,
the Rapide combines the company's commitment to power, beauty and soul with space and practicality for every
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Aston Martin wins 2005 Luxury Briefing Award
11th October, 2005
Aston Martin was recognised in the annual Luxury Briefing Awards
with the 2005 ‘Award for Excellence’ in the luxury arena .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coming To Australia
5th August, 2005
Aston Martin’s new V8 Vantage, has made an early bid to
become the star of this year’s Australian International Motor Show. Show organisers have confirmed
that the stunning two-seater coupe will make its Asia-Pacific debut at the Sydney exhibition on
Aston Martin Appoints A Dealer In South Africa
8th July, 2005
The expansion of Aston Martin’s global dealership network
is set to continue with the appointment of a new dealer in South Africa .....
Aston Martin Racing Launches New GT Race Car
20th June, 2005
The DBRS9 is based on the DB9 road car, but shares many design
features from the full GT1 specification DBR9 .....
Marek Reichman Joins Aston Martin
1st June, 2005
Aston Martin has appointed Marek Reichman as Director of Design .....
Aston Martin Racing's DBR9 Triumphs In Sebring Debut
25th March, 2005
Aston Martin Racing’s all-new DBR9 took a surprise GT1 class victory and
fourth place overall in its debut race in the gruelling 53rd Annual 12 Hours of Sebring .....
Aston Martin V8 Commemorative Collection For Sale
19th March, 2005
Bonhams is about to offer at auction, in England, a single-owner
collection of nine commemorative hand-built Aston Martin V8 models .....
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2nd March, 2005
Aston Martin unveiled the production version of its
eagerly awaited V8 Vantage at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin now has three distinct models in their
line-up, the flagship Vanquish S, the elegant DB9 and the new model, the agile V8 Vantage .....
Aston Martin Racing Announce Driver Line-up
14th February, 2005
Australian David Brabham is one of six drivers named by Aston Martin
Racing as their team drivers for 2005 .....
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Aston Martin Racing Unveils The DBR9
11th November, 2004
Aston Martin Racing has unveiled the DBR9, which will spearhead
the British marque’s return to international motor racing in 2005 .....
Aston Martin Engine Plant Opens
2nd November, 2004
All engines for the Aston Martin range – Vanquish S, DB9 and V8 Vantage (due
for launch in mid-2005) - will be produced at a new plant in Germany .....
Aston Martin delivery methods
22nd October, 2004
One company handles Aston Martin distribution .....
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