Bond, James Bond, popping up in autoworld problems

Funny how James Bond is making a comeback in the world of motoring – perhaps in part because of the cars he drove in his 007 masterspy movies. Find out how Nissan and Aston Martin news reports are referring to him and a certain fugitive from the clutches of a Nipponese brand. Read… Cash-crunched Aston…

Aston DBX: The most luxurious SUV – and tested on kids!

GAYDON, England – The proximity of the global unveil of Aston Martin’s first SUV, the DBX, on November 20 2019 in Beijing, China, has nudged the luxury British brand to release the first image of its leather-lined, super-luxe, cabin. Yep, that’s it above… The car’s base price has also been announced: £158 000 in the…

Nürburgring test puts Aston super-SUV among supercars

GAYDON, England – With the imminent unveiling of Aston Martin’s DBX, the brand’s first SUV, the brand describes the current action as  ”the closing stages of the most comprehensive test regime of any Aston Martin”. Extensive real-world driving and racetrack evaluation is under way worldwide – among them the brand’s engineering centres at Silverstone and…

Ian Callum honoured with London Classic Car show Icon Award

PRETORIA. Gauteng – One of the international greats of automotive design, Ian Callum, (64) has been awarded the 2019 London Classic Car Show‘s Icon Award. The design director with Jaguar is acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost automotive design talents and has, it was said at the presentation ”also had an enormous effect on…

Aston Martin Valkyrie going to war in new battle armour

Aston Martin’s most extreme hypercar Track pack gives road cars racing performance New racing liveries among ”options galore”   GAYDON, England – Owners of the awesome Valkyrie – Aston Martin’s ”ultimate expression of hypercar design, engineering and performance” – already know they have a truly exceptional car but ‘Q by Aston Martin’ personalisation can realise further…

Future-proofing Aston classics – a swoppable electric motor

EV solution cleared for Heritage Aston Martins Radical idea to cater for future fuel restrictions Electric motor will stand in for the original engine NEWPORT PAGNELL, England – Global interest in classic cars is said to be growing annually but that in heritage models is at a record high so Aston Martin Lagonda has a…

Aston Martin goes off-road with new luxury DBX SUV (VID)

Aston Martin officially names first SUV as DBX Prototype testing started on rally stage in Wales Extensive tests due in world’s harshest environments GAYDON, England – Aston Martin believes it’s taken a significant but symbolic stride towards the luxury brand’s first SUV – now officially named DBX – with a development prototype. It’s about to…

Gasly gassing up to join big-time with Red Bull F1 team

LONDON, England – French Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly will in 2019 shift from the Toro Rosso ”training team” to Red Bull Racing to fill the racing seat vacated by Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo has already announced a move to Renault, abandoning 20-year-old Hollander team-mate Max Verstappen. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told the Reuters news…

Bond’s DB5 lives! Aston Martin to build 25 big-bucks copies

Aston Martin and Eon to create 25 Goldfinger DB5 cars Working gadgets to be developed for inclusion Cars to be assembled at original home of the DB5 GAYDON, England –  The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a collaboration by automaker Aston Martin and Eon Productions, maker of the ‘James Bond’ films. Following the successful…

New, more powerful, flagship for Aston Martin

DB11 AMR becomes flagship model of DB11 range Even sharper handling, new V12 exhaust tune  Top speed now to 330km/h, 0-100 in 3.7sec NURBURGRING, Germany – Aston Martin has added a dimension of race-inspired dynamism and performance to its DB11 family with the DB11 AMR being launched at the brand’s new the brands new performance…

Two decades on and Aston Martin to build 14 V600s classics

Spirit of 1998 V8 Aston Martin Vantage V600 breathes again  Seven coupes, seven roadsters, in limited run V12 engine – 450kW with seven-speed manual gearbox GAYDON, England – The legendary Aston Martin Vantage V600 has been reborn as a customer-commissioned and limited run of an all-new Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600s, inspired and influenced by the…

Aston Martin brings back iconic name for new flagship

Iconic nameplate to return with upcoming flagship Super GT Model set for launch before mid-year 2018 Touring’s Superleggera mark to adorn bonnet of DBS GAYDON, England – Aston Martin has (April 2018) announced the re-birth of an iconic name… a distinctive model monikerto be worn again by the British marque’s flagship Super GT. DBS Superleggera……