Aston Martin is to revive the Vanquish name on a new mid-engined supercar that will be released in 2022. The likely look of the new car has debuted at the Geneva motor show in the form of the Vanquish Vision Concept – one of three design studies on the Aston Martin stand. The Vanquish will be the fourth product in AM’s mid-engined series, which currently includes the Valkyrie, Valkyrie AMR Pro and upcoming AM-RB 003 that incorporates technology and input from the Red Bull Formula One team. When it goes on sale, the Vanquish will be Aston Martin’s first mid-engined car to be offered as a mainstream model line. Prime rivals are likely to be the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488 GTB. Power for this new iteration of the Vanquish comes from a V6 hybrid turbo engine derived from the AM-RB 003. In a move away from previous top-end models, the newcomer will make use of an all-bonded aluminium chassis instead of all-carbon fibre. Unveiling the Vanquish Vision Concept, … [Read more...] about Geneva: Aston Martin Vanquish name on way back
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When I think about Aston Martins (Astons Martin?) inside my mind palace, I tend to skip over the 1990s almost entirely. I have my reasons for this. For one, James Bond was driving BMWs back then. And besides the DB7, there wasn’t much on offer besides the brutal Virage and Vantage. But even Aston Martin has had its share of concepts here and there, and one from the ’90s still sticks out today—even if it sat on a Ford Panther platform underneath its sheetmetal. Meet the Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale concept. Debuted in 1993, it was from the era of a more globalized Ford Motor Company, one that was a year away from buying Aston outright. The chassis was from an extended Lincoln Town Car, the design was by Italian firm Carrozeria Ghia (which Ford controlled at the time, and still does) and a badge by Aston Martin Lagonda (which Ford also controlled at the time, but does not today.) By the end of the decade, Aston Martin would be rolled into the “Premier Auto … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Once Built a Superluxury Sedan Concept Off a Lincoln Town Car
Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! If your New Year’s resolutions include treating yourself to the swank life then have a look at our first Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender of 2019, an Aston Martin Rapide. Will its price however, demand too much bread to join that upper crust? Man, 2018 is so last year. I mean, do you even remember what went on back then? I sure don’t. Fortunately, the Internet is a repository of all our hopes and dreams, successes and narrow misses, and of course, abject failures. The latter was most certainly represented by Monday’s custom 2017 Infiniti QX70 ‘Renegade Edition’ which, asking a not insubstantial $49,500 for its bad self, took home a staggering 91 percent Crack Pipe loss. That big bomb was pretty much reflective of 2018 in general. Let’s hope 2019 turns out to be better, and what better way down that path than in one of the sexiest four door sedans known to man. Now, Aston Martin … [Read more...] about Could a $59,900 Price Have You Rushing to Buy This 2010 Aston Martin Rapide?
Although the dust has long since settled following the reveal of the Lagonda Vision Concept in March, you know Aston Martin's designers and engineers have continued working at full pace on bringing the model to production. The relaunch of the Lagonda brand, which Aston previously described as a 'sleeping giant', really emphasises the confidence built up behind the walls of its Gaydon HQ. Lagonda has always stood for the utmost luxury, and in today's case, it's being billed as the brand to take the Aston family to new, previously unchartered heights. As the 2018 concept showed, Lagonda wants to reinvent the luxury car, not imitate it. Bold as such a target may be, this plan somewhat repeats the aim set out for the Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 that was launched in 1976. It succeeded the Series 1 by practically turning the formula on its head, switching in one fell swoop from tradition to future, sharing only a 5.3-litre V8 engine and a few accompanying driveline components. To most … [Read more...] about Aston Martin Lagonda: Spotted
LONDON (Reuters) - Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin remained in the black in the first quarter of 2018, although pretax profit fell due to a weaker dollar and investment on a series of model launches. FILE PHOTO: The Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept car is pictured during the 88th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo After six years of losses, James Bond’s favorite carmaker swung to a pretax profit in 2017, fuelling speculation of a potential stock market listing. Finance chief Mark Wilson reiterated on Monday the decision would be a matter for its shareholders, mainly Italian private equity fund Investindustrial and a group of Kuwaiti investors. “We continue to look at our options and we are continuing to execute on the plan and that gives our shareholders the most options available to them,” he told Reuters, when asked about a flotation that one source familiar with the … [Read more...] about Aston Martin gears up for more growth ahead of possible flotation