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 |  Jul 24 2014, 8:07 PM


Aston Martin has announced the return of the Lagonda nameplate with a new limited edition super saloon, but there’s a catch.

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 |  Jul 20 2014, 2:28 PM


Sports car fanatics were glued to‘s YouTube channel this past week.

Those looking for a practical, yet fun and sporty hatchback flocked to our Honda Civic Si coupe track review while other shoppers compared the Ford Focus ST to the Subaru BRZ. Luxury shoppers wanted to see if the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante lives up to its price tag.

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 |  Jul 15 2014, 8:27 PM


Aston Martin just revealed its new V12 Vantage S Roadster, a car that it bills as its “most potent, fastest, fastest accelerating” convertible ever.

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 |  Jul 10 2014, 10:54 AM

Oh là là

Top 10 Sexiest Cars

Aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly increase sexual desire. These items can range from the benign like ginseng or honey to the straight-up bizarre.

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 |  Jun 27 2014, 7:08 AM


If Aston Martin’s wild new DP-100 concept looks a bit unrealistic, that’s because it is.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 9:55 AM


The latest Gran Turismo Vision Concept is on its way from a high-end sports car builder: Aston Martin. 

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 |  Jun 21 2014, 8:45 AM


After previewing the Aston Martin Lagonda concept as an SUV, it appears the British automaker has decided to go a different route with the nameplate.

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 |  Jun 19 2014, 8:02 AM


As Aston Martin busies itself developing a new platform to literally underpin its vehicles and figuratively support its future, the lifeline for its four-door model might be coming to a close.

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 |  Jun 17 2014, 3:05 PM

Sportiness is no Ghostly Apparition with the Wraith

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous automakers in the world. This storied British brand is best known for building obscenely lavish cars, motoring vehicles that scream “expensive,” but in a well-mannered, genteel way.

2014-Rolls-Royce-Wraith-05.jpgModels like the Ghost sedan and Phantom flagship practically define the luxury segment. They’re decked out with features and materials not found in lesser vehicles, even from premium brands. But traditionally Rollers are all about comfort; “waftability” is something engineered right into these models from day one. They’re designed to transport passengers in total comfort and serenity.

In the past if you wanted a sporty luxury car you’d have to shop somewhere else. The folks at Mercedes-Benz would happily sell you an AMG-amplified model, or BMW would gladly entice you with their M cars. But sporty and Rolls-Royce were mutually exclusive, until now.

 |  May 13 2014, 12:02 PM


Aston Martin is going to lose an awful lot of money in the future, but the company says that’s OK because it expects to earn each of those pounds back and then some.

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 |  May 02 2014, 2:32 PM


Despite a partnership with AMG for V8 engines, the Aston Martin V12 will live on.

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 |  Apr 29 2014, 3:04 PM


Aston Martin will pour the largest investment in its history into developing a new sports car platform.

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 |  Apr 28 2014, 7:45 AM


Rumors of Mercedes-Benz buying out Aston Martin or even sharing platforms can be put to rest, for now.

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 |  Mar 31 2014, 9:45 AM


Aston Martin’s plans for an SUV in the future might end up relying on a Mercedes-Benz platform, but the final decision has yet to be passed down. 

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 7:32 AM



Aston Martin might lean on Mercedes-Benz for more than an SUV platform. The German brand might also lend its sports car underpinnings in the future.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 10:00 AM

aston martin vanquish drift

There is a new way for Aston Martin owners to enjoy their cars, and it involves a race track, but no asphalt.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 7:17 AM


German automaker Mercedes-Benz may be expanding its portfolio to include James Bond’s favorite car company.

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 |  Mar 06 2014, 7:55 PM


Quietly making an appearance at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is the Aston Martin N430, a special edition variant of the Vantage.

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 8:32 AM


The world’s largest collection of James Bond cars is up for sale for a cool $33.25 million.

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 |  Feb 19 2014, 10:02 AM


Aston Martin plans to show two special edition models during the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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 |  Feb 04 2014, 10:45 AM


Aston Martin is expanding an earlier recall to include 5,001 more models with fragile gas pedals that might break. 

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 |  Dec 31 2013, 10:02 AM

Face to Face

Ford-Fusion-Aston-Martin-Main-ArtIntroduced in 2013, the redesigned Ford Fusion has wowed customers and industry pundits alike with its sexy styling. The Camry, Accord and Malibu aren’t even in the same league as this supermodel sedan.

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 8:24 AM

aston martin 4.7l v8

Making good on a letter of intent signed earlier this year, Aston Martin and Mercedes have agreed to a new technical partnership that will see the two brand’s co-develop a new line of V8 engines.

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 |  Dec 18 2013, 1:02 PM

Dear OEMS, Please Build These

audi sport quattro concept

Concept cars are things that dreams are made of. These vehicles represent a manufacturer’s future, seen through LSD-laced rose colored glasses.

They are utopian automobiles for a world free of conservatism and convention. For better or worse, most will never see the light of day as a production model, but usually a few elements (and hopefully many) will find their way into future cars.

2013 has been another busy year for concept cars with manufacturers worldwide showcasing the best (and worst) new ideas within the automotive world. Sometimes these designs fail to resonate with the public; remember the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept? Not to worry, no one else does either.

But for every lackluster concept, there seems to be at least two that capture our attention, like the Audi Quattro Concept shown above. Here are the ten best concepts of 2013.