Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA Travels from the Nurburgring: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA Travels from the Nurburgring: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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Toyota’s motorsports partner Gazoo Racing had several machines to show off at the Tokyo Auto Salon, but none as impressive as this Lexus LFA. Prepped for race duty, the car has already seen competition, with an automotive CEO behind the wheel no less. Akio Toyoda? Nope. Try Dr. Ulrich Bez, the man in charge of… Continue Reading...

Toyota President Akio Toyoda, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez Swap Rides at Nurburgring Race

Toyota President Akio Toyoda, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez Swap Rides at Nurburgring Race
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No stranger to the Nurburgring, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez has competed at the legendary racetrack since 2006, but this weekend’s event was different. That’s because Bez wasn’t behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, but a race-prepped Lexus LFA. Bez and Toyota President Akio Toyoda swapped rides for the ninth round of the… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Cygnet: Supply Issues Hamper Sales

Aston Martin Cygnet: Supply Issues Hamper Sales
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Bez says that in order to get Cygnet sales to where the company wants, depends on two things, firstly availability, which should improve once the company opens it’s first Cygnet in London’s swanky Park Lane district and secondly, by taking a more active approach towards promoting it. Continue Reading...

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Revealed; Custom Exotic to Compete at Nurburgring 24 Hr Race

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Revealed; Custom Exotic to Compete at Nurburgring 24 Hr Race
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To celebrate 50 year since the first partnership between Aston Martin and Italian coachbuilder Zagato, the duo have now revealed the V12 Zagato which will go on display at the upcoming Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. Based on the V12 Vantage the the car uses the same 5.9-liter engine and makes 510-hp. The body has been… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin CEO To Auction His Personal Rapide For Japan Relief Efforts

Aston Martin CEO To Auction His Personal Rapide For Japan Relief Efforts
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To help Japan recover from the recent earthquake and tsunami many foreign companies have donated to relief charities. Aston Martin is the latest to contribute. It’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ulrich Bez is giving up his personal Rapide super-sedan at the Bonhams Auction at Newport Pagnell, with all proceeds going to Japan. He said; “Nobody… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Mulling Six-Cylinder Engines, the Return of the DB7?

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Aston Martin Mulling Six-Cylinder Engines, the Return of the DB7?
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With the debut of the Virage, yet another V12-powered luxury exotic this week, it appears as though Aston Martin might actually be making plans for non-V12-powered cars. And no, we’re not talking about V8s, like the Vantage, but a return to the straight-six. According to PistonHeads.com, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the top man at Aston, commented… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2010: Aston Martin DBS UB-2010 Limited Edition

Geneva 2010: Aston Martin DBS UB-2010 Limited Edition
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Aston Martin introduced a new limited edition run of 40 cars celebrating Chief Executive Ulrich Bez’s tenth anniversary heading the luxury car manufacturer. The DBS UB-2010 edition includes a run of 20 Coupes and 20 Volantes, each personally specified by Bez with a new Azurite Black paint finish with metallic bronze leather with woven seat… Continue Reading...

Video: Aston Martin Rapide Takes on the Stelvio Pass

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Aston Martin has released a stunning piece of video that shows the company’s new sports sedan driving both the Nürburgring and the famous Stelvio Pass in the Alps. Dubbed “the most elegant four-door sorts car in the world,” the Rapide is powered by a front-mounted 5.9-liter V12 engine. Power is rated at 470hp at 6000… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Aston Martin Rapide is a Seriously Elegant World Premiere

Frankfurt 2009: Aston Martin Rapide is a Seriously Elegant World Premiere
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After first debuting a concept version at the North American International Auto Show back in 2007, Aston Martin chose the Frankfurt Auto Show to debut what it calls “the most elegant four-door sorts car in the world.” The Rapide joins the Porsche Panamera and Maserati Quattroporte in an emerging segment of performance-oriented sedans. The Rapide… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Introduces ‘Cygnet’ Commuter Car Concept Based on Toyota iQ Mini-Car

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Aston Martin Introduces ‘Cygnet’ Commuter Car Concept Based on Toyota iQ Mini-Car
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Aston Martin has just released details of an upcoming concept car the luxury British automaker is working on… and it’s not at all what you might expect. Rather than a high-powered exotic, this new machine, called the Cygnet, is a tiny commuter car. The Cygnet is based on the Toyota iQ and while it sounds… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin One-77 Wins Prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award at Villa d’Este

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Aston Martin One-77 Wins Prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award at Villa d’Este
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Aston Martin unveiled a completed version of its One-77 supercar at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este over the weekend and those lucky enough to be there were not disappointed. The car was entered into the design contest for concept cars and prototypes and it easily took the top prize, the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award, with more… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Rapide To Get 470 Horsepower V12

Aston Martin Rapide To Get 470 Horsepower V12
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With the official launch of Aston Martin’s four-door Rapide set for later this year, the luxury British automaker has already started teasing us with bits of info. Most important for many is the powerplant. As expected the Rapide will use the 6.0-liter V12 engine that motivates most of Aston’s lineup. Power is rated at 470hp… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin to Race V12 Vantage at Nürburgring 24

Aston Martin to Race V12 Vantage at Nürburgring 24
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During the company’s press conference at the Geneva Auto Show, Aston Martin’s CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez announced that the British automaker intends to race its new V12 Vantage at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in May. The V12 Vantage, which was officially unveiled at the Geneva press conference along-side the new DBS Volante and One-77… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin to Take On Audi at 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Aston Martin to Take On Audi at 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans
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While every other automaker in the world seems to be pulling out of motorsports Aston Martin is getting more involved (and in a big way) announcing that it will take on none other than Audi in the LMP1 Class at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans. The cars will be based on the 2008… Continue Reading...
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