Showing posts in the category of Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin Could Really Use Some New Models

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In recent years, Aston Martin’s presence at motor shows has been quite a repetitive exercise, as the company has been unable to launch new models without the backing of a major automaker.

Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Special Editions Unveiled

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Following the teaser video released earlier this month, Aston Martin has officially lifted the veils off the Vanquish Carbon special edition versions which will debut at the Paris Auto Show.

Aston Martin Gives Vanquish the Carbon Edition Treatment

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After the Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White editions released at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Vanquish gets a similar treatment for the Paris Auto Show.

Q by Aston Martin Bringing Four New Bespoke Models to Pebble Beach

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Aston Martin’s personalization service “Q by Aston Martin” will unveil a new collection of bespoke cars at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week.

Aston Martin Updates Vanquish and Rapide S, 8-Speed Gearbox Debuts [72 Pics]

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Aston Martin has made comprehensive technical updates to its Rapide S and Vanquish models, both of which now feature an all-new 8-speed auto, new engine management system, as well as updated trims and options.

2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Signed by Michael Jordan and Other NBA Legends

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This 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish is no ordinary vehicle. Sure, no Aston Martin is ordinary, but this particular model is the Official 50th Anniversary Hall of Fame car, a one-off vehicle featuring the signatures of 50 basketball Hall of Famers.

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

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The new 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. Only 10 units will be handcrafted by the company’s bespoke customization arm, dubbed "Q by Aston Martin".

Aston Martin Debuts Q Bespoke Personalization Service in Frankfurt

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Aston Martin has revealed the “Q by Aston Martin” customizing service at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Exemplified on a Vanquish Volante model, the bespoke personalization service “goes far beyond the options list to offer demanding clients the very broadest choice and, as such, truly bespoke sports cars,” according to British brand.

MT Discovers Aston Martin Vanquish and Bentley Continental GT Speed Are Very Different Beasts

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There’s something very appealing about buying a British coupe, even a modern one, of any size or power rating. With a lengthy history behind them, the attraction is understandable, and it is only strengthened if we are to look at what such cars are still being made there today.

Aston Martin Blows the Top Off New $300,000 Vanquish Volante Convertible [Photos & Video]

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If you like the new Vanquish and have $300,000 to spare (actually, a little less at $297,995, to be precise - just as long as you avoid the temptation of ticking any option boxes) and prefer to see the sun instead of the coupe's headliner, Aston Martin has just presented the open top version dubbed Volante.

Among the many features highlighted by Aston Martin is the fact that the new Vanquish Volante is the first fully carbon fibre-skinned and simultaneously, stiffest convertible model in the brand’s 100-year history. The full height windscreens is another first for an open top Aston.

Matt Farah Explains the Aston Martin Vanquish Experience

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Aston Martins are behind many exotic brands when it comes to technology and engines, but what they are good at more than makes up for that. For instance, in my opinion, the design of the new Vanquish is their best effort since they first drew up the modern DB9 (still a reference point in terms of clean GT/coupe looks). In addition, it’s hugely customizable because it’s hand-made, and the reworked V12 engine now sounds better than ever.

Spied: Aston Martin Takes New Vanquish Volante Out for Running on the 'Ring

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Over the past years, the N├╝rburgring has become something of a Holy Grail for automakers that want to hone their upcoming cars, and in some instances, even brag about their lap times.

In its most recent outing to the Nordschleife circuit, Aston Martin brought along the drop-top version of its new Vanquish, which, like all convertible models from the British brand, will bear the traditional "Volante" name.

Get a Driver's Point of View from Inside the New Aston Martin Vanquish

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Car reviews are a great way for potential car buyers to get informed about the vehicle they're planning to purchase, by reading the opinions of road test editors. However, one is often left wondering if the information presented (either text or video) is simply an interpretation – one person's view, and therefore it cannot be considered fully accurate.

So, why not have driver's eye footage of the car being driven, with no commentary, and just try to see what it's like? Sure, it's not ideal, but then neither are classic reviews or actually going to all the trouble to get to drive something really expensive, like the latest Aston Martin Vanquish.

Bertone Brings Two Unique Aston Martin Jet Models to Geneva

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The Vanquish Centenary isn't the only car created by/for Aston Martin for the celebration of their 100th birthday. Aside from the limited-run production model, Bertone also presented two one-off specials at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show.

Aston Martin Vanquish Centenary Edition Shines in Geneva

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The 2013 Geneva International Motor Show was the venue chosen by Aston Martin to show off a limited edition model of their new Vanquish. Called the Centenary Edition, it has been made to celebrate the British sports car builder's 100th birthday. And just in case you were wondering, the number of examples to ever be built is limited to just 100 units.

Bertone Revisits Aston Martin Vanquish Jet 2 for the Geneva Moto Show

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Next up on Bertone's Geneva Motor Show menu after the announcement on the one-off shooting brake-style Rapid Jet 2+2 is an updated version of the Italian design house's 2004 Vanquish Jet 2 concept car.

Wheels-And-More for New Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe

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Would you be happy with the new Aston Martin Vanquish just like it comes out of the factory? We thought so; but if the answer to that question happens to be negative, then one of the many options that will soon become available on the market is a tune up from German brand "Wheelsandmore".

Spied: Up, Close and Personal with New Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

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Winter is not the right time to be out in a powerful convertible model, unless, of course, you happen to be an automotive engineer conducting tests on a future model.

If you weren't pleased with our first, far-away shots of the upcoming Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, our spies scored another set of photos, this time up close and personal, when the cloth-top sports car was parked at a gas station.

Motor Trend Not Entirely Convinced by the 565HP, US$300k 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish

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It appears that the limited-production One-77 had a double mission: put some much-needed cash into Aston Martin’s coffers, something it certainly did with a price tag in excess of US$1 million, and to act as a test-bed for technologies used in other production models.

The first to benefit from the lessons learned on the hypercar is Aston’s DBS replacement as the brand’s flagship, the 2014 Vanquish.

Scoop: New Aston Martin Vanquish Loses its Top and Becomes a Volante

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We all knew it was in the works, but if you had any kind of doubts, we now have proof that Aston Martin is indeed preparing a convertible version of its new Vanquish named the Volante.

Our spies snared a very thinly disguised prototype of the Vanquish Volante in Northern Sweden undergoing winter testing. The only part of the car hidden from view was the boot lid as Aston Martin's engineers had placed a fake cover over the integrated spoiler.