Showing posts in the category of Aston Martin Vantage

S-Badged Drop Tops: Porsche 911 Turbo S vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S


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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster and the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabrio could not be more different. They are two answers to the same basic question, but their approaches and style of execution are so vastly different that you would most likely not cross-shop between them.

Aston Martin's U.S. Dealers in Danger of Closing without Safety Exemption for DB9 and Vantage


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Aston Martin may receive a big blow in one of its most important markets, the United States, if federal regulators don’t exempt the brand from safety rules.

Aston Martin May be Forced to Drop DB9 and Vantage from US Lineup, Jeopardizing Dealers


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With all the rules and regulations in play, it's tough being a standalone carmaker these days; just ask Aston Martin which is facing a crisis in the U.S. due to new crash standards.

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.

Sutcliffe Finds Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 Appealing in an Old-Fashioned Way


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The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 (or GT, as it is marketed in the US) is a special version of the V8 Vantage that pays homage to the brand’s Nürburgring racing cars - hence the lively paint scheme.

The 201-MPH Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is Heading To Pebble Beach


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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage has been around for a while, but time hasn't diminished its looks or speed.

New Vantage S V12 Roadster is Aston Martin's Fastest Open-Top Model Yet [39 Pics & Video]


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Meet Aston Martin's fastest production convertible to date: the new V12 Vantage S Roadster with a 565hp 12-cylinder engine and a top speed of 201mph or 323 km/h. The ragtop model can also complete the sprint to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, or if you prefer the metric system, 0-100km/h comes in 4.0 seconds.

Original, Untouched 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupe Going to Auction


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Originality is what keeps the value of a classic car high, and the reason why this 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupe is expected to fetch up to €240,000 or $334,000 when it goes under the hammer at RM Auctions Monaco event on May 10.

XCAR Says Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is an Animal


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There is nothing understated about the V12 Vantage S, despite the presence of the Aston Martin badge on its bonnet. It’s the fastest production Aston Martin (the limited-edition One-77 is not built anymore) and is not shy at all to show it.

Aston Martin to Unveil Not So New V8 Vantage GT and DB9 Carbon in New York


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You probably remember that Aston Martin last month unveiled the V8 Vantage N430 and DB9 Carbon Black and Carbon White editions at the Geneva Motor Show last month. Well, the British automaker will do exactly the same thing at the New York Auto Show, except for a minor name change for the V8 Vantage N430, which has been baptized V8 Vantage GT for the U.S. market.

Two New Aston Martin Variants Headed to Geneva


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Being an automaker whose all-new models don’t come along that often, Aston Martin constantly tries to spruce up its range with special variants of existing cars, which it paints, trims and names differently so that its motor show stands always house something that draws the passers-by in.

Triple Yes for Porsche GT3, AM V12 Vantage S, Mercedes C63 AMG Black Comparison from Harris


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Actual performance numbers don’t really matter when we have a Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and Mercedes-Benz C63 Black Series to choose from, all of which are acknowledged to be good cars in their own respect, albeit different ones.

Place Your Bets: Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series vs Jaguar XKR-S GT vs Aston V12 Vantage S


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The following video comparison reunites some of the most hardcore coupes one can think of: the 542hp Jaguar XKR-S GT, the 565hp Aston Martin V12 Vantage S and the 510hp Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

MT's Ignition Drives the "Exhilarating" 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S


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Since the dawn of the automobile, people felt the urge to shoehorn big engines into their cars – at least those who see cars more than a means to travel from point A to B. Fortunately, not only individuals do that, automakers do it too from time to time.

All You Want for Christmas is This: Neiman Marcus' $344,500 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante


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Even if you're the kind of person who whines and moans about Aston Martin's super-stale styling that makes Porsche's new products look revolutionary, if someone were to give you a new special edition Vanquish Volante for Christmas, we're going to guess that we'd find you skipping down the road wearing a bigger smile than Jim Carrey in The Mask.

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.

New V12 Vantage S Does 0-60 in 3.7 Seconds, Fastest Aston After the One-77


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It seems that today is the day for announcing acceleration times, as shortly after GM's release on the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, which does 0-60mph (96km/h) in 3.8 seconds, Aston Martin confirmed a similar set of figures for its new 565-hp V12 Vantage S.

Harris Pits Jaguar F-Type Against Porsche 911S Cabriolet and Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster


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The Jaguar F-Type is a car that the British brand has great expectations, otherwise they wouldn’t have called it the spiritual successor to the legendary E-Type. Nevertheless, this is not the 1960s, and the F-Type has to stand up against much tougher competitors than the E-Type had to.

At least for the F-Type V8 S model that is powered by a 495-hp V8, the most feared competitor is the world’s default sports car, the Porsche 911 - in its Carrera S Cabriolet iteration. Chris Harris took both for a spin, adding the old and “slow” Aston V8 Vantage Roadster to the mix, and reached some interesting conclusions.

Aston Martin's New 565-HP V12 Vantage S Replaces V12 Vantage [w/Video]


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It looks like the teaser video Aston Martin released a few days ago was a preview of the new 565-hp V12 Vantage S. With 55 more horsepower than the V12 Vantage it replaces, the V12 Vantage S is described by Aston Martin as the brand's fastest road-going model – since the One-77 hypercar isn't produced any more.

Powered by the new 565hp (573 PS) AM28 6.0-liter V12 engine, it is capable of reaching 205 mph (330 km/h). Fitted with the latest generation Bosch engine management, the unit delivers 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque at 5,750 rpm, up from 570 Nm/420 lb-ft in the V12 Vantage. Low rev torque, measured at just 1,000 rpm, is also up from 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) to 510 Nm (376 lb-ft).

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Reportedly Reaches the End of the Line


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The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is a ludicrous car. If you've even seen one up close, you’ll know it is quite short, very wide and equally low – it’s a sports car with an insanely large engine for its dimensions, and squat purposeful proportions.

The fact that AM even made it at all is surprising and impressive enough, and even more so that they managed to produce a total of 1,200 units from 2009 to 2013 (200 more than they originally planned to build, means that the likelihood of you seeing one blasting off from a set of traffic lights is just that little bit greater.