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The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

Aston Martin DB10 from new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’
Want James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 From 'Spectre'? There's One Available -- But Only One

If you're a James Bond fan and you've got six figures of cash burning a hole in your deep, deep pockets, we've got good news and bad news. The good news is, unlike previous Bond films that have relied on existing cars for the hero and his villain, Spectre features some very custom rides. Aston...Read More»

Aston Martin DBX concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The Great Southern Migration: Aston Martin Mulls Plan To Build Factory In Alabama

Back in April, we reported that British marque Aston Martin might be building a new factory -- one in the U.S. -- and that several Southern states were aggressively courting the luxury automaker. Though Aston hasn't yet confirmed its plans, Detroit News says that the company is leaning heavily...Read More»

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BMW, Aston Martin, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz: Why Are Automakers Heading South?

In case you hadn't noticed, there's a mass migration underway in the auto industry. Whether they sell luxury SUVs or mainstream sedans, car companies of all stripes are heading south. ALSO SEE: The Lowest-Rated Cars Of 2015 Many are already there -- and have been for years. Hyundai has a base of...Read More»

Aston Martin DB10 from new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’
Aston Martin DB10 Co-Stars In Latest James Bond Film, 'Spectre'

Earlier today, director Sam Mendes revealed some intriguing details about the newest film in the James Bond franchise. Among other things we now know: 1. It's called Spectre. 2. Daniel Craig will return as Bond, James Bond, flanked by several pals from Skyfall, including Ralph Fiennes, Naomie...Read More»

2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT
Aston Martin Pins Future On New Platform, AMG Engines

Aston Martin may have a fresh product lineup, but all of its current models are underpinned by the same chassis--one that dates back to the Ford era. That will change soon, as Aston Martin has announced that it is developing a new vehicle architecture that will be introduced over the next few...Read More»

CPT002 concept phone from Aston Martin and Mobiado
For Better Or Worse, Aston Martin Develops Luxury Concept Phone

Aston Martin has been busy lately, showing off its new 2012 Virage and reminding us about the impending return of the Lagonda line at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, the company has scooted to another gathering in another Swiss city: the annual watch and jewelry show known as BaselWorld. There Aston...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin Rapide
Aston Martin Rapide: Very Late To the Movies

You say the name "Aston Martin" in a room full of gear heads, you usually hear responses like DB5, DB4, DB6, etc. You would also probably hear things like V-8 or V-12. or leather covered interior. Let’s not forget that other key association - the one we all think of - James Bond. Either Sean...Read More»

Screencap from Aston Martin's 'True Power Should Be Shared' film
Video: Aston Martin Launches 'True Power' Web Series To Hype The Rapide

With all the hullaboo from Detroit this week, we're a little behind on reporting news from the rest of the auto world. At the top of our catch-up list: Aston Martin, which has launched a web series to hype the 2011 Aston Martin Rapide. The series of videos -- which will eventually be joined into...Read More»

Aston Martin 'Explore' iphone App
Ogle The Aston Martin You Can't Afford On Your iPhone

While we all want an Aston Martin, most of us can't afford one. Luckily for us, Aston Martin has just introduced the new Aston Martin 'Explore' iPhone app. The content in the app includes everything from "life content," to sounds from the current line-up being driven hard around the track...Read More»

2008 Aston Martin DBS
2007-2008 Aston Martin Models Recalled For Suspension Issue

Aston Martin dealerships might be a little busier over the next few months, as the British sports-car maker, which was long owned by Ford but sold to a Kuwaiti financial services company last year, moves to recall a total of 1,090 cars in the U.S. The recall includes 2007-2008 Aston Martin DB9...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Today in Car News: Electric Cars, VW Passat

How about a 750-horsepower Aston Martin One-77? Why yes, we'll take two, thanks very much. [AutoExpress] California wants to see one million electric cars on its highways by the year 2020. Those Mattell boys need to get cracking. [Detroit News] We've been reporting it ad nauseum since last October;...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept
Cygnet Available Only To Owners Of Full-Grown Aston Martins

When we first heard of luxury automaker Aston Martin's plan to rebadge a Toyota iQ -- leaving everything under the hood intact and making only cosmetic adjustments -- we were stunned, but also slightly excited. True, the appropriately named Aston Martin Cygnet wouldn't have the power and...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

Aston Martin Cygnet Concept
2010 Geneva Show Preview: Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin says these photos of its petite Cygnet concept show the idea's still alive--and heading to reality. Six months ago, Aston Martin first showed the tiny four-seat city car. It's essentially a rebadged version of the Toyota iQ hatchback--which is headed to the U.S. as a Scion model in the...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused by spiking fuel prices in the 1970s (remember when Jimmy Carter told everyone to put on a snappy cardigan?), which rear-ended...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin Rapide 4-door Sedan Auto Door Handle
Friday Timewaster Video: Aston Martin Rapide In Motion

This isn't exactly "testing footage" for the Aston Martin Rapide. But hey, let's not worry ourselves with names. Whatever you prefer to call it, you have to admit: that's a damn fine hunk of metal. Now run along and enjoy your Friday. [YouTube]Read More»

2010 Aston Martin Rapide
Preview: 2010 Aston Martin Rapide

• What is it? Aston Martin’s first production four-door sports car • The basics: V-12 powered four-seater • On sale: Early next year • Price: $200,000 (est.) There's so much to say about the new Aston Martin Rapide. For example, we could talk about its sweet...Read More»

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