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Preview: 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante
Preview: 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante

•    What is it? The logical convertible version of Aston Martin's DBS sportscar •    The basics: 6.0-liter V-12 with 510 horsepower; 191-mph top speed; six-speed manual or automatic transmission •    On sale: Now •    Price: $300,000 (est.) With the clock counting down for the...Read More»

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Revamped Toyota iQ To Be Company's First Fully Electric Car

Toyota's iQ is a popular guy these days. A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the iQ will serve as the base for Aston Martin's first foray into the citycar segment. (In fact, Aston Martin likes the iQ so much they're not touching anything under the hood.) And now comes word that after many...Read More»

Lagonda SUV Concept by Aston Martin
Best News Of The Day: Aston Martin's Lagonda SUV Shelved

When Aston Martin unveiled the Lagonda SUV concept in Geneva last March, reviews ran the gamut from "mixed" to "ow, my eyes!" Not surprisingly, the automaker recently announced that the clunky SUV won't see the light of day anytime soon. In doing so, Aston Martin used the currently fashionable...Read More»

2008 Lamborghini Murcielago
The 10 Worst (And 10 Best) Cars For The Planet

In keeping with today's "green" theme (what, did the solstice put everyone in a mood?), England's Environmental Transport Association released a list of the ten worst--or least green--vehicles. We've ogled and coveted many of them, including Bentleys, Aston Martins, and of course, Lamborghinis, but...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Driven: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin may have been spun out of the Ford orbit, but a decade's worth of Ford investments in the British brand reveals itself the instant you open the doors to the 2009 Vantage roadster, an anti-Porsche 911 sports coupe or convertible with finesse and verve equal to its gorgeous custom-built...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Canon Moment: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

While Rex Roy showed you how beautiful the 2009 Nissan Cube can be, earlier this morning, I'll try to one-up him with a slide show from my own archive. The weekend before last, I had the chance to spend a Southern California day in the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster, which sees a midlife...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77 Revealed (And We've Got High-Res Wallpapers!)

Aston Martin's range-capping exotic sportscar, the new One-77, has been revealed in final form. What Aston calls its "definitive sports car" takes the  general silhouette of the latest Aston sportscars, from the DB9 to the Vantage. Only this time, the core of the car is constructed not from...Read More»

Tom Kennedy and his wife, Haideen Anderson, in Kennedy's Hippopotamobile
Link Love From The Car Connection: Leno Picks The Hits, Madoff Standoff Ends, And What Ho, Bring On The Dancing Girls

On the black list -- You know how when you go to the DMV, they have a list of naughty, no-no words for vanity plates? Well, Saudi Arabia has a similar list. At the top of it? "USA". Daaaaamn. [Autocar] Better than Walter Mercado-- Jay Leno is a multifaceted kind of guy--part entertainer, part...Read More»

Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin One-77: More Auto-Erotica For Your Friday

A couple of weeks ago, Colin mentioned that Aston Martin's jaw-droppingly beautiful new One-77 dropped trou at the Geneva Motor Show. You'll be happy to know that the vehicle is still stunning, still powerful, and still way more expensive than any of your humble TCC servants can afford. You'll also...Read More»

Lagonda SUV Concept by Aston Martin
Geneva Motor Show: Aston Martin Drops A Brick With Lagonda SUV Concept

Much of the auto world has forgotten about Lagonda--mostly because the brand hasn't cranked out anything on four wheels in nearly as many decades. But like Elvis and Valerie Bertinelli, Lagonda walks among us again--if you happen to be in Switzerland, that is. Aston Martin Lagonda (yes, that's the...Read More»

Aston Martin One-77
700 Hp Aston Martin One-77 Debuts At Geneva

Sexy and confident as Connery, but appropriately muscled up like Daniel Craig, Aston Martin's 007-mobile, a supercar dubbed One-77, makes its Geneva debut today. In the utmost proper British fashion, Aston claims the car "will be on display as an exposé throughout the show detailing the...Read More»

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Aston Martin Lagonda Unveil For Geneva Motor Show

Aston Martin greenlighted its Lagonda resurrection back in the fall, and we hear now that the Geneva Motor Show will provide a first glimpse of the car's form. The auto world has been rife with rumors of what shape exactly the new car will take; as long as it avoids the late 70s Lagonda's origami...Read More»

Aston Martin V12 Vantage
When Little Means Big: The Aston Martin V12 Vantage

We thought good things came in small packages: Money. Gold. Cupcakes. All great stuff.  But then half-pint 'ho Tila Tequila entered the picture and threw our theory for a loop. (Not that we wouldn't mind taking a shot at her. Elephant gun, please.) Now comes something else to vindicate our...Read More»

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BMW Could Supply Engines for Mercedes, U.S. Automakers

BMW's engines have always been legendary for their performance, and yesterday the firm's head of development, Klaus Draeger, admitted the company is in "advanced talks" regarding licensing some of its engine technology to rival Mercedes, says AutoCar. The engine spawning the discussion is a new...Read More»

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Rumored: Mercedes Association with Aston Martin

The rumor-mill department over at Carscoop reports that U.K.'s CAR magazine claims a possible association between Mercedes-Benz and hallowed British marque Aston Martin. Apparently CAR claims the two icons have been in discussions for quite some time, and the benefits would include joint work on...Read More»

Aston Martin Project One-77
Forgetting Its Past, Aston Plans Brash New Lagonda

Aston Martin teased a select audience at the recent Paris Auto Show with its latest concept, the "one 77." With a carbon-fiber chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and a 7.0-liter V-12, the one 77 will "deliver exhilarating performance for a strictly limited number of discerning [read: mega-rich]...Read More»

Volvo C70
Is Volvo Next to Go?

With its various British brands now sold, will Ford Motor Co. sell off the last of its foreign brands, closing the books for good on its once-promising Premier Automotive Group? Numerous reports have appeared in recent weeks, suggesting Ford would like to offload its Swedish brand, Volvo Cars; many...Read More»

2007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS Concept
Aston Stuffs V-12 Into Vantage Concept

Aston Martin’s been busier than ever since it was publicly sawed off the Ford empire earlier this year. First it gave the Rapide sedan the full-speed-ahead sign. And now, opening its new design studio in Gaydon, Aston’s managed to wedge its V-12 engine into the smaller Vantage sports car. The...Read More»

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