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Aston Martin Will Have A Few Special Cars At Goodwood

By   June 19, 2015

Aston Martin Vantage GT12

Aston Martin Vantage GT12

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the Goodwood Featival of Speed already. The UK event that celebrates fast motor vehicles will start next week on June 22nd. For the festival Aston Martin will have quite a few interesting cars, including a UK debut and a world-first public showing.

Goodwood is a fitting venue for the British luxury performance car maker to show the incredible products that they produce. They make some of the best GT cars ever. This plus their car’s being featured in many James Bond films has made them one of the most desirable automotive nameplates in the world.

To find out more about the Aston Martins that will be at the event click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

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We Are Heading To Pebble Beach

By   August 15, 2013

We are on Our Way to Pebble Beach

We are on Our Way to Pebble Beach

This week is Pebble Beach Automotive Week and we will be covering it. We are about to head up the 101 for the annual pilgrimage to Automotive Mecca. If you happen to see the guy in the above picture walking around Pebble Beach or Monterey feel free to say hello.

A lot of great historic and classic cars will be at the event as will be plenty of new and concept cars.

Among the new and concept cars scheduled to appear are the below:

That is just a small taste of the cars that will be there. Beyond this there will be celebrations of 100 years of Aston Martin, 50 years of the Porsche 911 and 50 years of Lamborghini.

If you don’t already subscribe to this blog, now is a good time to do so as we will be posting full coverage of the event. This coverage will include video and pictures of all the sights and sounds.

Let us know in the comments below what you are most looking forward to at this year’s Pebble Beach Automotive Week.

Making The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster – Video

By   June 3, 2013

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster made its world debut during the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring. The car was designed to celebrate 100 years of the British car maker producing sports cars. The CC100’s design is a modern throwback. It represents an early race car, but in a modern package with a huge V-12 engine under the hood.

This video takes you behind the scenes in the development of the open air sports car. The car begs its owner to wear goggles and a leather helmet. The Aston Martin was designed and built in a very short time frame and unlike most concept cars, this car was designed to be fully functional to allow it to drive on the track.

The short video takes you through the process of making the car. The video shows the car going from computer design, to clay model and then the finished car. If you are interested in cars at all, this is an interesting video to see the entire design process.

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Being Revved – Video

By   May 30, 2013

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

Last week Aston Martin unveiled the CC100 Speedster Concept as part of the festivities around the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The open air, non windshield car with a 6.0-liter V12 engine was made to celebrate 100 years of the company making sports cars. The car’s styling honors the heritage of Aston Martin’s early race cars.

This video shows the unique sports car being driven and revved. It gives you an idea of the sound of the car and It contains footage of both the exterior and interior. You really get a sense of just how much carbon fiber can be seen throughout the cars interior. You also get a view of the cars digital instrument cluster as the car is being revved.

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2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Official Pictures And Details

By   May 29, 2013

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

The 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S was announced today and it looks to be the fastest car put up for sale by the English car maker since the One-77. The new sports car comes as a bit of a surprise as Aston Martin recently announced that production of the V12 Vantage would be stopped. That apparently didn’t count the new S model.

This is a great thing as this new S model looks to be quite a performer. The English sports car offers the usual high quality that you would expect from the automaker and adds more performance than any of the outgoing models.

Exterior

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Front View

The V12 Vantage S has the traditional Aston Martin look. You get the traditional grille style, although slightly modified to resemble the CC100 Speedster Concept. The hood is louvered to reduce the heat under the bonnet. On the side you get air outlets that are integrated into the fender and door design. From the back you see the duck tail spoiler and the rear lights are integrated into the design with a rear strip that separates it from the rest of the rear end.

The sports car has a smooth flowing crisp lines that make it look almost sculpted. The large wheels give clue to the purpose of the sports car as do the visible large brake disks (they also help stop all of that speed).

Interior

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Interior

The interior is classic Aston Martin luxury. Stitched leather abounds in the interior as well as suede touches. The interior features a large center console that is visually set apart by piano black accents. The interior is a place where you will want to spend a lot of time.

Drive-train

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Hood

Under the hood is where the really good stuff is with the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. The car boasts a 6.0-liter V12 engine that puts out 565 horsepower and 457 foot-pounds of torque. To get all that power to the ground the engine is mated to a new seven-speed transaxle that is supposed to be much improved over the previous transmission.

All of this adds up to a top speed of 205 mph. Aston Martin hasn’t yet released the 0 to 60 mph figure, but we estimate it will be around 3 seconds.

Price

Pricing will be released later this year, but don’t expect for it to be inexpensive.

Conclusion

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Back

The 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S offers great performance in a very luxurious package. It is the perfect car for anybody that wants to feel like a certain secret agent. The problem is that the car will likely cost quite a bit and you can find other cars that can perform better for a lower price. However, the competition won’t have you feeling like you are in the lap of luxury while using all of that performance.

Press Release

Aston Martin is taking sports car performance to extremes with the announcement of the new V12 Vantage S.

The new car replaces the outgoing V12 Vantage in markets around the world and, with the exception of the One-77 hypercar, arrives as the fastest road-going  Aston Martin yet offered.

Providing the most visceral yet engaging sports car experience in the British luxury car maker’s current range, the new V12 Vantage S delivers exceptional sporting agility underpinned by admirable long distance refinement.

Equipped with the new 573 PS Aston Martin AM28 6.0-litre V12 engine, featuring latest generation Bosch engine management, the car is capable of reaching 205 mph.

Peak and low rev torque improves appreciably, too. With 620 Nm available at 5,750 rpm – up from 570 Nm previously – the V12 Vantage S is not to be found wanting. Crucially, too, low rev torque – measured at just 1,000 rpm – leaps from 440 Nm to 510 Nm. This serves to both flatten and fatten the torque curve, thereby significantly improving driveability.

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez said: “The new V12 Vantage S is, simply, pure Aston Martin. It is extreme in its nature yet truly timeless in its design language.

“Learning from our successes on the track feeds the development of this type of car and I’m proud to launch such an exciting sports car in this, our centenary year.”

Race car technology runs right through the DNA of the V12 Vantage S with, for instance, CNC machined combustion chambers and hollow cam shafts just two examples of track technology feeding through to the road.

Another clear example is the new car’s new gearbox. The Sportshift™ III AMT (automated manual transmission) is a major development of the automated manual gearbox that appears in the current V8 Vantage S.

Designed and engineered to exploit the full sporting potential of the V12 engine, the new Sportshift™ III hydraulically actuated automated manual transmission provides motorsport-style paddle shift changes for optimum performance delivery and efficiency. The unit is also appreciably lighter than the outgoing six-speed manual gearbox – saving 25 kg.

This race-derived and motorsport proven technology – used routinely in Aston Martin Racing’s race-winning Vantage GT4, GT3 and GTE competition cars – provides for great driver control with only milliseconds of torque interruption and delivers precise and swift gear changes.

The Sportshift™ III transaxle, from transmission experts Oerlikon Graziano, joins an extensive array of new sport- and track-focused developments that ensure the

V12 Vantage S is fully equipped to exploit the huge performance potential of its 6.0-litre naturally aspirated AM28 engine.

The debut of three-stage adaptive damping – another ‘first’ for the Vantage family – allows the driver to more precisely tailor the car’s dynamic character. ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes provide a broad swathe of dynamic performance that can be tuned to better suit the driver’s requirements. The system also governs the level of power steering assistance offered.

Working alongside the extended adaptive damping system is a ‘Sport’ mode, controlled via a button on the centre console, that alters throttle response, gearshift speed and timing, and exhaust note to, once again, tune the character of the car to the driver’s requirements.

A whole new exhaust system – derived from that of the One-77 hypercar, no less – is lighter, smaller and, crucially, even more sonorous than that of the outgoing car.

The ZF Servotronic power assisted steering is new, too. With a quicker 15:1 ratio, it is linked to the adaptive damping button and offers two-mode steering assistance designed to best match the ‘Sport’ or ‘Normal’ settings generated by the Adaptive Damping System.

Pure power, beautifully presented

The V12 Vantage S has been restyled to reflect is position as the flagship of the new Vantage range.

Most noticeable, perhaps, is the car’s grille that does away with the famous aluminium vanes – replacing them with a new carbon fibre arrangement that also includes sporty black carbon fibre or titanium silver mesh. Created to maximise airflow to the V12 engine, the new grille is inspired by that of the remarkable new CC100 Speedster Concept, nicknamed DBR100, which debuted at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring earlier this month and signals a new era of Aston Martin design language.

Other clues that single out the car as new include the debut of new lightweight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels, and a subtle yet distinctive exterior graphics pack that includes black painted roof and part-painted boot panel.

The new V12 Vantage S of course retains the same compact proportions and muscular stance as its predecessor, while features such as the pronounced bonnet vents and flared wheel arches underscore its sporting abilities.

Inside, as out, the new car has been styled to reflect its powerful nature. New-style seating with Sport and carbon fibre Lightweight seat options, revised stitching and welt detailing, two leather grade options – Luxmill and semi-aniline – plus the possibility to include Alcantara, present V12 Vantage S buyers with an exciting array of trim choices.

The optional Carbon Fibre Interior Pack, which adds the material to the car’s facia and door pulls, plus the availability for the first time in a V12 Vantage S of black pedals, further enhances personalisation options for those in search of a truly bespoke sports car.

Dr Bez added: “The new V12 Vantage S is our most extreme Vantage to date – engineered to bring race car performance and technology to the open road.

“It is our most powerful engine in a beautifully tailored suit. It is elegant, yet brutal, and it is at the same time easy to control. It has everything that sums up

Aston Martin: power, beauty and soul!”

Pure power, beautifully presented

The V12 Vantage S has been restyled to reflect is position as the flagship of the new Vantage range.

Most noticeable, perhaps, is the car’s grille that does away with the famous aluminium vanes – replacing them with a new carbon fibre arrangement that also includes sporty black carbon fibre or titanium silver mesh. Created to maximise airflow to the V12 engine, the new grille is inspired by that of the remarkable new CC100 Speedster Concept, nicknamed DBR100, which debuted at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring earlier this month and signals a new era of Aston Martin design language.

Other clues that single out the car as new include the debut of new lightweight forged alloy ten-spoke wheels, and a subtle yet distinctive exterior graphics pack that includes black painted roof and part-painted boot panel.

The new V12 Vantage S of course retains the same compact proportions and muscular stance as its predecessor, while features such as the pronounced bonnet vents and flared wheel arches underscore its sporting abilities.

Inside, as out, the new car has been styled to reflect its powerful nature. New-style seating with Sport and carbon fibre Lightweight seat options, revised stitching and welt detailing, two leather grade options – Luxmill and semi-aniline – plus the possibility to include Alcantara, present V12 Vantage S buyers with an exciting array of trim choices.

The optional Carbon Fibre Interior Pack, which adds the material to the car’s facia and door pulls, plus the availability for the first time in a V12 Vantage S of black pedals, further enhances personalisation options for those in search of a truly bespoke sports car.

Dr Bez added: “The new V12 Vantage S is our most extreme Vantage to date – engineered to bring race car performance and technology to the open road.

“It is our most powerful engine in a beautifully tailored suit. It is elegant, yet brutal, and it is at the same time easy to control. It has everything that sums up

Aston Martin: power, beauty and soul!”