The Aston Martin Vulcan Is Proving Itself All Around the World

The track-only Aston Martin Vulcan has been busy proving its beast mode at events all over the world. The racer climbed the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex and took on 2 flying laps at the 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium to help revv up the crowd prior to the start of the endurance race.
The clip above shows more of the Vulcan in action.

The Aston Martin Vulcan is a 7.0-liter 800 horsepower weapon. Just 24 units of the Vulcan are planned for production, and buyers will have to separate from around $2.3 million USD in order to own one of them. Some of the Aston Martin Vulcan’s siblings competed in the race, making it a fitting introduction indeed. Will the Vulcan participate in an endurance race soon? That remains to be seen. In the meantime, the mad machine is making her publicity rounds and showing off all of her beauty and brawn. read more

The Aston Martin Milano Rapide S Dom Pérignon Is A Mouthful

Aston Martin Milano Rapide S

The Aston Martin Milano Rapide S Dom Pérignon is the Champagne carrier for those who prefer their drinks at 100 miles per hour rather than shaken or stirred. The promotional car was crafted to celebrate the partnership between the Aston Martin Milano dealership and Dom Pérignon.

Photo credit Aston Martin Milano 

What it is

It is an Aston Martin Rapide S with the trunk revised to form a very special space to store the illustrious Dom Pérignon brand Champagne. The official name is the Aston Martin Rapide S Dom Pérignon Deuxieme Plénitude Special Kit, and the removable cellar neatly displays three bottles of 1998 Dom along with two crystal glasses and proper bottle openers. This luxury kit would be an ideal setup for any car show or similar type gathering! Imagine traipsing about the green checking out all of the vehicles, and stumbling upon the lucky owner and their friends casually sipping chilled Dom Pérignon from the comfort of their own vehicle space, no lines. read more

Prototype Electric Aston Martin Aims to Challenge With 1000 Horses

electric Aston Martin

Is Aston Martin busy engineering a radical electric beast capable of churning forth 1000 horsepower? Word is circulating that an electric Aston Martin with four doors and a serious need for speed could be approved for a 2020 production run.

The electric version could look like the Rapide, according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.

The official word on the electric Aston Martin supercar has not been given, so this information is all speculation that began to take shape on the heels of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer gave sparse details about a special prototype engineers are tweaking in order to achieve a 50/50 weight distribution level with the addition of batteries. read more

Aston Martin Vulcan Will Boast 24 Limited Edition Cars

Aston Martin Vulcan

This year luxury carmaker Aston Martin announced the arrival of its response to the multi-million dollar supercar competition that has been escalating: The $2.3 million dollar Aston Martin Vulcan. The track focused Vulcan is so intense and aggressive that the brand requires that drivers be specially trained to operate it in order to, you know, stay alive.

The Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar is in direct competition with other multi-million dollar rides and will likely hold her own.

Because the throaty Aston Martin Vulcan is not exactly ready at this stage in the development funnel, buyers are being trained on lesser models like the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. The Vantage S is sibling to the rare One-77, featuring its mostly carbon fiber frame tub and full FIA specification roll cage. Just 24 Aston Martin Vulcan cars will be produced, bringing in approximately $56 million for the company. Because it is likely that all units will be presold, it will make a fine payday, indeed! read more

Pre-War Aston Martin Shocks With $4.5 Million Sale

Aston Martin Ulster

A recent Aston Martin sale at Bonham’s auction shows that the brand is perhaps a touch more valuable to collectors these days. A 1935 Aston Martin Ulster was unloaded for a staggering $4.5 million, marking the first time a pre-war example has reached numbers of that magnitude.

The Aston Martin Ulster was a racing car and this one, LM19, competed in the Ards TT race. These cars were designed with racing in mind, and made their mark at many races in the early to mid 1900s, including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans, RAC TT and the French Grand Prix. The Ulster is special because just 21 cars plus 7 team cars were built and they were incredible. There were minimal differences between a road and racing car during that era, and the Ulster packed a 1.-5-liter 4-cylinder with a single-overhead camshaft that had been used for some time by the brand. Power is flushed to a 4-speed transmission and the rolling chassis is old school aluminum. It has that signature shape that seems to attract gearheads across the globe, and would fit in perfectly among exotic car collections, especially Jay Leno’s. read more

Invite Only: The Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf

Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf

Some say the company was secretive about the release of the new Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf, but the mystery machine is sold exclusively to those invited to buy only—so why waste all those precious marketing dollars? They sort-of made mention of an upcoming sedan at a brief point, but said nothing in regards to the powertrain or interior…because it is likely that you cannot have one.

You must be invited to purchase the latest Aston Martin sedan, the Langonda Taraf. You also cannot be in the United States market. Photos ©Aston Martin read more

‘Hey Jude’ Was Originally Created in an Aston Martin DB6

Aston Martin DB6

There is a very special Aston Martin DB6 in existence, and it is not likely to ever be offered for sale. The car was owned by Paul McCartney, which is great, but it has an extra claim to fame: It is said that McCartney first chimed out the monumental hit “Hey Jude” into a reel-to-reel recorder in the car en route to visit John Lennon’s son, Julian.

McCartney was apparently driving the Aston Martin DB6 to visit Julian when this catchy tune crossed his mind, and he decided to record a bit of it to play around with later. The car is now owned by Aston Martin, and they have no intention of selling it. It could be due to preservation, or it could be because some McCartney owned vehicles have not fetched as much at auction as anticipated. read more

Aston Martin And Valentino Tout One-Off Camo Vanquish Volante

Luxury automaker Aston Martin paired with fashionable fashion label Valentino to produce a special one-off Vanquish Volante. The unique creature boasts a camouflage exterior that succeeds at maintaining a stylish appeal, which is not typically the case when used. The Aston Martin Q personalization department had a heavy hand in the project, which was sold at a charity auction.

The Aston Martin Valentino Vanquish Volante packs the same powertrain, with the only alterations being in the aesthetics department. That means it is a 6.0-liter V12 vibrating with 568 horses and 465 pound-feet of decadent torque. This model hits the 0-60 mile per hour sprint in less than 4 seconds with a top speed exceeding 200 miles per hour, though it may be difficult to spot in all that camo. The duo enjoyed the opportunity to break the monotony and work together on a project, with the added benefit of helping others in need. read more

Electric Aston Martin Rapide Will Be More Powerful

Electric Aston Martin Rapide

Fans of the hybrid and electric car movement can rejoice in a bit of good news: The all-new electric Aston Martin Rapide shall be even more powerful than her standard siblings. How much more powerful? That would be hundreds more horses. For the time being, the electric Aston will be made available in both the United States and China, possibly expanding to other areas later.

The electric Aston Martin Rapide at a glance:

  • The model features a high-capacity specialized battery placed in the engine bay and transmission. Basically, there is an electric motor mounted on each axle, with all working parts generating approximately 1,000 horses. That is a full 450 more than the standard Rapide siblings.
  • It boasts the same 6.0-liter V12 as the Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Range is estimated at 200 miles in electric mode, which is a step further than some competitors have managed at this juncture in the game.
  • The electric sibling is emerging in sync with new and more stringent CO2 regulations being put into place around the globe. The new tweaks toward a greener future should allow the luxury brand to keep that famous V12 purring while staying within the environmental guideline limits.

Aston Martin has not revealed the exact launch date for the electric Rapide hybrid, with best guesses placing the release within two years. That gives motivated buyers some time to save up for the vehicle, which will likely exceed the $300,000 pricing level. Will the new offering electrify the masses like the trendy Fisker Karma? It seems that so long as the hybrid performs flawlessly and maintains the distinctive brand appeal, companies are having little trouble unloading them as people gear toward greener horizons. read more

Aston Martin and LeTV Pair Up In The Name Of Technology

Aston Martin and LeTV

Aston Martin is pulling out some stops, strategizing with China-based LeTV to incorporate new technology into the fleet. The deal includes Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and LeTV, officially known as Leshi Internet Information & Technoogy Corp., wherein Aston Martin will be served a slice of China’s high technology and LeTV will gain exposure for this and its electric automobile ambitions.

The Aston Martin One-77 is one of just 77 created. Future siblings will be just as stunning and technologically advanced. read more