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Aston Martin One-77 Spotted Photogallery

One-77
Its good to see a car go full circle and be a success for a British Automotive Company from the early prototype spyshots taken at the Nurburgring and now Aston Martin stating all 77 units of the hypercar has now been sold.

Is it time for a new edition Aston perhaps unadventurously called the Two-77????

Prior to the One-77’s Paris Motor Show debut, spyshots had been taken, but official specifications were not fully revealed until the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
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2014 Aston Martin Vanquish – Official Video


Aston Martin’s stunning new luxury sports car; the Vanquish is to be revealed at a special media sneak peek and an exclusive preview for attendees on Friday 7 September.

The grand opening of the third annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend, held at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver, where the new Vanquish will make its Canadian debut.

Here is the video shown to the attendees of the Vanquish in action, the Vanquish features the next generation of Aston Martin’s renowned VH architecture, a comprehensively revised 6.0-liter V12 engine and an entirely carbon fibre body.
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2013 Aston Martin Vanquish AKA AM310 Spyshots

Here are the latest spy shots of the AM 310 Concept which will wear the moniker of the Vanquish.

Powering the Carbon bodied car will be a 6.0-liter V12 engine, that sends 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a six-speed servo operated gearbox with paddle shifters.

Aston Martin is undertaking extensive testing at the Nürburgring Aston Martin Test Center, We are quite shocked at the lack of camouflage.

The lights are based on the one-77 with its incremental light display.

We are expecting the official unveiling at the 2012 Paris Autoshow.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

2013 Aston Martin DBS Spy Photos – Nurburgring

Here are the latest spy pics of the next-generation Aston Martin DBS hiding under camouflage, seen here undergoing handling testing at the Nordschleife in Germany.

The car is wearing detail camouflage around the rear to hide its one-77 inspired curves, but we can clearly see the new light clusters based on the Virage and Rapide.

Powering the next James Bond car will be a 6.0-liter V12 engine but will get one-77 tuning to deliver about 530 HP.

Also with the chassis weight reduction targeting around the 1350kg this will be some formidable super car.

2013 Aston Martin DBS - Spyshots

 

Aston Martin CEO Dr Bez racing at Nürburgring with Toyota President

Aston Martin have just released this amazing insight in to when Toyota President and Dr Bez share cars on the legendary Nurburgring.

The video depicts the ups and downs of motorsport in dramatic style as the V12 powered Aston Martin ends up in the Barrier.

Just enjoy the footage….

Coventry Prototype Panels Buys Zagato Italian Design House

The UK-based coachbuilder Coventry Prototype Panels CPP have acquired the Italian design house Zagato, their acquisitions list for the Birmingham based firm is impressive and their portfolio contains the likes of Spyker,Bowler and a close relationship with Aston Martin. (Which would explain the Aston Zagato entry in the N24).

Also Aston Martin have released pricing of the Zagato which is based on the v12 Vantage and a limited number of only 150 pieces and with a quite reasonable price of 330k Gbp will leave the one-77 owners writing another check to Aston Martin

The question is what is CPP up to and when are we going to see some new marques coming out to stalk the Black Country in middle England.

V12 Zagatos Unveiled at Aston Martins Test Center for the Nurburgring’s 24h

Nürburgring 22 June 2011. This week Aston Martin is putting the final touches to its race preparations in readiness for the toughest 24 hour race of them all – the annual ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours on 25 and 26 June where a brace of new Aston Martin V12 Zagatos will compete.

This weekend marks the next step of an ambitious project which began when the V12 Zagato was unveiled at the Concorso D’Eleganza at Villa D’Este in May this year, winning the Design award for Concepts and Prototypes. The show car was then transformed into the number 3 race car, nicknamed ‘Zag’ (red) and will be piloted in the 24 hour race by Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the company’s Nürburgring Test Centre Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and automotive journalists Horst von Saurma and Matthew Marsh.

In addition, a green V12 Zagato (nicknamed ‘Zig’) – car number 5 for the race – was prepared by the small team based at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Zig will be driven by One-77 Chief Engineer Chris Porritt, experienced sports car driver Oliver Mathai, automotive journalist Richard Meaden and experienced amateur racer Peter Cate.

Joining the Zagatos will be a V8 Vantage GT4 affectionately nicknamed ‘Smurf’ (now orange but formally blue) which will be driven by Aston Martin Racing works driver, Darren Turner, journalist and experienced 24 hour driver, Shinichi Katsura, Australian racer Rob Thomson and seasoned Nürburgring pilot Jurgen Stumpf.

Three further customer team V8 Vantages will be competing over the weekend bringing the Aston Martin presence in the race up to six cars with Mathol Racing (#62), Bratke Motorsport Team – AVIA (#85) and Team Pflanz (#75) driving Vantage GT4s in the SP10 class.

Aston Martin’s Head of Motorsport, David King said: “Our entries this year extend our Nürburgring racing philosophy. For five years now we have signed-off our new products by entering a car which is as close to the road car as possible and subjecting it to the toughest 24 hour test on what best simulates the extremities of public roads. This year we go a step further by testing a car at prototype stage.”

“As ever, the race will present an enormous challenge in a vast and increasingly competitive field which will be fraught with all the unpredictable elements associated with racing at the Nürburgring. However, we are excited by the potential we have seen from the V12 Zagato in the testing we’ve completed and that gives us great hope for the task ahead. We look forward to a safe, successful and enjoyable race for our teams and customers.”

Aston Martin’s presence at the Nürburgring marks the sixth successive time factory engineers complete a product sign-off test in what has been dubbed ‘the toughest 24 hour race’ under public scrutiny. Since 2006, the marque has used the race to prove the reliability and durability of its new models – first for V8 Vantage itself, then the new SportshiftTM transmission in 2007, the 4.7 litre engine V8 Vantage in 2008, the V12 Vantage in 2009, the four-door Rapide in 2010, and now, rather more ambitiously, for the first major test of a new concept car – the Aston Martin V12 Zagato.

In addition to this year’s race, Aston Martin’s American team has joined forces with Road & Track magazine to run a standard road specification Rapide at Spring Mountain Motor Sports Ranch in the USA for the same 24 hours as the European team at the Nürburgring. The endurance test echoes last year’s Nordschleife attempt where a near standard four-door Rapide with a production six-speed automatic transmission successfully completed the 24 hour race, finishing third in class.

At the Nürburgring the roofs of both V12 Zagatos will be sporting a ‘Heart for Japan’ dedication as part of Aston Martin’s support for the Tsunami victims of Japan. In May, Dr. Bez auctioned his company Rapide raising £100,000. During the build up to this year’s 24 hours Dr. Bez will hand the cheque to Toyota CEO, Akio Toyoda and their Donation Fund for Employees in the Affected Disaster Area charity.

The 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race starts at 4pm CET on Saturday 25 June – live updates are available by following @astonmartin on Twitter and live commentary will be broadcast via Radio Le Mans (www.radiolemans.com)

Aston Martin N420 Video at Nurburgring and Exclusive Photographs.

Here is a promotional video by Aston Martin of the Vantage N420 model.

This great video takes us on a journey detailing us the adventure taken by Aston Martin in the Eifle, where we get to see various interior shots and the beautifull detailing on this white mark.

We also see the Aston Martin take on the Nordschleife and we was there that day too take some exclusive shots.

The N420 edition of the Vantage is fitted with a 4.7 V8 litre with an output of 420 bhp and 470 Nm of torque.

The coupe is available to purchase now at your local Aston Martin dealership and the roadster premiered at the Paris motorshow in 2010 and will be available soon.

Enjoy the Exclusive Pictures…