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302013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster [w/video]

A Proper Argument for Ignoring the Performance Specifications Sheet

6Aston Martin and Lotus each issue recalls

A pair of head-turning high performance cars are catching some attention off a different kind, in the form of safety recalls. Aston Martin and Lotus have issued recalls for the V12 Vantage Coupe and Evora, respectively.

14Aston Martin makes V12 Vantage Roadster official

Here it is in all of its open air glory: The 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster.

20Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster revealed early

Well, it's about time. Just like how the Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe became the V12 Vantage coupe, a similar treatment is now being done to the company's smallest droptop. And thanks to the magic of the Interwebs, a smattering of details and photos of this, the V12 Vantage Roadster, have leaked out early.

32Aston Martin rolls out Dragon 88 special editions in Beijing

Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover all unveiled new special editions at the Beijing Motor Show, and Aston Martin wouldn't miss the opportunity to join in their company. Hence the Dragon 88 Limited Edition.

21Aston Martin announces, prices updated V8 Vantage for U.S.

Back in February, Aston Martin announced a revision to its entry-level model – the V8 Vantage – for European markets, and subsequently revealed it to the public at the Geneva Motor Show. Of course, we knew it would only be a matter of time until the updated Vantage would find its way Stateside, and that time has now come.

132012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage emerges with a slew of improvements

It is hard to believe, but the gorgeous Aston Martin V8 Vantage is pushing seven years on the market. In that time, the British automaker has worked hard to keep its sporty coupe relevant and current. Along those lines, and in a move expected to be embraced by enthusiasts worldwide, the 2012 model is on the receiving end of yet another comprehensive update (its last was in 2008).

15Aston Martin V12 Zagato is the Red Baron of coupes

Aston Martin showed off a few photos of the production version of the V12 Zagato last month, and then a video recently. If you're one of the no-more-than 150 customers who manages to take one home, then here are detailed views of what you can expect. The rear end is particularly striking, even with a wing that's the least stylized object on the entire car.

8Aston Martin unleashes new Vantage GTE on WEC, Le Mans [w/video]

Few outfits have benefited from the kind of success that Aston Martin Racing has enjoyed. The team has emerged as an absolutely dominant force in the numerous GT classes of endurance racing around the world. But Aston's success arguably went to its head a little, prompting AMR to abandon its GT racing program to privateers as the team itself attempted to step up to the top-tier LMP1 class with the AMR-One.

19Aston Martin tweaks V8 Vantage for Geneva debut

Aston Martin has had the V8 Vantage on the market since 2005, making it seven years old this year. That's a fairly long life-cycle for any car, but that doesn't mean Gaydon hasn't tried its best to keep it current, releasing the most comprehensive update since the refresh it received in 2008.

49Aston Martin debuts production V12 Zagato

Aston Martin has pulled back the sheets on the first images of its production V12 Zagato. The road car is headed for an official debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March.

5Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster coming to Geneva

It's amazing what a company like Aston Martin can do with what essentially amounts to two product families. Discounting the Toyota-built Cygnet and the exclusive One-77, the company's entire line-up is based around either the Vantage or the DB9. While the latter has also spawned the Virage, the DBS and the Rapide, Aston has also done a lot with the former. There's the V8 Vantage, the Vantage S, the V12 Vantage and even the exotic V12 Zagato – not to mention countless racing versions.

17Aston Martin gets to work on new V12 Vantage GT3

It seems to us like Aston Martin never tires of rolling out ever hotter renditions of its Vantage sports coupe. As if the original V8 Vantage weren't enticing enough, Aston then shoehorned a V12 under the hood. Zagato then rebodied what we already thought was one of the shapeliest beasts on the market. And the improvements just keep on rumbling in. But then there's the racing versions. Oh, the racing versions!

24Aston Martin shows off new Vantage GT3 racer

Recent endurance races have seen Aston Martin fielding cars at every level of competition, and the British sportscar manufacturer isn't about to give up its strategy of proliferation.

19First Drive: 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S

Does It Have What It Takes To Snuff A Porsche?

49First Drive: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

The Automaker's Most Powerful Engine Meets Its Smallest Platform

4Aston Martin design director gets custom Vantage GT4

Marek Reichman's Aston Martin Vantage GT4 – Click above for high-res image gallery

6Aston Martin releases new N420 edition V8 Vantage

2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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