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First Drive

The V8 Vantage gets harder-edged without losing its charm

Aston Martin's 21st century renaissance kickstarted with the DB11, a high-dollar grand tourer that upped the outgoing DB9's dynamic envelope while keeping one foot firmly planted in the brand's aesthetically elevated roots. The sequel to Aston's bid for relevancy is the V8 Vantage, a more agile and track-focused two-seater, perennially the company's best-seller that guns for the heavyweight in the segment, the Porsche 911. With a completely updated design language and laser-like focus on perform

First Ride

Aggressive new Aston tested in Arizona and the Arctic

"My job is to make them drive like they look," Matt Becker, Aston Martin's vehicle attributes engineer, tells me. The engine is idling, and we're harnessed inside of the 2019 Vantage test mule's racing bucket seats, somewhere on a frozen lake near the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Since the Vantage is Aston's best seller, and it's representative of the things the brand stands for, it's safe to say this chilly prototype is the most important Aston Martin on the planet right now.

Report

This would be the first six-cylinder from Aston since the DB7 in 1999.

Could an entry-level Aston Martin coupe be in the works?

Report

It needs billions in capital to develop self-driving capabilities

Its first annual profit in eight years and a possible IPO won't be enough.

Report

The CEO touts its expertise in weight, aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance.

The CEO touts its expertise in weight, aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance.

Video

Film follows 18-month journey from road car to race car.

A short documentary film traces the development of the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE endurance racer.

Recap

Something old, something new, and something racy.

A short week that wasn't short on supercars.

Featured

Menacing machine gets a 503-horsepower Mercedes 4.0 twin-turbo V8. Could a V12 be far behind?

A 503-hp, 513-lb-ft variant of the 4.0 twin-turbo V8 is specially mapped and tuned for a more trilling and less bombastic engine note.

Geneva

They're called the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR

They're higher-performance versions of Aston's already high-performance cars.

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Recalls

Affected vehicles have locks that work too well.

British automaker Aston Martin is recalling 6,076 vehicles for locks that work a little too well.

Official

Forget the GT and S. The GTS rationalizes the V8 Vantage lineup.

Official

But there’s a catch.

For the 2017 model year, Aston will produce the V12 Vantage S with a seven-speed manual transmission.

Rumormill

A report states that after the success of the Vantage GT12, Aston Martin will build a new race-inspired version of the coupe called the GT8.

Confirmed

What's one thing you can't get direct from Mercedes-AMG? A third pedal.

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