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Electrified Rapide must match the V12 in feel, says Aston

The 2019 Aston Martin Rapide E will have two electric motors good for a total of 610 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque.

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580-hp sedan gets ‘hardcore’ tune, racy aero, and 21-inch wheels

580-hp sedan gets 'hardcore' tune, racy aero, and 21-inch wheels.

Spy Shots

It may be the only time you see one there

At last year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched its AMR line of limited-edition, high-performance models. The first two models presented were a Vantage AMR Pro designed only for the track, and a Rapide AMR that's was a slightly hopped up version of the Aston sedan. Though they were fully revealed back then, it seems Aston Martin has still been doing a bit of testing, since one of our spy photographers caught the Rapide AMR at the Nurburgring.

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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.

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"I love Formula E," said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.

Once the car swaps are gone, Aston Martin could want a spot on the grid.

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They're called the Vantage AMR Pro and Rapide AMR

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

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.

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China's LeEco also teams with Faraday Future.

Aston Martin now has a partnership with Chinese company LeEco to develop EV tech, and they hope to bring the RapidE electric sedan to production by 2018.

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A car company, or a luxury goods manufacturer? Aston Martin wants people to see it as both.

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Aston Martin intends to launch an electric version of the Rapide in the next two years, boasting 800 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a 200-mile range. An electric DBX is also on the way somewhat later.

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Aston Martin is keeping things fresh with the introduction of the DB9 GT at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now boasting 540 horsepower from its 6.0-liter V12, the model is meant to be the best DB9 yet. Meanwhile, the Rapide S and V8 Vantage also receive small updates for the 2016 model year.

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Aston Martin's new CEO outlines a new strategy that will see the DBX crossover and a new Lagonda sedan reach showrooms, but at the cost of the Rapide four-door coupe.

CEO Andy Palmer Says To Look For It In 2-3 Years

Aston Martin's new CEO Andy Palmer tells the Wall Street Journal that the company is closely examining the prospect of an electric version of its Rapide sedan in partnership from an undisclosed Silicon Valley outfit.

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The Aston Martin On Ice program allows owners to take their hot cars out in the cold for some slippery fun. If you like pictures of Astons hanging their tails out, this gallery is for you.

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Back in June 2013, Aston Martin recalled just under 700 vehicles over faulty throttle arms that could break without warning. Bad news, for sure – and things just got a whole lot worse. According to Reuters, the British luxury brand now needs to recall 17,590 vehicles due to counterfeit plastic materials being used by a Chinese sub-supplier – that's roughly 75 percent of the company's output over the same period.

Recalls

There have been quite a few recalls to report lately, but as proof that no automaker is immune from the bug, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall that affects almost the entire 2012-13 Aston Martin lineup of vehicles. A total of 689 DB9, Rapide, Virage, V8 Vantage and V12 Vantage models built between May 2012 and April 2013 are being recalled due to an issue with the throttle pedal arm that could cause it to break without warning. Only 498 recalled vehicles a

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Back in March at the Geneva Motor Show, we had all manner of shiny new baubles trying to distract us from the Bertone Jet 2+2, a one-off from the Italian design house that basically amounted to an Aston Martin Rapide wagon. Yet we still couldn't take our eyes off the car and mutter a few "what ifs." The showcar was conceived as a single vehicle at the behest of one of Bertone's well-heeled customers, but what if the one-off wasn't so one-off? Could an estate conversion like this mount a successf

Teased

We knew Aston Martin was taking three cars to the Nürbrurgring 24-Hour race this weekend, they being a V12 Vantage GT3 car, the Rapide S Hybrid Hydrogen concept and a V12 Vantage N24 that is close to road-legal. We've just discovered that the automaker is bringing a fourth, a concept to be revealed on Sunday, May 19 that we know nothing about save that it will celebrate the company's centennary.

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An Aston Martin has completed what's believed to be the first hydrogen-powered lap around the famous Nürburgring as the automaker prepares to enter its H2-powered hybrid in next month's 24-hour race at the German racetrack.

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