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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

Official

First the road car, now the race car

It will start racing in 2018.

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.

ETC

Aston Martin isn't bringing the Vantage GT8 to the US, but at least you can play with the online configurator.

Spy Shots

The new crazy Vantage would follow in the footsteps of the previous GT12, which was similarly crazy.

Official

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

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.

Video

The Price is Right's Dream Car Week finds a winner when a woman wins an Aston Martin Vantage, and she is very excited about her new sports car.

Official

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.

Report

Aston Martin may enter new segments with sedans and crossovers, but don't count on anything costing much less than six figures in the near future.

Recalls

Aston Martin recalls just about every two-door it's sold in the US since July 2006 because of a switch that may not turn off the seat heater.

Report

If you looked at the new DB10 that Aston Martin revealed just a few days ago and thought as we did that it looked an awful lot like a reskinned Vantage, there's good reason for that.

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A few months ago, we reported that Aston Martin was in danger of running afoul of new US safety regulations that could force it to take some of its most popular models off the market. The automaker, its dealers and – according to the overwhelming results of our informal online pole – you yourselves reasoned that the constricting regulations were unfair to a small-scale, niche automaker like Aston Martin. And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evidently agrees, grantin

Spy Shots

Aston Martin is on the verge of a renaissance that stands to be the biggest shift for the British automaker since it went independent in 2007 – if not since Ford took it over in the early 1990s. It's got a new chief executive, a new engine deal in place with Mercedes-AMG, a new platform under development and – if the new Lagonda sedan is anything to go by – maybe a new design direction in the works. And what do we have here? A test mule that could foreshadow one of the first ne

Quick Spin

Well-Seasoned Beauty Gets Shiftier

Aston Martin previewed its most powerful, quickest-accelerating and fastest production roadster ever at this year's Pebble Beach Concours. The 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster is essentially a convertible version of the V12 Vantage S Coupe, which we reviewed last year, a model that drops the automaker's most potent powertrain into its smallest chassis.