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Aston Martin DBS

The new Aston Martin DBS gets a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

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The Aston Martin DBS is a beautiful car, and sitting in one is a very special experience. Sitting in a DBS and listening to a Bang & Olufsen audio system takes that special experience and adds a ...


Aston Martin One-77 - Car News

One of 77.

Aston Martin's new GT, the One-77, seems to be an exercise in pushing the Aston brand even further toward the stratosphere. The idea behind the One-77 is to offer a personally tailored car to 77 wealthy customers prepared to part with as much as $2.5 million. Fundamentally, the One-77 is similar to its lesser kin, the DB9 and the Vanquish, but the V-12 engine has been enlarged to 7.0 liters and turns out 650 horsepower. The aluminum structure is replaced with a carbon-fiber composite hull, and the body is clothed in a new aluminum skin. Expect a show car next year that also will be shown to 500 potential customers that Aston has identified. It seems this ultra-exclusive Aston is not the rumored "DBX" replacement for the Vanquish, though some of the technology from the One-77 may find its way into that car.

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Aston Martin AMVOX2 - Car News

The dirt road.

Aston Martin has teamed up with luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre to produce a chronograph watch with a personal built-in transponder that can lock and unlock the doors of the DBS. Dubbed the AMVOX2 transponder, the watch lacks any buttons as its functions are activated by pressing the crystal face. The antenna for the door opener follows the curve of the inner bezel ring. The $37,900 price boggles the mind. Would you really want your watch to be your car's key fob? What if you decided to wear your sporty-looking Swatch on the day you decided to take your DBS for a spin?

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide - Official Images

Aston shows that it has little trouble doing what Porsche clearly can't: build a beautiful four-door sports car.

While we still haven't received official information on the upcoming Aston Martin Rapide super sedan, Aston Martin has released a pair of computer-generated images following two weeks during which leaked images found their way onto the sites of numerous online publications. And though they are not actual photographs, they are revealing enough to confirm that, unlike that of the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin's sex-a-licious form vocabulary is indeed scalable to four-door proportions.

Essentially a DB9 coupe with an extra foot or so of wheelbase and two additional doors, the Rapide shares much of its styling DNA—long nose, ducktail deck, and stacked grille—with its saucy two-door platformmate. The Rapide also incorporates a door crease like that of the V-8 Vantage, as well as smoother cheeks and a thin strip of chrome trim on the back. Unique to the Rapide are One-77–style hood vents, nicely detailed headlamps with vertical LED running lights, and an all-glass roof (which, come to think of it, might be nice on the coupe, too). Inside, think DB9 with two rear bucket seats and perhaps a few unique touches and you won't be far off.

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Spy Shots: Aston Martin Rapide almost ready

It's been nearly three years since we first caught a glimpse of the Aston Martin Rapide at the Detroit Auto Show. During that time, Aston has expanded its lineup to include the DBS, a refreshed DB9 and a new V8 Vantage, each of which was strictly an evolution of an existing model. However, the Rapide will be the first all-new Aston in years, and judging by these recent spy shots, a production version is right around the bend.

Aston Martin Rapide

Unlike earlier prototypes that lacked door handles and production-ready side glass, this newest mule actually allows occupants to get in all four doors and nixes the vented plexiglass panels. The character line that stretches from the fender vent into the rear doors is a new development that wasn't included in the concept, and we finally get a clear view of the upkick in the rear window, along with the bumper-integrated dual exhausts. Expect the Rapide to make its production debut sometime next year and hitting dealers in late 2009 or early 2010.



Aston Martin One-77 Video Release II

Videos are the best media for communication and Aston Martin is exploring the possibilities of utilising the same for marketing and publicity of the new Aston Martin One-77. This is Aston Martin One-77's second video release that almost reveals the new limited production model, completely.

Here goes the video :

Only 77 units of the Aston Martin One-77 will ever be built and each one will be specifically tuned to suit its particular owner. The Aston Martin One-77 will house a 7.3 liter V12 engine under the bonnet that's expected to output around 700 hp. The price has not been made public yet, but it's expected to be around the 1,500,000 EUR mark.



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