Aston Martin to take on Ferraris 812 Superfast next year!
Posted on November 5, 2017
Aston Martin's boss says the new Vanquish will be "bloody good." It better be if it's competing against the 812 Superfast.
Just this week, Aston Martin made a final farewell to the current-generation Vanquish. The stunning S Ultimate Coupe and Volante, limited to just 175 examples, is likely to be the last model to be powered by a 595-horsepower naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12. It is of course paving the way for the all-new flagship model, which company boss Andy Palmer has confirmed to Autocar will be revealed and go on sale next year to compete with the Ferrari 812 Superfast.
It marks a different direction for Aston Martin, which previously used the Vanquish to compete with luxury grand-tourers like the Bentley Continental GT rather than performance supercars like the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Development of the new Vanquish is nearing completion according to Palmer, who described the flagship as “bloody good” when discussing the car with Autocar. “The majority of product investment [for Vanquish] is finished,” he added. “What’s left is preparation of manufacturing the car rather than preparation of the car itself. We are making more prototypes to make sure we’ve got production ready to go.” Palmer also confirmed that a convertible Vanquish Volante will follow.
Powering the flagship grand tourer will be a turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 taken from the DB11, but the 600-hp unit will need to be considerably more powerful to compete with the 789-hp Ferrari 812 Superfast. While the new Vanquish will be underpinned by the same platform as the DB11, recent sightings at the Nurburgring showed the car wearing new bodywork featuring a lip spoiler, suggesting that the new Vanquish will produce more downforce than the DB11. The prototype also sits lower and corners with less body roll than the DB11. Before the new Vanquish is revealed next year, Aston Martin is planning to unveil the new Vantage later this month.
Hamilton takes fourth world title to become Britains most successful F1 driver!
Posted on October 29, 2017
Lewis Hamilton was left with a surreal feeling after winning a fourth World Championship with a P9 finish in a chaotic race in Mexico. Hamilton, who started P3 on the grid, knew that a fifth-place finish higher would have been good enough to clinch the title regardless of what pole-sitter Vettel did. [...more]
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake - All 99 units already sold out!
Posted on October 24, 2017
It’s not just you, the variation in ultra-high luxury models is on the up and up as an ever wealthier clientele decides to put their money where their wheels are. The boom in the high-end luxury segment is leading us to a golden age of ultra-rare works of automotive art and is singlehandedly reviving the art of coachbuilding. And if the $850,000 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato wasn’t outlandish enough for your fancy tastes, the Italian coach builder has another model it revealed today. [...more]
Hamilton keeps on breaking records as he takes pole in Austin!
Posted on October 22, 2017
Lewis Hamilton’s weekend of dominance continued at his beloved Circuit of The Americas as he stormed to an 11th pole position of the season. The Brit who has topped every session so far, smashed the track record once again with a 1:33.108 on his first hot lap in Q3, with rival Sebastian Vettel closing to within two tenths to join the Brit on the front row of the grid. [...more]
Verstappen dominates in Malaysia!
Posted on October 1, 2017
Max Verstappen celebrated the end of his teens with a victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton was unable to take full advantage of Ferrari’s failures. Ferrari’s dramas continued on Sunday afternoon as Kimi Raikkonen, set to start P2, suffered a turbo issue on the way to the grid. He was pushed back to the pits with his mechanics working furiously on the car. He never made it back out. [...more]
Red Bull - Aston Martin a real possibility in F1
Posted on September 28, 2017
Set to take on Aston Martin as their title sponsor come 2018, Christian Horner says Red Bull are “absolutely open” to running their engines in the future. Red Bull have announced that next season Aston Martin will up their sponsorship of the Formula 1 team, taking on the title role. [...more]