The car is a successor to the DB11 V12. The DB11 AMR is powered by an updated twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre powerplant developing 639 hp at 6,500 rpm and 700 Nm at 1,500 rpm.
Inspired by the original 1999 V600 Le Mans, Aston Martin is planning to produce fourteen V12 Vantage V600s.
Aston Martin had launched the Aston Martin DB11 V8 in Thailand last month, and now it has included this in the Thai Motor Expo 2017 for people to see.
Aston Martin today finally pulled the wraps off the new Vantage sports coupe. The new sports car from the British automaker comes with an imposing stance, sharp design and styling and exhilarating V8 engine under the hood.
British luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin has announced details of a very special final edition of its current flagship model, the Vanquish S, which is destined to get the company's biggest fans reaching for the phone. The Vanquish S Ultimate will be capped at just 175 editions and offered in three unique design themes.
When Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing teams up you know that you will get something exciting. That’s what has happened here with the Aston Martin V8 and V12 Vantage Red Bull racing edition.
Strictly for the track use, not street legal!
When nothing works but the best, Aston Martin didn’t wish to stay behind in the race set by Ferrari and McLaren. Sportingly, it grabbed the attention of all aspirers around the world by unveiling its new Vulcan ahead of Geneva Motor show. The car is strictly for the track use, and not a street-legal. The new Vulcan possesses the power-to-weight ratio exceeding the cars of FIA World Endurance Championship. So, those wishing to buy a track-spec big racecar and wished it to be from the finest British car making techniques, then there is nothing better than Vulcan.
Shelled completely on the monocoque chassis with carbon fibre, it sports unique designing cues, like front grille integrating into the splitter. Power supplied by a 7.0-litre V12 naturally-aspirated petrol engine sends 800bhp to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox. Adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars front and rear both, driver-oriented adjustable anti-lock braking, limited-slip differential and variable traction control takes the care of driving sense. Brembo brake calipers bites effectively the 380mm ceramic discs at front and 360mm at rear.
Hence, there will be only 24 limited Vulcan units to be built. And buyers will be entitled an opportunity for a track day programme, which the other cars of this segment also boasts to specify owners about the detailing. Aston Martin Racing’s experienced racer Darren Turner will share his expertise on the day at track. Alongside, for confused and curious minds, Aston Martin will allow them to drive the other models like One-77, V12 Vantage S and a Vantage GT4 race car to make up their confidence before going inside the Vulcan.
The riches need a reason to splurge, but they get more cautious when it comes to cars. After all, the ‘most expensive’ is an ultimate option for them. So carmakers not shying of any filth to be stopping them from selling their niche cars in this extensive market, for which rolled out a number of them during 2014. Though, we managed that hard job to find the best five of them which made way to India over the past year. Mentioned here the top-five that raised the eyeballs in terms of prices they for which were launched, and the newness they offered to buyers.
Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
The entry-level sedan of Rolls-Royce which has found many buyers in India during the lifetime, received a facelift during 2014 with the tag of Series II. Launched at a price of Rs 4.5 crore (ex-showroom Mumbai) the car saw new headlamps with daytime running lights, redesigned bumpers, fresh bonnet design and reworked tail lamps. The front air intakes do get chrome lining, whereas the range of selecting alloys have been widened with numerous other options. In fact, the cabin entertainment too got enhanced by the brand new infotainment system featured on those 10.2-inch screens and touch-pad controller. Power remains constant at 563bhp from a 6.6-litre V12 engine.
Lamborghini’s new baby car for India after the end of Gallardo, Huracan, was made to foray for a price of Rs 3.43 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). Though, this baby Bull of Italy ventured into the tradition of using a bombastic V10 engine for producing matured amount of 602bhp, with the electronically capped top-speed of 325kmph and 0-100kmph in 3.2 seconds. However, the cabin too is enough for housing only two at a time, both can travel in ultimate speed with the expertise of jet plane on steering, as well as at the passenger’s seat. For India, Lamborghini had added a special function of lifting up the nose by 40mm over the standard ground clearance for road conditions of this country.
Range Rover Long Wheelbase And Autobiography Edition
Range Rover which was already long enough to fit a King in its rear, now gets longer with more 186mm of wheelbase, where out of the whole 140mm is added for the rear seat only. The long-wheelbase edition can be easily identified from the size of rear doors where they comparatively appear bigger than before. So, those wishing to end their drive in the lap of luxury and also admit their vehicle shall be rugged and must take on the every terrain, surely this is the right option to choose from. Even getting more exclusive, buyers are given to choose from a bench and executive seats for the rear passenger. Large panoramic sunroof and 17-degree reclining seat at rear are standard on all the variants. Top of the line Autobiography Black edition takes the cake away, where subtle changes on outer paves way for the exclusive buyout. The 10.2-inch screen, massage rear seat, chiller compartment, special leather for seats, LED ambient light to suit the mood are some of the examples which its owners will experience. For the price tag of anything between Rs 2.08 crore and Rs 2.63 crore (launch price ex-showroom Delhi) it hits the nail on its head with options of petrol and diesel both. Former set of buyers (of petrol) can get the supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol of 510PS and 625Nm of torque. The 4.4-litre V8 diesel will send power of 339PS grunting over the 700Nm of torque. Another starting variant of diesel gets the base price stuck with its 3.0-litre mill. However, they say, the engine options are standard as of the stock Range Rover.
Jaguar F-Type Coupe
The success of Jaguar F-Type speaks about itself. Thoughtfully, the company has played smartly with this model, as launched the convertible first and then brought the hardtop called as F-Type Coupe later. Launched for the price of Rs 1.21 crore, it goes upto the max level of Rs 1.82 crore ex-showroom Mumbai. We loved this car just because of its Wild Cat-ish looks. But for the adrenaline lovers, British automaker had lent it number of options which sound like a music to the ears. Power of 340PS is just the standard for this coupe from a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, whereas the slightly more powerful version called F-Type S delivers 40PS more than the said, and the result is 380PS. The top of line uses a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 for the staggering 550PS and 680Nm of torque. Wholly, the range topping also differs on the equipment level with 20-inch wheels as against the 18-inch of the said two. Top-speed of the range topper is clocked at 300kmph with 0-100kmph being touched in 4.2 seconds. The S trim of 380PS successfully delivers 275kmph of max-speed and 0-100kmph in 4.8 seconds.
Aston Martin Rapide S
Though, this launch happened in the last week of 2013, but this car turned towards 2014 for getting delivered into the hands of buyers. A family sports sedan with 4-passenger seating capacity, this turns out to be monstrous when led unchained on the open racetrack. The model already exists in the country back from 2011, but the addition of ‘S’ to the badge makes it worthy for a price of Rs 4.4 crore ex-showroom Mumbai. Now it enjoys a healthy power output of 550bhp (from 470bhp) and 619Nm of torque (against the 600Nm) with the traction being sent by a 6-speed AZ automatic transmission. One couldn’t deny its opulence of being a proper four-seater with the right balance of luxury and healthy sports characteristics. Wished, it could be in everyone’s wish list if desiring to shell out the tag of something more than Rs 4 crore.
Already it was more than enough to have replicas of the famous cars being built in China. Here, one more example has just rolled out on the wired media to claim that China hasn’t stopped yet.
Reportedly, the newbie from Chinese bay is the copy of Aston Martin hatchback called ‘Cygnet’.
The Chinese version is dubbed as Dojo Pioneer launched by Jiangsu Daojue Industrial Corporation.
Reportedly, Dojo Pioneer comes powered by an electric motor. As far as the power is concerned, this 13.4 bhp hatchback can clock only 60 kilometers per hour and takes half an hour for the fast charge to level upto 80% of that obsolete lead-acid battery pack, whereas eight hours to reach the fullest.
Its total capacity to run every full charge is 120 kilometers.
On the dimension note, the length Dojo Pioneer measure is 3520mm, width at 1570mm and is 1490mm tall. The weighing scale is tipped for 850kg when stood atop it.
The 13-inch wheels and 186-litre boot space makes the factor more favourable to explore highways when needed, which for such a car is not that easy at times.
On the price tag, surprisingly, makers imprinted it for 43,000 yuan, accumulating upto $7,000.
Hence, Chinese had succeeded in resembling the front fascia of Cygnet but have worked badly at the rear with those oversized tail lamps.
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James Bond and the Aston Martin cars are inseparable from each other on the silver screen. For the same motive, this carmaker of Gaydon, England, has rolled-out a very rare example for 007 to drive in his next movie ‘Spectre’.
Dubbed as DB10, the latest Aston Martin is called a bigger V8 Vantage but with different lines and higher sitting roofline.
However, the company’s coyness refrained from getting the power numbers, where it too is touted that only 10 such examples are going to be made. Apparent to this thought, isn’t the carmaker thinking of making it an exclusive to the Middle-East market like how it made the Lagonda Taraf sedan compatible only for those Arabs.
Well, a round of applause must be raised for the Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, Marek Reichman, for giving this world a one lovelier Bond piece that the time will remember. And yet, it isn’t reported of smart techs and stuffs there on-board that is Mr. Bond is convicted to be used to.
Hence, all must be waiting for the price, which we guess must be well-known by the EON Productions – the studio which takes care for the Bond movies.
Those who are interested to see the Aston Martin DB10 in action, they can head to theatres on November 6, 2015, the day when movie will hit the silver screen.