Just because you root for James Bond in the new flick Spectre, doesn’t mean you can't think that the bad guy, Mr. Hinx, has the coolest car in the flick. James Bond may be behind the wheel of a bespoke Aston Martin DB10, but car guys and gals may have a hard time getting by the fact that Aston fitted the DB10 with a V8 rather than its V12.
Aston Martin made the very first bespoke car ever for everyone’s favorite secret agent to drive and called it the DB10. The car will never go into production so we normal folks will never get to drive it and likely will never see it in person. Jay Leno isn’t a normal person though and not only did he get hands on the DB10 in person, he also got to drive the beast.
Remember those ten awesome Aston Martin DB10 sports cars that were built just for the new James Bond flick Spectre? The deal was supposed to be that the cars were built exclusively for the movie and that none of them would ever be offered for sale to the public. It appears that at least one of the cars will be made available for purchase.
You may have read that headline and been a tad confused, thinking that Aston Martin has already made the Rapide for several years now. But this isn't the same as the British manufacturer's existing four-door sedan. This is a concept of an all-electric version, signified by that capital "E" at the end of the name. While the exterior looks exactly the same as the current Rapide, the RapidE is the result of a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering.
The geek in me likes to think that Aston Martin named its track only beast dubbed Vulcan after Mr. Spock. The reality is that the Vulcan gets its name from a jet bomber called the Vulcan XH558. That jet is currently the only Vulcan bomber left flying and is operated by the charitable trust Vulcan in the Sky.
One of three Aston Martin "Sotheby Special" cars was found in storage after about 40 years, and despite its diamond in the rough appearance, the car is attractive and anyone can see the potential in it — though, of course, it is going to take some elbow grease to get it back up to standard. The car will be heading to auction later on in 2015 via H and H Classic Auctions.
We all know that British secret agents prefer to drive expensive cars like the Aston Martin. Aston has been the car of choice for James Bond for years, even if he did occasionally stray to Lotus or BMW. Aston Martin is very proud of the ties it has with the Bond franchise and has announced a new limited edition Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition car.
Aston Martin is looking at bringing a new model to the market in the next two years. The new car will be an all-electric version of the Rapide and word is that the car will offer 800hp. Aston is more known for its DB series of coupes, the Rapide is the companies four door car designed with an eye towards performance and good looks.
Aston Martin has unveiled its latest grand touring sports car called the Aston Martin DB9 GT. Aston says that the new car is designed to offer the best of what the DB9 can be. The DB9 GT is hand built and has many bespoke touches that make it something special to behold. This is the most potent DB9 yet with a 6.0L V12 engine under the hood that produces 547 PS.
Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, says the future of the British luxury car maker will likely include the release of a hybrid model. This wasn't a confirmation that something is already in the works, but rather an acknowledgement that hybrids and electric vehicles are the eventuality of all cars, and at some point it will be Aston Martin's turn. The exec shared his thoughts with Autocar last month at the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hour endurance race in Germany.
For many of us the name Aston Martin brings to mind James Bond and massive V12 engines. Nothing about the current Aston Martin really makes us think green or fuel efficiency. That may be changing with word that Aston Martin is developing a couple new cars that will be green. One of the cars will be an EV and the other will be a plug-in hybrid.