Aston Martin head says its customers want 'sound and smells' from its sports cars April 14, 2024, 8:17 a.m.
While the Brits have postponed the release of its first EV from 2025 to 2027, Italian rival Ferrari is investing a lot of money into academic backed research facilities studying EV batteries, while Lamborghini is figuring out how to make its EVs emit a 'emotional' experience.
Luxury Carmaker Aston Martin Will Continue Creating Petrol Cars Despite Growing EV Shift April 14, 2024, 8:16 a.m.
In response to regulatory pressures, Stroll hinted at increased investment in plug-in hybrid vehicles until the mid-2030s, leading up to an eventual ban on combustion-engine cars. This strategy underscores Aston Martin's transitional approach towards electrification, blending conventional ICE technology with emerging hybrid solutions.
Aston Martin Switches Development Focus from EVs to Hybrids April 14, 2024, 8:14 a.m.
Like its peers, Aston Martin has spent recent years outlining a plan to phase out the combustion engine by the end of the decade as part of its transition to making all-electric vehicles. But company chairman Lawrence Stroll told the British publication that the timeline has been tossed out. The executive says it’s now that part of what the brand’s customers like about its cars are the “sounds and smell” produced by an ICE powertrain. Because of that, the marque now expects to build sports cars and SUVs with combustion engines well into the 2030s.
Aston Martin Actually Won’t Be Going All Electric April 14, 2024, 8:13 a.m.
Despite previously having vowed to offer an entirely electric lineup by 2030, Aston Martin has decided to continue selling internal-combustion vehicles beyond the next decade. Company chairman Lawrence Stroll now believes that there will always be demand for combustion engines. Apparently, customers had conveyed to Aston dealers that they still prefer traditional powertrains and want the sensations associated with gasoline-powered automobiles.
Aston Martin Set to Boost Manufacturing Workforce, Generating Hundreds of New Jobs at Gaydon and St Athan Sites Feb. 25, 2024, 9:05 p.m.
With the impending launch of the new Vantage and DB12 models, coupled with the introduction of additional vehicles slated for 2024, and sustained demand for the critically acclaimed DBX707, Aston Martin finds itself in a position to expand its advanced manufacturing team. The company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, and the DBX707 manufacturing facility in St Athan, South Wales, will both see an influx of new talent.
Aston Martin Valhalla gets updated design as testing starts Feb. 25, 2024, 9:04 p.m.
Aston Martin has released the first images of a prototype for the upcoming Valhalla, displaying a new design for the plug-in hybrid supercar. The Valhalla is set to go into production in 2024 and will be limited to 999 coupes. While there are no official announcements regarding additional body styles like a roadster, it is a possibility considering the precedent set by the Valkyrie hypercar.
Aston Martin Hiring 400 People for Manufacturing Positions at Gaydon and St Athan Plants Feb. 25, 2024, 9:03 p.m.
Aston Martin originally expected to deliver 7,000 vehicles in 2023, which is a lower volume than Ferrari's 13,221 and Lamborghini's 10,112 deliveries. Aston Martin revised the aforementioned total to 6,700 units, but alas, a definitive number hasn't yet been provided by the Gaydon-based manufacturer.
Aston Martin Prepares for Profit Reveal Amid Recovery and Challenges Feb. 25, 2024, 9:02 p.m.
As the calendar pages turn, the automotive and beverage industries brace for their next earnings reports, with particular attention on Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings Plc. Amidst the backdrop of financial tumult and a carousel of CEO changes, the British luxury car manufacturer is steering towards a much-anticipated profit announcement for the fourth quarter. This development, largely propelled by the success of its new Vantage model and strategic financial health improvements, signals a potential turning point for a company that has seen its fair share of challenges. Alongside Aston Martin, giants like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Davide Campari-Milano NV face their own hurdles, navigating boycotts and shaky consumer confidence, respectively.
Can Aston Martin get back in the fast lane? Feb. 25, 2024, 9 p.m.
Aston Martin’s full-year results are in the spotlight next week as the supercar maker looks to get back in the fast lane following an end-of-year dip in form. The FTSE-250 firm, led by billionaire chair Lawrence Stroll, enjoyed a stellar share price rally last year and was top of London’s mid-cap index coming into Autumn. Renewed investment from its major stakeholder, the Chinese carmaker Geely, and a £182m deal with US group Lucid to make high performance electric vehicles (EVs) had markets excited. But everything came to a halt when production issues with its new DB12 model were announced in its November third quarter results, sending shares spiralling.
Aston Martin Is Hunting For A New CEO Feb. 7, 2024, 5:38 p.m.
British luxury carmaker Aston Martin is reaching out to current and former heads of automakers to succeed Amedeo Felisa as its chief executive officer, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Aston Martin declined to comment on the report, which did not mention who the company has contacted or why it was looking to replace Felisa. Former Ferrari NV boss Felisa took the helm at Aston Martin in May 2022, succeeding Tobias Moers who stepped down after less than two years in the role. Since then, Aston Martin’s shares have lost about 42% as the company grappled with supply chain and logistics snags that were exacerbated by lockdowns in China, the Ukraine war and soaring costs.
Aston Martin Shows How The Most Powerful Luxury SUV Is Made Dec. 29, 2023, 4:31 p.m.
In 2020, Aston Martin joined the growing luxury SUV market with the DBX, boasting a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 borrowed from Mercedes-AMG. The DBX707 arrived shortly after, and while extreme power was never an outright goal, Aston Martin still claims this is the most powerful luxury SUV. The pieces that make up the luxury SUV are screwed, welded, stitched, and glued together at the brand's facility in St Athan, Wales. The YouTube channel Frame was lucky enough to get an invite to see how the factory operates.
2024 Aston Martin Vantage Promises To Be A Hooligan With F1 Design Cues Dec. 24, 2023, 3:17 p.m.
The new 2024 Aston Martin Vantage is set to arrive imminently, and according to Autocar, it will arrive as a "completely different" sports car. Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman said the new Vantage will be styled as a "complete hooligan" to make the vehicle look sportier. And like the new DBX, the interior will be overhauled in line with the Aston Martin DB12.
700-HP Aston Martin Vanquish Mid-Engine Supercar Is Dead Dec. 24, 2023, 3:16 p.m.
According to several reports, the long-awaited return of the Vanquish nameplate is in doubt, as Aston Martin has confirmed that the mid-engine supercar it was developing has been put on ice indefinitely. The Vanquish was in line for a revival for the past few years, but in 2020, Aston Martin said that it would switch from its traditional front-engine layout for the nameplate, creating a third mid-engine Aston alongside the Valhalla and the insane V12-powered Valkyrie. At the time, we were led to believe that a new in-house-developed V6 would power the Vanquish, offering over 700 horsepower.
Aston Martin presents 3D-printed super bike Dec. 24, 2023, 3:15 p.m.
An extraordinary collaboration between two traditional British companies: Luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin and titanium bicycle specialist J.Laverack have jointly developed the “.1R” model. The high-end sports bike combines state-of-the-art manufacturing technology, such as 3D printing and parametric design, with classic craftsmanship.
World's most 'invisible' cars inspired by iconic disappearing Aston Martin from James Bond movie Die Another Day Dec. 24, 2023, 3:14 p.m.
In order to see through something, you need to see what's behind it. To create the illusion, Mercedes covered the driver's side of the vehicle with $263,000 LED mats, The Daily Mail reported. Additionally, the design features a mounted digital SLR camera on the opposite side of the automobile. It works by camera shooting video on the passenger side of the car and then the video is displayed in real time on the driver side of the vehicle.
The Aston Martin V12 Engine Myth You Shouldn't Believe Dec. 24, 2023, 3:12 p.m.
If you're a fan of Aston Martin, you'll remember the V12 that powered the company's most prominent vehicles through the late '90s and early 2000s. The iconic 450 horsepower motor was used in the DB7, DB9, DBS, Vanquish, and a host of race-winning touring cars. However, despite its success, the AM V12 is also the source of some nasty rumors. There is a long-standing myth that Aston's V12 is essentially just a pair of Ford's very good — but not supercar-level — Duratec V6s that have been laid end to end and bolted together.
Aston Martin Valhalla Supercar Spotted Testing Ahead Of 2024 Reveal Dec. 24, 2023, 3:11 p.m.
Beneath the striking paint, the car looks somewhat different to the Valhalla concepts and show cars Aston has presented over the past four years. A large grille makes the nose look wider than ever, while the front fenders and headlights look similar to those of the new Aston Martin DB12 and other members of the Aston family.
What Makes The Aston Martin Valkyrie's Cosworth RA Engine So Impressive Dec. 24, 2023, 3:10 p.m.
There are few icons more important to British performance cars than legendary Formula One engine-smith Cosworth and Aston Martin. For the construction of the Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar, the two engineering houses joined forces again after the first reveal in 2016, with Cosworth doing the lion's share in the engine department. The resulting powerplant is the Cosworth RA V12, an engine that Goodwood Road & Racing called one of the best V12 engines ever made. That's high praise considering that V12s have been the bread and butter of automakers like Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Mercedes-AMG for decades.
Aston Martin plans to show there's still life in the V12 supercar Dec. 9, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Aston Martin could transform its DBS grand tourer into a harder-edged supercar, complete with a pumped-up V12 and a different name. Autocar reports Aston Martin is seeking to cover both the grand tourer and performance ends of the spectrum, and with the recently released DB12 covering the former, that leaves the next DBS to be a more hardcore offering
Food waste cleaning up electrified Aston Martin DB6 Dec. 9, 2023, 5:09 p.m.
Re-engineering company Lunaz Design is having another crack at its Aston Martin DB6 formula with a new, ultra-sustainable take on the classic coupe. Lunaz Design specialises in comprehensively restoring classic cars and fitting them with electric powertrains. Previously, Lunaz Design released an Aston Martin DB6 that runs exclusively on electric power. Now, the UK-based company has gone over the DB6 with a fine-tooth comb, replacing most interior materials with an environmentally friendly alternative.