A renowned yacht designer has unveiled a new concept yacht based on the luxury vehicles of supercar maker Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin Voyage boat was inspired by Aston Martin vehicles such as the Vantage, Rapide, DBS and Virage and was unveiled last week.
De Basto, a Miami-based custom yacht designer, put together the concept as a way to test whether the car brand’s signature design could be transposed onto water.
After the Mobiado concept phone for Aston Martin, the Canadian luxe phone-maker is finally out with the first phone off the Aston Martin collection.
The Grand 350 Aston Martin body is CNC machined from aircraft specification aluminum, and anodized to produce an elegant hard surface. The frame is then inlayed with sapphire crystal.
The infrared window is made from a solid piece of ruby crystal. The screws are stainless steel or gun metal black stainless steel.
Aston Martin has announced the road-going variant of the V12 Zagato which will be making its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month.
The luxury British automaker will be bringing two exemplars of the V12 Zagato, based on the Aston Martin V12 Vantage, to the show – one named Zig and the other Zag.
The car is powered by Aston’s 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp (380 kW / 517 PS), and 570 Nm (420 lb ft) of torque.
Aston Martin has joined forces with Parisian fashion authority colette to produce the strictly limited edition; “Cygnet & colette” luxury city car.
To celebrate the collaboration, 14 examples of the Cygnet & colette city car will be hand-crafted via the company’s ultimate personalisation service;
Aston Martin Works Tailored offers limitless options personalised precisely to customer specification through the marque’s world famous Works Service facility.
Aston Martin has extended its brand license agreement to include the development of international destinations.
The portfolio of Aston Martin’s luxury destinations will include villas, apartments, residences, hotels, sports clubs and accompanying exclusive leisure facilities.
Each development will be totally unique – maintaining the key principles of the brand’s prowess whilst combining the natural beauty of idyllic locations.
Aston Martin has unveiled the new concept V12 Zagato supercar ahead of its first showing in Italy.
The V12 Zagato is an interpretation of Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage by Italian design house Zagato, the latest in a line of collaborations between the two brands.
The first Zagato premiered in 1960 and was based on the DB4 GT, beginning a series of models which included the V8 Zagato, the DB7 Zagato and the DB AR1.
Aston Martin on Friday announced its entry into India, one of the world’s fastest-growing automobile markets, with the launch of three models in the country.
The British luxury sports car maker joins Ferrari, Maserati, Bugatti and Lamborghini, whose vehicles are sold in India to a growing list of rich sports car enthusiasts.
“India represents a new opportunity for us,” said Michael van der Sande, chief commercial officer at Aston Martin.
The iconic carmaker will offer the V8 Vantage, priced at 15.5 million rupees ($348,341), the Rapide at 21.5 million rupees ($483,146) and the One-77 at 200 million rupees ($4.5 million), and will soon add more models, it said.
Following on from the success of the free ‘Explore’ App released in December 2010, Aston Martin announces the release of the premium ‘Experience’ App.
Apparently developed with the “same ethos” with which Aston Martin designs and engineers its cars, the new app combines some of the functionality of the automaker’s former app, Explore, with some new, premium features.
The most useful is a partnership with luxury city guide series “A Hedonist’s Guides” to provide guides to 40 global cities, with images and video for each destination.
Aston Martin and luxury mobile phone maker Mobiado have announced that they have teamed up to produce a collection of luxury mobile handsets.
Their first concept phone is called CTP002. It is basically one big, transparent sapphire glass with two titanium edges on the left and right.
This phone shares a special connection with the Aston Martin. It functions as a key that automatically unlocks the doors as owners approach the vehicle.
The British luxury car brand Aston Martin and the luxury mobile phone manufacturer Mobiado are collaborating to produce a collection of luxury mobile handsets.
Synergy between the two brands provides an ideal opportunity for Aston Martin to enter into the electronics sector, with an exclusive range planned to launch in May 2011 through a range of premium outlets.
Peter Bonac, President of Bonac Innovation Corp. said, “Like Aston Martin, Mobiado prides itself on design innovation and technological excellence.”
Aston Martin took the wraps off its latest model, the new Virage, February 23, promising that it “does everything with the perfection that you would expect today.”
The Virage, which sits somewhere between the brand’s luxury DB9 and sporting DBS, is designed to complete the British brand’s sporting Gran Turismo lineup and will be displayed for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show.
Like its siblings, the new Virage offers a V12, a 6.0L engine which delivers 365 kW of power and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Rolls-Royce will join the electric car club at the Geneva Motor Show, but like many of its luxury counterparts, it seems uncertain that electrified vehicles are the future.
It will show a one-off electric version of its $300,000 Phantom sedan at the show before sending the vehicle on a global test tour.
Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s most iconic — and expensive — automakers, described the model, known as the 102EX, as a “test bed” to gather research for future decisions about alternative drive trains.
Aston Martin has trotted out another special edition, the V8 Vantage S, to be formally unveiled in early March at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
The S features a unique appearance with a carbon fiber front splitter, a larger air intake, a new rear bumper, and a carbon fiber diffuser.
Other changes include modified side sills, a bigger rear spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels with bespoke Bridgestone tires.
Aston Martin’s final release of 2010 includes three new special edition DB9s available right now at your local Aston Martin dealership.
The three editions are called Morning Frost, Carbon Black and Quantum Silver, and are available as either coupé or Volante convertible.
The first one is the Morning Frost, which aims to offer a luxury premium, coming dressed in Pearlescent White and using a Metallic Bronze leather interior finish.
Aston Martin has released a new and exclusive derivative of the Rapide, the new Rapide Luxe model.
The new trim essentially adds more functional features, a greater choice of paint and leather finishes as standard, and special bespoke accessories.
The automotive producer offers top standard colors for the vehicle, with the list including Concours Blue and the Bond-inspired Quantum Silver.
The list of goodies offered for the vehicle includes a special key that combines glass with stainless polished steel, as well as a bespoke six-piece Luggage Set.
Aston Martin’s new luxury city car Cygnet is making its global debut at Harrods in Knightsbridge, the world’s most prestigious department store.
The Toyota iQ-based Cygnet will go into production in 2011 at the company’s global headquarters in Gaydon and is expected to cost from £30,000.
Cygnet will be available to view at Harrods until Saturday 18th December with the car on sale now through Aston Martin’s European dealership network.
The worldâ€™s first Aston Martin Club Lounge has just opened its doors. The club is located at The Prime Society in Singaporeâ€™s Dempsey Hill neighborhood.
Created by Ingrid Prasatya, the lounge features custom-made tables crafted out of authentic Aston Martin wheel-rims as well as large-format prints of different car models.
Specially mixed cocktails in martini glasses referencing Aston Martin are also named after the different cars.
A US car enthusiast has bought James Bond’s famous Aston Martin car at auction in London for more than four million dollars.
The 1964 silver Aston Martin DB5 was driven by Sean Connery when he played the fictional British spy in the films “Goldfinger” (1964) and “Thunderball” (1965).
US collector Harry Yeaggy flew into Britain for Wednesday’s sale and outbid his rivals to buy the car for 2.6 million pounds (4.1 million dollars).
Aston Martin has today confirmed that the Cygnet will go into production in 2011 at the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire.
Initially shown as a concept earlier this year, the the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet is described by its manufacturer as an â€˜Aston Martin tailor fit for the cityâ€™.
Aston Martinâ€™s CEO Ulrich Bez said “The Cygnet is designed to support our sports cars by providing a greater degree of freedom in the urban context; it is a very special car, a premium but compact package with heart, soul and personality.”
Aston Martin has been named the coolest brand in the UK, it has been revealed.
The carmaker has come top in the latest study by independent brand research firm Superbrands, which questioned more than 2,000 consumers.
However technology brands continue to lead the Superbrands Cool Brands survey with the rest of the top five spots taken by tech brands.
Appleâ€™s iPhone takes second place, Blackberry is fourth and upmarket audio-visual brand Bang & Olufsen takes fifth place.