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.
Aston Martin has just unveiled today the new 2011 Aston Martin DB9 which will hit the showroom floor next month, in July.
The company says the new 2011 Aston Martin DB9 has received the most significant upgrades program since the model was first introduced back in 2003.
Styling changes include a new front bumper, bright finish radiator grille and a re-shaped lower intake featuring bright hexagonal mesh, new headlight surrounds, re-styled sills, silver brake calipers and clear rear taillights.
James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 will go under the hammer in London in October and is expected to fetch over $5 million, RM Auctions said.
It is the first time the distinctive silver-colored car has been available to the public to buy.
It is one of two, and the sole remaining, of the original “007” DB5s that appeared on screen with Sean Connery behind the wheel in “Goldfinger” and “Thunderballâ€.
Aston Martin is to bring the V12 Vantage — the most powerful sports car the brand has ever made — to the US, it announced May 10.
Although Aston Martin had not originally planned a US version of the car, it says that unexpected demand forced a reconsideration of the decision.
A specially-modified version of the car is now to go on sale in North and South America later this year, although prices are unconfirmed.
Speaking to AutoExpress at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin design director Marek Reichman said that he wants to set a new standard for personalization of Aston vehicles.
The aim is to form a team of engineers that would be able to make any of your dreams come true.
Reichman said that this could be accomplished using Astonâ€™s historic Works Service department and the engineering and production staff who currently help produce the One-77 supercar.
â€œThere is much more choice in the world,â€ Reichman said, â€œso our cars need to be much more personal.”