Tag: Aston Martin

Aston Martin will be coming back to the Nürburgring 24hrs this year

Later this year, Aston Martin is set to make a return to the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the first time since 2018. Drivers Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorensen and Maxime Martin will use a Aston Martin Vantage GT3 at the Nürburgring later next month between 28th-29th May for the race. This will mark the first time the Vantage GT3 has been used at the 24 hour race and is four years on since […]

Aston Martin announces new V12 Vantage with 690bhp

Aston Martin has today revealed the new V12 Vantage, which will be the last one the company will ever produce. This is now the third and final V12 Vantage planned, with only 333 examples to be produced. The V12 Vantage offers much more performance over the standard V8 car, with a starting price of £265,000. This is around £123,000 more than the V8 Vantage F1 Edition. Aston Martin is using […]

Aston Martin has teamed up with Britishvolt to develop new batteries

Aston Martin has attempted to develop an EV before, with the Rapide E. The company had planned from as early as 2015 to produce a limited number of all electric saloon cars, under the Rapide brand but as recent as 2020, this project was cancelled. However, earlier last month Aston Martin announced that by 2026, it would stop selling pure-combustion cars. Following on from then, it would only focus on […]

Aston Martin says it will keep making V12 sports cars

Despite some rumours, Aston Martin is planning on continuing to make new V12 sports cars. There were some mumours that the company was looking to phase out the larger, less fuel efficient power plants in favour of lighter V8 engines. This news comes after the company revealed the new DBX 707 SUV, which has a V8 engine and is even faster than the DBS, which uses a V12. Aston Martin […]

Aston Martin will stop selling pure-combustion cars by 2026

Aston Martin has announced it will stop selling its pure combustion cars by 2026, with a focus after that on hybridisation and fully electric models. This comes as a bit of a change from the company, as in the past it has previously said that electric vehicles would only make up a part of its offering. However, they’ll still be some combustion engine choice after 2026, with those hybrid models, […]

Aston Martin sales were down by 32% in 2020

Aston Martin struggled for sales during 2020, like every car business the result of the pandemic meant less people were and are going out and with some people losing jobs, the desire to spend money has reduced too. The company sold a total of 4,150 cars in 2020, which is 32% less than it achieved in 2019. The company also lost money too, with annual revenue dropping from £980.5m year […]

Aston Martin is planning on cutting 500 jobs as it moves to cut costs

Aston Martin is planning on making 500 people redundant soon, due to an effort to cut costs and increase the profitability for the company. Aston Martin currently has 2,600 employees. The company provided a statement which went along the lines of, it needs a reset and sports car production will be reduced to meet current demand. The company is looking to cut its operating costs by around £10 million and its […]

Aston Martin CEO – Andy Palmer has stepped down today

Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer has stepped down from the company today after five and a half years at the company. Palmer joined as CEO in October 2014 and came from various management roles at Nissan. Palmer has seen the company though it’s ‘Second Century Plan’ which brought the second generation V8 Vantage, DB11, DBS and the new DBX SUV, the first SUV from Aston Martin. The company also opened […]

Aston Martin has resumed production at its factory in Wales

When car factories shut their doors all over the UK and Europe in March, it was unclear as when they would reopen again, but we are now starting to see the slow ramp up again, so far Lamborghini has started production again while in Sunderland, Nissan has extended its closure until June. The more recent news is from Aston Martin, who has a factory in St Athan, Wales and it […]

Aston Martin has launched a new convertible version of the Vantage

Aston Martin’s new Vantage was launched a few years ago, but has only been available in a coupé version till now. Yesterday, the new roadster version was announced and shares a lot of the comments from the coupé and Aston says, it has the same ““strong dynamic ability and sporting character with no compromise to feel or refinement” – which is hard to get right when the roof of a car […]