Aston Martin has released an awesome short-film bringing together two of it’s most iconic cars together on the same piece of road. Yes, I did mean to say ‘road’ rather than ‘race track’- for it’s on this private leafy stretch of tarmac that both cars seduce us with their looks and unbridled sense of power.
There’s a promotion on at Silverstone this Christmas, that on the surface looks like any other offer run during the past year, however there are two important highlights this festive season that are bound to catch your eye.
The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge will return in 2011, with an increased number of races and an expanded grid. The one-make race series which is fundamentally based around the V8 Vantage road car provides the first step on the GT ladder.
Deliveries of the One-77 are expected to commence in early 2011, but as we count down to D-Day a solitary One-77 will soon be setting off on a tour of Asia.
Aston Martin Racing has launched a new Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes its design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, which provides enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.
Some days I feel like I must have gone to sleep and woken in a parallel universe – perhaps the popular TV series, Fringe, is a documentary on life – a fictional metaphor, rather than the science fantasy we first thought?
We live in an age where Aston Martin make a cutesy city car, Lotus focus more on fashion than engineering and Porsche plan a top-of-the-range electric powered supercar. If we’d painted this vision of the future as recently as 5 years ago, you’d have laughed hysterically and questioned our sanity and yet here we are at the end of 2010 describing exactly such a reality.
You have to admire the ambition of Dany Bahar and his team at Lotus, despite doubts over the scale and achievability of their New Era strategy, they’ve certainly raised the brand’s profile during the two months since their Paris Motorshow bombshell.
Turning the small Norfolk car maker into a worthy Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche rival is on a par with Red Bull winning the F1 World Championship – an unlikely ambition and yet we’ve just witnessed the Austrian drinks company achieving just that.
EA (Electronic Arts) and KingSize USA are offering an advance-preview of the EA Need For Speed Hot Pursuit game launch in LA on Tuesday 16 November. The Philly based hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang will headline the event, which also features an all-night open bar.
If you’re in Central London tomorrow (Thursday 28th October), then keep your eyes peeled for one of these unorthodox taxis which Virgin Media has brought in to promote the launch of its new 100Mb broadband service.
Renault have won a deal to supply the Gendarmerie Nationale with a replacement for their fleet of rapid intervention vehicles, a total 70 Mégane R.S. vehicles in Gendarmerie guise will be delivered starting from the end of 2010.
You are probably aware by now that Aston Martin have confirmed their intentions to put their new Cygnet city car into production, with first deliveries due in late 2011.
The Aston Martin Cygnet city car is based on Toyota’s diminutive iQ, but re-engineered and substantially re-trimmed to meet the standards of luxury befitting an Aston Martin. “It is time to think differently…” says Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, “Whatever we do, we do right. If we do performance, we do performance; we don’t downsize or compromise our sports cars.
With less than an hour to go, we’ve been informed by Silverstone that most of the experiences are sold out however you’ve got one remaining chance to pick up a bargain with a ‘Super Choice Voucher’.