Electric Vehicle manufacturer, Tesla, has hired Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to be its Vice President of Vehicle Engineering. Chris…
With the production launch of the V12 Zagato under way, Aston has turned its hand to the rest of the Vantage range, revamping its looks, Sportshift transmission and chassis.
With its 510 bhp V12 engine and unique styling, inspired by the iconic 1960 DB4GT Zagato, the new Aston Martin V12 Zagato is one-of-a-kind – or to be more precise, one of 150 very special cars that are now being produced in the factory originally developed for Aston’s £1 million One-77.
Whether you love or loathe it, the one thing you cannot deny is how striking and aggressive it looks. In a good way.
This is the final production version of the V12 Zagato, inspired by the 50th anniversary last year of the DB4GT Zagato and handmade in very small numbers (150 cars) for the princely sum of £330,000 (plus local taxes).
If you have access to the National Geographic channel – available on Sky Channels (526, 543-HD) and Virgin Media (230, 232-HD) – then tune in this Sunday 4 September, 2011 at 9.00pm (UK time) for a veritable smörgåsbord of design and engineering excellence.
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.
It’s becoming all the rage these days, Fiat recently got together with Faithless for their Punto Evo campaign, spawning a ‘Feelin Good’ special edition. Aston Martin being the coolest of automotive brands chose… Swizz Beatz for their ‘music edition’ special. Erm, Swizz who?
Aston Martin’s ultimate in design, engineering and craftsmanship, the One-77 is being readied for production, the engineers down at Gaydon decided to put it on the dyno and find out just how much its 7.3 litre V12 engine is pumping out. The result? 750bhp and 750Nm of torque, positioning it as the most powerful naturally aspirated road car engine in the world today.
Aston’s One-77 is beginning to look like it might be worth £1 million..
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