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Aston Martin Vantage to race in DTM

The German touring car series known as DTM has welcomed Aston Martin as the newest manufacturer to join. DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports car perhaps as early as the 2019 season. The move is seen as a key step in internationalizing the series...

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Aston Martin shares start trading at $24, value company at $5.6B

Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand's 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards, but the company finally took the plunge on Wednesday with its shares listing on the London Stock Exchange at a price of $24.60 under the ticker symbol AML. Only 25...

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Aston Martin 003 hypercar will be first with new turbo V-6

Aston Martin's 003 hypercar due in 2021 will be powered by a new turbocharged V-6 developed in-house, CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed. Speaking with Auto Express in an interview published Friday, Palmer said the V-6 is related to Aston Martin's current V-12, a twin-turbocharged unit displacing 5.2-liters, and in the 003 will be paired with a KERS-style hybrid...

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Aston Martin could be valued up to $6.7B in IPO

Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand's 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards. Aston Martin finally made it official in August with the announcement of its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, and since then the company has established...

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Aston Martin 003 hypercar teased, might race at Le Mans

Aston Martin's Valkyrie hasn't even started deliveries but the British automaker is already teasing the hypercar that will come after it. Aston Martin on Thursday released a teaser sketch for a new hypercar code-named the 003 and slated to arrive on the market in late 2021. For those counting, the Valkyrie carries the 001 code name while the track-only...

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Aston Martin teases DBS GT Zagato, will sell it with DB4 GT Zagato continuation car

Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato turns 100 next year and will celebrate by working with one of its closest partners throughout the years: Aston Martin. The two will collaborate on a new DBS GT Zagato based on the DBS Superleggera, a teaser for which was released Wednesday. The teaser hints at a car that is thoroughly modern and barely resembling...

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Aston Martin opens ritzy London showroom for classic cars

The wind is still fully in the sails of the classic car market and Aston Martin is capitalizing with the opening of a ritzy showroom specially focused on models from yesteryear in the heart of London. The showroom is operated by the Aston Martin Works classic car department and located in London's posh Mayfair district, where Aston Martin already has a...

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Aston Martin gives first look at Rapid-E’s 800-volt battery

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Tuesday gave an update on the progress of the automaker's first electric car, the Rapid-E. Palmer posted a photo of what he described as a “production intent” version of the battery destined for the Rapid-E, and confirmed it will be an 800-volt design. This means the battery, which is in the shape of a T, will be...

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Aston Martin to build 25 James Bond-spec DB5s

Even to this day, 1964's “Goldfinger” is considered by most to be the best James Bond movie ever made, particularly if those fans are also car nuts. Yes, what endeared the movie into the hearts of many car enthusiasts was Bond's tricked-out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he drives a Bentley Mark VI, the silver grand tourer is what...

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