Aston Martin brings out the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish and if you ever have the chance to drive this, consider yourself lucky. And rich. The new model comes in hard top or convertible form. Rev the engine up to 568 hp and hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. If you ever had trouble meeting women, this will cure that. No word on price yet, but don’t let that stop you from ordering one.
Rides By on Feb 24, 2014
First off, if you can afford an Aston Martin, congratulations. Second, if you want one, consider this new Aston Martin N430. It’s part of the Aston Martin N Edition V8 Vantages line. Aston Martin offers two styles for the N430: coupe and roadster. ‘Club sports graphics packs’ give this edition a racier feel. The 430-hp, 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and 190 mph top speed don’t hurt either. Add in carbon-Kevlar seats and you have a total chick magnet. Sure beats driving a Corolla.
Rides By on Jun 26, 2013
Once again we have another example of how topless — anything topless* — is great. The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Convertible ($297,995) brings the same 5.9-liter V12 engine to the table as its hard-shelled brother, but in this case you’ll be able to feel the full effects of the 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque directly on your jowls. Let the carbon fiber body of this baby help you soar to a top speed of 183 mph while enjoying the envious stares of those blurs on the road you used to call “fellow motorists.”
Rides By on May 31, 2013
After a two-year hiatus, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S (expected to go for just under $200,000) comes roaring back with a new 565-horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine that takes it to a top speed of 205 mph, making it the second fastest car in the Aston Martin fleet (just behind the One-77). There’s also the new seven-speed Sportshift III AMT transmission, exhaust system (from the One-77), grille, and sport seating.
Rides By on Jan 25, 2013
Aston Martin’s new Rapide S brings an immense amount of power to the table; like 550 horsepower and 457 pounds-feet of torque. By my calculations, that makes the British automaker’s only four-door car go faster than a girl waiting outside Adam Levine’s dressing room. Sure other cars are faster, but for an Aston Martin to do 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, well, that’s some pretty quick comfort you’re riding in. The distinct grille sets the Rapide S apart from the rest of the fleet, and the extravagant options include carbon fiber on the bumpers, mirrors and taillight frames.
Rides By on Jan 18, 2013
For most people, the highlight of turning 100 is the mandatory (it’s actually federal law) birthday shout-out from NBC’s Willard Scott. But is that good enough for Aston Martin? Nuh uh. The British automaker is marking its 100th anniversary with a special edition version of the Vanquish. Just 100 Centenary Edition models will be built (as well as 100 V8 Vantages, DB9s, and Rapides), with each one getting a graduated paint finish, sterling silver badges, Deep Soft leather, and sterling silver sill plates showing the car’s individual number. Buyers will also get rewarded with a package of perks including two glass keys, silver cuff links, Bang & Olufsen headphones, and more. But the question remains: Does it beat getting your face on a fake bottle of Smucker’s?
Rides By on Aug 22, 2012
We’ve all dreamed of owning an Aston Martin, and now those dreams even include bicycles. Built by famed British bike builder Factor Bikes, The Aston Martin One-77 Cycle ($39,000) is an all-out two-wheel masterpiece. Everything is custom-made, from the full carbon frame and disc brakes, to the LED lights and hand-stitched handlebars. Only 77 are being built, so despite it costing a few pennies less than an actual Aston Martin, the reality of owning one remains equally elusive.
Rides By on Jul 12, 2012
The 2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster’s ($233,340) redesigned rear decklid promises to provide high-speed stability and lower front intakes as you pepper around town with your top down and your bottoms off. The 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine delivers 510-horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque; good enough for a 0-to-62 mph dash time of 4.5 seconds. Oh, and there’s plenty of carbon fiber on the exterior, so I’m sure people will be too busy noticing that to make a fuss about you being pantsless and all.