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5 Things You Need To Know About Aston Martin Cars.

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Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer reckons his company is just a bit like the sport of cricket, implicitly understood within British commonwealth countries, with only vague passing awareness in the rest of the world. For understanding beyond Aston Martin’s association with James Bond, Palmer’s aim it to spread the word like a proper evangelist. As tools in that task, he shared five Aston-Martin commandments with Maxim that help explain the importance of the iconic brand.

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ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH ZAGATO: THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE IT

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The stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept car, revealed at Villa d’Este not so long ago will be going into limited series production.

Aston Martin has now announced the car will be produced to the tune of 99 cars, all built to order at the company’s Gaydon factory. Aston Martin says the production run is the result of ‘unprecedented customer interest’, and the road car’s styling has been kept as close as possible to the Villa d’Este concept – complete with the Italian styling house Zagato’s trademark ‘double-bubble’ roof.

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In detail: Aston Martin’s DB11-bound twin-turbo V12

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A new era has begun for Aston Martin following the completion of their first ever turbocharged engine; the 600bhp, 5.2-litre V12 that will provide the heartbeat within the soon-to-be-delivered DB11.

Based at their Engine Plant in Cologne, a single technician will build each unit in its entirety in just eight hours, and Aston say they will be capable of producing 8,000 engines every year.

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ASTON MARTIN, RED BULL REVEAL RADICAL NEW HYPERCAR

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Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have revealed the first official images of their new hypercar, codenamed AM-RB 001.

The British automaker says the new vehicle has been “engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track”.

And, for those who crave an even more intensely focused driving experience, rest assured that a track-only AM-RB 001 is also in development, the projected performance of which is “in line with that of today’s LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes”.

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Aston Martin GT12 For Sale At Double Initial Asking Price In UK

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As you all know, the Aston Martin GT12 is a track-focused, limited edition masterpiece with a price tag of £250,000 ($333,991) attached to it. Yes there are only 100 of these and were sold in a flash but one example has popped up onAutotrader in the UK for double the initial price. Yes this GT12 with 803 km on the clock is listed for sale at $667,150 but it will be the buyers call if they want to part with such huge cash.

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VANTAGE GT8: TAKING THE V8 VANTAGE TO DYNAMIC NEW EXTREMES

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Inspired and influenced by the 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE race car, the Vantage GT8 is a true thoroughbred. The lightest and most powerful V8 Vantage ever, the Vantage GT8’s dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bodywork has been shaped by race-bred aerodynamic function. With a super-sharp chassis tuned for track-focused agility, powered by a revised 446PS1 version of Aston Martin’s rousing 4.7-litre V8 and available with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed SportshiftTM II paddle-shift transmissions, the Vantage GT8 has unmistakable style, a no-nonsense stance and a driving experience that’s second to none.

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