IAN CALLUM: ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH 25

Swiss-based R-Reforged’s IAN CALLUM: ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH 25 has gone from concept to production in less than one year! Just nine months after announcing the project, the production IAN CALLUM: ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH 25 by R-Reforged has been revealed and customer car build will commence in September. Designer Ian Callum has evolved the concept shown in 2019 with a revised interior, more trim options and definitive chassis and powertrain set up. Ian Cullum’s stunning Vanquish feature...
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McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR

McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR
Drop the top on the new 710 horsepower McLAREN 720S SPIDER: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR and revel in some explosive pyrotechnic fun, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. No Fourth of July fireworks for you this year? No worries, I have fireworks for you. Lots of fireworks. Pyrotechnics in the shape of this rolling 710-horsepower bottle rocket with more bang than a truckload of M-80s! Light the touch paper on this incandescent ‘20 McLaren 720S Spider I've been scaring myself silly with this week, and the ...
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ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON

ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON
The latest Vantage coupe may be Aston's entry model, but it might be the most fun version you can buy, ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE: AD-VANTAGE ASTON, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. OK, enough with the James Bond quips. I promise I’ll try. Yet to drive a new Aston Martin, any Aston Martin, and not make reference to the indelible 007 connection is something of a challenge. Especially as the latest ‘20 Aston Martin Vantage rocket ship I've been piloting, never failed to leave me shaken and stirred,...
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ASTON MARTIN DBS: TRIPPING THE SUPER-LIGHT FANTASTIC

ASTON MARTIN DBS: TRIPPING THE SUPER-LIGHT FANTASTIC
The ‘20 DBS Superleggera Volante delivers hair-raising, open-top V12 excitement, writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Ponder this bijou factoid for a second: The top speed of Aston Martin's new, breathtakingly gorgeous, 715 horsepower DBS Superleggera Volante convertible is 211 mph. That in itself is mightily impressive. If my math is correct, at that velocity the thundering Aston is covering the entire length of a football field in a hair over one second. No, what's really impressive is Asto...
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ASTON MARTIN: GLOBAL JAMES BOND DAY!

Seven iconic James Bond Aston Martins will be in central London to celebrate ‘Global James Bond Day’ this Friday.
Seven iconic James Bond Aston Martins will be in central London on Friday, October 5th to celebrate ‘Global James Bond Day’ . Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) has teamed up with EON Productions and Sky to celebrate Global James Bond Day on Friday, October 5th. There will also be a prize draw for fans, giving them a chance to win a wide screen television and Sky Q package. Aston Martins are driven by James Bond in eleven 007 films: Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), On Her Majesty’s Secret S...
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ZAGATO CENTENARY: ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT & DBS GT!

ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT & DBS GT!
DBZ Centenary Collection showcases DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and DBS GT Zagato, with production limited to 19 pairs. None sold separately.In 2019, legendary Italian design house Zagato celebrates its centenary. For 58 of those hundred years, Aston Martin and Zagato have enjoyed a remarkable creative partnership. One in which these two iconic brands have created some of the world’s most desirable and stimulating cars, from the first DB4 GT Zagato to the latest Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. To...
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PRECIOUS METAL: ’57 ASTON MARTIN DBR2!

Aston Martin built just two iconic DBR2 racecars; currently valued in excess of $5 million. This spot-on aluminum-bodied Tribute was handcrafted in the U.K. and, unlike the original, is only street-driven.  Archie Urciuoli has owned and raced British sports cars since the 1950s, including XK-140 MC and E-Type Jaguars and a Lola T70 Spyder and D-Type Jaguar racecars, This is his first Aston Martin and he has no plans to race it. It’s one of his drivers. He retired from historic road racin...
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MONTEREY MADNESS: SALES DOWN; EXHILARATION UP!

Here are Jim Palam’s top ten picks, just a fraction of the magnificent exotica that populated the Monterey Peninsula during Car Week.  1953 Ferrari 250MM Vignale Spider ‘Pebble Car’ on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. If you were among the many thousands of automobile enthusiasts zipping around the auctions, races, shows and events in the Monterey Peninsula this August, you may have been struck by this of many befuddlements: $49 hotel rooms renting for $549! Plus Lengthy hikes from your car to e...
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LAMBORGHINI HURÁCAN SPYDER: RAGING BULL!

Lamborghini replaces its best-selling Gallardo Spyder with a drop-top version of its 610-horsepower V10 Hurácan. Hang on, it’s a wild ride,  blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet attack fighter being catapulted from the deck of the USS George Washington carrier, accelerates from zero to 165mph in roughly two seconds. That’s fast, insanely fast. But until the day Uncle Sam invites me to take the aptly-named joy stick of one of his Super Hornets, ...
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MOTORS, NOT MANSIONS: MONTECITO CLASSIC! 


The 4th Annual Montecito Motor Classic on Sunday, September 27th, lived up to its promise and delivered a tantalizing display of vintage, classic, custom, sports and race vehicles, celebrities from the automotive world, a special salute to the Ferrari Dino, lots of sunshine and throngs of thrilled spectators. How do you get a hard-to-get BMW i8? You win one – like Tim Tremblay did – working hard for his financial services company clients. This revolutionary plug-in hybrid features twin-turb...
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