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aston martin v12 zagato at the nurburgring

Aston Martin V12 Zagato at the Nurburgring

Aston Martin is putting the final touches to its race preparations for the toughest 24 hour race of them all – the annual ADAC Nurburgring 24 Hours on 25 and 26 June. Two V12 Zagato cars will compete in this challenge. The first one is the show car from Concorso D’Eleganza at Villa D’Este, which has been transformed into the number 3 race car, nicknamed “Zag” (red). It will be piloted by Aston Martin CEO, Dr. Ulrich Bez, the company’s Nurburgring Test Centre Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and automoti

aston martin v12 zagato nurburgring

Aston Martin V12 Zagato Nurburgring

Aston Martin has prepared two endurance race car concepts, which will return to the Nurburgring this weekend for final tests before the 24-hour race. This warm-up race - used as a test session ahead of the Nürburgring 24-hour race which takes place between 25th - 26th June - will be the first time two new V12 Zagato race cars have been in action together after one of the pair enjoyed its first running under race conditions at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup VLN race last month. This weekend w

2011 aston martin v12 zagato

2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

Aston Martin has revealed the new V12 Zagato endurance racer concept. The car will make its official debut at the Villa D’Este Concours in Italy. “The Zagato design language is a perfect complement to our design and engineering expertise. After 50 years of the two companies being associated with each other the partnership has produced some of the world’s most iconic cars.”, commented Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin. “Of course, fifty years ago Italian design houses were widely

aston martin cygnet configurator

Aston Martin Cygnet configurator

Aston Martin has launched the online configurator for its new super-mini Cygnet. The car is based on Toyota iQ, but it is far more stylish and luxurious. Aston Cygnet is powered by а 1.33 litre dual VVT-I four-cylinder petrol engine with 98PS (72 kW) at 6000RPM and 125Nm (92 lb-ft) at 4400RPM. 0 to 100 km/h takes 11.8 seconds and the top speed is 170 km/h (106 mph). The small city car returns 56.5 mpg – 5 l / 100 km. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual with Stop & Start technolo

aston martin zagato concept teased

Aston Martin Zagato concept teased

Aston Martin and Zagato have exclusively announced an exciting new collaboration project which is about to get unleashed at the upcoming Villa D’Este Concours on 21st May 2011. Celebrating the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato - the renowned brands’ first joint project, the all-new ride is further expected to make a racing debut at Nurburgring later in the month. Dr. Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin Chief Executive, shared: “The DNA of both Aston Martin and Zagato has combine

aston martin virage uk premiere

Aston Martin Virage UK premiere

Aston Martin has officially confirmed the stage of the upcoming Salon Prive 2011 for the UK premiere of its Aston Martin Virage luxury GT sportscar. Representing the latest embodiment of Aston Martin’s design cues and technology innovations, the Virage fulfills the gap between the DB9 and DBS models in the British automaker’s line-up. It was introduced to the auto world a bit earlier at this year’s edition of Geneva Motor Show, sporting a 6.0 litre V12 plant with 497 horsepower (365 kW)

aston dbs superior black by anderson germany

Aston DBS Superior Black by ANDERSON Germany

ANDERSON GERMANY Aston Martin DBS Superior Black Edition is the latest monster conversion by the renowned Dusseldorf-based tuning specialist. As the name of the customized ride hints, it is finished in striking semi-gloss body paint underlined by exclusively tinted front and rear lights, as well as windows. Moreover, the unique character of the Aston Martin DBS is further strengthened by a set of custom, 21-inch shiny black alloys wrapped in high-performance rubber. In the terms of performance, the ANDERSON D

aston martin vantage gt3

Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Aston Martin has announced Vantage GT3, which is based on the V12 engined road car. The race car will be ready to hit the race tracks in 2012. The Vantage GT3 will take the place of the DBRS9, launched in 2006 at Le Mans. The new Vantage GT3 joins the Vantage GT2, GT4, DBR9 GT1 and the AMR-One LMP1. The line-up is really astonishing. The race car meets all FIA regulations and is powered by a lightweight dry-sumped 6.0 litre V12 engine mated to a race semi-automatic paddle shift Xtrac gearb

aston martin virage

Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin has released the first video footage of its astonishining 2011 Aston Martin Virage Volante. Premiered at the recently finished Geneva Motor Show, the sleek-shaped, all-new Virage sits between the Aston Martin’s DB9 model and the flagship DBS. Benefits the England premium automaker’s VH (Vertical/Horizontal) architecture with strong yet light body, the sexy Virage Volante has  single Bi-Xenon headlamps with built-in LED units and direction indicators, as well as LED tail ligh

aston martin amr-one race car

Aston Martin AMR-One Race Car

Aston Martin will hit the new season with specially developed LMP1 race car. The project name is AMR-One and the driver line-up is also confirmed. AMR-One is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged six cylinder direct injection petrol engine, which is created for a new bespoke carbon fibre chassis designed and manufactured by Aston Martin Racing.Power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed transverse semi automatic pneumatic shift, Xtrac racing gearbox. The race car meets all new regulation

2011 aston martin virage

2011 Aston Martin Virage

Aston Martin has introduced a new model – Virage, which of course will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show. Virage will fulfill the gap between DB9 and DBS models in the Aston Martin line-up. Still, it looks much more like DB9 with new headlights, restyled grille and front fenders. There will be a Volante version, too, which is kind of sexy. Aston Martin Virage is powered by 6.0 liter V12 with 497PS (365 kW) and 570Nm (420 lb-ft). The engine is mated to a 6-speed Touchtronic II automa

Project Kahn Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin Cygnet is actually a Toyota iQ, but twice expensive. However, the tuning specialists Project Kahn are developing a special refining program for the small city car. The details are limited, but Project Kahn Aston Martin Cygnet will boast a premium interior and leather upholstery. The car will be power by 1.33 liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine with 98PS (72 kW) and 123Nm (91 lb-ft). Aston Martin Cygnet will hit the market this April. The price tag is £30 995 (€36 560), which