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Aston Martin News

Owners of Aston Martin’s DB9 can now substantially improve the stopping performance of their cars. The new Caparo high-performance brake upgrade package uses technology developed for the astonishing Caparo T1 hypercar, cutting stopping distances, reducing fade under regular heavy braking and increasing feel and consi

This was a day to remember for the Jetalliance crew: the first one-two victory in the history of the still-young team from Lower Austria, the 14th FIA GT win (the second this year) for Wendlinger – and the first FIA GT podium for team owner Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer. But this was also a vital race for the championship, as the four top teams are all within just three points. The two Jetalliance Racing cars were wheel to wheel at the start, Bouc

The Aston Martin Racing DBR9 which triumphed at the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race – for the second consecutive year – is set to appear before British fans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over July 12-13. In a repeat of the 2007 victory, the 009 car – this time resplendent in the iconic Gulf livery – took

Sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin, and bespoke tailor, Kilgour of Savile Row, teamed up at a unique event yesterday at the BETC Photographic Studio in Paris. At Kilgour’s first-ever fashion show in Paris presenting its spring/summer collection, Aston Martin created its very own haute couture bespoke V8 Vantage Coupe for the occasion, inspired by the latest creations. The special V8 Vantage was finished in a unique Morning Frost Sati

One year on from Aston Martin’s first victory in the GT1 class in 2007 – which was the first Le Mans win since the company triumphed overall in 1959 – the 009 DBR9 of David Brabham, Antonio Garcia and Darren Turner has claimed another GT1 win at the La Sarthe circuit. Just like last year, the 009 car – this time resplendent in the iconic Gulf livery – took the class victory at Le Mans, for sports cars based closely on their road-goin

The Aston Martin Racing team has completed the warm up for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, which gets underway at 3pm today. The two Gulf liveried factory DBR9s – numbered 007 and 009 – will start from fifth and fourth respectively on the GT1 grid, following two qualifying sessions that took place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.In addition to the factory entries, an Aston Martin-powered LMP1 prototype entered by Charouz Racing System will start from sixth overall on the grid, having set the fastest la

The Aston Martin Racing team has enjoyed a successful final qualifying session for the 76th Le Mans 24 Hours, which will get underway at 3pm on Saturday 14 June. This evening witnessed the second of two sessions – following on from the first qualifying period yesterday – to determine the places on the grid for the endurance classic. After tonight’s four hours of running, the 009 and 007 cars will line up fourth and fifth on the GT1 grid r

The Gulf-liveried Aston Martin Racing team has got off to a solid start during the first qualifying session for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, which starts at 3pm on Saturday 14 June. This evening’s qualifying session, which was split into two periods – 7pm to 9pm and 10pm to midnight – saw the 55 competing cars take to the track for the very first time during the Le Mans week. A final qualifying session at the same times on Thursday 12 J

Aston Martin today announces that it has appointed Julian Jenkins as Vice President and General Manager of Aston Martin North America based at the company’s regional headquarters in Irvine, California. Julian Jenkins, 39, joins Aston Martin from Bentley Motors where he most recently held the position of Director – Marketing, Communications and Product for North and South America, with responsibility for developing Marketing and Media pla

Aston Martin has completed the traditional pre-Le Mans test day at the La Sarthe circuit, two weeks prior to the endurance classic. The test is an opportunity for drivers and teams to re-familiarise themselves with the eight-mile circuit in order to finalise the set-up for the round the clock race. This year, Aston Martin Racing will be defending its GT1 class win with two Gulf-sponsored DBR9s, numbered 007 and 009. Also competing in the event is an Aston Martin-powered LMP1 prototype, entered by Charouz Racing

With the 24 hours of Le Mans fast approaching, click here to watch interviews with the 2008 team who will be competing to retain their GT1 victory in La Sarthe on 14 / 15 June 2008.

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 – whose model designation is named after the classic 24-hour event – has claimed its best-ever finish at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, with three cars taking the top three positions in the class. A team consisting of Japanese journalist Shin-ichi Katsura, Hong Kong-based writer Matthew Marsh, and German racing driver Oliver Mathai finished 18th out of 220 starters in the endurance classic, clinching the SP8 cla