Mercedes to buy Aston Martin?

Mercedes does not exclude the idea of taking full control of super cars manufacturer Aston Martin. The Germans and Brits already have a partnership that involves the use of common components and engines .

Mercedes already owns 5% of Aston Martin shares. There are rumors that Daimler was planning to take control of the British manufacturer, in an attempt to revitalize its business and expand the range of exotic models.
While trying to remove these speculations, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Mercedes, did not rule out the possibility of acquiring the remaining shares in Aston Martin. “It’s a fantastic brand and we are willing to support them in their future development” said Zetsche. He also said that Aston is looking for a CEO.

Currently , the partnership between Mercedes and Aston Martin is to use common engines and other key components. This partnership could be extended to use a jointly developed architecture to reduce costs.

This extension would bring new opportunities for Aston Martin, which could thus expand the range of it’s products.

Aston Martin Cygnet debuted in Harrods store

The famous Harrods store in London is the host of the smallest and cheapest member of the Aston Martin family, the Aston Martin Cygnet. The Cygnet model will be built in only 2,000 copies and is currently available only to holders of Aston Martin.

Cygnet is based on the Toyota iQ and has completely changed the interior and exterior changes significant. However, the model remains the iQ platform, engine and chassis have been changes. 1.3-liter unit fitted Cygnet Aston Martin develops 97 hp and complies with Euro 5.

Cygnet is not intended for those who have not so far allowed an Aston Martin and want to be proud British manufacturer logo “hanging on”, but for those who already have an Aston Martin and want a complete model city supercar’s endowment. As you know, not all sites are practical supercar in town. Whether we’re talking about low ground clearance, unusual size, long doors, large wheels steering angle extreme, it is difficult to drive a supercar in the city and all non-organic.

That is why Aston Martin has created a model that would reduce CO2 emissions without damaging the British supercars current lineup. The Cygnet will allow Aston Martin should continue to supercars like the DB9, DBS, Fast and others without being restricted too much to European standards. In the future, Aston Martin could develop similar models, which will be offered to current owners of Aston Martin or the general public to further reduce carbon footprint at the corporation without diluting the spirit of trade – the limits of the .

Nothing says luxury like the Aston Martin Rapide Luxe

Aston Martin is launching a special edition of Rapid model, dubbed Luxe. As the name suggests, the sedan comes with lots of luxury accessories.

Aston Martin wants to spoil their clients with a special version of the Rapide. Luxe sedan and coupe received call with it a series of significant aesthetic changes, which customizes the general appearance.

Customers can choose interior and exterior packages Fast Track, Contemporary, or Special DBS existing range, responsible for general chromatic change. The center console can also be customized Iridium Silver and Graphite shades and interior can be sprinkled with logos Luxe.

Not missing any Bang & Olufsen audio system, leather seats, electrically adjustable and ventilated, and no LCD screens for rear seat occupants. Aston segment and has kept the tradition, along with those listed above, and an exclusive set of six suitcases.

List of options will include perforated leather upholstery, painted mogano, Piano Black, Bamboo, Tamo Ash, or Double Apex Nexus Alloy Alloy, also a leather steering wheel and logo embossed on the headrests Rapid four individual seats. On the external level, customers can customize their copy with several types of wheels, which can be hidden under the calipers painted in red, black or silver.

Under the hood, Aston does not touch the drive train, which is composed of the same V12 petrol engine, 6-liter, normally aspirated, ready to produce 470 horsepower, managers Touchtronic automatic transmission, six reports.

See the Aston Martin Rapide Luxe image gallery below:

Aston Martin presented the Vantage N420 Roadster

Paris Motor Show will see the launch of the latest version developed by Aston Martin performance. It is the Vantage N420 Roadster, a V8 convertible top.

Aston Martin today unveiled the first photos of the convertible versions of the best street Vantage Coupe. New Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 Roadster promises top performance in conditions where the occurrence of this version is closely related to performance on the British brand has been in the 24-Hour Race at Le Mans.

Roadster’s new Aston Martin will borrow the entire arsenal of technical elements of the sports coupe version of N420. these include a new suspension package, a streamlined, new rims and a mass reduced in comparison with several versions of Vantage.

According to data provided by Aston Martin Vantage N420 Roadster will have a list price of around 120,000 euros and will be available in two versions transmission: a six-speed manual and SPORTSHIFT automatic one.

Enjoy the photo gallery of the new Aston Martin Vantage N420 below

Aston Martin Rapide Price – $119,950

Following its official launch earlier this year, Aston Martin has announced pricing for its highly anticipated Rapide model.
The Aston Martin Rapide price starts from $199,950 in the United States, with standard features set to include a Bang & Olufsen Beosound audio system, heated memory seats and Aston Martin’s Adaptive Damping Sytem.
To get an idea about how much is would cost in Europe, we have an estimate of the price of the Aston Martin Rapide in the UK, around £139950.

Aston Martin Rapide – Family Car

If James Bond were a father, then he would have to buy the Aston Martin Rapide. Because there’s no reason why a family man can’t chauffeure in style. Now we know exactly how much is the dashing Brit.

Aston Martin brought with the Aston Martin Rapide one stylish family car on the market. The four-seat coupe is then available for 180,000 euros at the dealers. The key facts are known: twelve cylinder, six-liter displacement and 477 hp – since the ladies will certainly weak, and the men undoubtedly. 303 km / h speed limit creates the new Aston, and who gives the V12 the spores can tear in 5.3 seconds from zero to 100km/h.

But the Aston Martin Rapide meets the requirements of bona fide family transporter to be qualified. The luggage compartment swallows 301 liters, which can be a polo too. Even with rear seat folded down to fit a maximum of 750 liters of pure, not much for a car that is beside the Panamera even against a BMW 7 series or an S-Class Mercdes takes up – and swallow more than 200 liters. And the Rapide must deal with a six-speed automatic to be content, where the competition has now eight switching up your sleeve. On wood and leather sick passengers have to do without, but for technical workers, such as a distance cruise control or lane departure warning and overrunning. The customer will not care. It was most likely that the Rapide is not a true-blue Briton: Europe will be built fantastic athlete for four at Magna Steyr in Graz, because in the main factory in Gaydon no capacity is available.

2009 Aston Martin One-77 Unveiled


Aston Martin, now here’s my favorite brand. Ever since i first laid eyes on a green DB9, i was in love. Not only was that my first encounter with an Aston, it was the first Aston Martin I ever drove. (the only one in fact, till now)

I cannot describe the feeling and emotion that take over you the minute you comfortably sit down, and start the engine… But enough about that, I’ll tell the story another time. This article is about the new One-77 Aston Martin.

I don’t care if you are a BMW sort of person, or names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Porsche fill your heart, this is a car that will certainly turn many heads as it passes by innocent bystanders. This is in fact the most beautiful car i ever seen. Words are useless, or maybe not, but i cannot seem to find any. Sublime is maybe an appropriate way to call this, but then again, look at the pictures and see for yourself.

(later edit) I’m a bit over the Aston Martin effect, so maybe I should say a few things about the car itself.
So, what’s under the hood you ask? Well we have a naturally aspirated Vantage-derived Aston Martin V12, 6.0 liters that produces no less than 700 bhp. More than enough for any kind of road, in fact considering the rarity of the model (only 77 are being produced) and the costs (1 million euros) the average owner of this car probably will never drive it as it was built to go.

This two door coupe, has a promised curb weight of around 1500kg, and does the 0-60 run in less than 3.5 seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The powerful V12 with Rear Wheel Drive and a 6 Speed true sequential manual transmission with paddle shifters that easily send the all that torque to the tires, take the 20 inch beautifully sculpted rims spinning out of control, while you comfortably squeeze the steering wheel.

And of course in case you need to stop before you run out of gas that is, you can safely rely on the Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake technology that take the 20 inch Pirelli tires to a full stop in the shortest distance possible.

Fabulous car indeed. Now you can enjoy the gallery below.