Aside from the cute little Cygnet, Aston Martin is well known for their luxurious Gran Tourers housing extra-large V12s, ferrying the occupants through long distances in great speeds. And also with a very active motorsport division that enters almost every single type of race available in Europe, it is hard to associate Aston Martin with saving the environment, until now.
Aston Martin Archive
In the virtual automotive world, there are only 2 car games that catches the attention of car makers and car enthusiasts worldwide. In the PlayStation clan, we have the Gran Turismo 5 and in the Xbox 360 clan, there’s Forza Motorsports. The current instalment from the Forza franchise is the ‘Open World’ racing simulator, Forza Horizon. Based around a festival set in imaginary Colorado, USA, they have successfully satisfied many gamers worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
Aston Martin had come a long way in the world of motoring, and they did not only make a name in the luxury car business. If you had your eyes trained on the motorsports scene, they also manufacture world-class race machines that appeared on almost all major races in the world. So aside from having special edition models to celebrate their 100th birthday, Aston Martin just recently announced that they will also be launching their own one-make race series later this year.
Do you think that the 6.3-liter V8 engine in the C63 estate or the 5.0-liter V10 powering the RS6 Avant is a bit too much for a car with five doors and an awful lot of luggage capacity? Then this might redefine your definition of ‘too much’ as Aston Martin is also thinking in joining the wagon movement, and the perfect candidate from them will be no other than their own V12 Rapide.
“A masterful blend of art, technology, craftsmanship and pure adrenalin” is what Aston Martin is trying to send the message across as they blend together the chassis, carbon fibre panels, their iconic V12 engine and several of their customizable options.
The Aston Martin Rapide might just be a classy guy’s wet dream; a car blessed with a handsome look, a big engine and two extra doors for the convenience of either the mates or the family to fit in. But all in all, the Rapide might be a bit too classy for ones liking, and it is never a sin to spice things up a bit. And for that, Aston Martin now presents to us the meaner and angrier Rapide S.
Power. Beauty. Soul. These three words are exactly how Aston Martin describes their creations which had wow the people for both its great looks and the power that comes with them. And it is with this formula that they continued making their cars for an impressive 100 years, where Aston Martin recently celebrated in January 15.
We might have seen videos of supercars being tossed around either by the trio from Top Gear or other reviewers like Chris Harris and such, but most of them will be the ones in mass productions and rarely on those in limited run. So far no one was able to get their hands on Aston Martin’s special One-77 for a thorough look and a joy run, until now.
Remember when we once reported about Aston Martin’s Kuwaiti owner Investment Dar Co. is looking for a buyer to sell off their 64-percent stake on the Bond car company? Apparently even with the close ties, Toyota is not the biggest bidder in acquiring the famed British marquee, but surprisingly the one showing serious interest in acquiring Aston Martin is India’s Mahindra and Mahindra.
Power, Beauty, Soul – that is the tagline used for all things Aston, but we’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that the words should be rearranged to Beauty, Power, Soul. There’s no real need to explain why: just look at the Rapide and you’ll figure it out. And whilst beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I believe few would dispute the Rapide’s striking design lines.