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Likes:Impeccable exhausts systems Prodigious V12 power and intelligent suspension performance Desirable color combinationsDislikes:Tough visibility in CoupesIt was a very enthusiastic, compelling and brilliant afternoon when Automotive Rhythms tested the 2015 family of Aston Martins in Westlake Village,...

The Aston Martin has become a staple of modern supercars, and is renowned as the stereotyped British sportscar. Made famous by its racing heritage and the irrefutable James Bond, the brand has gone from strength to strength in recent times. We have taken a look at some of the more obscure facts that may have eluded...

eBay listing: Restored 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato One of the most exciting and beautiful British sports cars, thanks to its specially built body by Zagato, is the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. It was designed to break up the dominance of the World Sportscar Championship held by the Ferrari 250 GT. Even though it...

10 years before the British Invasion of the Beatles and other rock groups from the UK, MG created the TF roadster. A sports car considered by many enthusiasts to be the last of the original 2-seaters from England. With its curvaceous fenders and spunky 4-cylinder engine, the MG TF roadster is a delightful combination...

Likes:Relentless V12 power and amazing acceleration Timeless design Immaculate interiorDislikes:Mediocre multi-media systemBursting out of the gates of Gaydon like a bat out of hell is the exquisite and esteemed British sports car that has gained the respect of many automotive enthusiasts and aficionados....

The sleek lines, powerful engines and machine strength of muscle cars have captured our imaginations since the late 1960s. The Dukes of Hazard’s Dodge Charger and the Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt are two of the most iconic classic cars in history. And, then there are the more exotic motors...

For car guys, Monterey Car Week is hard to beat. It’s made up of a bunch of different events, like the Concours D’Elegance at Pebble Beach, the Rolex Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca, Concorso Italiano, several high-profile auctions and so much more. Every one of these events is an eye-popping smorgasbord of...

Perpetual Quest for Excellence Likes:Powerful V12 naturally-aspirated engine Timeless design Motorsports performance technologyDislikes:Very tight rear seatingThe archetype of British design and style pervades the imagination like fine art and sumptuous cuisines. Categorically, the artisans of automotive...

WFCS Episode 3.5 – 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Dashing and debonaire. That’s really the only way to describe the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish. The 6.0-liter V12 arrives more powerful than ever before, with 565 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph comes and goes in less than 4 seconds. The handcrafted interior is a...

These days, there are a bunch of street-legal cars that easily put yesterday’s race cars to shame. I love the fact that 500 horsepower is not a rare find anymore. The engineers that are wringing better performance out of production cars are doing the Lord’s work as far as I’m concerned. Big horsepower and high...

It is hand built in the United Kingdom through sophisticated craftsmanship and meticulous artisan techniques requiring 250 man hours to construct completely from the ground up. Its exoskeleton is framed from aluminum and carbon fiber for a competent, yet lightweight structure. Exemplary British fortitude equates to...

I finally got my aforementioned ’88 Paul Newman 300 ZX 2+2 out on the track. We hauled it (along with my Bobby Allison BRE 510) up to Laguna Seca for the Winter Speed Days event. Winter Speed Days is a track day event, not a race. Rich white guys come from far and wide, with half a million dollar, two-story haulers and...

Few pop culture connections are as strong as the link between James Bond and Aston Martin. Astons make appearances in nine of the 23 James Bond films. Bond and the Aston came together in 1964’s “Goldfinger,” but the pairing almost didn’t happen. After the success of “Dr. No” and “From Russia with Love,” the producers...

Bond-worthy style and performance at a more affordable price In the new James Bond movie “Skyfall,” opening this week, the world’s most famous secret agent is once again behind the wheel of an Aston Martin. Unfortunately it’s not the gorgeous new 2014 Vanquish, but rather the classic 1965 Aston Martin DB5, the very...

Historical background of Vehicles Driven by Legendary James Bond Source: infographic courtesy of CarBuzz.com James Bond has probably driven more different vehicles than any other screen characters in cinema history. While Bond is best known for driving, and often destroying, a beautiful Aston Martin fully loaded with...

For its new flagship, Aston Martin brings back a familiar name: the Vanquish. Available in early 2013, the all-new 2014 Vanquish will replace the DBS at the top of the Aston Martin food chain. We were fortunate enough to take a look at the new Vanquish this past weekend at an exclusive preview event held at the...

Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage Volante is a legitimate member of the supercar club — said to be Britain’s first — with a top speed of nearly 170 mph. You might even recognize it as a James Bond car, but only if you’re into the Timothy Dalton years of the series. One appeared in 1987’s The Living Daylights. The 5.3-liter V8...