Aston Martin AMR-One

March 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Finally the British superbrand Aston Martin revealed their new Le Mans contender for the 2011 season. They call is the AMR-One, and apart from the all-new design and aerodynamics, what’s most choking about it is the engine. We had heard rumors that Aston is mulling six-cylinder turbo engines, but we couldn’t guess they want to use it for this! That’s right, this LMP1 racer has let go of the 6.0 liter V12 for an in-line six cylinder, direct injection, intercooled, turbocharged petrol engine with a displacement of just 2,000 cc. It gets a 6 speed Xtrac transmission and makes abuot 540 bhp. A total of six AMR-Ones will be built, with the factory team running one car in the Intercontinental [...]

Aston Martin Vantage S Edition

January 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Aston Martin V8 Vantage S has the same philosophy as the Porsche 911 Black we’ve just been looking at. It’s for those who are bored with the regular version of Vantage and want something tougher, more exciting. This car is inspired by the Vantage GT4 race car and inherits some of its styling cues. But in terms of the powertrain, it only has 10 more horsepower than the current Vantage. But it gets an all-new seven-speed Sportshift II transmission specifically designed for the Vantage S. The chassis and suspension are also tweaked. Specification Body: Two-seat, two-door coupe or soft-cover convertible top body style Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure Aluminium, magnesium alloy, composite and steel body Extruded aluminium door side-impact [...]

Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Expands For 2011

December 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

Despite the current circumstances in which everybody is thinking of cutting costs and going green, Aston Martin, mercifully, sticks to good things and announced they’re bringing back the great V8 Vantage GT4 series in 2011. What’s more they confirmed new teams and new races for the new season! For 2011, Aston Martin Racing has increased the number of races to nine, including two rounds in mainland Europe at Spa Francorchamps and Dijon, as well as introducing two longer, three hour races. The grid size, which includes Aston Martin Vantage N24 and GT4 cars, is expected to grow to 20 cars, as more teams join the series in its second season. Provisional 2011 calendar: 30 April Silverstone (90 min) 14 May [...]

2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

November 26, 2010 at 7:35 pm

The new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 features new aerodynamic parts and a remapped ECU for increased levels of power and torque. The car gets new front splitter that increases downforce at the front of the car, as well as channelling cooling air to the brakes and radiator. The car also gets new carbon fibre diffuser and rear underfloor as well as the V12’s larger boot ‘flip’. These changes will make it some tenth of a second faster! Aston Martin Vantage GT4 also has its own one-make series, the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain, which was won in its inaugural year by Chris and Ant Scragg.  The new Vantage GT4 will be eligible for this Challenge, as well as [...]

Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420

July 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

Aston Martin has launched a new editoin of its popular V8 Vantage, called the N420 and inspired by the racing version of the car. The 4.7 liter 420 hp V8 engine of the Vantage remains unchanged, but it gets a beefed up suspension, Sport Pack, and modified exterior and interior. These modifications make the Vantage sharper and more precise, but a bit less comfortable! The body is particularly interesting as it gets a new carbon fiber aero kit with front splitter, side sills, new rear diffuser, graphite tailpipe finishers, and 10-spoke ally wheels. It also gets different racing schemes including ‘Rose’ yellow, ‘Kermit’ green ‘Elwood’ blue and ‘Asia Cup’ livery you see here. All of this paint jobs are derived [...]