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Aston Martin names carbon fiber supplier for Valkyrie hypercar

Aston Martin has a carbon fiber supplier in TenCate Advanced Composites. The automaker said Wednesday it is forming a partnership with the materials manufacturer in order to source carbon fiber for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar. Aston Martin said it has already worked closely with TenCate to select the best materials and develop custom material forms. The...

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Aston Martin Vantage to race in DTM

The German touring car series known as DTM has welcomed Aston Martin as the newest manufacturer to join. DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports car perhaps as early as the 2019 season. The move is seen as a key step in internationalizing the series...

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Aston Martin shares start trading at $24, value company at $5.6B

Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand's 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards, but the company finally took the plunge on Wednesday with its shares listing on the London Stock Exchange at a price of $24.60 under the ticker symbol AML. Only 25...

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Aston Martin 003 hypercar will be first with new turbo V-6

Aston Martin's 003 hypercar due in 2021 will be powered by a new turbocharged V-6 developed in-house, CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed. Speaking with Auto Express in an interview published Friday, Palmer said the V-6 is related to Aston Martin's current V-12, a twin-turbocharged unit displacing 5.2-liters, and in the 003 will be paired with a KERS-style hybrid...

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Aston Martin could be valued up to $6.7B in IPO

Talk of Aston Martin going public by way of an initial public offering (IPO) dates back as far as the brand's 2008 sale by Ford to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards. Aston Martin finally made it official in August with the announcement of its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, and since then the company has established...

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Aston Martin 003 hypercar teased, might race at Le Mans

Aston Martin's Valkyrie hasn't even started deliveries but the British automaker is already teasing the hypercar that will come after it. Aston Martin on Thursday released a teaser sketch for a new hypercar code-named the 003 and slated to arrive on the market in late 2021. For those counting, the Valkyrie carries the 001 code name while the track-only...

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Aston Martin teases DBS GT Zagato, will sell it with DB4 GT Zagato continuation car

Italian design house and coachbuilder Zagato turns 100 next year and will celebrate by working with one of its closest partners throughout the years: Aston Martin. The two will collaborate on a new DBS GT Zagato based on the DBS Superleggera, a teaser for which was released Wednesday. The teaser hints at a car that is thoroughly modern and barely resembling...

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Aston Martin confirms specs for Rapide E electric sedan coming in 2019

Aston Martin on Wednesday revealed the first specs for its Rapide E electric sport sedan due for delivery in late 2019. The car is being developed in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering, the Williams Formula 1 team's technology offshoot, and since development isn't complete some of the specs may change before the start of production. What we know...

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St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England. Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars. St Athan will also be an electric car hub for the Brit...

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2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante spy shots and video

A prototype for the open-top version of Aston Martin's Vanquish-replacing DBS Superleggera has been spotted. The latest tester was spotted outside Aston Martin's AMR Performance Center at the Nürburgring, and the video below features some footage of the high-speed testing on the German racetrack itself. To be called a DBS Superleggera Volante, the car...

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