Concern Daimler refused to buy Aston Martin

December 30, 2014 at 20:30

Daimler AG is not going to completely absorb the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. CEO of the German company Dieter Zetsche, the main reason for this decision is a huge difference between the two companies.
According to a top manager, Daimler sells annually more than one million cars Mercedes-Benz, and the British, in turn, in the same period of time realize about 4 thousand sports car. “I do not think we will be able to sell more cars Aston Martin», – noted Zetsche.

Recall that in early August it became known that the German carmaker Daimler has increased its stake in Aston Martin from 1% to 5%. The deal was concluded in the framework of an agreement for the supply of the British brand of engines and chassis Mercedes-Benz. After that, it was reported that Daimler is actively discussing plans for the complete absorption of Aston Martin.

Daimler  Aston Martin pics

Daimler Aston Martin picture


DP-100 Vision by Aston Martin for Gran Turismo 6

December 27, 2014 at 00:29

The Aston Martin Company has published video teaser of virtual supercar prepared for racing simulator Gran Turismo 6 on the game console Playstation 3. The technology is called DP 100 Vision. Design was developed within six months. The car is not just another design exercise, and will serve as a “visual clue for future sports cars”. Judging from the video, the novelty will receive a rear engine layout, LED headlights and taillights, as well as an aerodynamic body kit carbon.
The car has received a carbon fiber trim and engine V12. The model is designed specifically for the game Gran Turismo based console Sony PS3.

DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo 6 pics

DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo 6 image

December 24, 2014 at 14:40

The company Aston Martin refers to the idea of reviving the name Lagonda not for the first time. A previous attempt was SUV created based on the old “GL.” Once this concept appeared in 2009, the British announced that the commercials in 2012 to run it on stream. But after a few months the project was frozen. In 2011 Lagonda returned to work, but things are there. But recently, the company said: Lagonda name really come back very soon. That’s just it will be a sedan.
Sedan will not enter into the regular line of models. It was destined to become a small-scale product hypercar like the One-77. Q Branch to build no more than 100 copies priced at around 400,000 pounds ($ 670,000) each. Obviously, the new product will be positioned as far above of Rapide. Sedan will be exclusive: larger and more luxurious.

aston martin lagonda 2015 pics

aston martin lagonda 2015 picture

Aston Martin Lagonda can go beyond the Middle East

December 22, 2014 at 22:17

The new super-sedan British sports car manufacturer, named Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf, presented at the night event in Dubai. Dressed in a panel of carbon fiber, the new supercar will be sold in the Middle East since 2015 by prior arrangement with the price of more than 400,000 pounds ($ 640,000).
During the first official presentation of the car Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said: “It is clear from the initial reaction, the interest in the car is extremely high, and, from all over the world. I can confirm we are considering the possibility to offer Lagonda in other markets.”

Aston Martin Lagonda pics

Aston Martin Lagonda picture

Rebirth of the brand Aston Martin will start in 2016

December 20, 2014 at 15:55

Next generation of Aston Martin DB9 sports car, which will debut in the second half of 2016, will be the foundation stone of the new Aston and mark the start of “large grocery attack” the British company. Her car will be transformed technology through collaboration with concern Daimler, and externally to differ from each other due to a new design concept. This was learned from sources close to the leadership of the firm. In 2016 Aston Martin just completes the partnership with Ford, delivering him from the factory in Cologne V8 engines and V12. They will be replaced motors AMG capacity from four to six liters, which will be imprisoned under the VH platform of the next generation.

Rebirth of the brand Aston Martin pics

Rebirth of the brand Aston Martin picture

Solar panels for Aston Martin sports cars

December 18, 2014 at 15:49

The team Aston Martin Racing won the race “24 Hours of Le Mans”: crew piloting V8 Vantage GTE with the number 95, became the best in the class GTE Am. Logo Hanergy Solar has flaunted under the headlights combat Astonov. By A team Aston Martin Racing has signed a partnership agreement with the firm Hanergy Global Solar Power & Applications Group, which is developing thin-film photovoltaic modules. Aston racers believe that such solar panels to help them win in endurance racing. “We do not consider solar energy as a power source for our cars, – explained the head of the team Aston Martin Racing John Gow. – I think we can use it to improve the comfort of drivers and thus improve our performance on the track.”

hanergy solar image

hanergy solar pics

Aston Martin is developping a new large sedan

December 16, 2014 at 15:44

The company Aston Martin road has begun tests of a large sedan, which according to its size is close to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and is rumored to be released under the brand Lagonda. Development of new products has been a division of the British automaker Q, specializing in individualization “Aston” and the creation of special modifications supercars. On it informs edition Car. According to preliminary data, a large body panels are made from carbon fiber hardtop, the size of the wheelbase longer than the “Slow motion” (the size is about three meters), and is installed in the engine compartment twelve-cylinder engine capacity of 5.9 liters and output of 550 horsepower.

Aston Martin new large sedan spy image

Aston Martin new large sedan spy picture