Pre-production version of the Aston Martin Lagonda

January 31, 2015 at 16:50

Recently were published the first official photos of the test version of Aston Martin Lagonda – large sedan British brand, which will be sold only in the Middle East. Pictures posted airline Oman Air, which is a partner of “Aston”.
The prototype was photographed during the transport test in Oman, where it will testing. Earlier sedan was also captured in the photo during the tests in this country, but then it’s occurred that the pictures were informal. In addition, at the end of July, the company Aston Martin has published the first photo teaser Lagonda, which has the silhouette of a future model.
The sedan will be built on the chassis of VH, which was used Aston Martin since 2001 It is assumed that the movement of the car will result in 5.9-liter V12. The motor will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Similar power plant installed in a hatchback Rapide S, develops 560 horsepower and allows it to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.4 seconds.

Aston Martin Lagonda pics

Aston Martin Lagonda picture

Daimler is going to buy Aston Martin

January 29, 2015 at 21:05

The company Daimler AG may buy Aston Martin, informs «Car and Driver». Now the German company owns a 5% stake in the British automaker.
The other day, Daimler executives were discussing plans for the complete absorption of Aston Martin.
However, the final decision has not been taken.
The part of the leadership group believes that the acquisition of the automaker has unnecessary risk.
Also, they do not exclude the option of increasing the share of Daimler’s Aston Martin up to 50%.
Currently, 35% of the shares are owned by the British automaker London InvestIndustrial Company.
In 2012, the company bought a stake from Aston Martin in Kuwait Investment Group Investment Dar.

Aston Martin pics

Aston Martin picture

Aston Martin came up with the names of new models

January 27, 2015 at 21:41

The company Aston Martin has registered the name with the DB10 to DB14, which will be used for the following models of the brand name. It is expected that the first innovation that can get one of these indices will be the successor coupe DB9. This publication reports Autocar.
Earlier, the chief designer Marek Reichman has confirmed that the new generation DB9 «definitely» Save these letters in the title. As for the numbers, he said, it is not already selected. Autocar sources in the Aston Martin said that most of the top managers prefer the title DB10, but among the leadership, there are those who insist on keeping the index DB9.
It is expected that the new generation DB9 will hit the market in 2016. Coupe built on a new aluminum chassis, which will replace the current platform VH. In addition, the machine will be unified with the various components of “Mercedes”: the end of 2013 the company signed a technical cooperation agreement.

Aston Martin DB10 pics

Aston Martin DB10 pictire

Aston Martin sports cars received an 8-step “automatic”

January 25, 2015 at 23:20

The company Aston Martin presented updated Vanquish sports cars and Rapide S. Models received eight-speed automatic gearbox called Touchtronic III, developed by the German company ZF. Before that, they were equipped with dedicated six transmissions.
According to the “Aston” new “machine” has improved as a dynamic performance sports cars and their fuel efficiency. From zero to hundred kilometers per hour Vanquish can now accelerate in 3.8 seconds – three-tenths of a second faster than before. Hatchback “Rapid” reach “hundreds” of 0.5 seconds faster than its predecessor – 4.4 seconds maximum speed – 324 and 327 kilometers per hour, respectively.
Transmission ZF three percent lighter preceding box, change the level of 130 milliseconds, is a sports and manual modes, as well as adjusts to the driver’s driving style.

Aston Martin Vanquish 2015 pics

Aston Martin Vanquish 2015 picture

Aston Martin Lagonda will be released in early 2015

January 23, 2015 at 01:36

The company Aston Martin has announced the launch of the new luxury model Lagonda in early 2015.
Thus, the world premiere of the new items will be held at a future global auto.
It is known that ultra-luxury sedan will be assembled by reservation only, and production will be “strictly limited”.
All the technical details of the super-sedan were not disclosed.
It is known that the car will receive the aluminum chassis and body panels made of carbon fiber.
Aston Martin Lagonda built on a platform VH, using body panels made of carbon fiber.
According to sources close to the Aston Martin, Lagonda new sedan will be offered exclusively in the Middle East.

Aston Martin Lagonda 2015 pics

Aston Martin Lagonda 2015 picture

Aston Martin abandoned Lagonda SUV

January 21, 2015 at 01:22

The Aston Martin Company has decided to stop issuing badged SUV Lagonda. This is with reference to the chief designer Marek Raikhman British automaker.
“They were very different times (when it was planned to make Lagonda SUV serial, note “engine “). Now everything is very, very different. We changed the strategy of development and a vision of what in the future should become a brand, “- said Reichman.
Concept of the revived SUV version under the brand name “Lagonda” debuted in 2009 at the Motor Show in Geneva. However, the car caused a backlash of experts, journalists and visitors. The car stayed at the motor show only one day and then was removed from booth “Aston”.

Aston Martin Lagonda SUV  pics

Aston Martin Lagonda SUV picture

Fastest roadster in history Aston Martin

January 19, 2015 at 20:17

The Aston Martin Company unveiled the updated open modification supercar V12 Vantage S. The novelty has become the fastest production roadster in the history of the British brand.
V12 Vantage S Roadster is equipped with six-liter twelve-the same unit as the coupe. The engine develops 573 horsepower and 620 Nm of torque. Transmission – seven-step “robot” Sportshift III. It was replaced by a six-step “mechanics”, is installed on 517-horsepower roadster Vantage.
Novelty can gain first “hundreds” in 4.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 323 kilometers per hour. For comparison, the coupe accelerates from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in 3.9 seconds, and its “maximum speed” is 330 kilometers per hour.

V12 Vantage S Roadster pics

V12 Vantage S Roadster image