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Aston Martin Might Be Going Public On The Stock Market 14
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Vantage, IPO, Reports, SUV on 01 14th, 2018


Aston Martin has plans to file for an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, targeting a valuation of approximately $6.8 billion (£5 billion), Bloomberg News reports, citing unnamed sources.

According to those sources, the British automaker reportedly held preliminary discussions with advisors about a valuation for the company, including its debt. Aston Martin’s future plans that include SUVs, starting with the DBX, has investors interested in looking into an IPO this year. The automaker has plans to enter the booming segment in 2019.

In terms of sales, Aston is coming off of a strong year, as it passed the 5,000-unit mark for the first time since 2008. Most of the sales came from the V12-powered DB11, but the recently launched all-new Vantage and the upcoming DBX crossover will surely give the brand a serious boost.

Things are still in the air, though, as the automaker could go in a different direction. When the news agency asked Aston Martin for a comment, the automaker was non-committal: “As a matter of policy, Aston Martin does not comment about speculation concerning future ownership or capital restructuring.”

Well, floating some of your shares has worked wonderfully for Ferrari and FCA, so we can’t see any reason why Aston wouldn’t go down the same route if they decide to raise some extra capital.

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Aston Martin Might Be Going Public On The Stock Market 14
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Vantage, IPO, Reports, SUV on 01 14th, 2018


Aston Martin has plans to file for an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, targeting a valuation of approximately $6.8 billion (£5 billion), Bloomberg News reports, citing unnamed sources.

According to those sources, the British automaker reportedly held preliminary discussions with advisors about a valuation for the company, including its debt. Aston Martin’s future plans that include SUVs, starting with the DBX, has investors interested in looking into an IPO this year. The automaker has plans to enter the booming segment in 2019.

In terms of sales, Aston is coming off of a strong year, as it passed the 5,000-unit mark for the first time since 2008. Most of the sales came from the V12-powered DB11, but the recently launched all-new Vantage and the upcoming DBX crossover will surely give the brand a serious boost.

Things are still in the air, though, as the automaker could go in a different direction. When the news agency asked Aston Martin for a comment, the automaker was non-committal: “As a matter of policy, Aston Martin does not comment about speculation concerning future ownership or capital restructuring.”

Well, floating some of your shares has worked wonderfully for Ferrari and FCA, so we can’t see any reason why Aston wouldn’t go down the same route if they decide to raise some extra capital.

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Aston Martin’s Revival Spurred On By Successful 2017 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Vantage, Reports on 01 5th, 2018


Under the helm of Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s revival continues with sales, deliveries, and revenues all rising throughout 2017.

Last year marked the carmaker’s highest selling 12 months in nine years, thanks largely to demand from North America, the UK, and China. A total of 5117 Aston Martins were sold in 2017, the first time a figure in excess of 5000 has been achieved since 2008.

The company has yet to provide a detailed breakdown of sales for all its models but reports “sell-out demand” for the DB11, limited-run Vanquish Zagato, and Vantage GT8.

Thanks to the 58 per cent year-on-year increase in detail sales, Aston’s wholesale supply rose by 38 per cent and the company expects at least £840 million ($1.13 billion) in revenues by the time it reports its full 2017 earnings in March.

“We continue to perform ahead of expectations, both in terms of financial performance and in meeting our targets for the DB11 and special vehicles,” Aston Martin president and chief executive Andy Palmer said.

“This strong sales performance shows that our Second Century transformation plan is building momentum. Phase Two of the programme will be largely completed in 2018 with the introduction of the Vanquish replacement and production of the new Vantage, contributing to continued sustainable profitability at Aston Martin.”

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There’s Something Delightfully Incongruous About A Base-Spec Exotic 26
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin DB11, Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini Centenario, Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG GT, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 918, Renderings, Rimac on 11 26th, 2017


Automakers are doing their best these days to make even their most basic, budget-friendly vehicles look polished. But there are some you can expect to see in base spec – mostly for professional use and deployment as part of large fleets.

We’re talking about work-a-day vehicles like the Ram Tradesman, for example, or the Opel Corsavan. But an exotic supercar? Perish the thought!

That’s precisely the delightful incongruity we’ve been seeing these lately, albeit only in the digital realm: six-figure supercars and even seven-figure hypercars stripped of their painted bumpers and flashy wheels, fitted instead with matte black noses and tails and plain old steel rims.

Of course, even if you could, ordering one that way wouldn’t put much of a dent in the purchase price of something as expensive as a Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera, Pagani Huayra, or even something as relatively “affordable” as a Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin DB11, or Mercedes-AMG GT.

It’d ruin the handling too, and make your big-buck exotic look like it were in the middle of being repaired. So we’re thankful that none of these exist in reality, but it’s still funny to look at these curious renderings from Nikita Aksyonov and chuckle at the “what if” of it all.

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Aston Martin DB11 Puts On A Virtual Zagato Italian Suit 28
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Renderings, Zagato on 10 28th, 2017


It's not the Milan Fashion Week, but rather a few design exercises that bring forward a rumored model – the Aston Martin DB11 Zagato.
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Aston Martin DB11 Zagato Could Already Be In The Works 21
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Reports, Zagato on 10 21st, 2017


At the rate at which Aston Martin and Zagato have been churning out (and selling out) their special creations lately, we wouldn't expect it will be very long before they do another.
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Debuts With Sexy Styling And AMG V8 Engine 13
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Videos, featured, new cars, prices, video on 10 13th, 2017


Feel free to be hyped about the new Aston Martin DB11 Volante, arguably one of the best-looking convertibles on the market.
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Aston Martin Valkyrie And DB11 Touch Down In Japan 11
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Valkyrie, japan on 10 11th, 2017


The vast majority of the new cars sold in Japan may be manufactured there by domestic automakers, but the country is also one of the top five markets for high-end luxury automobiles – including those imported from overseas by automakers like Aston Martin.
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Aston Martin DB11 Looks Divine In Deep Wine Red 11
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11 on 10 11th, 2017


Some sports cars and grand tourers look best in vivid colors – like bright red, for example. Others look better in deeper shades of green and blue. This Aston Martin DB11 lies somewhere in between, and in that rare territory, it looks rather stunning.
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This Is How Aston Made The V8 DB11 Not Sound Like An AMG 4
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Mercedes AMG, Reports on 10 4th, 2017


The V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 features essentially the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine as the entire Mercedes-AMG range. But, how does it sound so different when fitted into the Aston?
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How Does The Aston Martin DB11 Perform With AMG’s V8? 30
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Videos, reviews, video on 09 30th, 2017


On the face of it, the V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 doesn’t make a lot of sense.
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How Does The Aston Martin DB11 Perform With AMG’s V8? 30
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Videos, reviews, video on 09 30th, 2017


On the face of it, the V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 doesn’t make a lot of sense.
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Aston Martin DB11 V8 Promo Will Give You An Eargasm 29
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Videos, commercials, new cars, video on 09 29th, 2017


Prepare for 1 minute and 19 seconds of pure emotion brought forward by Aston Martin with the official launch film of the AMG-powered DB11.
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New Aston Martin DB11 With AMG V8 Is Actually Better Than The V12 27
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 09 27th, 2017


Aston Martin’s move to present a V8 option in the DB11’s range may seem like the usual addition of an entry-level model but there’s nothing entry-level about the way the new DB11 V8 drives.
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World’s Greatest Drag Race 7 Has An Obvious Winner 22
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin DB11, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Drag-Racing, Ferrari 488, Lexus LC, Mclaren 570GT, Mercedes AMG GT, nissan gt-r, porsche cayman, Porsche-911, Tesla Model S, video on 09 22nd, 2017


As part of Motor Trend’s annual Best Driver’s Car competition, the publication organizes what it dubs the “world’s greatest drag race.” Now in its seventh year, the race has morphed into an event many patiently wait 12 months to see.
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