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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Feels Right At Home On Track, But Is It A V8? 9
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Videos, Scoops, video on 04 9th, 2017


After it revealed its sexy silhouette last fall, the development of the new Aston Martin DB11 Volante continues with a Nurburgring testing session.
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage Is Britain’s Porsche 911 And Mercedes-AMG GT Fighter [w/Video] 7
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vantage, Aston Martin Videos, Nurburgring, Scoops, video on 04 7th, 2017


Don't be fooled by the DB11-like exterior of this test mule, because underneath it all, you're looking at the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage.
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Busts A Move At The ‘Ring 5
Apr
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, new cars, Nurburgring, Scoops on 04 5th, 2017


The upcoming Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied in the midst of testing at the Nurburgring.
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Hotter Aston Martin DB11 With More Aggressive Front Spied 4
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, Scoops, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 4th, 2017


We're not entirely sure what Aston Martin are planning to do with this prototype, but we've known for some time that changes were coming to the DB11 range.
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Is This A New Edition Of Aston Martin’s DB11 Or The Next Vantage? 20
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vantage, Scoops on 02 20th, 2017


When Aston Martin lifted the veil off the DB11, it didn't just reveal a single new model. It opened an entirely new chapter for the automaker, foreshadowing the replacements for everything the company makes.
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Testing In The Snow Offers Up Some New Viewing Angles 18
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 12 18th, 2016


After those three images that we published two months ago, we now have a fresh batch of Aston Martin's upcoming DB11 Volante that were snapped during cold weather testing in Sweden.
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage Set To Become James Bond’s Next Favorite Toy 15
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vantage, Scoops on 12 15th, 2016


After spotting the development prototype for the first time last summer, our spies spotted Aston Martin testing the new 2018 Vantage in cold weather conditions.
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante Is Almost Ready, Won’t Launch Before Spring 2018 Though 16
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, new cars, Scoops on 09 16th, 2016


The Aston Martin DB11 family is bound to gain yet another member – the Volante, which will sit alongside the Coupe with its folding soft-top.
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Aston Martin Tests AMG V8-Equipped DB11 At The Nurburgring 29
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Videos, Mercedes AMG, Nurburgring, Scoops, video on 08 29th, 2016


A couple of weeks after being spied for the very first time, Aston Martin's V8-powered DB11 prototype has been filmed doing the rounds at the Nurburgring.
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Aston Martin Spied Working On Final Vanquish S Model 23
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vanquish, Scoops on 08 23rd, 2016


Aston Martin is going to give us a faster version of the current Vanquish model as a final send-off for the series.
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Is Aston Martin Putting The ‘One-Off’ GT12 Roadster Into Production? 18
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vantage, Nurburgring, Scoops on 08 18th, 2016


Launch a hardcore coupe and following it up with a hardcore convertible, a simple formula used by almost all high-end automakers. So when Aston Martin launched the Vantage GT12 back in 2015, many thought a drop-top version would soon follow but it never did. Until June's Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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Aston Martin Curiously Testing Disguised DB11 At The Nurburgring 17
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Videos, Nurburgring, Scoops, video on 08 17th, 2016


You're probably thinking to yourself, “Wasn't the DB11 released at Geneva?” It was, which makes this particular prototype all the more interesting.
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Aston Martin Curiously Testing Disguised DB11 At The Nurburgring 17
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Videos, Nurburgring, Scoops, video on 08 17th, 2016


You're probably thinking to yourself, “Wasn't the DB11 released at Geneva?” It was, which makes this particular prototype all the more interesting.
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Aston Martin’s New AMG V8-Powered Vantage Caught For The First Time 22
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vantage, Nurburgring, Scoops on 06 22nd, 2016


These are the first spy photos of Aston Martin’s upcoming Vantage replacement, nabbed testing on the Nurburgring.
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New Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Does Its Nurburgring Tour Of Duty 13
Apr
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Scoops, Aston Martin Vantage, Scoops on 04 13th, 2016


Gaydon is readying its replacement, yet its baby supercar will go out with a bang, not a whisper.

The DB11 is the “it” Aston Martin right now and it heralds a new era for the rejuvenated British manufacturer, with new platforms and turbocharged engines underlining its rebirth as a credible opponent in the sports luxury segment.

The Vantage and its naturally aspirated engines are destined to go the way of the Dodo DB9, but there’s still life in the old dog and Aston is making the most of it.

Cue the hardcore GT8, the GT12’s eight-cylinder sibling and Porsche 911 GT3 rival-to-be. Essentially a stripped out and more powerful Vantage V8, it’s already been teased by Aston Martin and is currently lapping the Nordschleife with barely any camo at all.

One would expect engineers to simply replace the 6.0-liter V12 of the GT12 with a tuned version of the V8 and leave the rest of the race-derived package intact, but that’s not the case.

As is evident from the images, the front spoiler and rear diffuser are reshaped, the fixed wing is smaller, and the air outlets on the front fender and rear brake cooling ducts of the GT12 are missing.

Nevertheless, the GT8 promises to be a formidable weapon as, apart from its carefully tuned chassis it is also officially billed as the lightest Vantage ever, something that should definitely improve both its handling characteristics and performance.

Its production run will be limited to just 150 units and will carry an £170,000 (a bit over $240k) price tag. About time the all-conquering 911 GT3 got some serious competition, isn’t it?

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