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Watch Out For Runaway Aston Martins! 25
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin DBS, aston martin rapide, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Virage, NHTSA, Recalls on 12 25th, 2017

With so much power and performance capability on tap, you’d expect to see Aston Martins moving quickly. But you hope that when they do, they’re doing it on purpose.

That may not be the case, however, for a wide array of the British automaker’s twelve-cylinder models, which are being recalled for a rollaway risk.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall notice for certain DB9, DBS, Virage, Vanquish, and Rapide models – specifically those equipped with the six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission, which may not engage the Park function properly. So if their drivers haven’t applied the parking brake, they could roll away unexpectedly.

That could prove not only costly (given how much these vehicles typically sell for) but also rather dangerous. Fortunately, exotic as they are, the scope of the recall is relatively limited to just 3,493 vehicles (in the United States at least), and all they’ll need is a Transmission Control Module software update.

In the meantime, if you are (otherwise) fortunate enough to own a twelve-cylinder Aston, better make sure you put on the parking brake before hopping out. And if you see one moving with no one behind the wheel, make sure to get out of the way.

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This Rare Aston Virage Dragon Edition Crossed The Pacific Just For You 29
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Virage, auction, china, Pebble Beach on 07 29th, 2017

Remember the Aston Martin Virage? No, not the one from the '90s – the one Aston made in 2011-12.

It was closely related to the DB9 and DBS, but was phased out after just a year and a half of production. That leaves it as something of an oddity in the annals of Aston Martin history, but this one is rarer still.
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42 Classic Aston Martins Heading For Auction At The Old Factory This Month 4
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin Lagonda, Aston Martin Vanquish, Aston Martin Vantage, Aston Martin Virage, auction, Classics, Lagonda on 05 4th, 2017

Every year, Bonhams holds an auction at the old Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell. This year's is coming up in a week and a half, and as you might expect, the docket is full of classic Astons and Lagondas.
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