Ulrich Bez

Preview: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

The V12 Vantage S employs the new AM28 6.0-liter engine, which produces 565 horsepower at 6750 rpm, and 376 pound-feet of torque from just 1000 rpm. It uses the new SportShift III automated manual transmission, equipped with paddle shifters, to swap cogs. This also saves 55 pounds over the outgoing six-speed manual.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 29, 2013
Aston Martin Reinterprets The DBR1 With The CC100 Speedster Concept

There’s been quite a brouhaha regarding Lamborghini’s fiftieth birthday festivities, including the debut of the radical Egoista Concept. But what’s 50 years? Relative to Aston Martin, Lamborghini is a spry, young whippersnapper. Aston has been building remarkably pretty sports cars for 100 years, and is holding a year-long celebration in honor of that fact. The latest item to celebrate the brand’s centennial is this, the CC100 Speedster Concept.

By Brandon Turkus | May 20, 2013
Aston Martin Laps ‘Ring With Hydrogen-Powered Rapide S

The first hydrogen-fueled, CO2-emission-free lap took place at the Nürburgring, in a version of the Aston Martin Rapide S, piloted by CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez. Next month, the Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S will race alongside other GT cars at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 29, 2013
Aston Martin Readying Hydrogen-Powered Racer

For this year’s 24 Hours of Nürburgring, Aston Martin will campaign the world’s first hydrogen-powered race car, a modified Rapide S. You may recall that 007’s manufacturer of choice has campaigned its four-door coupe during the 24-hour race in the past, so there’s a precedent here.

By Brandon Turkus | April 12, 2013
First Look: 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin has unveiled its latest range-topping (excluding the limited-run One-77) model, the Vanquish. Utilizing the familiar (but still awesome) 6.0-liter, V-12 engine, the Vanquish packs 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque thanks to some unmentioned upgrades in the 12-cylinder powerplant.

By Brandon Turkus | July 05, 2012
Aston Martin Debuts V12 Zagato Concept Ahead Of Nürburgring Endurance Race

Aston Martin unveiled its newest collaboration with Zagato, this time based on the V12 Vantage. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DB4GT Zagato, the Aston Martin V12 Zagato debuted over the weekend at the Villa D’Este Concours in Italy. Next month, it will compete in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 24, 2011
Driven: 2011 Aston Martin Rapide

Few companies are as enthroned in their heritage and trying to diversify as is Aston Martin. The (count ‘em) four-door Rapide is finally here, and it could be a hit.

By Matt Davis | February 16, 2010


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