The actor is now a proud owner of a Rapide S
Yesterday Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was spotted driving his brand new car which he gifted himself on his birthday. The actor turned 32 yesterday and do you think he could settle anything less than an Aston Martin? That’s right! The fun-loving actor who is also known for his weird dressing sense planned to gift himself a brand new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The actor was spotted picking up his girlfriend actress Deepika Padukone from her residence and went for dinner at a posh restaurant in the town in his new car. Now enough about Ranveer what we are interested in is his brand new Aston. Ranveer Singh now is a proud owner of a brand New Aston Martin Rapide S, and we always loved the choice of wheels that he has in his collections. Ranveer Singh already is a proud owner of a Jaguar XJ L while he later also bought a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and GLS, rumours said that he also owns an Audi Q5 as well. However, the biggest gift that anyone can gift himself is an Aston Martin.
The Vulcan just received an upgraded performance package
Aston Martin is trying every formula to make their AMR brand famous. They already have introduced few cars with the AMR touches including the Vantage, and now this British Auto manufacturer has just launched a wilder Vulcan variant which is their track focused car. Now imagine the Vulcan was Aston Martin’s wildest car ever and now this particular car has received performance upgrade package which has been developed by their performance brand AMR. The car will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of speed.
The Vulcan is limited to just 24 units and is already delivered to their respective customers back in 2016. The owners who owned this beautiful machine has received step by step drivers training from the Auto manufacturers expert team of instructors including Aston Martin Racing works driver and three-time Le Mans winner, Darren Turner. The Vulcan is not a street legal car and thus the owners were given a chance to drive their respective cars at some of the world’s best Formula One circuits. These tracks included the Circuit of the Americas in the USA, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi and, Aston Martin’s very own home circuit, Silverstone.
For all your information the Vulcan is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine which has been tuned to generate 804 Hp of peak power which is paired to a Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox.
Below we have provided all the details of what the new Vulcan AMR Pro has received
The car will go into production from 2019 onward
Aston Martin announced that they would be introducing their very first all-electric production car and it will go on sale from the year 2019 onward. The all-electric car will be based on their Rapid model and will be called RapidE. However, Aston Martin also confirmed that the number would be limited to just 155 units. The car is made to take forward the manufacturers low and zero-emission vehicle strategy which is headed by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
The upcoming car will be based on the original Rapid E concept. The all-electric vehicle will be built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering which is located in Grove, Oxfordshire.
The car will share its underpinnings with the Rapide AMR Concept which will be the most powerful Rapide ever produced. As far as the car’s styling is concerned, it will take its inspiration from the same car while for its drivetrain is it will be replacing the six-litre V12 unit. The all-electric Aston promises to offer a unique driving experience which has never been experienced before.
Although Aston Martin hasn’t released the official spec figures of the upcoming Electric car, it is expected to generate above 549 Bhp of peak power. All that power will be sent to the rear wheels. As far as the driving range is concerned, it is expected to cover 300 km on a single charge.
The meaner Vantage is limited to just 300 units!
Aston Martin has unveiled a new limited edition Vantage which will have a limited production run of just 300 units. Called the Vantage AMR these cars are produced by the AMR division which produces high-performance cars, Aston Martin. The AMR does the same work for Aston Martin which AMG does for Mercedes-Benz.
The AMR brand was introduced earlier this year at the Geneva Motor show and like we said this group will help in uplifting the performance of standard Aston Martin road going cars by taking direct influence from Aston Martin Racing’s participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The new AMR brand has two distinct tiers. While on the one hand, they will produce limited edition models such as the new Vantage AMR, on the other hand, they will also concentrate on some extreme high-performance models such as the AMR Pro models created by Q by Aston Martin Advanced Operations which will be positioned on top of the lineup. We saw one fine example of their creation at the Geneva Motor show in the form of Vantage AMR Pro which is a track focused car.
Talk about exterior changes and both these cars is made available in four striking AMR exterior schemes which include Stratus White with an Orange graphic; Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic; Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. In addition to the colour schemes, there is an AMR ‘Halo Pack’ on offer as well which takes its styling inspiration from Aston Martin Racing’s 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning #95 Vantage GTE. There is even a special Union Jack-enameled AML wings badge available at no extra cost with the car. There are plenty of get exteriors adds on available as well which includes a lightweight front grille, side strakes, lamp infills and even mirror caps. Additionally one can also choose between V8 Vantage AMR’s 5-spoke alloy wheels and the V12 Vantage AMR’s lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels.
£65Million Worth Of Aston Martin cars Going Crazy At The Carmakers second UK manufacturing plant at St Athan: Video
104 years of Aston Martin’s rich history in a 6 minute video
British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin recently took over the possession of the second manufacturing plant at St Athan in South Wales recently. They have turned the place upside down and rebuilt it for their state of the art production facility.
To celebrate this takeover, Aston Martin brought together 28 of their very special cars at the location which is combined worth of £65 million and made this film. This movie was also made to announce their 104 years of rich history and also to celebrate their ownership of the three super hangars at St Athan.
So, how Aston Martin could have marked the property of this new place offcourse by driving across all these empty hangers by in these very special Aston Martin Classic and modern sports cars. The three very special people who were driving these cars inside the empty space were Aston Martin Racing’s World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers, Darren Turner and Nicki Thiim, along with Aston Martin Chief Engineer Matt Becker. They were enjoying driving these rare cars until the ‘boss’ Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer. Showed up at the spot and spoiled the fun.
The Hypercar will most probably get a hybrid powertrain while a street legal variant is also on the cards
Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies are developing a revolutionary Hypercar which was formerly codenamed as AM-RB 001, now officially being called Aston Martin Valkyrie.
The name starts with the letter ‘V’ which is actually Aston Martins tradition of naming their cars which began back in 1951 when they named their car Vantage. The Vantage name was given to their high-performance variant of their standard production car DB2 back then. The Vantage back in 1952 produced an impressive 125 Bhp of peak power while the standard variant produced around 102 Bhp. The Vantage sticker was also first used on the side of the DB5.
Now after almost 7 decades of the first use of the Vantage nameplate Aston Martin Valkyrie propels this uniquely distinctive and lyrical family of model names to the next level. The Valkyrie is the ultimate Aston Martin. The name of the car has been inspired by the ancient mythology but it is equipped with all the modern technologies of the world.
Although no details of the Hypercar is available at this moment but it will have the performance which will be on par with some other LMP1 cars. While the reports also state that Aston Martin could also make a street legal variant of this Hypercar as well in the near future which will also be their flagship offering. The Valkyrie will most probably use the 6.5 Litre V12 unit along with an electric motor. Thus it will actually be powered by a hybrid motor.
We will definitely inform you with more details of this Hypercar as soon as something comes up. So till then enjoy the teaser image and video of this new upcoming beast.
This list of cars includes some exciting new surprises as well!
We already did mention in some of our earlier articles that there is no doubt in the fact that the year 2016 has been one eventful year for the Indian auto industry. We have seen plenty of launches from different manufacturers but what shocked the world were manufacturers like Aston Martin, Lamborghini introducing their newest supercars and sports cars just few days after their launch in the global markets which quite clearly explains that India has now also become an important market for these sports cars.
Now there are couple of interesting supercars and exotic cars launched last year including some special edition cars as well. We have provided all the details of these sports cars launched back in 2016 below.
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This new DB11 gets a powerful supercharged V12 under its hood
Aston Martin has surprisingly launched the DB11 Supercar in India priced at INR. 4.27 crore (ex showroom, Delhi). The car can be booked at infinity Motors while the deliveries will only be commenced from January or February 2017 onward.
The all new Aston Martin DB11 has replaced the DB9 and its main highlight definitely has to be its new powertrain and a new aluminium platform. Powering this new Coupe is an all new 5.2 Litre, twin turbocharged, V12 unit which is capable of producing an impressive 600 Hp of peak power at 6, 500 rpm and an equally impressive 700 Nm of torque at 1, 500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 8 speed automatic transmission. Now with these massive figures the newly introduced DB11 has become the most powerful DB series car every built. Now this car is not only about styling and premium interiors but also performance. Talking about performance the Aston martin DB11 can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.9 seconds, while it can touch top speed of 322 km/h mark.
The new Grand Tourer has been built keeping the superior handling and comfort of the passengers in mind. Inside this Coupe gets all the technology from Daimler AG, the car gets a huge 12 inch TFT LCD display which replaces the analogue instrument cluster while a separate 8 inch TFT screen is also positioned on the centre dashboard. Furthermore the interior could also be customized according to the owners choice.
Is It a Bird or is it a Plane, Nope its the new Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin has taken all the risk and played it big this time, atleast that is what comes to your mind when you actually look at the all new DB11. This thing looks insane and what is appears Aston Martin has actually lifted this car straight from the future James Bond movie set. The DB11 promises to combine the best of latest technologies available at this moment along with an exception design and a powerful engine.
So in short the new Aston Martin DB11 which will replace the existing DB9 underpins a completely new aluminum structure which will also support the future Aston Martin cars, an all new 5.2 Litre, twin turbocharged, V12 unit which is capable of producing an impressive 600 Hp of peak power, an aerodynamic exterior body shell and all the luxury that one actually searches for in a car of this stature. To be frank Aston Martin although competes with the Lamborghini, Ferrari in this segment but they never actually competed in the sheer performance space, instead their reputation is built entirely on elegance, quality of refinement and luxury which they are able to pack inside their each and every car.
Although the 600 Hp might not sound much in today’s standards especially when we think about its rivals but the car’s overall design and its ultra luxurious interiors surely can impress even the strictest critic. There is no doubt that the new DB11 can throw all the punches and kicks at its enemies but does not actually miss its rich British Accent either.
Update 11.10.2016:- Aston Martin launched the DB 11 in India and we have updated the price in this review
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So many exotic rides in a single frame
We recently celebrated India’s 70th Independence Day and to celebrate this particular day Supercars owners from Bangalore actually organised a Supercar rally. This is the latest footage that we found from the Supercar meet which happened recently in Bangalore.
This is definitely worth a watch because not only you all will get to see so many supercars at one place but also actually hear and watch them roar their engines as they start their journey in this single video. Towards the beginning of the video you can actually watch all these cars are lined up. The exotic car fleet consisted of Rolls Royce] Phantom, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Continental, Mercedes benz G wagon PorschePorsche Boxster and perhaps many more off the camera. Yes! This is definitely a sight that you do not want to miss because you actually don’t get to see so many exotics gather at one place everyday and that also in India.
Towards the second half of the video you will actually also watch this cars set off on their journey and that is when you can clearly hear the exhaust note of all these exotic cars as well. Enjoy the video and also watch all these cars spread their wings towards the end of the video at the same time.
At the 85th Geneva International Auto show Aston Martin showcased couple of new and exviting products but one of them in particular attracted all the attention and that was the Aston Martin Vulcan. This particular car is a Hypercar which has been built exclusively for the track. This is surely one powerful car which produces 800+ hp of peak power. This car has been built specially for those who wants to have maximum fun on the track day.
The car uses a naturally-aspirated, 7.0-litre V12 petrol engine which produces 800+ Hp of peak power, the engine is paired to a six-speed sequential transmission which sends all that power to the rear wheels. Until now the Aston Martin Vulcan was a hush affair to the world but now the Britiosh auto maker has released a video in which you can watch the The Aston Martin Vulcan tearing up the track in Highlands Motorsport Park, New Zealand.
Towards the beginning of the video you can watch some highlights and main styling highlights of the car which includes carbon fiber inserts both on the cars exterior as well interior while up next you can watch it do some exclusive runs on that track. For your information let us also inform you that the Aston Martin Vulcan uses carbon ceramic racing disc brakes towards both its front and rear to bring it to a stop.
The Vanquish Zagato Concept comes combined with best features of several amazing Aston Martin cars
Aston Martin has been known for making some amazing sports cars. The British sports car maker is famous for its association with James Bond, the famous reel life secret agent. The British luxury automaker has unveiled an all new Vanquish Zagato concept sports coupe, which looks very much aggressive and stylish. The new car comes with a probable preview of the next generation Vanquish.
As the Vanquish Zagato Concept previews, the car comes combined with the best design elements and features of the DB11, the Vulcan, the One-77 and the Vantage GTS. At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy Aston Martin introduced the Vanquish Zagato concept which has been designed and developed together by Aston Martin and the famous Italian design house Zagato. This is not the first time the Zagato designed cars for Aston Martin. Earlier in 1960 Zagato designed DB4 GT Zagato for the British luxury automaker, while in 2011 also the Aston Martin V12 Vantage Zagato was designed by the Italian design house.
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watch one of the most extreme track focussed cars in its playground
“As wild as things can get”, the Aston Martin Vulcan is a wild beast and it shows when you watch the intro part of the video. Screeching brakes, wild exhaust note and brutal acceleration are the three words which define this wild beast which Aston Martin built to take on the likes of the new Ferrari FXX k and the Mclaren P1 GTR.
Carbon fiber chassis top, wild looks and that powerful 7.0 Litre naturally aspirated V12 engine under its hood. Talk about power and you won’t be disappointed a bit because this sportscar is capable of producing about 820 Bhp of peak power. Although the Vulcan is not a light supercar because it weighs a healthy 1350 kilos but that does not actually take the fun away from the person driving the car a bit. Just like the acceleration the brakes too are superb in the Vulcan.
This car is no joke so getting a proper hang if it takes some time and once you learn how to handle the car then this 820 Hp beats will dance to your music on the track. In this video you can hear the sweet exhaust not and the way the car accelerates on the track which definitely words cannot describe.
Watch and enjoy the video and you can also read our entire review of the Aston Martin Vulcan here if you want to know more about the car.
600 hp gem at the Geneva Motor Show
Aston Martin DB11 is the latest offering from the British luxury sportcar maker. Already unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin DB11 looks like a blend between the famous DB9 and the DB10, the later one shot into fame as the Bond car in the latest James Bond flick Spectre.
Aston Martin has released a new video of the DB11, which visually describes the design, aerodynamics and the powertrain of the car. Take a look at the video here.
The DB11 replaces the DB9 in the company’s enviable lineup. When Aston Martin first showcased the DB10, it gave us a preview of the DB11. Now the car has arrived, we can see it truly takes inspiration from the DB9, and plenty of design cues from the DB10 as well. The signature Aston grille is there with much more sharpness, the headlamps look smaller and sleeker than the DB9, a revamped front bumper, restyled front fender vents, large wheel arches, beefy and muscular rear fender, perfect coupe roofline and many more. The rear fenders look heavily inspired from the DB10, while the car gets silver arches at both sides of the roof, which we have already seen in the DBX concept.
The DB11 is based on the DBX concept and it rides on the VH aluminium platform. The juice comes from a 5.2 litre twin turbocharged V12 engine mated to both an eight speed automatic and a six speed manual transmission. This powertrain will churn out around 600 hp peak power. There will be an AMG variant of the car as well, which will get power from an AMG sourced 4.0 litre turbocharged V8 engine pumping out 550 hp peak power.
From Bugatti to McLaren, supercars are roaring at Geneva
If February was the month for Asia’s largest Auto Expo at New Delhi, then March is all about most prestigious auto show of Europe; Geneva Motor Show. In the capital city of Switzerland the ongoing automotive event is full of exotic cars. A total of 61 cars are debuting at the event, and among them luxury cars, super cars and hyper cars are the most talked about segment. Supercars are undeniably something always grab our attention everywhere, every time.
At the Geneva Motor Show the supercar segment is full of exotic beauties. Some names worthy of mention are Aston Martin DB11, Bugatti Chiron, McLaren 570GT, Koenigsegg Regera, Lamborghini Centenario, Pagani Huayra BC and many more.
Here we choose 6 supercars unveiled/unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show. Let’s take a look at them.
Aston Martin and James Bond, the relationship between them cannot be defined in just one single word. In the last James Bond flick Spectre 007 drove a stunning new car which was Aston Martin DB10, giving us the preview of the upcoming DB11. A total of 10 DB10s were designed and built specially with request from Bond film makers. While eight of them were modified for filming two models were kept secretly as show cars for display purposes. One of these two went auctioneer’s gavel at Christie’s in London yesterday. The car fetched a whooping £2.4 million which is nearly 24 crore Indian rupees. The exact selling amount was £2,434,500. The money raised by the auction will go to the benefit of Médecins Sans Frontières, popularly known as MSF or ‘Doctors without Borders’, which is a global humanitarian aid organisation providing medical care and support to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and other disasters.
In the season of festivities, we the petrolheads have reason to rejoice again, as in a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo will be organized at New Delhi from 5th to 9th February, 2016. This is certainly the biggest automobile convention of Asia, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event will be bigger and better.
More than 65 automobile brands including Indian and international companies, are expected to showcase their exciting car models in the 13th edition of the event. Incidentally, in 2014 nearly 55 brands showcased their products at the event. Sadly, there will be few major brands missing this time. We will get to see some exciting new models, some new launches including world launches and hopefully a few concepts at the upcoming event.
The organizers are expecting more than 6 lakh footfall at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, resulting a 20% rise in the number of visitors. The total floor space for the event has been increased by 37240 square metres with six completely new air conditioned halls, alongside the already available eight halls, resulting the total floor space to around 79000 square metres.
Before you prepare yourself to visit the upcoming Auto Expo, we will give you a lowdown on the facts and frequently asked questions like – how to get there, timing of the show, which are the participating brands, which are the brands to miss, floor plan, hospitality, major launches to watch. Keep reading the article.