Posts from ‘Aston Martin’

2020 Aston Martin Vantage

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe in China Grey

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2020 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe

ClassPremium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 254

Fuel used: 15.1 gallons

Local Color: Unusual Paint Hues at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

Check out our gallery of eye-catching colors seen at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

CAS 2020Every year when the Chicago Auto Show rolls into town, we make it a point to roam the entire show floor on the lookout for interesting factory paint colors. And, we’ve made it an annual tradition to work up a quick gallery of the eye-catching hues we find. If you’re tired of fifteen shades of gray, check out the pics below.


What is Geely, and What Did They Buy Now?

The business world took notice when, in early 2008, Indian billionaire Ratan Tata added Jaguar and Land Rover to his vast industrial portfolio. The acquisition proved to be a source of pride for Indian nationals, many of whom delighted in the irony that India, once a subject of the British Crown, was now in control of a pair of storied English luxury brands.

What was the Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin Cygnet

Why would Aston Martin, a British company known for building ultra-luxury high-performance coupes, contract with Japanese automaker Toyota to build an Aston-branded version of one of the smallest, least-powerful Toyota-built cars on the market? Turns out there’s a good answer to that question, but it gets a little complicated.

1984 Mercedes-Benz 240D Ad, Luxury Car Ads from 1984

1984 Mercedes-Benz 240D Ad

If you were paying attention to marketing in 1984, you likely remember Apple’s landmark television advertisement “1984.” The computer maker’s ad portrayed a dystopian world chillingly similar to the one conceived by George Orwell in his horrifying 1949 novel of the same name.

Ugliest Cars

Aston Martin Lagonda

One sure way to load your inbox with nasty emails is to publish a list of ugly cars. I caught the most flack for selecting the Toyota Celica as one of five nasty-looking rides for my 1995-2004 list. Please be sure to check that out.

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Consumer Guide Automotive editors are a discerning bunch. When rating vehicles in the category of Acceleration, they have to be blown away—almost literally—before they will bestow a perfect score of 10. Horsepower is not enough; editors look for a car that’s quick from a stop and delivers smooth, linear power.


Aston Martin DB-5 by Airfix

In celebration of 50 years of James Bond films. (Dr. No was released on October 5, 1962.)

For about as long as I can remember, plastic model-car kits have been part of my life. Some of my earliest memories of my mom involve the two of us working on a model kit at the kitchen table. I still have a 1/43-scale 1969 AMX she helped me build around 1974.


2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

Aston Martin will soon be 100 years old. Except for its tenure under Ford ownership (1987-2007), Aston has not had the resources of a major automaker backing it up. In fact, for much of its history, the company has been underfunded and in and out of bankruptcy. In spite of its financial instability, Aston has built fast, beautifully crafted cars that have inspired fierce loyalty from owners. Today, Aston is independent again, but it has solid financial backing from the Mideast.


2013 Aston Martin VirageThe 2013 Aston Martin Virage should see no major changes following its introduction in 2011 as a 2012 model. For 2012, the Aston Martin Virage slots between the DB9 and the its more-sporting derivative, the DBS.