Aston Martin

Aston Martin tells Porsche: Fine, we will lose GT3 name

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Porsche has wiped some of the shine off Aston Martin's Geneva auto show unveil of the track-focused, limited-edition Vantage GT3 by claiming trademark ownership of the GT3 name, which it uses for hard-core versions of its 911 sports car....
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Aston Martin claims Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt is unauthorized copy

8:59 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

Aston Martin said Henrik Fisker’s “Thunderbolt” prototype for a $400,000 GT coupe is an unauthorized copy of its iconic sports cars featured in James Bond movies for 50 years....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash required to keep renewing its range....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Why McLaren can be profitable without an SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt says the supercar maker doesn't need an SUV to generate the cash required to keep renewing its range....
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Aston Martin SUV may deepen Daimler partnership

March 3, 2015 10:39 CET

Aston Martin announced plans for an SUV that may draw more heavily on its partnership with Daimler, as the UK supercar maker confirmed moves to raise more capital and expand into new vehicle categories....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Aston's clever distractions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015

Aston Martin is cleverly covering up its biggest weakness -- its slow-selling, money-losing, aging lineup -- by creating headline-grabbing limited-edition models....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Aston says Vulcan supercar will cost $2.79 million

Feb. 25, 2015 11:06 CET

Aston Martin said its 800-plus-hp Vulcan will cost 1.8 million pounds ($2.79 million) in the company's UK home market. Aston said the carbon fiber supercar is powered by the most potent iteration to date of the company's naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter V-12 gasoline engine....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Aston Martin will unveil Vulcan high-performance car

Feb. 17, 2015 12:03 CET

Aston Martin will unveil the Vulcan limited-edition supercar at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Vulcan will be available for customers to drive on racetracks, the company said....
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Aston gets cash backing to overhaul lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a freshened vehicle lineup that the British carmaker plans to reveal in March at the Geneva auto show....
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Aston Martin gets cash backing to overhaul lineup

Jan. 27, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin's main financial backer has pledged to provide cash for a refreshed model lineup that the supercar maker plans to reveal at the Geneva auto show in March. "If Aston needs capital, we're there," Investindustrial Chairman Andrea Bonomi said....
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Aston Martin hires former Porsche exec as China boss

Jan. 13, 2015 15:45 CET

Aston Martin has hired former Porsche and BMW executive Michael Mingshan Peng as its new China boss as the UK sports-car maker seeks to boost sales in the country....
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ASTON MARTIN

What's Andy Palmer got up his sleeve?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

North American sales will be flat this year because updated products are just starting to arrive at dealerships....
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Aston Martin seeks money to build new models, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Aston Martin is preparing to raise funds to expand its range of models into new areas including SUVs, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
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Aston Martin seeks funds for new models, report says

Dec. 11, 2014 21:56 CET

Aston Martin is preparing to raise funds to expand its range of models into new areas including SUVs, Reuters reported, as the money-losing supercar maker steps up its turnaround efforts under a new boss....
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Aston Martin's next Bond car hints at future design

Dec. 5, 2014 11:49 CET

Aston Martin says that James Bond's next car also previews the brand's new look. The DB10 two-door coupe, built exclusively for the next installment in the Bond film franchise, “Spectre,” overhauls a design language first used in 2001....
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Aston Martin reveals DB10 for next Bond film

11:09 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014

James Bond will get back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin in Spectre, the next film in the 007 series. But, the secret agent will get in something considerably newer than the DB5 from Skyfall....
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GABE NELSON

BLOG: Fisker flexes muscle with coachbuilt 725-hp Mustang

2:55 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

Henrik Fisker, the Danish designer behind the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and the ill-fated Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, apparently can design an American muscle car, too....
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Zetsche: Daimler has no ambition to run Aston Martin

Nov. 12, 2014 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says his company has no plans to increase its stake in Aston Martin or involve itself in operational matters at the UK sports car maker. Daimler supplies Aston Martin with electric and electronic parts and V-8 engines....
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Aston Martin gets safety-rule reprieve

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Aston Martin has been granted a temporary exemption to new U.S. safety rules that would have stopped it selling hundreds of cars in one of its key markets....
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Aston Martin wins temporary exemption to new U.S. safety rules

10:27 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin has been granted a temporary exemption to new safety rules in the United States that would have stopped it selling hundreds of cars in one of its key markets, federal regulators said today....
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Tesla spokesman Sproule leaves to be CMO at Aston Martin

11:05 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014

Aston Martin, the British sports car brand, said today it hired Simon Sproule, the vice president of communications at Tesla Motors, to serve as chief marketing officer under new CEO Andy Palmer. The move is effective November 1....
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Aston Martin sees small recovery as 2013 loss shrinks

Oct. 6, 2014 14:05 CET

Aston Martin cut its pretax loss last year by a third to 25.4 million pounds (32.3 million euros) as the company said it had seen a small rebound in demand for high-end cars. The automaker sold 4,200 cars in 2013, up from 3,800 in 2012....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Ghosn's take on being on the front lines in battle for auto talent

5:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

How does Carlos Ghosn feel about the high-level executives who have left Renault-Nissan of late? He takes it all in Ghosn-like stride, which is to say: analytically, not emotionally....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Ghosn's take on being on the front lines in battle for auto talent

5:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

How does Carlos Ghosn feel about the high-level executives who have left Renault-Nissan of late? He takes it all in Ghosn-like stride, which is to say: analytically, not emotionally....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles

2:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan's planning chief and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. All three are now CEOs ready to stand in the spotlight at the Paris auto show this week....
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