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2008 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.7 Auto vs 2005 Aston Martin DB9 6.0 Auto

Despite the V8 Vantage and DB9 having much in common – including age, performance and current values – with one a pure sports car and the other more of a comfortable GT, they’re also very different. To discover which we prefer, we’re comparing an example of each.

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2021 Aston Martin Victor - track test

Although its design was influenced by several models from Aston Martin’s past, the Victor is a thoroughly modern supercar with a performance to match. We head to Silverstone to fully experience this monstrous 7.3-litre concept.

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Prince of Wales standard-looking 1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante with a Vantage engine

When the then Prince of Wales ordered a standard-looking Aston Martin V8 Volante but with a Vantage engine, 22 customers ordered similar cars, creating a now mythical series. We track down a rare example to explain the history and significance of the V8 Volante PoW.

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Modern re-creation of a 1957 Aston Martin DBR2 racing car

By being based on a 1966 DB6 but converted in the Nineties, this modern interpretation of a DBR2 is as close to the real thing as a re-creation can get. We look at the car’s background before experiencing the formidable machine for ourselves.

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Aston Martin drivers - Sebastian Vettel

With the four-time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, retiring at the end of the 2022 season, we look back at his successful career.

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1997 Aston Martin DB7 3.2 Auto vs 1997 BMW 840Ci Auto 4.4 E31

Which do we prefer out of this still popular pair of Nineties coupes – the traditional Aston Martin DB7 or the more modern BMW 840Ci E31? There’s only one way for us to find out…

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1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III 2.9

The final update of the DB2 series, the DB Mk III from 1957, was the first production Aston Martin to feature the now familiar shape of radiator grille making it an important model in the company’s past. We look at the car’s development, explaining why it’s more than just a grille before driving a beautiful example.

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1966 Aston Martin DB5 V8

This unique DB5 was created by Aston Martin’s Experimental department as a test-bed for its new V8 engine. Peter Tomalin takes the wheel.

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On the road in the ex-Peter Collins, prototype 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 FHC

We drive the unique 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 development car that wowed Aston boss David Brown and F1 racer Peter Collins with a high-performance engine and prototypical fixed-head coachwork.

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Aston Martin DBS, Lagonda and Bulldog - plus the inside story of the man with the radical plan

The man, the myth, the Lagonda…… .and so much more. Peter Tomalin celebrates the life and works of a remarkable design talent — with special guest stars from Aston Martin, including DBS V8 and Bulldog.

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Aston Martin drivers Tony Brooks

Not a household name today, but Tony Brooks remains one of Aston Martin’s most accomplished drivers.

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1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

Although still a current model name, Vantage goes back to the Fifties. We look at the history of the first that was based on the DB2.

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1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage

With a longer body, faired-in headlights and distinctive shape, the DB4 Series V Vantage was a precursor to the all-conquering DB5. Yet the car was more than just a trial and is an important and highly desirable model in its own right. We drive a rare example to explain why.

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1995 Aston-Martin DB7 3.2 Automatic vs. 1998 Jaguar XKR 4.0 X100

As supercharged grand tourers, not only are the Aston Martin DB7 and Jaguar XKR similar in concept but, due to their joint Ford parentage, they share much below the surface. The pair even arrived around the same time, too. We get an early example of each side-by-side to look at these similarities as well as their many differences.

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1976 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Prototype

If the V8 Vantage is the first British supercar, then this 1976 prototype is the origin of the species. We look at the history of the car before driving it ourselves.

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