Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Power, maneuverability and style all packed into a surprisingly compact body, the British automaker delivers on all fronts

by James Willard The V12 Vantage was originally created as a love letter to 12-cylinder motoring. When the beloved British brand squeezed its most potent V12 engine between the frame rails of its smallest model, Aston Martin wasn’t aiming for success, but rather to prove its engineering prowess and the brand’s love and respect for driving. Embracing a run of unanticipated success, Aston created from …

Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

British elegance, raw power and modern styling in the brand's first full carbon convertible

“There is no bumper, there’s only form” Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design director, explains when briefing us on the 2014 Vanquish Volante in advance of our spirited drive through the deserts surrounding Palm Springs. Reichman is a proud Brit, with a long heritage in automotive design, who took the helm at Aston Martin eight years ago. His excitement for the design of this car is …

Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato

Aston Martin reinvents a legendary sportscar with a new V12 beast

The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato was something of an automotive legend. A lightened DB4, designed by the famed Italian Design house Zagato, only 20 of them were ever produced. The carmaker, never shy about revisiting their storied history, are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original with the new Vantage V12 Zagato, announced today. Where the original Zagato Astons were dictated heavily by the …