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    Aston Martin is recognized around the world for producing some of the most luxurious and exclusive sports cars on the market. Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, two previous employees of British automaker Singer, the original focus of the company was to manufacture their own brand of race cars. Martin would compete at Aston Hill, which is where the name Aston Martin comes from. World War I put a temporary pause on Aston Martin's growth, but the company picked up again at its conclusion. Bamford left in 1920 but the company went on to assemble cars to race in the French Grand Prix, where they would set numerous records for speed and endurance. It wasn't until David Brown Limited purchased the company in 1947 when Aston Martin would begin to really hit its stride as a commercial automaker. This period helped usher in the DB series of automobiles in 1948 (the initials DB stand for David Brown). The DB2 arrived shortly thereafter in 1950 as both a coupe and convertible with a 2.6L inline-6 engine.

    In 1958, the DB4 premiered with a 3.7L inline 6 engine. It replaced the DB Mark III, which owned a comparable 2.9L engine. The Aston Martin DB4 was a success on the track, taking home the World Sportscar Championship among other honors. It also became the template for future achievements including the DB4 GT Zagato and the DB5, which appeared in 1964. The DB5 presented a sleeker, more aerodynamic body shape and a larger 4.0L Tadek Marek engine with a 5-speed transmission. The model also became the mode of transportation for the iconic film character James Bond in "Goldfinger"(1964), helping Aston Martin reach a much wider audience. Aston Martin's first four-seat automobile was the DB6, which premiered in 1965 and offered optional power steering as well as improved leg room for rear passengers. The DBS helped close the decade out, showing off a 4.0L Dual Overhead Camshaft engine. It also kept Aston Martin in the movie business, as the model was used for the James Bond classic "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." David Brown sold Aston Martin in 1972 however, starting an era of uncertainty within the company that would carry on through most of the '70s.

    Thanks to the V8 Vantage, Aston Martin regained some of its footing. Debuting in 1977, the V8 Vantage boasted a muscular 5.3L V8 engine and a top speed of 170 mph. Ford bought Aston Martin in 1987 hoping to rescue the marque from further turbulence. Ford's first major success with Aston Martin came in 1993 with the premier of the DB7. Introduced for the 1994 model year, the DB7 was built off of the Jaguar XJS platform (originally intended for the Jaguar F-Type). In 1999, the Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage was unveiled. The vehicle along with its parts made an impression right from the start. Featuring a 6.0L, 48 valve V12 engine, the DB7 Vantage is capable of 420 horsepower and 400 pounds-per-foot of torque. 2001 ushered in the V12 Vanquish, another sleekly-styled sports car designed for racetrack speed and upscale clientele. In 2004, Aston Martin released the DB9. As with the Vanquish and the DB7, the DB9 is outfitted with a V12 engine. The DB9 was the first Aston Martin vehicle to be built using Ford's VH platform. The model also won the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading to a commemorative DB9 LM version of the car being made available in 2008.

    The sun never sets on this British Empire, as Aston Martin continues to remain as one of the premier names in automotive luxury. Iconic and classy, an Aston Martin automobile and Aston Martin parts have the ability to blend substance with modernization, which is often what sets it apart from the field. Finding the right Aston Martin Accessories and Parts can offer you that essence of class and power for which your model was created. CARiD shares that responsibility with you, which is why we work alongside the very best to bring you the most fitting and authentic Aston Martin Accessories and parts obtainable.

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    Aston Martin to Put V12 Zagato in Limited  Production
    Aston Martin to Put V12 Zagato in Limited Production

    Aston Martin already presented its track-only V12 Zagato at the 39th ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hour race, but now the manufacturer has announced the intention to build 150 road-going models of the coupe with production starting in late 2012. The Aston Martin Zagato V12 will be priced at $530,000.

    The coupe will take power from the V12 engine, producing 510-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a rear mid-mounted, six-speed automated manual transmission with either select shift or auto shift manual modes to distribute power. The Aston Martin V12 Zagato will also feature a limited slip differential and a twin-plate competition-grade clutch. The vehicle's body is going to utilize ultra-lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber.

    Aston Martin has not designated in which countries the car will go for sale.

    Aston Martin Gets Money for New Models
    Aston Martin Gets Money for New Models

    Last week, Aston Martin announced that a $487 million bond has been successfully subscribed by the global investors. With this announcement, the company confirmed that it has got funding for the development of the new-generation vehicles.

    The manufacturer of luxury sports vehicles is likely to begin engineering and designing the next generation of the vehicles in 2012. The new models are scheduled to debut in 2015. Meanwhile, the company plans to facelift its range to keep the vehicles fresh until the major redesign. The VH platform will also be revised so that it can be used when the new Federal FMVSS pedestrian impact rules become effective. The VH (vertical/ horizontal) platform that the company is using now, was first introduced in 2003. And now it underpins the V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide, and DBS. It is not clear where the new platform will come from. The new architecture can be developed in-house, but it seems that it'll be borrowed from the Mercedes SLS.

    Aston Martin has already proved its strength with the last year's 36% increase in sales and 61% rise in EBITDA. As for the bond, it is supposed to provide a long-term financial stability, and to support the much-needed changes. Aston Martin will pay annual interest of 9.25% on the bond for the next seven years.

    Aston Martin Honored for Design in 2011 World Car Awards
    Aston Martin Honored for Design in 2011 World Car Awards

    New York Auto Show traditionally marks the close of the auto salon season and becomes a podium for recognizing the industry’s most notable achievements. World Car Awards is one of the most coveted accolades of the New York Show and this year one of the four prizes went to Aston Martin. Leaving behind fifty other candidates, the Aston Martin Rapide gained the title "2011 World Car Design of the Year" .

    The judging panel of five world-renowned automotive design experts observed that the Rapid Concept, first introduced at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, was a trendsetter for the four-door sport coupe segment, and the production version has been successfuly maintaining the high standard.

    “Without a doubt, this is the most successful full four seater Grand Touring car to date”, added the juror Tom Matano, the Executive Director at San Francisco Academy of Art University.

    The Aston Martin Rapide has become the sixth winner of the World Car Design of the Year award. Past winners included the Chevrolet Camaro in 2010, the Fiat 500 in 2009, the Audi R8 in 2008, the Audi TT in 2007 and the Citroen C4 in 2006.