Aston Martin Car News: Industry News

  • UPDATED: Aston Martin sold

    12 March 2007 by Phil McNamara

    Aston Martin is today under new owners, following the sale of Britain’s premier sports car company to an investment consortium. After 20 years of ownership, Ford divested itself of the brand, its...

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  • Aston gets ultra-quick paddleshift

    28 September 2006 by Phil McNamara

    Aston Martin today unveils a new, Ferrari-style paddleshift transmission for the V8 Vantage. Dubbed Sportshift, the automated manual promises gearchanges in less than 200millisec, faster than you can...

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  • Ford to sell Aston Martin

    31 August 2006 by Georg Kacher

    The world’s two biggest luxury goods firms – including the conglomerate behind brands like Moet and Louis Vuitton – are locked in a battle to buy Aston Martin from cash-starved Ford. Ford announced...

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