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Aston Martin reported its first use last Friday of Hanergy Thin Film Solar panels on its World Endurance Championship (WEC) race car’s roof has met with initially positive results in powering sub-systems. The luxury automaker’s #97 V8 Vantage GTE trialed the photovoltaic system in free practice in advance of the FIA WEC Six Hours of […]

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Aston Martin is moving towards eight-speed transmissions and new fuel management to reduce fuel consumption. Aston Martin revealed August 5 details of enhancements to two of the brand’s most popular and successful sports cars: the Vanquish ultimate GT and Rapide S four-door, four-seat, sports car. With the arrival of 2015 model-year cars in markets around […]

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Aston Martin’s race team will start using solar power to cool its cars in Le Mans type of endurance race, known as WEC. Aston Martin Racing signed a partnership agreement with solar technologies experts Hanergy Global Solar in a project exploring how the sun’s energy can be used to improve race car performance in the […]

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Aston Martin Lagonda will demonstrate the Hydrogen Rapide S at the Centenary Celebrations at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb this weekend, August 17 and 18. This will be the first time the hydrogen-powered racecar concept is demonstrated in the UK. The Rapide S features a special bi-fuel Hydrogen/gasoline twin-turbo 6.0 liter V12 developed by Aston Martin in […]

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Aston Martin’s weekend of centenary celebrations at the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours (N24) concluded Monday May 20 with a historic finish for its unique Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S. In a weekend that started with the British luxury sports car maker entering the history books with a zero CO2 emissions hydrogen-powered qualifying lap, the brand […]

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Tesla has hired Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to be its Vice President of Vehicle Engineering. Tesla said Chris is a world-class leader and automotive engineer who established Aston Martin’s Vehicle Engineering team from the ground up and used his innovative approach as Chief Engineer for Aston Martin’s One-77 supercar. The […]

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Aston Martin completed its world first hydrogen-fuelled zero CO2 emission lap of the Nürburgring circuit in Germany. The lap was completed on Saturday April 27 with Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer Dr Ulrich Bez at the wheel of the prototype Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S. According to Aston Martin, it turned out to be […]

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Will we soon see James Bond at the wheel of a hydrogen-hybrid Aston Martin? Not yet, but for now Aston Martin is getting ready to place its name in the record books at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring, in Germany, next month. The famous British sports car brand is getting ready to […]

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