A new hands-free trunk release unlocks the trunk with a kick of your foot when you have the key with you. Since the trunk is not power operated you have to raise the lid yourself and it can't close again hands-free.
A DBS Superleggera convertible or "Volante" version is now also available. It is Aston Martin's fastest drop-top at over 200 MPH claimed top speed.
BMW started it; then Porsche got one (then two), now Lamborghini has one, Rolls-Royce has one and even Bentley has... a sport utility. Well, you can't leave those Aston Martin boys out. The DBX is on its way!
Expired, but Shelly's favorite doctor is due to bring it back... with electricity!!! Muuhahahah!
With batteries replacing a gasoline V12 a twin rear-mounted electric motors putting out 604 horsepower, it promises zero to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds. Its debut on the Monaco racetrack was an event.
A dog-leg 7-speed manual will be offered in a limited production Vantage AMR Coupe.
The dog-leg shift pattern places first gear separate from the 2-3 gate, paired with reverse. Usually 7th gear would be separate, but in a dog-leg, there will be a straight shift from sixth down into seventh gear. The V8 engine's 503 horsepower stay the same, but twist is down by 44 pound-feet to 461.
That's not the extent of the 3-pedal car's tricks: high-tech wizardry permits full throttle shifts and will also electronically match RPMs while downshifting. Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda promises there will always be a stick-shift in the lineup.
Carbon ceramic 16.1-inch brakes are standard and weight is reduced by over 200 pounds from a standard Vantage. Limited to 200 units worldwide, the AMR is priced at $204,995. #SavetheManuals
The Carbon brakes are optional on lesser Vantages.