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Ascariss
12-16-2004, 10:45 PM
old thread:<br><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1054168343" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....68343</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-001.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-002.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-003.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-004.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-005.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/DB5-in-action-.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/DB6-in-action-.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/DB7-in-action-.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/DB8-in-action-.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/DB9-in-action-.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: 4car<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Spy Shot: Aston Martin AM V8<br>The latest shots of the 'baby Aston' - and a good glimpse into its interior. Aston's 911 rival will be unveiled early next year, probably at the Detroit Motor Show (where its 'concept car' predecessor was shown last year), with sales following by springtime. The final name for the car hasn't yet been announced; "V8 Vantage" is a possibility though many industry-watchers are putting money on a revival of "DB5". Aston Martin has, so far, strenuously denied the latter...<p>The AM V8 will cost from around 60,000, and is expected to account for up to 50 percent of all Aston sales, significantly upping annual output from the tiny but Ford-owned British firm. It will feature a version of the Jaguar 4.3 V8, likely to give a good 370bhp, and a supercharged R version is to follow later in the year. The engine is front mid-mounted - positioned well back in the engine bay to give optimum front:rear axle weight distribution. Six-speed manual transmission will be standard, a sequential-shift auto optional, and both gearboxes will be rear-mounted. On a practical note, it has a wide-opening hatchback, a generous luggage area and a two-seat interior inspired by the Vanquish's. Although the car pictured here has rather retro wood trim, there are likely to be all manner of bespoke interior options, including sportier aluminium finishes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>netburner</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Here are some spypics from me at the Nordschleife/Nurburgring.<p>You can see, that they are testing also with an older prototype (other front and backlights).<p><IMG SRC="http://mkierse.250free.com/nschleife_025.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://mkierse.250free.com/nschleife_026.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://mkierse.250free.com/nschleife_027.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://mkierse.250free.com/nschleife_028.JPG" BORDER="0"><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>there are 10 pages of discussion on the old forum, I don't have too much time to move them over, so just visit the old thread for the rest.

geary
12-20-2004, 09:30 PM
Can't wait for this - 911 Turbo killer.

SOLAR
12-20-2004, 09:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can't wait for this - 911 Turbo killer.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

geary
12-20-2004, 10:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SOLAR</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Solar, what exactly do you mean by 'guy holding Werd sign'? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It will be a great car, I will target the 911, theres no denying that.

siko
12-20-2004, 10:53 PM
Soooooooooo sexy! Make's me tingle in various places.

Chris
12-21-2004, 02:25 AM
the sideview looks great<br>

Pedigreepaul
12-21-2004, 02:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Make's me tingle in various places</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Iiiieeew

knicks125
12-21-2004, 02:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>siko</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Soooooooooo sexy! Make's me tingle in various places. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL...a little too much information than what we needed to know <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Hey, your signature "If it isn't German, it isn't the real deal!" - Really?? I'd like to contest to that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

bolita
12-21-2004, 02:12 PM
I actually like the round tail lights more than the ones on the red car....

bm88
12-21-2004, 03:13 PM
Me too...<p>Astons 'Works Service' or some other Aston owned company did do a conversion for circular lights for the DB7, but I dont know if they have got anything for the Vanquish, DB9 or this.

geary
12-21-2004, 03:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I actually like the round tail lights more than the ones on the red car....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Although that would be cool, I think it's just camo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

jro4566
12-21-2004, 04:55 PM
As usual, it looks STUNNING! Yet it's another vehicle I can't afford.

taskbearer
12-30-2004, 04:26 AM
I just can't wait for the car to arrive. Although I cannot afford it, it would be nice to see this thing thrash the 911. Then maybe those engineers sleeping at weissach would wake up and smell whats cooking and try considering ALUMINUM. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
12-30-2004, 04:56 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>geary</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Solar, what exactly do you mean by 'guy holding Werd sign'? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It will be a great car, I will target the 911, theres no denying that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Werd basically is another way of sayin "I agree"

AXLE
12-30-2004, 05:34 AM
I at first thought that that sign ment weird? I know what you mean by werd but I think that its supposed to be spelt "Word" and could have "Up" at the end making "Word Up". People would probably understand that better than simply werd. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That looks like a great AM, looks Porsche's reign of terror will soon end!!!

Brangeta
12-30-2004, 09:17 PM
All of the first pics are just a car similar to the 2003 Aston Martin V8 Vantage concept car (AMV8). You can see it on the Aston Martin official website. The second group of pics just looks like the exact same car with taillights changed.

Top Secret
12-30-2004, 11:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Brangeta</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All of the first pics are just a car similar to the 2003 Aston Martin V8 Vantage concept car (AMV8). You can see it on the Aston Martin official website. The second group of pics just looks like the exact same car with taillights changed.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's because this car is the production version of the car that was shown as a concept. And the taillights changing - that is just camoflauge.

Reppu
12-31-2004, 03:08 AM
Today, Astons are simply the cutting edge in terms of design. Is Callum the designer? I'd love to see other works from this guy....

hollc004
12-31-2004, 03:59 PM
That is a kool kool car. I even want it to kill off the porsche :P I love the side profile low and sleek with fluent edges

Krypton
12-31-2004, 04:05 PM
i love this car, finally the beauty of other astons that ill be able to see more often

Hornbag
01-01-2005, 12:23 AM
I've said it beofe, but i will say it again. I dont know how Aston can make such beaufiful cars, this IS the most beautiful car in the WORLD! Simply perfect

taskbearer
01-01-2005, 01:15 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reppu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Is Callum the designer? I'd love to see other works from this guy....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The new Astons, DB9 and DB5 were designed by former BMW designer Henrick Fisker. Although its undeniable that the designs are just an evolution of Ian callum's DB7 and Vanquish.

taskbearer
01-01-2005, 01:16 AM
I wish Ian callums Jaguar S-type can follow the success of the new age astons.

Top Secret
01-01-2005, 06:59 PM
Is it confirmed AM is going to call the AMV8 the DB5?

Hornbag
01-01-2005, 07:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is it confirmed AM is going to call the AMV8 the DB5?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No A-M are deniying all claims that it will be called DB5.

Top Secret
01-01-2005, 07:15 PM
Will it be called the DB5 though, I mean that nameplate has A LOT of history behind it, are they sure they want it to be the spiritual successor to the iconic DB5? Same problem faces BMW with the M version of the 1 Series.

seanblee
01-02-2005, 04:12 AM
I'd say it's pretty likely it won't be a DB5. DB8 I could believe, but I don't see AML reviving the name of another model, it's not something they've ever done before to my knowledge.

AM2K
01-02-2005, 08:04 AM
Most indicators seem to be still calling the car AM-V8 from what i can gather...

Alx1rl
01-02-2005, 10:27 AM
That car is off the hook, incredible, if the right price it might really take over the mid end sports car market... i would go for one... This pic is awesome with the driver side front wheel of the ground!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-001.jpg" BORDER="0">

Brangeta
01-02-2005, 01:04 PM
The V8 Vantage was always a $300,000 car, I would assume that (based on a rumor) this car would be the cheapest of the Aston Martin lineup. I wouldn't bet on it being called Vantage and AMV8 name might be sketchy too.

AM2K
01-02-2005, 01:58 PM
Aston Martin have already said on numerous occasions that the name "V8 Vantage" would be a name they will use for this....<p>Plus a lot of the promo stuff sent to customers has already been titled "V8 Vantage"...

art0
01-08-2005, 04:37 PM
few new (???) photos<br><A HREF="http://www.motogazeta.mojeauto.pl/cms/index.php/11777" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motogazeta.mojeauto...11777</A>

JBlair
01-08-2005, 04:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>taskbearer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The new Astons, DB9 and DB5 were designed by former BMW designer Henrick Fisker. Although its undeniable that the designs are just an evolution of Ian callum's DB7 and Vanquish. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ian Callum designed the DB9, but it was tweaked by Fisker (he changed the taillamps and tweaked some of the detailing) . I do believe that Fisker designed the baby aston, hence the reason why he tweaked the DB9 to bring its design into line with the newer smaller car.

StephenKHone
01-08-2005, 05:08 PM
I believe you are correct.

Addex
01-08-2005, 05:21 PM
Concept pics

Naga Royal Guard
01-08-2005, 05:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Alx1rl</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That car is off the hook, incredible, if the right price it might really take over the mid end sports car market... i would go for one... This pic is awesome with the driver side front wheel of the ground!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/A/aston-martin/2004-10-AMV8/03-large/Aston-Martin-DB5-001.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE>\<p>thats not good is it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
01-08-2005, 06:27 PM
no it`s not :P<br>

Reppu
01-09-2005, 01:43 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">no it`s not :P<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Don't forget that's the carrousel entry at Nurburgring. If you're going fast enough it can happen in a car as low as this one.

gone with the wind
01-09-2005, 04:40 AM
<b>"Nordschleife test movie"</b><br><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/video_gallery/video.php?id=51813" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/v...51813</A><p>wfg, Hans.

Designo
01-09-2005, 07:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Brangeta</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The V8 Vantage was always a $300,000 car, I would assume that (based on a rumor) this car would be the cheapest of the Aston Martin lineup. I wouldn't bet on it being called Vantage and AMV8 name might be sketchy too.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>does anyone know how much this will cost in the US? I am assuming it will be more expensive than the current Porsche 997???

Ascariss
01-09-2005, 08:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Joncorde</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>does anyone know how much this will cost in the US? I am assuming it will be more expensive than the current Porsche 997??? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Apparently AM wants to price this car close to the 997 and even equal or just a small tiny bit above. Even if it was a small amount above the 997 and is better (yet to be determined), I would pick up the AM over the porsche, but then why not take both. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

Ascariss
01-10-2005, 12:23 PM
More news from AM regarding the AMV8 Vantage:<p><I>Aston Martin is all set to increase the pace of change again in 2005 with the introduction of the DB9 Volante in the spring followed by the all-new Aston MartinV8 Vantage in the summer.<p>The concept version of the V8 Vantage  the AMV8  was shown at Detroit in 2003 and heralds a new era for the company. For the first time it takes Aston Martin into a new sportscar sector where it has not previously been represented, whilst together with the DB9 and Vanquish S it will increase annual production figures closer to 5000 cars per annum.<p>Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin, said, "The last few years at Aston Martin have been a period of intense activity and 2005 is going to be even busier for us....."The summer sees the culmination of our model introduction programme with the launch of the V8 Vantage. I know a lot of people have been waiting to see the final version of this third model from Aston Martin. </I>

coppercamaro
01-17-2005, 10:18 AM
the next james bond car has been confirmed to be the v8vantage. so really he will be back where he started. driving the db5

Ascariss
01-17-2005, 10:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>coppercamaro</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the next james bond car has been confirmed to be the v8vantage. so really he will be back where he started. driving the db5</TD></TR></TABLE><p>But who is playing the next bond. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

KaRaceR
01-17-2005, 10:26 AM
wow very nice ,<br>the first pic is a "tri-pod"(only 3 wheels on the ground)

hollc004
01-17-2005, 10:28 AM
I bet itll neva take off though lol

XXXAngelXXX
01-18-2005, 01:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>But who is playing the next bond. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i hope it will be Robbie Williams...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

Reppu
01-18-2005, 07:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>XXXAngelXXX</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>i hope it will be Robbie Williams...<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You hope it or you fear it? I think he gives the profile but is too young for the role. I wish it was Jude Law.

XXXAngelXXX
01-18-2005, 07:36 AM
he would fit perfectly in that role - * a 2005 JB * <IMG SRC="http://www.viva.tv/upload/kongtent/1098449138970e6e54b3060e94e99eeda4fb461bdb.jpg" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by XXXAngelXXX at 3:49 PM 1/18/2005</i>

XXXAngelXXX
01-20-2005, 01:21 AM
i just read this in a german car mag:<br><B> Fords: Fisker Design for everybody. Henrik Fisker, ex Design boss of Aston Martin and responsible for the Ford Advanced Design, builds now together with a partner in the US Federal State California supersports car on own calculation. The Dane, who drew among other things the Aston Martin DB 9 and the V8 Vantage and before in the services of BMW, has now together with the German ex Ford designer Bernhard Koehler the Automanufaktur Fisker Coachbuild, LLC from the baptism lifted. Both know each other already from a co-operation with BMW and later with Fords. The focus of the new company is to be on the development and the building of exclusive supersports cars, by which maximally in each case 150 vehicles are to be presented. First drafts are to be published at the end of of 2005, the commencement of production are at present on center 2006 scheduled.</B><br> source: Auto Motor Sport<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> for the bad translation sorry<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by XXXAngelXXX at 9:27 AM 1/20/2005</i>

Ascariss
01-27-2005, 04:57 PM
Well here it is:<p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv801.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv802.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv803.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv804.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv805.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv806.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv807.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss//amv808.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Name is DB8 apparently, 4.3L with 350hp, and the supercharged version with 450hp I believe. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0">

Gian86
01-27-2005, 06:09 PM
I knew Aston Martin will name this car DB8, not DB5.<br>I'm very impressed for this car because of looks and wonderful design just like DB9. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

JBlair
01-27-2005, 08:11 PM
I am so confused as to why this would be DB8 instead of DB5.

IcedG35
01-27-2005, 08:51 PM
If this car is the DB8 then they would have to name the next generation of it DB9?? that would do wonderful things for current db9 owners' egos

JBlair
01-27-2005, 09:27 PM
The only reason I could think that this would be DB8 is if the naming strategy would be static starting with the DB9. (They wouldn't change the number for the new-generation vehicles; so the DB9 would always be a DB9. With this strategy it would be interesting to see if the Vanquish would be given a DB moniker (DB10?), or be allowed to keep its name)

knihc2008
01-27-2005, 10:06 PM
um, i think a more important question is where are these pictures from!??!

XXXAngelXXX
01-28-2005, 01:17 AM
Gremlins Autoshow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>btw the car looks great :)

Seller Automotive
01-28-2005, 07:17 AM
Do we know if the supercharged version will be available at Launch?<p>I love the RPM gauge in this and the DB9.. with the needle going counter-clockwise.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Seller Automotive at 7:28 AM 1/28/2005</i>

Ascariss
01-28-2005, 10:29 AM
I would assume both versions should be available from the start.

RikfromBelgium
01-28-2005, 10:58 AM
DB5 would have made so much more sense <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>but still, that car looks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

scott26
01-28-2005, 11:42 AM
What a fantastic looking car , very beautiful Aston's progress has come quite far I even think they eclipse Ferrari in the beauty stakes.<p>People might moan that Aston are following the " One sausage in different size" term once inflicted at BMW . but with the Vanquish , The DB9 and this <br>- Well what a delicious looking Sausage! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

Player4
01-28-2005, 01:18 PM
Ohh this car is goergous!! I love how it looks more baby-ish than the DB9 because it has a more round look but it sure can perform!!!! I just love it man! and im sure its not gonan be too expesnive!

seanblee
01-28-2005, 01:44 PM
DB5 would have made no sense whatsoever. To my knowledge, AML have never stuck an old DB name on a new car in their history, what makes you think they would (or even should) start now? DB8 makes perfect sense, it's effectively the model below the DB9 - also explains why the DB7 successor was the DB9 not the DB8.<p>AML have stated the Vanquish will always be the Vanquish, it won't get a DBxx-type name.

JBlair
01-28-2005, 02:23 PM
but by that same token, the Vanquish should be DB10 since it slots in above the DB9.

Top Secret
01-28-2005, 11:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RikfromBelgium</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DB5 would have made so much more sense <br>but still, that car looks </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But with that nameplate, it would've carried such a large reputation, which the AM team might not have lived up to. It's safer to have a new nameplate which will herald a new history to a new car.

RikfromBelgium
01-29-2005, 05:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>seanblee</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DB5 would have made no sense whatsoever. To my knowledge, AML have never stuck an old DB name on a new car in their history, what makes you think they would (or even should) start now? DB8 makes perfect sense, it's effectively the model below the DB9 - also explains why the DB7 successor was the DB9 not the DB8.<p>AML have stated the Vanquish will always be the Vanquish, it won't get a DBxx-type name.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't agree. The DB7 may be a previous Aston, but it's still in the people's mind. The DB7 is too recent to be calling this car DB8. Now it's like the DB8 is a car that should be above the DB7, which isn't the case. <br>And why do they have to go upwards, what will they do withing this many years, have a DB35???<br>Just keep the DB5 for the little one, DB9 for the bigger, and vanquish or DB10 for thier supercar. They're just making a mess of it right now.

Carabo
01-29-2005, 06:53 AM
Aston Martin tradition has it that it won't reuse type designations like for instance DB4 or DB5 or DB6 (which are legendary cars in their own right) For new models they just use whatever number is next in line, nothing confusing there. It's the way it's been done for decades. You don't see the next Ferrari supercar called 330 P3....

MUGEN
01-29-2005, 01:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RikfromBelgium</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't agree. The DB7 may be a previous Aston, but it's still in the people's mind. The DB7 is too recent to be calling this car DB8. Now it's like the DB8 is a car that should be above the DB7, which isn't the case. <br>And why do they have to go upwards, what will they do withing this many years, have a DB35???<br>Just keep the DB5 for the little one, DB9 for the bigger, and vanquish or DB10 for thier supercar. They're just making a mess of it right now. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>As said on some previous posts, they will remain as the DB8, DB9 and the Vanquish. Aston will never go up a number anymore. As calling the little Aston a DB5, it will go against the Aston Martin rule. "Never reuse designations for new and upcoming cars."

AM2K
01-31-2005, 06:53 AM
Looks like its major publicity for Aston Martin this week.. i found this story on 4Car where a journalist joins them while they hot weather test in the Arabian test. Its a really good article, so check it out here:<p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/gallery/A/aston-martin/vantage-desert.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/g....html</A><p>And here are some of the pics from it:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-f.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-f3q.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-fancy.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-sidepro.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-stuck.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-interior.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-light.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-r3q-2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: 4CAR

JBlair
01-31-2005, 09:12 AM
Wait a sec. What if this thing is just called V8 Vantage?

Philsshon
01-31-2005, 10:22 AM
who cares what they call it, it's freakin awesome!

RikfromBelgium
01-31-2005, 10:37 AM
I agree actually, although I would rather see it called DB5, actually I don't care. This car is just so beautiful. I think the 7 good years for the board of Porsche are over <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2K
01-31-2005, 10:45 AM
I was reading a press article recently about some guy called Tim Watson being promoted to some new PR based role within PAG. Not really important, but this paragraph stood out:<p><B>"Tim will see out the debut of the critically important Aston Martin V8 Vantage before transitioning to his new role at the end of March. This will also ensure a good handover period for his successor."</B><p>So expect the official pics very soon... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Tman2
01-31-2005, 01:27 PM
This thing is so gorgeous! It's insane how I have not found a single thing wrong with this car. IF Porsches looked 1/10th as good, I would be a fan. I cannot wait to see what Henrik Fisker (he designed the DB5/AMV8 Vantage) comes up with next.

JBlair
01-31-2005, 01:29 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tman2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This thing is so gorgeous! It's insane how I have not found a single thing wrong with this car. IF Porsches looked 1/10th as good, I would be a fan. I cannot wait to see what Henrik Fisker (he designed the DB5/AMV8 Vantage) comes up with next. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The last car he will have major influence on will be the Vanquish replacement, and perhaps the facelift for the DB9 and this baby aston. The main reason being that he no longer works for AM.

rock999
01-31-2005, 04:26 PM
(hi i'm new =) )<p>the car is soo dropdead gorgeous...but how come there are two versions of taillights? 1 from the autoshow (gremlins??) and the other from the black testcar. Its not just the colour but the shape as well...the taillight from the black testcar resembles the AMV8 concept model and looks better <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>more over, how would its price compare with DB9? even though AM wanna make DB8 close to 997, but the interior, in terms of gauge and dash, is exactly the same than that from DB9...DB8 cannot be too much cheaper than DB9 can it?<p>if the price is similar to 997, everyone would go for DB8 then... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

Tman2
01-31-2005, 04:43 PM
Yeah, he's starting up his own company... Fisker Coachworks (I think). Not that I think his hands were ever tied working for BMW or Aston Martin, but now he has free reign over the design. Of all the designers out their, I think he is at the top. Simon Cox over at GM Europe is also doing some great work. Also, there are a few designers over at DC too, even though I really don't like Chrysler. Contrary to everyone bagging on Toyota for their designs (I think some of them are really quite excellent), I think Honda is really the one putting out some bad, bad designs.

Reppu
02-01-2005, 12:13 AM
The DB8 is officially my new dreamed car, replacing the Gallardo. Maybe in 20 years i will be able to afford one.....

Top Secret
02-01-2005, 12:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Tman2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I think Honda is really the one putting out some bad, bad designs. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't believe that - just look at the TSX/Accord Euro and the JDM/Pacific Honda Odyssey; they are arguably one of the sexiest cars out there, and not to mention the S2K.

Tman2
02-01-2005, 02:39 AM
I actually like the TSX... a lot. In fact, that would the be 4 door sedan I would buy in its price range. I'd choose that over any Toyota 4-door available in North America. That, and the now defunct NSX prototye would be the exception. The S2000 is nice, but that came out quite a few years ago. What Honda is putting out nowadays, like the NA Accord, the RSX (facelift looks better, but the car is too pudgy in profile, and the C-pillar doesn't work for me). The Ridgeline and Pilot are also quite bad. The RL is also a bit off to me too. The forthcoming Civic (spypics), is growing on me, especially the rear.

r3vilo
02-01-2005, 02:00 PM
Aston Martin have allready made the nicest possible car - the db9 - now they've made one even nicer

JBlair
02-02-2005, 02:45 PM
Based on the Cover story of the newest issue of EVO magazine, this car will be called Aston Martin V8Vantage, not DB8.

XXXAngelXXX
02-03-2005, 12:21 AM
they always called it V8 Vantage on the Aston Martin site ......

JBlair
02-03-2005, 08:24 AM
Production name though...................

bm88
02-04-2005, 02:04 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autovisie.nl/_internal/cimg!0/rcbsw6jinl7pdp.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Autovisie.nl<p>Looks pretty hot in yellow!

bm88
02-05-2005, 12:40 PM
<b>EVO Roadtest:</b><p><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(01).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(01).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(02).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(02).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(03).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(03).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(04).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(04).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(05).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(05).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(06).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(06).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(07).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(07).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(08).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(08).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(09).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(09).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(10).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(10).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(11).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(11).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(12).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(12).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(13).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(13).jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(14).jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://jfp3.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/amv8/amv8(14).jpg</A>

AM2K
02-05-2005, 01:30 PM
an awesome read!! Gives an interesting insight into the testing thats gone into this car...<p>Just gotta wait a little bit longer for the official pics now!

DoMiNo
02-05-2005, 01:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://www.autovisie.nl/_internal/cimg!0/rcbsw6jinl7pdp.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Source: Autovisie.nl<p>Looks pretty hot in yellow!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh god that's ugly.... it's like the pastel yellow from the VW Beetle...

sc43018
02-05-2005, 01:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh god that's ugly.... it's like the pastel yellow from the VW Beetle...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>amen

Top Secret
02-05-2005, 04:45 PM
When are official pics going to be released?

bm88
02-06-2005, 07:42 AM
I would expect it to be end of this month.<p>The car is believed to be shown at Geneva, which is early March.

protocatcher
02-06-2005, 08:33 AM
The snow pics are from northen sweden , i saw them shooting some pics in december .<br>Lovely car .......great sound .....I WANT IT....

celloboysteff
02-06-2005, 08:55 AM
what a great car.i cant wait. it will be sucha big hit across the world!!!!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

celloboysteff
02-06-2005, 08:56 AM
it looks pretty damn hot in any colour. even pink would suit it!!!

celloboysteff
02-06-2005, 08:58 AM
ive seen a db9 ouside waitrose in surrey and ur right revilo, it is even nicer. c ya 2 night.<br>

celloboysteff
02-06-2005, 08:59 AM
its noy ugly at all. itll look mice in any colour.<br>

SV
02-06-2005, 12:08 PM
you know you could have put all those answers into one post <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>anyway, this looks great, i wonder if the press will critisize it for looking too similar to the DB9

r3vilo
02-06-2005, 02:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SV3</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you know you could have put all those answers into one post <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lol too true<br>

Ultomato
02-06-2005, 03:47 PM
this car reminds me of the hyundai concept: HCD-8<p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/A/aston-martin/vantage-v8/03-large/vantage-desert-r3q-2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.carmarket.ru/images/concept/hyundai-hcd8-02.jpg" BORDER="0">

r0b
02-06-2005, 04:12 PM
You're definitely not the only one.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

JBlair
02-06-2005, 08:43 PM
The Aston came first <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

r3vilo
02-07-2005, 03:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ultomato</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">this car reminds me of the hyundai concept: HCD-8<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> Come on, its waaaaaayy better than that

r3vilo
02-08-2005, 01:29 PM
<A HREF="http://www.astonmartin.com/thegallery/videogallery" TARGET="_blank">http://www.astonmartin.com/thegallery/videogallery</A> <br>click on the v8 vantage

XXXAngelXXX
02-09-2005, 02:22 AM
oui tres cool<p>i miss the engine sound :)

sc43018
02-18-2005, 08:32 AM
will we see this car in cabrio form?

The Big Aristotle
02-18-2005, 10:37 AM
any chance of the frosted rear lights seen on the prototypes?

Seller Automotive
02-18-2005, 03:35 PM
The production version has already been shown... it has regular Red rear lights.

The Big Aristotle
02-19-2005, 01:13 PM
although aston are legendary for the ability to customise any customers car<p>will they still be doing this with "mass produced" cars like the V8 Vantage/DB5/8

sc43018
02-19-2005, 02:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Big Aristotle</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">although aston are legendary for the ability to customise any customers car<p>will they still be doing this with "mass produced" cars like the V8 Vantage/DB5/8</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This may or may not answer your question, but I read that an exec at Aston said that this was merely a more reasonable Aston to reach out to another market while still retaining everything that makes up Aston Martin. Take it as you wish

r3vilo
02-21-2005, 07:01 AM
im not sure whether there will be a volante. there was of the other v8. i certainly hope so. i could pop over to an aston dealer some time soon to see what they say........if they have a clue...........or if they want to talk.......they may not want too

NorthPoint
02-28-2005, 02:57 PM
There has been no official confirmation of any plans to build a V8 Vantage convertible but a model has been spotted in the Aston Martin design studio.<p>The V8 Vantage will be revealed to the world tomorrow March 1, 2005 in Geneva.

Seller Automotive
02-28-2005, 03:31 PM
I hope they come out with a Supercharged V8 at the same time as the "regular V8" Convertible.. talk about perfect marketing... no matter what, Original V8 coupe buyers will upgrade to Something.<p>Then, 18 months after those 2 cars are released, come out with the very limited Supercharged V8 Convertible.

thegriffon
03-01-2005, 03:52 PM
Aston Martin always said it would be called the V8 Vantage, despite all the later reports it would be the DB8 or DB5. Do you think people will believe them now?

Charger
03-01-2005, 03:58 PM
Please continue discussion in the new cars section