Eight new Aston Martin Super Sport will cost almost $10 million each

Aston Martin started a collaboration with Star Electric Cars (France) for the Super Sport project.

Star Electric Cars is a car designer licensed to create luxury electric golf cars resembling brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Porsche. They also design unique cars built for presidents, kings and princes around the world.

Only eight copies of this new Aston Martin Super Sport will be built, each color will only be made once. This new model will be more exclusive than the “One-77”, built in only 77 copies.

The Super Sport is a mid-engine engine sports car with genuine “supercar” looks powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.4 liter V8 engine producing 800 up to 950bhp. The power is transferred to the wheels via a six-speed manual trans-axle, fully synchronized with an integral, torque-sensing, helical limited-slip differential. If requested a F1 paddle shift gearbox is available.

The interior includes leather, alcantara, carbon fiber and Recaro seats. The sat nav system has an iPod connection included.

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Paris Motor Show 2010: Premiers

Paris Motor Show is fast approaching and the car manufacturers put on the starting line the most exciting new models or concepts. This year, Paris Motor Show will take place from 2-17 octombre and manufacturers’ stands will be arranged in Porte de Versailles. Given that they play at home, French car manufacturers will come with the most spectacular premiers.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin stand will be full of news. The British builder most likely will come to Paris with its DB9 model. The British supercar received a very delicate facelift, not long ago.

Audi

In Audi’s stand, the audience at the Paris Motor Show will be able to admire the new A7. This Coupe sedan will become the first rival for Mercedes CLS.

BMW

BMW will come to Paris together with its new X3 generation. After six years since its launch, the Bavarian compact SUV has a new design, much more attractive. Also, in their stand is likely to get acquainted with the long-awaited Megacity concept.

Bugatti

The Bugatti will come to Paris Motor Show with their new Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The new version of the Veyron was able to enter the Guinness Book, reaching speeds of 431 km/h. This car is equipped with a 1,200 horsepower engine and 1500 Nm.

Chevrolet

Like they did at Geneva Motor Show, this year, Chevrolet will also present the Aveo RS concept at Paris Motor Show.

Citroen

Citroen’s stand will certainly be one of the most admired. French will present to the public its new generation of C4, but only the version with five doors. Also, the French manufacturer will make us aware of their DS4.

Ford

Ford officials will bring with them the new Mondeo facelift. The retouched version of the Mondeo offers customers a range of technological elements that were missing on the present model.

Land Rover

In the Land Rover stand, the audience at the Porte de Versailles will be able to admire the new Range Rover Evoque. The new British model is the smallest, lightest and most environmental Land Rover car created so far, and will be launched on the market with the anniversary of 40 years of the company.

Lotus

Lotus will be among the stars of the Parisian Motor Show, their stand will host the Esprit supercar concept. Besides that it is possible to see a GT roadster and two concepts.

Mercedes

Mercedes will present in Paris the new CL facelift and also the new CLS. The new CL-Class comes with a front look more aggressive and with a new propellant. Twin-turbo V8 unit produces 429 hp and develops a torque of 699 Nm.

Mini

The British manufacturer’s stand will host the new Mini facelift. The first information and pictures were presented in June, but its changes are minor, both externally and internally.

Opel

The tenth generation of the Opel Astra has received a release for a family, and the Paris Motor Show is the perfect place to display it. For the first time, Astra’s station wagon version drop its Caravan denominations for the name Sports Tourer.

Peugeot

Another car manufacturer who will play at home is Peugeot. French will showcase the new 508, mid-size sedan that will replace the old 407. French brand fans will get a surprise and officials are wishing to present the long awaited Peugeot 308 GTI.

Renault

Renault’s stand will be at high agitation because the French will present DeZir concept, an electric prototype that has a fascinating design and a 150 horsepower propeller with a range of 160 kilometers. Also, the French will come accompanied by the electric version of Fluence.

Smart

The Smart will be present at the Paris Motor Show with a restyled version of its Fortwo. The actual Smart Fortwo will leave the current car market until 2013, when it will be replaced by the new generation developed in collaboration with Renault and this facelift aims freshening this generation.

Suzuki

Suzuki from Japan will be accompanied at the Porte de Versailles, by the new generation of urban model Swift. The third generation of the Swift comes with a design slightly retouched with new, somewhat larger sized engines.

Volvo

If Geneva was introduced to the Volvo S60, Paris will see the V60. The wagon version of its S60 received the title of Sports Wagon to emphasize the sport allure.

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James Bond’s car put up for sale

All proceeds will be donated to a charitable foundation owned by the current owner of the car.The price of this model is 4.8 million euros. 

The Aston Martin DB5 debuted in 1963 and it is a better version of the DB4. The DB acronym is the name David Brown – Head of Aston Martin in the period 1947-1972. 

The car gained notoriety as being the first and the most recognized car driven by James Bond.It appeared in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale, Goldfinger and Thunderball.

The Aston Martin DB5 is equipped with a 3995 cc engine, six-cylinder that develops 282 horsepower and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission made by ZF.

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Edo Competition presents the Aston Martin DBS

Germans from Edo Competition presented a vision of the Aston Martin DBS.

The British model was put under mechanical and aesthetic transformations, thus earning extra sportiveness and aggression.

The engine of 5.9-liter V12 delivering 550 horsepower, 33 horsepower more than the series version and develops a torque of 600 Nm.

The modifications that were worked on the British model consist in recalibrated the ECU unit, installing a new exhaust system and installation of filters that provide an increased air flow.

With all these changes, the Germans creation sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 320 km / h.

For better handling, Edo Competition has mounted a new set of suspension and replaced the brake system with a more efficient one which uses discs with a diameter of 405 mm for front wheels and 380 mm for rear wheels.

Like any tuning house that respects itself, the Germans mounted 21-inch wheels that have Continental tires.

In what concerns the inside, the Germans will choose the materials according to the customer’s requirements.

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Ulrich Bez received a special edition of the Aston Martin DBS

During the Motor Show in Geneva, the British maker of luxury cars Aston Martin has presented a special edition of a DBS model.

It was created especially to celebrate the ten years that Ulrich Bez spent at the head of the company as CEO.

The British model called the Aston Martin DBS UB and was created in 40 specimens.

Half of these cars will be coupe versions and the other half will be convertible.

The changes from the series version of this model consist in the color used for painting the body, the British choosing the Azurite Black color.

Also, the leather upholstery is painted in a metallic color.

Ulrich Bez had also an important contribution to building this model, the DBS UB was created as he specified it.

Finally, for the model to be a really special one, the company director signed each unit produced. The price of the DBS UB has not yet been disclosed by the company officials.

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IED and Tesla will bring the concept EYE at Geneva Showroom

Tesla is trying to capture the public in Geneva with a futuristic creation, a result of a collaboration with the European Institute of Design of Turin (IED). The concept which will be exhibited, during the event, was called Eye and tries to trace the lines of a sports car, the electric drive train, which can be used every day.

The prototype set by IED measures 4.3 meters long, 1.8 meters wide, 1.4 meters high and is characterized by a folding roof that can turn the compact coupe with four seats in a convertible with just two seats.

Created in collaboration with Tesla, the Eye concept is meant to be powered by an electric drive train.. The only reliable information is the position of the lithium-ion batteries under the back seat.

The IED stand in Geneva will host a concept called Pygmy, based on the Fiat Panda 4×4 and inspired by the agreement between the Italians and the Chrysler Group, and also a sports prototype named Libido, which executes in a futuristic way the excellence and sportsmanship values of Aston Martin.

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Official Photos of the Cygnet Concept

Aston’s traditional grille is laid in front and center, giving personality to this city car. The taillights also have the Aston’s style, while the inside got sumptuous red and black leather.

Strangely though it may seem, the micro-Aston is considered to be a second car for one who owns the traditional DB9 or V8 Vantage. The Cygnet is suitable for daily usage, providing the much needed luxuries. The traditional customers can now save and enjoy their sports coupes for spirited driving on the weekends.

As a plus, this new concept car meets CO2 standards (or CAFE, if the car were offered here).

Aston Martin is confident that although this is just a concept, we will be surprised see the car on the streets by late 2010.

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