Tag Archives: Aston Martin

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante – Protecting The Ultimate Volante

The Vanquish is Aston Martin’s flagship grand tourer and, as they put it, ‘represents the height of design, engineering, technology and craftsmanship’. One look at the Vanquish and it’s immediately apparent their statement is accurate. Described as the ‘ultimate grand tourer’, the Vanquish has been sculpted with smooth, aerodynamically sleek lines, enhanced by the swooping […]

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Aston Martin DBS Volante Paintwork Restored To Its Former Glory

The Aston Martin DBS went into production in 2007 after the global reveal event at Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. However, its true debut was in the 2006 James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’, when it crashed, literally, into the consciousness of the Aston Martin loving enthusiast as Daniel Craig’s automotive weapon of choice. And what a […]

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Accentuating The Elegant Lines Of A ‘Hardly Green’ Aston Martin Rapide

The Aston Martin Rapide is arguably one of the most beautiful high-performance sports cars ever built. Smooth sleek lines and flowing curves, the Rapide’s undeniable presence is backed up by a 5.9L V12 engine. This monster produces 470bhp, 443 lbf·ft (601 N·m) of torque and delivers a top speed of just over 188mph, squeezing you […]

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Paint And Leather Restoration For A Timeless Aston Martin DB9

When you love your car, seeing the damage inflicted by regular use, especially when it’s unprotected, can be upsetting as well as impacting on the potential resale value. The owner of this 2005 Aston Martin DB9 was in just that situation: the Onyx metallic black paintwork was covered in wash swirls and other blemishes, whilst […]

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1969 Aston Martin DBS Protected With Swissvax Best Of Show

The Aston Martin DBS is a grand tourer manufactured between 1967 and 1972. Originally intended as a successor to the DB6, both models ran concurrently for the first three years, during which time the DBS featured as George Lazenby’s 007 car in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. Featuring a straight six engine, the DBS was meant […]

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420 – Race Technology For The Open Road

Aston Martin does a great job of taking successful race cars and translating them into road cars that can be enjoyed by the enthusiast. With its roots in GT4 racers, the ‘N’ designation signifies this beast has been tried and tested on the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) Nürburgring whilst the […]

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Quantum Silver Aston Martin Virage Volante Has Its ‘Miyabi’ Restored

The Aston Martin Virage turns more than a few heads, in part, as would be expected from this luxury British brand, for its show-stealing looks. However, it’s the Virage’s performance capabilities that make it really stand out from the crowd. The 6-litre V12 engine is capable of catapulting the 1890kg car from 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds […]

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Kamikaze Collection Artificial Clearcoat – Finally, A Durable Solution For Ultra-Sensitive Paint Finishes?

Ceramic sealants are known for providing swirl resistance protection to automotive clearcoats and this is particularly useful for cars with sensitive finishes which mar easily. However, some clearcoats are so delicate they become blemished as the sealant is being applied. Japanese marques, particularly with dark coloured paintwork are notoriously difficult to refine and apply sealant […]

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Aston Martin Rapide Restored To Its Former Glory

Successor to and named in honour of the Lagonda Rapide, the Aston Martin Rapide is a four-door high-performance sports saloon shaped more like a coupe. At just over five metres long and nearly two metres wide it’s a big car with a lot of paintwork on show. That said, as it’s able to achieve 0-62mph […]

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Aston Martin DB4, Refining A Classic – Part Two

In February of 2014 UF wrote an article about Paintwork Correction work carried out on a show-stopping black Aston Martin DB4. After driving the car for many enjoyable miles, the owner decided he would visit world renowned Aston Martin heritage specialists R.S. Williams to discuss some very exciting upgrades.  Based in Cobham, Surrey, Richard Stewart Williams Limited was started by Richard Williams […]

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