Skip to main content

Car FYI’s 2024 Canadian Automotive Guide: Aston Martin

Photo Credit: Aston Martin Lagonda



2024 Product Lineup: DB12, DBX, Vantage


Overall Brand Impression:

An enduring producer of high-class performance vehicles with more than 110 years of history, Aston Martin always seems to be an auto company renowned for their lofty pursuit of excellence. With a handful of special edition models introduced in 2023 including the final production models of the DBS recognized as the DBS 770 Ultimate, Aston Martin pushes forward in 2024 with a lineup led by the all-new DB12.


What’s New for 2024:

The latest advancement of Aston Martin’s DB product line, the DB12, is the biggest adaptation for the premium auto company’s 2024 model range. Available as a hardtop as well as a drop top Volante variant, the 2024 DB12 is an evolution of Aston Martin’s familiar design language. The Aston Martin DB12 is billed as one of the sharpest handling DB models ever incorporating an electric rear differential and intelligent adaptive damper technology. A 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating 680ps (670 horsepower) mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission allows the 2024 DB12 to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of 202 miles per hour.  

2024 will be a major transitional period for Aston Martin beyond the debut of the DB12. In 2023, the V12-powered DBS line unveiled the special 770 Ultimate version. Limited to only 499 production examples (300 couples and 199 Volantes), every Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate edition vehicle was already spoken for by customers at the time of introduction. Generating 770PS (about 759 horsepower), this variant of the Aston Martin DBS is the last of the line for the existing super GT model. Deliveries started through the second half of 2023.

With the loss of one of its most powerful V12 engined vehicles, Aston Martin is pushing forward with a plan to electrify their product line. While a battery-electric vehicle wearing the luxury brand’s badge is scheduled for 2025, the company is expected to press forward with production of their plug-in hybrid supercar called the Valhalla before the end of 2024. 



Highlight Models for 2024:


Photo Credit: Aston Martin Lagonda


Aston Martin Valour: Celebrating their 110th anniversary as an automaker in 2023, Aston Martin crafted a special, limited release Valour. Introduced in the middle of 2023, the Aston Martin Valour is a uniquely styled machine harkening back to the brand’s history while also containing notes towards its design future. The V8 Vantage of the 1970s and 1980s as well as Aston Martin’s RHAM/1 Le Mans race car called ‘Muncher’ largely contributed to the car’s exterior presentation. Taillights inspired by the Valkyrie hypercar and a woollen tweed seat coverings inside the two passenger interior draws on the 1959 Le Mans-winning DBR1 race car. Only 110 examples of the Aston Martin Valour will be built with initial deliveries taking place in late 2023. 


Photo Credit: Aston Martin Lagonda


Aston Martin Valhalla: Lifting its name from Norse mythology as a glorious hall where fallen warriors would ascent to after honourable battles, the Aston Martin Valhalla seeks to capture the soul of the brand’s greatest creations as inspire its ambitions for the future. The plug-in hybrid supercar is assembled on a strong, lightweight platform employing exceptional engineering and technology input from Formula 1 racing. Active aerodynamics, Multimatic damper system and a dual-clutch transmission are included on the Valhalla along with a host of safety and comfort amenities. Propelling the Aston Martin Valhalla’s performance heart is a twin-turbocharged V8 gasoline engine mated with a three-motor electric powertrain. With a peak power output of 950PS (approximately 937 horsepower), the Valhalla boasts a top speed of 217 miles per hour.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Review

Photo Credit: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. untitled A companion to the NTT IndyCar Series finale weekend on the streets of Long Beach, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship staged a 26-car race on Saturday consisting of DPi, GTLM and GTD class machines. With the conclusion of the 1-hour, 40-minute Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach sports car event, the overall winner was the #31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac shared by the driving duo of Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani. The victory was a decisive weekend for the Whelen Engineering Racing team that had scored the pole position and went on to take the checkered flag with a 10.95-second gap over the #01 Cadillac fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing with Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande. Corvette Racing enjoyed a dominant outing in the GTLM category. Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner in the #4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R beat the #3 car shared by Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor. Only three GTLM class vehicles ran at Long Be

True Patriot Performance Love: Canadian-born Stuart Hilborn’s Winning Indy 500 Influence

Photo Credit: Chris Nagy/Car FYI When it comes to going fast, every flag in the world can be evenly captivated by the alluring rush of speed. However, the citizens of every nation want to see their country’s colours ride the fastest.  The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long hosted exceptional gentlemen and ladies of the world attracted to the mystique of the event known as the Indianapolis 500. Drivers, financiers, media and even fans from all over the globe are recognized for their contribution to the traditional 500-mile race on the United States’ Memorial Day weekend. For Canadians, we celebrate the success of Jacques Villeneuve’s 1995 victory at the 2.5-mile oval while some curse the outcome of the 2002 Indy 500 where so argue Paul Tracy was the rightful winner rather than Helio Castroneves. While Canada’s best land-based pilots of automobiles are noted for their attempts to be immortalized through a relationship alongside the Borg-Warner trophy, one individual born in the nation

5 Designing Women of the Modern Automobile

Photo Credit: Chris Nagy On International Women’s Day, it was prudent for Car FYI to recognize the many contributions of women to the auto industry. As a piece of complex machinery with no discrimination of gender itself, it is disheartening to note how past praise and innovation of automobiles have centred around men. Looking back into history, Karl Benz’s wife Bertha ultimate undertook the automobile’s first major publicity trip and endurance test. She was also instrumental in the financing of the automobile patent but could not be recognized in connections to due to her standing as a married woman in German law. With regards to the other half of Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes name was derived from a customer of Gottieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. When it comes to vehicle design, the female influence on automobiles is a complicated story. In cases when men tried to identify with women, a laughable result was the 1955 and 1956 Dodge LaFemme that were even insultingly sexist fo