Iconic English sports car maker Aston Martin and prestigious boat builder Quintessence Yachts have collaborated on a stunning new boat called the AM37 that aims to apply the Aston design aesthetic to sea-going vehicles. (Yes, James Bond did have a car that went underwater, but that one was a Lotus, not an Aston Martin.)
Hollywood director Sam Mendes doesn’t usually design high-performance sports cars. But he made an exception for James Bond. Mendes, who directed the latest 007 franchise film (in theaters November 6), worked with legendary auto designer Marek Reichman to create the movie’s signature vehicle: the Aston Martin DB10. Their aesthetic goal: “It had to have the look of the character driving it,” says Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer. “It had to have a predatory nature.”
Even James Bond isn’t posh enough for this.
Luxury automaker Aston Martin has released new photos of its stunning Vulcan supercar, which was announced earlier this year. The track-only vehicle is almost entirely constructed of carbon fiber and packs a whopping 800-horsepower V12 engine so powerful owners are offered an “extensive and detailed program of intensive track driver training,” Wired reported back in February.
THE VANQUISH IS Aston Martin’s flagship grand tourer, and though it is gorgeous, it hasn’t changed much since Ian Callum designed the first generation in 2001. Now Henrik Fisker, who followed Callum as design director at Aston Martin before founding his own company, has given the Vanquish a muscular update—and a completely new way of interacting with the interior.