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Classic Cars 1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante
casino blog
01 June 2011

Based upon the six-cylinder DBS, the Aston Martin V8 sent the Newport Pagnell firm in a new direction.  These cars were big and brutish with plenty of muscle.  They mixed together the speed and acceleration of a thoroughbred supercar with the refinement of luxury grand tourer.

The DBS was developed during the mid to late sixties and was put into production in 1968 with the six-cylinder engine from the DB6 in place.  This was because the specially developed V8, designed by automotive genius Tadek Marek, was still undergoing tests to ensure complete reliability.  The engine eventually appeared in 1970 and gave the DBS the speed to match its style.  Over time this style evolved, most noticeably when the front changed from having quad-lights, to just two.

However by the mid-1980’s, it was clear that this range of cars was quickly becoming outdated.  The final Series 5 evolution of the range was launched at the 1986 New York International Auto Show and featured a compact Weber/Magnetti Marelli electronic fuel injection system.  

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James Bond's favourite car brand, Aston Martin
casino blog
17 October 2008

James Bond's favourite car brand, Aston MartinAston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British luxury performance car manufacturer. Their headquarters are based in Gaydon, England, and the company’s name is derived from one of the company’s founders, Lionel Martin, and from the Aston Hill speed hillclimb located near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire.

Aston Martin’s are most well known for being prestigious luxury cars owned by the rich and famous. Perhaps most famously, Aston Martin is a favorite automobile of none other than 007 himself, Mr. James Bond. Of course, Aston Martin didn’t start out so prestigiously. Similar to most other car brands, AM had to pay their dues.

Aston Martin was founded in 1913 by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. The two had met the previous year while selling cars made by Singer. Martin frequently raced specials at Aston Hill, and the two eventually began to manufacture their own cars.

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