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Roger Moore's Bond would raise an enraged eyebrow, Daniel Craig's would break someone's windpipe, George Lazenby's would blub like a baby. Yet more foreigners are riding roughshod over Aston Martin.

Steve keen to make name for himself with marquee signing

The cars outside the training ground seem to give some indication of the balance of power at Blackburn. There is El-Hadji Diouf’s chrome-plated Mercedes, worth £420,000, next to Michel Salgado’s Aston Martin while further along stands a modest BMW 3-series belonging to their manager, Steve Kean.

Aston Martin city car gets first UK showing

Aston Martin has been displaying its luxury city car, the Cygnet, in the UK for the first time.

Maserati duo claim first ever GT1 world championship

The Vitaphone Maserati duo of Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini claimed the first ever GT1 world championship yesterday afternoon by finishing ahead of the Young Driver Aston Martin pair of Darren Turner and Tomas Enge.

Maserati record GT1 win in Brazil

The #2 Vitaphone Maserati provided a home victory for Brazil yesterday when Enrique Bernoldi and new-comer Xandi Negrao came home ahead of the Aston Martin of Darren Turner and Thomas Enge. The Corvette of Alex Margaritis and Marc Hennerici rounded out the podium.

James Bond's Aston Martin sold for £2.6m

A James Bond Aston Martin dubbed the most famous car in the world was sold at auction for £2.6 million.

Win tickets to the British GT at Donnington

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship heads to its season finale at the re-built Donington Park circuit in Leicestershire on Saturday 16 October.

Ashburn claims British GT crown

David Ashburn is the 2010 Avon Tyres British GT Champion. The 63-year-old Londoner - aided by his Trackspeed Porsche team-mate Glynn Geddie - collected a win and a fifth place finish in Sunday’s penultimate meeting of the championship season at Brands Hatch to gain sufficient points to put the title beyond the reach of any of his rivals.

Ferraris to the fore at Snetterton

Ferraris won both the Snetterton rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship yesterday, the Chad Racing car of Dan Brown and Tom Ferrier dominating the first of the day’s races and the MTECH Ferrari of Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin similarly assertive in race two.

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Trackspeed Porsche claims victory at Silverstone

Championship leader David Ashburn and his co-driver Glynn Geddie took an exciting late victory in a sensational two-hour Avon Tyres British GT Championship enduro at Silverstone yesterday. The Trackspeed Porsche duo came out on top in a crowd-pleasing race which attracted a field of 25 cars, and Ashburn extended his points lead in the process.

MTECH win opening British GT

Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin survived a late-race mechanical scare to win the opening round of the 2010 Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park yesterday. The MTECH Ferrari 430 Scuderia duo took control of the race 12 laps from the end when the Preci-Spark Ascari of reigning champions David and Godfrey Jones ran out of road.

Aston Martin Rapide

It might not look like it, or sound like it, but the new Aston Martin Rapide could be a classy five-door family hatchback

MTECH team victorious at Silverstone

The MTECH pairing of Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron claimed a popular maiden win in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone yesterday, their Ferrari 430 Scuderia posting a victory margin of half a minute after two hours of flat-out racing.

Sean O'Grady: Aston Martin makes a Mini

The Aston Martin Cygnet: An interesting way for luxury car maker Aston Martin to deal with the slump: make a Mini.

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