Cherished DB11 number plates FOR SALE

The Aston Martin DB11 is nearly two years old, here at Fisher Performance cars we have for sale two private registrations to up date your DB11. We have on retention DB11 DOC AND DB11 FUN, this is a perfect way to update your present vehicle. Please contact Mike on 01299 251 628 or mike@fisherperfomance.co.uk

Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates 60 years of Le Mans 24 Hours fame

Aston Martin won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959. 60 years on, Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned the firm’s bespoke Q division to create a run of 24 special editions: the DBS 59.

They’re derived from the DBS Superleggera, itself a name that first appeared in 1959, on the DB4 Superleggera. These days, the 715hp, 211mph machine is Aston’s fastest new car. The perfect base for a Le Mans-inspired edition.

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Aston Martin actually finished 1-2 in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Carroll Shelby’s DBR1 taking the chequered flag ahead of the rest – a field that included works Ferrari and Porsche entries, plus the famous Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars.

In Aston Martin folklore, then, the DBR1 is a very special car. One that inspired someone to pay £17.5 million for one at auction in 2017, making it the most valuable British car in history.

Not special enough? Then you’ll love the saddle leather helmet pods in the rear – which hold bespoke DBS 59 race helmets, suits and gloves.

Aston will also sell you period blue race overalls with DBS 59 Aston Martin logos, string-backed gloves similar to Shelby’s own, some bespoke luggage and an Aston Martin Racing Green car cover.

How can you tell which of the 24 DBS 59 you have? From a painted white roundel next to the side strakes. Choose the car cover and the same number will feature on it.

Aston Martin VP and chief marketing officer Simon Sproule said: “When Aston Martin Cambridge expressed a desire to create a limited run of DBS Superleggeras inspired by the DBR1’s famous Le Mans victory we knew it had to be something special.

“My favourite element on the ‘DBS 59’ are the seat backs that feature fabric inspired by the DBR1 seat material, but there are countless touches that will intrigue and delight”.

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James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is being relaunched

The Goldfinger DB5. Just like the DB4 GT Continuation models we saw at the end of 2016, Aston is building 25 brand-new Aston Martin DB5s, built as “authentic reproductions” of the exact car that Connery, Brosnan and Craig all drove in various screen outings.

By authentic, Aston mean things like revolving numberplates “and more”. We suspect the ejector seats and oil spray probably won’t make the cut, though we live in hope.

Each will be assembled at Aston’s Newport Pagnell factory – where the original DB5 was made – and will feature “sympathetic modifications”. And it’ll come in any colour you want as long as that colour is Silver Birch. Just like in the movies.

The original car came with a 4.0-litre straight-six with 282bhp and 280lb ft of torque. If it’s the same philosophy as the DB4 GT Continuation, expect the same, only slightly tweaked for reliability.

Aston will get assistance from EON Productions, the company responsible for the Bond films, and also a helping hand from Oscar winner Chris Corbould, who not only was the special effects supervisor on eight James Bond films, but also worked on Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

The cars will be ready for customers in the later part of 2019, though as you would expect, they’re not cheap: £3.3m (including taxes) a pop.

“The connection between Aston Martin and James Bond is something of which we are very proud,” explains Aston boss Andy Palmer. “It is remarkable that the DB5 remains the definitive James Bond car after so many years.

“To own a Silver Birch DB5, complete with gadgets and built to the highest standards in the very same factory as the original James Bond cars? That is surely the ultimate collectors’ fantasy,” he added.

Collectors’ fantasy indeed. Not one of the 25 reproductions will be road legal. Aston intends to build three more – one for EON, one for itself, and a final one that’ll be auctioned off for charity.

Whatever you do however, don’t touch the little red button…

 

AMOC Area 5 Spring breakfast meeting

AMOC-breakfast-meetingFisher Performance Cars held our third Aston Martin Owners club meeting on Saturday the 28th April. Despite the weather we had a fantastic turn out with over 60 Aston Martin’s thought out the day.
As always it was a pleasure to host such a event and meet some new people with the same passion for the brand as we have. All the team from the Fisher Group including the bodyshop, Restoration, and MOT departments would like to take this opportunity to thank every one who made it on the day.
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Some Good News

While most automakers had a tough 2017, Aston Martin is profitable again after about a decade, surging on to a record year of sales in 2017 thanks to the new DB11. And it’s only getting started.

According to Aston Martin, overall sales were up 58 percent on last year, selling 5,117 cars in 2017, the first time it’s sold more than 5,000 cars since 2008. The company claims that’s thanks to “sell-out demand” for the new V12 DB11. There was also help from specialty models like the Vanquish Zagato cars and the Vantage GT8, with those sales doubling over the previous year.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) was reported as at least £180 million, or approximately $243.7 million. A full earnings report will be released in March.

The party won’t stop here as Aston Martin has even more exciting stuff coming up, including production of the new V8 DB11, the recently revealed Vantage and the introduction of the new Vanquish. Aston will also get to work on a new UK factory to produce the upcoming DBX crossover starting in 2019.

Even though many of us aren’t quite sure Aston’s new design language lives up to the previous generation, it’s clear that all the company needed to do to get back into the black was update its cars. Now that the different model lines have more distinct styling, as evidenced by the DB11 and Vantage, it will likely lead to even more success going forward.

 Aston may be going for the crossover crowd, but the fact that it’s able to find profitability and success without one yet is extremely reassuring in these trying times. Cheers.

Aston Martin Owners Club meeting 9th December 2017

Fisher Performance Cars were privileged to hold the AMOC area 5 & 22 Christmas breakfast meeting at our facility on the 9th December 2017, this included our bodyshop, restoration and MOT divisions of the business. Despite being a cold, snowy December morning we had an amazing turn out (some even in their Aston’s).

We would like to thank all the members for their ongoing support in the early stages of our venture and we are looking forward to an exciting new year ahead and long relationship between the Aston Martin Owners Club and the Fisher Group.

 

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Aston Martin 2018 V8 Vantage

THE new Aston Martin Vantage 2018 has been revealed alongside its price, specs, tech, DB10-inspired design and set of pictures. Here is everything you need to know about the car and its release date in the UK.

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One of its most debated features of the latest Vantage was what direction the design would be taken in.

Undoubtedly it is an Aston, but the car is displaying some new design language which could be an indication of future models.

It has a sporty and an athletic design with the muscular curves across the body, pronounced bonnet and sharp chrome lined grille.

Elements of the DB10 look to have been woven into the new design including the wide-set narrow headlights and low full-length grille.

It is a bold design and new direction for Aston which could divide fans.

According to the car manufacturer, aerodynamic performance was central to the Vantage design concept.

The front splitter directs airflow underneath the car, where a system of fences channels cooling air where it is needed, and also ensures the rear diffuser is fed with clean airflow.

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At the rear the new full-length strip light that runs along the lip spoiler is also an example of bold new design language being experimented by Aston Martin.

Vantage is a namesake that has been around for seven decades in Aston Martin beginning in 1951 with the  high-output engine option for the DB2.

It is something that has been synonymous with performance since it was introduced and the British car manufacturer is hoping that doesn’t change with the new model.

Powering the new Vantage is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which develops 510PS and 685Nm of torque.

The allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 195mph.

It has a 50:50 weight distribution which should help with the car’s handling, is paired to a rear-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and comes with Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Torque Vectoring.

Its chassis is an evolution of the bonded aluminium structure first debuted on the DB11 and has been fitted with new Pirelli P Zero tyres developed specifically for new Vantage.

The interior has been designed to be sports car focused with sharp lines in place of the usual swooping curves.

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Carbon fibre interior, Alcantara and leather interior options and sport seats have also been added alongside redesigned button clusters.

The car has a surprisingly large boot space of 350 litres, which isn’t bad for a two-seater 195mph sports car.

Prices for the new Vantage, which is on sale now, start at £120,900 in the UK and deliveries are scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2018.

Aston Martin President Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “It speaks volumes for the outgoing Vantage that it is the single most successful model in Aston Martin’s history.

“Creating a worthy successor has been a challenge to relish and a huge source of motivation.

“I’m enormously excited by what we’ve created: a new Vantage that’s more explicit in looks and intent, wrapping heart-pounding performance and dazzling dynamics into an everyday usable package.

“A true sports car with a sharper look and a keener dynamic edge, the new Vantage is the Aston Martin pure driving machine enthusiasts have been waiting for.”

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