| 3rd May 2011
Aston Martin is one of the most iconic names in the motoring world.
It is synonymous with style, luxury, performance and of course James Bond. It’s because of these attributes that the marque and brand is consistently thought of as one of the coolest in the world.
Despite the pricetag and the obvious gas-guzzling implications of such high-levels of performance, Aston Martin has avoided the criticism of the likes of Range Rover and it remains one of the most desirable names in motoring.
It is part of an elite band of luxury, performance car-makers alongside the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati yet Askaprice has still managed to provide brilliant leasing offers on the fantastic cars.
The Aston Martin Range
Aston Martin Cygnet
The Aston Martin Cygnet has not yet arrived on UK roads however order books for the luxury city car are open ahead of its release in April.
It could be argued that the Cygnet was a reaction to Audi’s release of the A1 sub-compact hatchback however the Aston promises to have far higher levels of luxury than its German rival and it is more likely a reaction to tougher regulations regarding CO2 emissions.
The Cygnet is based on the platform of the Toyota iQ city car and will use the same 1.33-litre engine found on the Japanese city car. CO2 emissions are expected to register at around 115g/km with a fuel consumption figure of nearly 59mpg.
It will lack the performance figures of the rest of the Aston Martin range with a 0-62mph sprint time of a little over 11 seconds however Aston has promised to recreate its typical levels of luxury on the inside of the Cygnet.
The official list price of the Cygnet hovers around £30,000 however the luxury city car is more ideally suited to leasing deals which will be available at Askaprice.com.
Aston Martin DB9
The Aston Martin DB9 is one of the most desirable cars in the world thanks to its beautiful looks, powerful performance and infinitely cool moniker.
The DB9 is the most successful model in Aston Martin’s future and it is powered by a large V12 470bhp 6.0-litre engine. It enables the DB9 to clear 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 186mph.
Inside the DB9 is littered with natural wood finishes, high quality leather and materials that makes the cabin of the DB9 an extremely nice and comfortable place to inhabit.
The coupe is not the biggest in the world and is to all intents and purposes a two-seater however if you’re in line to buy the beautiful car then that’s probably not a consideration.
The Aston Martin DB9 is a fantastic car and fully worthy of its desirable tag, whether you can afford the £100,000+ price is debatable but Askaprice.com has made it slightly more affordable thanks to the DB9 leasing deals available at the car-buying website.
Aston Martin DBS
The Aston Martin DBS is a DB9 with intent – a harder, firmer and faster version reflected by the aggressive styling of the model.
The DBS comes complete with muscular lines and inserts along its bonnet, additional air vents, inlays and flared side-skirts.
That means the DBS is not quite as stylish and attractive as the DB9 but it does convey its performance improvements over its more refined stablemate.
It comes equipped with a 510bhp 6.0-litre engine that enables the sport coupe to clear 0-62mph in just over four seconds with a top speed of 190mph.
As well as being a more powerful, more aggressive version of the DB9, the DBS is also a more expensive version costing closer to £200,000. Askaprice.com however has a number of Aston Martin DBS lease deals.
Aston Martin Rapide
The Aston Martin Rapide is a luxury saloon from the British manufacturer and one that comes equipped with a host of executive touches as standard including a Bang and Olufsen Beosound system and heated memory seats.
It is exclusively hand-made by Aston Martin engineers in the company’s plant in Graz and it translates to around 220 man hours to build each unit.
It is a painstaking process to build the Rapide with nine coats of paint applied to the exterior and ten leather hides fitted throughout the interior.
Unlike the rest of the Aston Martin range the Rapide is a genuine four-seater with 301-litres of space in the luggage compartment. It is powered by a 470bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine that should clear 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds at a top speed of 180mph.
The Aston Martin Rapide finds itself in the middle of the Aston price range starting at around £140,000, again Askaprice.com has a range of excellent Aston Martin Rapide lease deals.
Aston Martin Vantage
The Aston Martin Vantage is probably the most commonly sighted Aston Martin on British roads and that’s because – before the Cygnet – it’s the cheapest Aston on the market at a cool starting price of £88,000.
It is a smaller version of the DB9 with a much shorter wheelbase than its sibling. That means there’s less room inside and it’s most definitely a two seater.
It’s not as quick as some of the other Aston’s in the manufacturer’s range but it still houses a 380bhp V8 4.3-litre engine under its sleek and muscular-looking bonnet. That drivetrain allows the Vantage to clear 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 175mph.
The Vantage is one of the more practical ‘two-seaters’ on the market thanks to its hatchback arrangement and large front-cabin.
Askaprice.com has a range of Aston Martin Vantage business lease deals that brings the attractive coupe into the price range of more than millionaires – almost.