Our cover story showcases some of the striking colours available in the bespoke Q range, with the eye-catching photography of studio artist Matthew Donaldson. We also have an exclusive photo shoot with the new CC100—inspired by the classic DBR1— which made its debut at the Nürburgring last month.
This issue has an international flavour, befitting Aston Martin’s status as a successful worldwide brand. We travel to Brazil in search of the world’s best coffee (produced with its very own secret ingredient), photograph Argentine polo player Eduardo Novillo Astrada in Florida, where he was competing in the US Open, and sit down with German-born architect Ole Scheeren in Beijing, the city in which he is best-known for his spectacular CCTV building. And, finally, we take the new Rapide S up into the Pyrenees mountains, where we master some of the hill climbs made famous in the Tour de France in the luxury and comfort of the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car.
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To Commemorate Aston Martin’s Centenary, a twin-seated racer—taking its lead from the iconic DBR1—has been specially built. Meet the stunning CC100...
Fiona Sims travels to the Esprito Santo region in Brazil in search of the world’s finest coffee and to track down the exotic bird at the heart of its production.
Photographer Matthew Donaldson finds the perfect models for a selection of Aston Martin’s striking paint colours, available through the Q Service, in a special studio shoot.
In the first of a three-part history of Aston Martin, Richard Meaden looks back over an eventful first few decades for the company.
Just as James Bond is forever associated with Aston Martin, cars have been an integral part of cinema since its earliest days, as David Gritten reveals.
Having started life in hill climbs, the Aston Martin name is synonymous with motor racing and a sporting approach and attitude, which still thrives today among its customers and partners.
Argentinian polo player Eduaro Novilla Astrada enjoys a glamorous lifestyle that belies his down-to-earth nature.