For the latest evolution of their flagship coupe, the DB11, Aston is offering a V8 alongside the not-long-for-this-world charm of their 5.2-liter V12.

With a calm, cool, and collected performance, the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is the perfect car for the modern era.

With both brands exhibiting a clear ability to produce products that catch the eye and stir the soul, this new partnership should lead to some interesting, innovative, and impressively expensive new watches.

Held on the Great Lawn at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver’s annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend is a veritable buffet of noteworthy and exciting cars.

This year’s New York International Auto Show, which kicked off on April 16 and continues until April 27, played host to all manner of vehicles from all segments (expected), but the cars that made the biggest impact were those from the upper echelons (perhaps unexpected). In particular, British brands made waves.

On Sunday, July 21, a week’s worth of activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin culminated in a single-marque concours d’elegance in Kensington Palace Gardens. There were some 550 cars in attendance—the single largest gathering of Aston Martins ever— including some of the rarest models in existence.

Let’s get one thing straight right from the start: the Aston Martin range comprises some of the most desirable sports cars on the planet—period. While the cars aren’t the fastest, the most outrageous, or the most expensive, they nevertheless have that elusive cool factor that brands everywhere in every category aspire to attain.

Dr. Ulrich Bez is a character. As evidence, when his mobile phone rings, the James Bond theme reverberates loudly enough for anyone within shouting distance to take notice.