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This is the Aston Martin AM-RB 001, Red Bull's shot at making the world's fastest production car

The AM-RB 001, Aston Martin and Red Bull's hypercar, was unveiled to the public for the first time today at Aston Martin's UK headquarters. At the launch today, Aston CEO Andy Palmer said there would never be more than 150 of the extreme machines on the road, and could be as few as 99. In addition …

Aston Martin's £1.8m Vulcan: 'Properly hardcore'

TopGear.com's Ollie Marriage shakes down the £1.8m, 820-horsepower track star on Abu Dhabi's F1 circuit.<p>For a company that builds only about 4,000 cars each year, Aston Martin manages to stay exceptionally busy. After facilitating the auction of one of its DB10 Spectre movie cars (a sale that …

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Surviving an Aston ice storm

'The James Bond theme that had been playing so triumphantly in my head came to a needle-scratching halt. Then I hurled — not once or twice, but three inglorious times.'<p>I was behind the wheel of a £200,000 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, careening across a sheet of ice, when I realized my ice-driving …

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Aston Martin dazzles in Geneva

The DB11 is the most important model in the British carmaker's 103-year history.<p>Knowing what we know about car writers, we can safely assume that at least four out of every five of them in attendance at the Geneva motor show this week planned — probably well in advance — to evoke a tired bit from …

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Is it time to retire the stick shift?

Driving Aston's manual-trans V12 Vantage is 'a buttock-clenching experience', says Top Gear's Jack Rix.<p><b>MUCH HAS BEEN MADE</b> by motoring writers and sports-car idealists of the apparently inevitable — and wholly lamentable — demise of the manual transmission. The use of a stick-shift, say its …

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Aston Martin's impossible dream

The carmaker plans to build 99 examples of the lovely Vanquish Zagato coupé — but you can't have one.<p><b>SOMEWHERE ON THIS PLANET</b>, there are 99 people — 99 wealthy, well-connected, impeccably dressed people — who have just been offered a new reason to flash a perfect smile. For it so happens that Aston …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

Project Management