FRANKFURT – Aston Martin plans to revert to its traditional DB nomenclature for the new V8 Vantage and for the successor of the DB7. The DB designation comes from the initials of David Brown, the U.K. industrialist who bought Aston Martin in 1947 and sold it in 1972. Aston Martin V8 Vantage concept The production version of the V8 Vantage, unveiled at the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit as a concept car, will be called the DB8, while the successor to ...

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