Aston Martin Could Get AMG Engines and Transmissions

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As you might have heard, Italian company Investindustrial, who used to own Ducati, now owns a 38% share of Aston Martin. The news seems trivial until you learn what are the consequences.
Ducati formally collaborated with Mercedes AMG on a marketing campaign enveloping a special edition SLK 55 AMG. At that time, Investindustrial probably fell in love with AMG engines and now wants to use them in Aston Martins of the future. The news seems controvertial to some, but remember the V8 block in the Vanquish is re-tuned in Germany, and the V12 is actually two Ford 3-liter V6s bolted together.

A high level AMG official told that Investindustrial had asked AMG if they would be prepared to supply not only the engines, but also gearboxes and electric components if they win the bid for Aston Martin.

"They rang up and asked if they won the bid for Aston Martin would we be interested in being a technology partner," the unnamed AMG official said. “We know these guys. They were behind Ducati, we had a marketing collaboration with them.”

"There is significant scope. It would be more than just powertrains. If you look at Aston Martin products today, it is clear that they need not only new powertrains with increased performance and improved emission capability but also electronic architectures as well,” the source adds.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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