It's already known that Daimler, or should we say Mercedes-Benz AMG, has signed a deal with Aston Martin, with the British carmaker to receive electric, electronic and V8 mills from the German manufacturer. But Aston Martin's problems are way deeper than just that. All Astons since the original Vanquish are using the VH platform. Now 13 years old and at its fourth-generation, it's clear than the VH architecture is limited compared to the state-of-the-art chassis technologies used by Lambo or Fezza.
Even in terms of sales volume, the British car manufacturer has sold roughly 4,200 vehicles in 2013, which is way less than Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and Bentley. All things considered, we have a sneaking suspicion that Daimler AG will buy Aston Martin as a whole and turn the brand around. Until then, we would kindly remind Aston Martin that besides their aging chassis, engine and transmission technologies, a big problem with the brand's lineup is that all current models are too similarly styled.