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- 27 febrero, 2021 a las 11:35 #211262
Roadmap hasta 2023.11 diciembre, 2020 a las 11:05 #205271
Aston Martin seguirá teniendo motores de combustión más allá del 2030.
El presidente de Aston, Lawrence Stroll en una entrevista al Financial Times, dijo que “siempre habrá entusiastas” que querrán automóviles impulsados únicamente por motores de combustión interna (ICE), y Aston se encargaría de ellos
“Para el 2030, el 5% del negocio seguirá siendo siempre ICE”, dijo. “Nunca veo que se reduzca a cero”. Cuando se le preguntó si ese sería el caso en el futuro, a partir de 2050/60, Stroll dijo: “Eso está más allá del horizonte que estoy viendo”.
En cuanto a su futura estrategia de motores, Aston obtendrá motores a medida de Mercedes-AMG , en lugar de las actuales unidades V8 de 4.0 litros disponibles en el mercado, como parte de una unión más amplia entre las dos marcas .
“Nuestros motores AMG actuales son solo eso: motores AMG en un Aston”, dijo Stroll. “Con este nuevo acuerdo, tendremos motores AMG personalizados para Aston con diferentes potencias, características de par, etc. Seguirán siendo componentes AMG pero fabricados a medida en Alemania”.8 noviembre, 2020 a las 12:09 #203328
Lagonda, la gama de modelos electricas, ya no será tal. Todavía no se sabe que pasará con ella, pero el presidente de la marca ha dicho que Aston Martin tendrá modelos electricos. Todo gracias a la adquisición del 20% por parte de Mercedes
«Lagonda tendrá un propósito diferente en el futuro. Los coches eléctricos deberían ser Aston Martins»28 octubre, 2020 a las 09:35 #202466
Me gustaría que alguien hiciera las cuentas de la cantidad de dinero que está recibiendo Aston Martin por todos lados
27 octubre, 2020 a las 20:10 #202449
- Dinero de los Stroll
- Vettel comprando acciones
- Mercedes comprando el 20%
Mercedes compra el 20% de Aston Martin
Nota de prensa, en inglés
Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin to expand technology partnership and shareholding
- Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin Lagonda to expand and enhance their existing technology partnership.
- Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed that will provide Aston Martin with access to new Mercedes-Benz technologies and components.
- Access to these new technologies and components will be provided in exchange for new shares in Aston Martin; the supply of these new technologies and components will be on agreed commercial terms.
- New shares will be issued in several stages over the next 3 years, taking Mercedes-Benz AG’s shareholding in Aston Martin up to a maximum of no more than 20.0%.
Stuttgart (Germany) – Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc (“Aston Martin”) have announced a new strategic technology agreement and an enhanced partnership. The new agreement will see Mercedes-Benz AG grant access to a range of advanced Mercedes-Benz technologies, including next generation hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as other vehicle components and systems.
Access to these technologies will be granted in exchange for new shares in Aston Martin, issued in several stages over the next 3 years, up to a total value of GBP 286 million. Mercedes-Benz AG’s current shareholding stands at 2.6% of Aston Martin’s common equity. The new shares to be issued will take Mercedes-Benz AG’s holding up to a maximum of no more than 20.0%. Mercedes-Benz AG has no intention to increase its holding in Aston Martin beyond this level.
Wolf-Dieter Kurz, Head of Product Strategy at Mercedes-Benz Cars, commented: “We already have a successful technology partnership in place with Aston Martin that has benefited both companies. With this new expanded partnership we will be able to provide Aston Martin with access to new cutting-edge technologies and components, including next generation hybrid and electric drive systems. The supply arrangements for these new technologies will be on agreed commercial terms. We look forward to continuing to work together with Aston Martin and we wish the company every success in its next stage of growth.”
In 2013, Mercedes-Benz AG and Aston Martin entered into a strategic cooperation for the supply of AMG V8 engines and the supply of components for the E/E (electrical) architecture. In return, Mercedes-Benz AG received an equity participation of 5% in Aston Martin. Following Aston Martin’s IPO in 2018 and various further financing rounds, Mercedes-Benz AG now owns a 2.6% stake.
Key terms of the new agreement
During 2020, negotiations regarding the expansion of the existing cooperation were initiated. In a first step, Aston Martin requested access to certain engines and powertrains as well as powertrain software, E/E architecture and various other components. Mercedes-Benz AG has agreed to provide such technology access to Aston Martin in exchange for additional new shares in Aston Martin, which will be allotted to Mercedes-Benz AG by means of a Contribution in Kind (“CiK”). The arrangement will not involve any cash consideration from Mercedes-Benz AG. The supply of the systems and components will be on arm’s length terms
A total CiK value of GBP 286 million will be required to achieve the maximum agreed shareholding of 20.0% in Aston Martin. Mercedes-Benz AG has no intention to increase its holding beyond this level. The new shares shall be issued to Mercedes-Benz AG in several tranches by 2023, tied to the release of various technology packages.
The main terms and conditions for the first technology package and share tranche have already been agreed. The value for the Tranche 1 technology is GBP 140 million. The shares to be issued to Mercedes-Benz AG in return for Tranche 1 technology will increase Mercedes-Benz AG’s shareholding to 11.8%. For further tranches, the parties need to agree upon the scope of the technology to be made available to Aston Martin, the respective value (“entry fees”) and the piece prices of components and systems.8 junio, 2020 a las 09:13 #192638
Aston Martin planea nuevas variantes del DBX.
Debido a las buenas ventas del modelo, a partir de 2021 plantean hacer nuevas variantes aunque no han especificado cuales, pero podría ser un DBX coupe o una variante con 7 plazas.25 mayo, 2020 a las 11:38 #191918
A AMG se les está marchando alguno que otro. Antes de este se fue uno a Alpine. Parece que está pasando lo mismo que en BMW M, que se les van a Hyundai-Kia25 mayo, 2020 a las 11:16 #191913
El jefe de Aston Martin, Andy Palmer, será reemplazado por el jefe de AMG.
Aston Martin ha confirmado que está revisando su equipo de gestión, después de especular que el jefe Andy Palmer será reemplazado por el de AMG , Tobias Moers.18 abril, 2020 a las 17:41 #188094
Um… Veremos cómo evoluciona el tema con Lawrence Stroll, sabe de coches y de empresas pero creo que no hablar de la electrificación es pegarse un tiro. Seamos honestos todos van a pasar por el aro tarde o temprano, cuanto antes se bajen de la burra de los V12 y bloques tan grandes y empiecen a hacer cosas más lógicas mejor les irá.18 abril, 2020 a las 12:37 #188072
Hablando del V6 de Astom…
Aquí lo tenéis en banco de pruebas.
Lo iba a colgar también en el tema del Valhalla, pero no lo encuentro18 abril, 2020 a las 12:32 #188071
El CEO de Aston Martin apunta a un inminente divorcio con Mercedes-AMG.
El nuevo V6 híbrido biturbo de 3.0 litros abre nuevas oportunidades a Aston Martin. Capaz de rendir una potencia máxima de 1000 CV en el Valhalla, basta restar un turbocompresor o reducir la potencia del motor eléctrico para incluirlo bajo el capó de los nuevos modelos de la firma, y ofrecer cifras más racionales con los DB11 y DBX.
Desde la revista británica «Autocar», se apuntan unas declaraciones de Andy Palmer “Mercedes no deja dudas sobre su próxima estrategia tecnológica para sus motores. Es obvio que no podemos colocar bloques de cuatro cilindros debajo del capó de nuestros automóviles. Así que tenemos que seguir nuestro propio camino”.6 marzo, 2020 a las 12:57 #184759
Aston Martin reemplazará el V8 AMG por un V6 hibrido propio
Indican que, viendo el paso que quiere hacer AMG, pasandose a los 4cilindros (yo espero que siga habiendo motores grandes), ellos no van a dar ese paso, asi que desarrollarán un V6 hibrido para suplirlo
Añaden que seguiran con el V1210 enero, 2020 a las 23:57 #180090
Aston Martin podría formar parte del grupo Geely.
Según una información del Financial Times aparecida esta misma tarde, Aston Martin está negociando con Geely que el gigante chino tome parte en su accionariado. Los beneficios de Aston Martin han disminuido en un año más de la mitad, y hace falta consolidad el futuro financiero de la firma. A Geely le sobra el dinero.
Más información y fuente: https://www.motor.es/noticias/aston-martin-podria-formar-parte-del-grupo-geely-202063924.html18 marzo, 2016 a las 00:01 #129926
Aston Martin y Red Bull F1 se asocian para el desarrollo del proximo hipercar Nota de prensa, en inglés
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing to create next generation hypercar 17 March, 2016, Melbourne: British luxury brand Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing are today announcing a partnership which sees Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman collaborate to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar. Codenamed Project ‘AM-RB 001’, the new hypercar will represent the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1TM technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. The combined talents of Newey, widely noted as the most successful Formula One designer of all time, and Reichman, Aston Martin’s design chief since 2005, are set to produce the ultimate hypercar. Combining the strongest elements of Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Aston Martin, this new Innovation Partnership unites the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters. All the parties offer different elite capabilities and the combination of all of those skills, ensuring that Project ‘AM-RB 001’ promises to be an exciting prospect for customers and enthusiasts around the world. Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand. However, this partnership will deliver even more than that when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road. “Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sports car enthusiasts. “These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of our DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that our brand really is racing again.” Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said of the new partnership: “This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing. Through this Innovation Partnership the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960, and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, led by Adrian, will be harnessing our Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars. It’s an incredible project which also realises a dream and vision long held by Adrian to design a road car. We are very much looking forward to what I’m certain will be a successful partnership.” As the designer of cars such as the Aston Martin DB11 – which was revealed earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show – the Aston Martin Vulcan and the One-77, Marek Reichman holds the key to the unmistakeable design language of the modern era of Aston Martins. “We are in the process of developing a hypercar that combines the latest in aerodynamics from F1TM and the stunning design language of an Aston Martin sports car,” said Reichman. “The opportunity to collaborate with Adrian (Newey) and Red Bull Advanced Technologies will be a fascinating experience for everyone involved. Unconstrained by F1TM regulations, we have a unique chance to create a car in its most efficient form that will represent the ultimate fusion of art and technology.” Having an illustrious Formula One career spanning nearly 30 years, and as the designer of ten World Championship winning Formula One cars, the partnership represents a new challenge for Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey. “From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a super car.” Newey commented. “Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years. “The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1TM into a new arena.” The Aston Martin brand was borne out of the racing exploits of Lionel Martin – one of the founding partners of the British marque over 103 years ago – and the company made its international motor racing debut at the 1922 French Grand Prix. While motorsport has always remained integral to the brand’s DNA, the most famous moment in Aston Martin’s significant motorsport history is the 1959 outright win at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in the Aston Martin DBR1. The modern Aston Martin Racing team, formed in 2005 has taken three class wins at Le Mans and will return to Circuit de la Sarthe again this June. Florian Kamelger, Managing Director of project partners, AF Racing AG, said: “AF Racing AG has had close bonds to Aston Martin and motorsport with these beautiful cars for many years. Now, with this project and its connections into F1™, a dream comes true for us.” To celebrate the partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB12s will carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season, making their debut at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.11 enero, 2016 a las 13:43 #129925 Aston Marton presenta un nuevo V12
Su cilindrada es de 5.2L y es Twinturbo. El primer modelo que lo integrará es el DB11 este mismo año30 abril, 2015 a las 21:50 #129924
Aston Martin Lagonda invertirá 200 millones de £ para expandir su gama
Nota de prensa, en inglés
Aston Martin Lagonda issues £200 million funding for product expansion 30 April 2015, Gaydon : Aston Martin Lagonda today announced that with the leadership of its major shareholders, it has arranged additional committed funding of £200 million, enabling the 102-year old luxury sports car manufacturer to develop significant new luxury models that will drive the future of the company under its strategic business plan.
The additional capital investment comes in the form of £200 million of preference shares; £100 million of which were issued on 29 April 2015 with the remaining £100 million – already subscribed for – to be issued in the next twelve months, and will further expand the previously announced investment plan.
This major investment in new luxury models is at the core of Aston Martin’s strategic vision. Under the plan, the company will expand into the luxury GT crossover market with the introduction of a new vehicle based on the DBX concept shown at the recent Geneva and Shanghai motor shows. With the addition of new model lines, the company’s strategy will help drive future growth, always ensuring that Aston Martin builds the world’s most beautiful cars that deliver true sporting ability with passion and refined luxury.
Aston Martin Lagonda CEO Dr Andy Palmer commented: “This additional long-term funding, will enable us to add extra model lines and broaden our presence in the luxury market segment by the end of the decade. The DBX concept, has generated interest far beyond our expectations. The additional investment announced today will allow us to realise the DBX and other new luxury vehicles that will form the strongest and most diverse portfolio in our history”.
“Our shareholders have shown their strong commitment and confidence in the management team to execute the strategic plan.” continued Palmer.
Separately, Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Limited today announces results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2014. In 2014 the company delivered full year revenues of £468 million and adjusted EBITDA of £66 million whilst simultaneously increasing its product development spend by 45%. In 2015, the company expects global demand for its luxury sports cars to remain high, whilst it continues to develop and expand its current range starting with first customer deliveries of the limited edition track-only Aston Martin Vulcan and the race inspired, Vantage GT12.10 abril, 2015 a las 14:25 #129923
Andy Palmer habla sobre la futura gama de Aston Martin
– habrán 2 plataformas
– Una de la plataforma servirá para el Crossover, una berlina, y un modelo no especificado
– Primer modelo con nueva plataforma en septiembre de 2016
– Daimler será la gran aliada del crecimiento de Aston, gracias a sus motores y electronica
Aston CEO calls crossover, Daimler deal keys to revival
Automotive News Europe
April 9, 2015 06:15 CET
Aston Martin will develop two new platforms, add a crossover, refresh its supercar lineup and leverage its technology alliance with Daimler as part of its six-year plan to make the 100-year-old British brand consistently profitable.
“In the first century we went bankrupt seven times,” CEO Andy Palmer told Automotive News Europe. “The second century is about making sure that is not the case.”
Aston Martin aims to return to profit during the course of its revival plan, Palmer said. A key part of the turnaround will be the automaker’s first crossover, which is likely to arrive around 2019 and was previewed at last month’s Geneva auto show by the all-wheel-drive DBX concept.
“We need to be less dependent on a narrow product portfolio,” he said. “It sounds contentious to say Aston Martin is going into crossovers, but sometimes that is what you have to do.”
Palmer, who was Nissan’s chief planning officer before moving to Aston Martin last September, said that the SUV would be joined by a new sedan and a third model. All three will share one of the new platforms.
Before those three vehicles start to arrive, Aston Martin will finish work on a new sports car platform that will underpin replacements for its current three-model range. The first new car from that platform is due in September 2016.
Sales and profit slump
Aston Martin has been struggling for years. Sales last year slipped to about 4,000 supercars from a record of 7,300 in 2007. In 2013 the automaker lost 36 million pounds (about 50 million euros at current exchange rates) and reported a 27 million pound loss in 2012, according to the most recent accounts filed to the British tax authorities.
Palmer said the troubles started when sales of the DB9 supercar, first launched in 2003, did not reach levels needed to help fund next-generation models. Aston Martin’s sales and profits suffered because it was unable to replace the DB9 and the smaller V8/V12 Vantage. Aston Martin is counting on its financial backers to help fund its revival.
The automaker’s main shareholders, private equity groups Investindustrial of Italy and Investment Dar and Adeem Investment of Kuwait, have agreed to back a planned 150 million pound capital hike and range expansion, Palmer said.
Standard & Poor’s cut Aston Martin’s long-term debt by one step to B-, the sixth-highest junk level, on Feb. 13 and placed the company under “creditwatch negative,” indicating that the rating could be reduced again soon. Aston Martin is expected to continue burning cash in 2015 and 2016 on developing new models, according to the ratings firm.
As it races to get its new platforms and models ready, Aston Martin is also introducing new products. The previously Middle East-only Lagonda four-door sedan will be sold globally and the company will offer the limited-edition, track-only Vulcan hypercar, which will start at 1.8 million pounds in the UK.
Another key part of Aston Martin’s future is taking advantage of a 2013 deal with Daimler that gives the automaker access to the Mercedes-Benz maker’s electrical architectures including the latest infotainment and active safety systems.
Aston Martin also will get 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engines from Daimler’s performance arm, Mercedes AMG. In return, Daimler has a 5 percent stake in the British company. What Palmer values most about the deal is the access to the top-end technology.
“An engine is an engine, but access to the electrical architecture is future-proofing you,” the CEO said. “If we wanted to develop that ourselves it’s practically impossible.”
Aston Martin will continue to source V-12 engines from Ford’s factory in Cologne, Germany, where it has its own people assembling the powerplants, a legacy from Ford’s 16-year ownership of the automaker that ended in 2007. The plant also builds V-8 engines. Palmer said increased sales at the automaker would keep the plant busy when it starts sourcing V-8s from Daimler.
When asked about Aston Martin’s maximum production capacity Palmer said the automaker’s plant in Gaydon, central England, can make 15,000 units on three shifts. Supercar output, however, will be capped at 7,000 a year. The rest of the volume will come from the crossover, sedan and the third model built on the automaker’s second platform.28 mayo, 2014 a las 13:23 #129922
Invertirá 20 millones de libras y creará 250 nuevos puestos de trabajo
De las palabras y las promesas a los hechos. Aston Martin, tras pasar a manos de Investindustrial el año pasado y firmar un acuerdo con AMG hace escasos meses, pone ahora los primeros cimientos a su expansión, tras anunciar la contratación de 250 empleados en Reino Unido y la ampliación de su factoría de Gaydon, invirtiendo en ella alrededor de 25 millones de euros.
La expansión de la factoría incluirá una nueva línea de chasis, para producir la nueva y mejorada plataforma VH, así como una línea de montaje y nuevas oficinas. En total, la factoría de Gaydon ganará 10.000 metros cuadrados.
Las 250 nuevas plazas de trabajo que se generarán todavía no han sido especificadas, pero sabemos que se realizarán todas esas contrataciones este mismo ejercicio, con la idea de reforzar el equipo técnico de la compañía, para afrontar el desarrollo de la nueva estructura de modelos de la gama y la integración de motorizaciones AMG de Daimler.
Una buena noticia, sin duda, para el sector automovilístico británico y para la mítica compañía de GTs.
La noticia, en inglés
Aston Martin is to create 250 jobs across its UK business in 2014, and will invest £20 million in expanding its production facilities.
The announcement comes as the firm steps up work on its next generation of sports cars, with the new roles to be split across its engineering, manufacturing and commercial operations.
Central to the developments at the Gaydon manufacturing plant will be a new chassis and pilot build facility, new offices, and an extension of its parts and logistics storage area. Covering an additional 10,000m2, the expansion is set to be completed in 2015.
Keith Stanton, Aston Martin Manufacturing Operations Director, said, “I am very happy to be able to execute another part of our manufacturing strategy by extending our already highly efficient facility.
“The improvements at Gaydon are a big step forward, and the development will enable us to streamline and finesse our manufacturing processes which, in turn, will allow us to be leaner and even more competitive.”
In the meantime, the latest round of Aston Martin’s apprenticeship scheme has received over 500 applications for the 12 places on offer.
Hanno Kirner, Aston Martin Chief Financial Officer, said, “We have confirmed that the coming years will see Aston Martin implementing the biggest investment programme in the 101-year history of the brand, with a plan to inject over £500m into the company’s next generation of high performance sports cars.”19 diciembre, 2013 a las 22:34 #129921
Detalles de la asociación con Daimler
Se basan en el desarrollo y abastecimiento de motores y componentes electronicos, mientras que Daimler recibe el 5% de Aston Martin
nota de prensa, en inglés
ASTON MARTIN AND DAIMLER SIGN TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS
– Supply and development agreements for engines signed
– Electric/Electronic (E/E) component supply planned
– Daimler to receive up to five per cent equity in Aston Martin
Thursday 19 December, 2013, Gaydon/Stuttgart: Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and Daimler AG have signed an agreement for a significant technical partnership between Aston Martin, Daimler and Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a 100% subsidiary and high-performance brand of German automotive corporation Daimler AG.
Following the signing of a Letter of Intent in July the two companies have continued to work together, exploring opportunities for co-operation and these discussions have resulted in the signing of definitive agreements.
The agreement will allow Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin to develop bespoke V8 engines supporting Aston Martin’s launch of a next generation of models that will incorporate cutting edgetechnology and newly-developed engines, combining high performance and fuel efficiency.
Daimler will receive up to five percent non-voting shares in Aston Martin without cash consideration in several steps following the progress of the technical partnership. At the same time, the company will receive an observer status on the Aston Martin Holdings board. Daimler joins Aston Martin’s existing shareholder body that includes Primewagon, Adeem Investment and Investindustrial.
The parties are working to conclude the terms of an additional cooperation for the supply of electric/electronic (E/E) components. Furthermore, the two groups will investigate additional areas of cooperation in the future.
Aston Martin will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England.
A spokesperson for the Aston Martin board said: “Our company is this year celebrating its centenary, and the partnership agreed today underpins prospects for Aston Martin’s bright, vibrant and dynamic second century in the sports car business.”
“This strategic collaboration for Aston Martin will,in our next generation of luxury sports cars, offer our customers increased performance and efficiency whilst retaining the unique character and style of an Aston Martin.”
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “By signing the Umbrella Agreement and the Engine Agreement both parties have agreed to this technical partnership: Mercedes-AMG will provide the British icon Aston Martin with engines for their forthcoming sports cars. At our company´s headquarters in Affalterbach we are proud to work with Aston Martin – this agreement is a real win-win situation for both sides.”25 julio, 2013 a las 10:11 #129920
Aston Martin y Mercedes-AMG GmbH se asocian
Aston pasará a usar motores V8 hechos por AMG, tecnologia y componentes electronicos de Mercedes, mientras que este entra en el accionariado de Aston
Detallarán mas adelante esta asocicación
nota de prensa, en inglés
Thursday 25 July, 2013, Gaydon : Aston Martin is today announcing moves towards a technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a 100% subsidiary and high-performance brand of German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG. A Letter of Intent to this end has been signed today and both parties are working towards signing definitive agreements before the end of the year. Such agreements are subject to applicable regulatory approvals.
The proposed deal will see Aston Martin access significantMercedes-AMG GmbH and Mercedes-Benz Cars’ resources, allowing the development of bespoke V8 powertrains and the use of certain components of electric/electronic (e/e) architecture.
Daimler AG will own a stake of up to five per cent non-voting shares in Aston Martin depending on the progress of the agreement. The company will join the existing shareholders that include Investment DAR, Adeem Investment and Investindustrial. The technical partnership will support Aston Martin’s launch of a new generation of models that will incorporate cutting edgetechnology and newly-developed bespoke V8 powertrains.
An essential element of the planned partnership is a supply agreement between Mercedes-AMG, Daimler AG and Aston Martin.
Aston Martin, which is Britain’s most exclusive sports car company, is celebrating its centenary this year. The company will continue to manufacture all of its sports cars at its Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire, England.
Aston Martin Product Development Director Ian Minards said: “We have selected AMG specifically as the basis for this powertrain development process.
“Aston Martin sources cutting edge technology from key suppliers around the globe and the opportunity to include content from Mercedes-AMG GmbH in our next generation sports cars is, clearly, good news.”
He added: “Working with Mercedes-AMG in this waywhile, of course, remaining independent and preserving the unique character and style of Aston Martin that has been the mainstay of the company throughout its 100-year history, points to a very bright future for the company as it starts its second century in business.”
Ola Källenius, Head of Mercedes-AMG GmbH said: “We are proud to work with Aston Martin and provide them with powertrain and e/e components for their forthcoming sports cars. This is proof of AMG’s technological and performance expertise and a real win-win situation for both sides.”
The companies confirm that their respective engineering teams will work together to optimise the implementation of this technical partnership.
Both parties have agreed that no further details of the planned technical partnership will be revealed for the time being.