Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG partnership signed

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A technical partnership between Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Daimler AG, and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd has officially been signed. First announced in July this year, the agreement is now a go, with both sides seeing significant benefits for the immediate future.

Mercedes-AMG will now work with the Gaydon-based sports car maker to develop bespoke V8 engines that are to be used in the latter company’s next-generation line-up. The proposed powertrains are said to use cutting-edge technologies to combine both high performance and fuel efficiency.

In return, Daimler AG will receive up to five percent non-voting shares in Aston Martin, which will be spread out following the progress of the technical partnership. The parties are also working to conclude the terms of an additional cooperation for the supply of electric/electronic (e/e) components.

Considering that the existing range of Aston Martin V12 engines can trace its roots back to a pair of mass-produced Ford Duratec V6 motors from the mid-‘90s, the new AMG-developed V8s will have more racing pedigree to call upon. The other significant carmaker to use bespoke AMG power is Pagani, in both the Zonda and Huayra hypercars.

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Hafriz Shah

Preferring to drive cars rather than desks, Hafriz Shah ditched his suit and tie to join the ranks of Malaysia’s motoring hacks. A car’s technical brilliance is completely lost on him, appreciating character-making quirks more. When not writing this ego trip of a bio, he’s usually off driving about aimlessly, preferably in a car with the right combination of three foot pedals and six gears.

 

Comments

  • Turbo_Ridera on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    DAYYUM!!!they will build a beast!!

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  • Both companies produce rubbish. Always breakdown. Come out with a car that minimal breakdown. Aston Martin, even Top Gear admit, is it kaki breakdown.

    Mercedes, always breakdown like its brother BMW.

    Konsumer sahaje rugi

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    • Heng Lee on Dec 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      ‘even Top Gear admit’

      ‘Top Gear’ is british, right? Brits have a long tradition to rant about german products. Even ‘Made in Germany’ was a british invention (Merchandise Marks Act 1887) to mark products from Germany as ‘inferior’… ;)

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    • joe sultana on Dec 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      You don’t know shit about cars , I own an Aston and a Lamborghini and let me tell you that a lambo doesn’t even start with a aston

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  • Sam Loo on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Honestly, my hilux can smoke this anytime.

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    • paohyean on Dec 27, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Yes..
      In fact your Hilux can smoke them quite literally thanks to our country’s diesel..
      =_=|

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  • kenny on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    My saga can smoke your vios

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  • No turbo Aston pls

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  • I hope amg can put big V12 engine to my hitachi

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  • Johny on Dec 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    My Mountain bike can smoke both of you during traffic jam! :D

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