An Aston with an AMG V8? Yes please!

When InvestIndustrial took a stake in Aston Martin, rumours already indicated that this could indicate a future partnership with AMG, because InvestIndustrial’s ties with the German company.
This week, an official Aston Martin press release confirmed the rumours:

Aston Martin and AMG have signed a letter of intent, agreeing that Aston Martin will get access to AMG V8 powertrains and electric/electronic architecture components, in exchange for a 5% stake in the Aston Martin company.

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I don’t know about you, but I really welcome this collaboration with AMG. These guys make fantastic engines, which are more “future-proof” in terms of efficiency and emissions. Which is very important in countries like the Netherlands where Aston Martin V8 and V12-powered cars are ridiculously expensive because of the extra luxury tax (BPM) on high-emissions vehicles.

The beauty and soul of Aston Martin, combined with the power of AMG.
Perfect combination if you ask me.

Because let’s be honest… beauty isn’t exactly the strong point of AMG… just look at these pictures taken a few years ago, when we did a comparative review between my V12 Vantage and my friend’s C63 AMG Black Series for the Dutch car blog :

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  1. No ! Please… How horrible is the Deutsch car, incredible ! And the AMG motors are just ridiculous. PG, DB 9 owner

  2. Great news!! And I agree, it is a perfect combination!! It cannot better!

  3. I only wonder if these will truly be bespoke engines with AM design input as they claim, and what will happen to the V12? They need to keep building one. I’m not particularly a huge fan of MB reliability and quality.

  4. I believe this was inevitable. There have been rumours of a tie up with AMG for a few years. I hope they a creating an agreement that will have adequate product differentiation to the other AMG engine clients. If we are to see future car spec sheets that show similar or slower performance figures than other AMG fitted cars they will lose clients. Personally, I’m fed up with explaining why my cars are so slow compared to their direct competitors. Now is the time to fix it. Oh, and a competitive dual clutch please. Other than that I adore the cars. Cheers, Bill
    (Ex V8 Vantage owner, ex V12 Vantage owner and current New Vanquish owner.)

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