Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG sign technical partnership agreement

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept  and 1959 DBR1

Back in July, Aston Martin signed Letter of Intent for technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG.

Now just before the Christmas spirit takes over, two companies have signed the technical partnership agreement.

The agreement will see Mercedes-AMG build a new bespoke V8 engine for next generation Aston Martin models. This is very likely the end for current Ford based 6.0-litre V12 engines and sort of a similar deal Mercedes-AMG and Pagani have.

In this case Daimler will receive up to five percent non-voting shares in Aston Martin without cash consideration in several steps.

There won’t be any changes to Aston Martin production as cars will be manufactured 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.”

There is no word about transmissions, but we can only assume these new engines will be linked to new transmissions as well.

We expect to see first Aston Martin’s with Mercedes-AMG power in 2-3 years.


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