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Christopher Bruce2013-06-25 15:44:31

Aston Martin Signs 5-Year Extension for Ford V8s and V12s

It is also working with Daimler for new engines

 
 
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Aston Martin re-signed its contract with Ford for V8 and V12 engines for 5 years

Aston MartinAston MartinAston MartinUnited Kingdom, 1914 > present62 models
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has signed a five-year extension with FordFordFordUnited Kingdom, 1909 > present33 models
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to supply its V8 and V12 engines. The deal ensures that the current Aston Martin lineup will stay in production at least until the contract runs out. 

At the same time, Aston Martin is working with DaimlerDaimlerDaimlerGermany, 1889 > present12 models
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on a deal to supply AMG'sAMGAMGGermany, 1966 > present17 models
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engines for Aston Martin's next generation of cars. 

It is possible that in five years Aston Martin will have a mix of AMG- and Ford-built engines in its lineup, but the plan is to eventually transition completely to AMG engines. 

The current Ford-supplied engines do not comply to Euro6 emissions standards, and Aston Martin will have to retune them, which could be lower power in the near future. 

Source: Autocar

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