Aston Maybach Coming Soon?By Chris Weiss
A news report originating in the Financial Times indicates that there may be a supercar mash-up in the works. Aston Martin may be lending its talents over to Maybach in developing a new sedan for the ultra-premium arm of Mercedes. Maybach’s sales have been dragging along ever since it was revived in 2002, and the company is thinking that maybe a few sexy Aston lines are just the ticket to boosting the bottom line.
On the other end of the deal, Daimler would share engine technologies with Aston, which is still relying on old engines developed during its time under Ford. The engines would help Aston to meet environmental restrictions and keep pace with competitors.
Neither company has confirmed the partnership, but word is that we could see an Aston-developed Maybach concept as early as the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next September. [via Motor Trend]