Aston Martin Developing New Platform

For more than a decade, Aston Martin has been using the same VH platform for all of its vehicles save the Cygnet microcar and the One-77. Now it’s time to move the British marque into the future.

“We are engineering a completely new architecture and technologies to ensure that our next generation of sports cars is at the forefront of design, performance and technology. The strategic partnership with Daimler AG will bring with it cutting edge electrical and electronic architecture expertise, and the shared development of world-class bespoke V8 powertrains,” said CFO Hanno Kirner in a press release.

Autoblog is reporting that not only will the new platform underpin future Astons Martin, but it also will be powered by a new Mercedes-AMG-developed V8 engine.

The announcement comes on the heels of the news that Aston Martin experienced a 13-percent increase in revenue for calendar year 2013 after the launch of the Vanquish Volante and V12 Vantage S, plus expansion in some new markets.

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