The automotive world is full of companies with different personalities and ideas of what should be built and how it should be done. When you think of Ford the F-150 comes to mind or the Mustang, when thinking of Toyota the Camry and the Highlander may be the first you think of. For luxury automakers their cars are full of great features for us to enjoy and exotics are meant to be over the top impressive and make us wonder why all automakers haven’t done the same. What is unusual is when we see an automaker try something that seems to be completely against their personality, here are some great examples for you to admire and wonder about.
Owning a piece of automotive history can be a feeling of pride that can’t be duplicated for those who have the pleasure of owning some of the classic speedsters that raced on the roads of this planet many years ago. Bringing a piece of history back to its original form or knowing the vehicle is actually all original are certainly something that has been difficult to master and has eluded many car restoration company over the years. You can find a wide variety of parts and fittings for just about any car, but for those rare exotics it’s important to have a car that is as original as possible.
Power freaks, fear not. Aston Martin’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG to put out a new V8 engine does not doom the AM11 V12 that we’ve all grown to know and love. The big and little engines will remain as options to go along side their other V8 offering with the Vantage.
VH architecture has powered the engines for over a decade. This latest partnership is a continued sign of expansion, particularly in American east coast markets and parts of Asia. With stores opening up in New Jersey and other areas, the exotic car company is poised to grow beyond its exotic nameplate to compete with the high-end luxury brands. They even have one coming out that’s under $100,000.