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Update: Niki Lauda Dismisses Reports About Red Bull and Mercedes Engine Tie-Up

A story broke earlier about Aston Martin negotiating a comeback in Formula One through a partnership with Red Bull. A report from Autosport claimed that one of the subjects that came up in the discussion was an engine tie-up between Red Bull and Mercedes. It was certainly a shocking topic because Aston Martin hasn’t been in the sport for more than five decades already. Add the fact that Red Bull has been the bitterest rival and strongest critic of Mercedes-AMG Petronas since the three-pointed star marque started dominating F1. Aston Martin and Red Bull are yet to comment on the matter, but according to the Motorsport website, Niki Lauda already gave his… Continue Reading »


Red Bull to Shift to Mercedes Engine

Two shockers just came in the world of Formula One. We don’t know which one is more surprising between the two. According to Autosport, Aston Martin is staging a comeback in F1. The British super car brand is negotiating a partnership with Red Bull. Along the way, Red Bull is looking for Aston Martin to broker a deal for the team to get a Mercedes engine. It seems the Austrian-based team finally had enough of its troubles with Renault that it is already looking to partner with its bitter rival in the sport. It should be noted that the executives at Red Bull have been very vocal since last season about their dismay… Continue Reading »


Aston Martin DB11 with Mercedes Components Spied

One of the fruits of the technical partnership between Daimler and Aston Martin has been spied. Recently spy shots of the upcoming Aston Martin DB11 were captured. Based on the photos featured at the Autoblog site, the new sports car of the British brand carries a lot of things in common with a well-known Mercedes car. Looking at the contours of the DB11 in the images provided by the source, it still carries a strong likeness with the DB9. But opening its doors would reveal an exciting interior. From the photos supplied, the interior components of the sports car mirror the ones found on the S-Class coupe. The steering wheel and almost… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Wins Popularity Contest on the Social Media

Based on a popular benchmarking platform, Mercedes-Benz is the most popular car brand in the digital media for the first half of 2014. The assessment of the top car brands in the world was facilitated by eBench. The period covered was from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The automakers that were included in the study, aside from Mercedes-Benz, were Audi, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lexus and Land Rover. The selection was based on the top 10 most active prestigious car brands in the world at present. Thirteen metrics was used in the evaluation. The metrics was based from the current top four social media platforms… Continue Reading »


Mercedes set to buy Aston Martin?

One transnational company buying another should not come as a great surprise as this practice occurs weekly worldwide. However, when this company has a strong British tradition it becomes much more significant. The rumours that Mercedes are set to buy Aston Martin will come as a shock to many who see the manufacturer part of a rich British heritage of cars. Such takeover could present some exciting new opportunities for Mercedes, as they look to protect themselves in an uncertain motor vehicle future. The news that vehicles are set for technological and ecological evolution is undeniably topical, bringing a long list of new challenges and opportunities for the motor industry…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG to Supply Aston Martin with Engines and Electric/Electronic Components

Daimler’s high-performance brand, Mercedes-AMG, has just signed a corresponding Letter of Intent for a planned technical partnership with British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., or more popularly known simply as Aston Martin. As per the terms of the partnership, Mercedes-AMG will supply Aston Martin with engines and Mercedes-Benz Cars will be responsible for some electric and electronic components for use in future Aston Martin models. Daimler is set to receive as much as 5 percent equity in Aston Martin, with no cash considerations, in several steps as the technical partnership progresses. It is expected that both parties will sign definitive agreements sometime during the second half of… Continue Reading »


Aston Martin Introduces the CC100 During Its Centennial Celebration

As part of the centennial celebration of Aston Martin, the company unveiled its CC100 Speedster concept last May 19 at the Nordschliefe. According to Autoblog, the two-seater concept car is packed with a 6.0-liter V12 engine with six-speed sequential manual paddleshift gearbox. It is capable of going from zero to 60mph in just a span of four seconds. Then, its top speed is limited to 180mph. On the other hand, the armor of the car is made up of carbon fiber materials. However, the design of the car is very much similar to the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss which was launched in 2009. Well, it’s no surprise anyway since… Continue Reading »


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