2012 Aston Martin Rapide on 2040-cars
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
As you can see from the pictures this vehicle looks fantastic. The damage was superficial and didn't get
into any of the framing. It didn't even break the door glass and was an easy fix. I've included pictures of the
previous damage. The paint is called Marron Black and though the car looks black from a distance, it's really a
gorgeous deep brown pearl metallic. I've never seen another one like it. There is a small scratch on the left rear
door by the door handle that is just in the clear coat and not the actual paint. Should be an easy fix. As you
can see from the mileage the car has been driven and enjoyed. It has the typical wear of a used vehicle. I just
had it in to Aston Martin of Naples and everything was checked to make sure it performed as designed.
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Auto blogSun, 27 Oct 2013
While slow sales and a $50,000 price tag may have been contributing factors to the Aston Martin Cygnet being cancelled last month, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez is pointing the finger at Toyota for the demise of this luxurious little city car. In a discussion with Autocar, Bez is quoted as saying that the ultimate reason the Cygnet was cut is because Toyota plans on dropping the iQ (on which the Cygnet is based) in 2014 - a claim denied by the Japanese automaker.
Interestingly, the article also cites another publication reporting that a Toyota importer in the Netherlands heard the same news as Bez, and it has already stopped importing the cars. If the European Toyota iQ is cancelled, that would likely spell the end of the slow-selling Scion iQ in the US, which has sold just 3,365 units through September (a drop of 51 percent year over year).
Regardless of why production of the Cygnet ended, Bez also says that a lack of support from Toyota on the project prevented it from being offered in the US or receiving a supercharged engine, which are two factors that likely would have made the car appealing to more buyers.
A little over two months ago came reports that Daimler and Aston Martin were in talks, again, about "supply and technical-cooperation agreements." The next step has been taken with Aston Martin announcing that it has signed a Letter of Intent that looks "towards a technical partnership" with Mercedes-AMG GmbH, and the two companies aiming to have definitive agreements done by year's end.
While it will get to use certain electric and electronic components from AMG, the true golden egg for the maker of the Vanquish will be the ability to develop a new line of "bespoke V8 powertrains" that will be fitted to "a new generation of models." In return for opening up the larder, Daimler will get a non-voting stake of up to five percent of Aston Martin.
Nothing else is being said about the tie-up for the moment, but there's a press release below with a few more details.
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