Making your way in the world today, to borrow a line from the Cheers! theme song, takes everything you got. Especially if you're an independent sportscar manufacturer. Companies like Ferrari
enjoy the backing of major global automakers to support their R&D efforts, amortize costs and offset carbon-footprint legislation, but Aston Martin
is out their all on its own. That ain't easy in a rapidly conglomerating auto industry, but it doesn't mean that Aston Martin is for sale.