Comments - Aston Martin Takeover Imminent

Published: Nov 27, 2012
Description: A couple of weeks ago, we reported on Aston Martin's biggest investor looking to offload its shares. Now reports are circulating the automotive blogosphere as well as financial publications indic...
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Augie Schroer Dec 01, 2012
Good. Don't let the Japanese take over
Jacob Burford Nov 27, 2012
If Toyota bought them and just provided the money for Aston to do there stuff, that would be good! If Toyota got involved, not so good!
David Lender Nov 27, 2012
I really wish Toyota bought them
Rockesh Boulder Nov 27, 2012
@Puneet lol! He be chasing does baddies down in a new Bolero!
Victor Pitts Nov 27, 2012
As long as Ford doesn't mess up Aston anymore, I'm happy.
Puneet Dass Nov 27, 2012
Imagine if James Bond starts driving a Mahindra in the next bond movie
Alex Arvanitis Nov 27, 2012
Rest assured, corporate climate will do little but bolster the brand. The private sector will keep it thriving. Gm with public money... Lets just say a volt costs gm $75,000 to build, and they are mandated to do so by the government, but sells @ 35k
Jerrod Swenson Nov 27, 2012
Because when I think of best in the world engineering, British cars first come to mind.
David Justice Nov 27, 2012
Toyota would have been cool. Really deep pockets, access to high end R&D facilities, and deeeep pockets! As long as they left the design and most engineering in Great Britain, of course.
Luke Purdy Nov 27, 2012
It's just shares, they won't do anything drastic to the company
Stephen Cobbs Nov 27, 2012
Brandon nothing will go wrong. It's just business.
Augie Schroer Dec 01, 2012
Model
Augie Schroer Dec 01, 2012
Too bad this car isn't in production anymore it is my favorite
Blaise Harned Nov 28, 2012
Ok thanks @tyler. How can you tell? Just so I can be able to haha!
Jordan Smith Nov 27, 2012
Judging from the color alone, I'd guess it's a Virage. And yeah Alex, the Virage isn't in production, but the new DB9 is practically the same car anyways.
Author Norman R. Colson Nov 27, 2012
I love the color!!!
Tyler Tarbox Nov 27, 2012
@Blaise. The next one over is a Vanquish
Sasa Jungic Nov 27, 2012
There is no more Virage. New DB9 looks like Virage so I guess it's DB9
Blaise Harned Nov 27, 2012
And the next one over, the blue one is the DB9
Blaise Harned Nov 27, 2012
@tyler. I'm pretty sure this is the virage.
Tyler Tarbox Nov 27, 2012
Alright I'm pretty good with recognizing cars but is this the Virage or the new DB9?
Alex Arvanitis Nov 27, 2012
The virage is out of production? It's brand new though?
Luke Purdy Nov 27, 2012
I liked this car, too bad they aren't making it anymore
Carlton Salmon Nov 27, 2012
Stunning colour on a gorgeous car - WALLPAPER!
Description: According to reports, Italian private equity fund Investindustrial is also in the mix. The Bonomi family's investment arm had bought Ducati in 2006 and recently sold it to Audi for a tidy 300% pr...
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Jordan Smith Nov 27, 2012
Both a perfect combination and a reliability nightmare.
Chris Gaines Nov 27, 2012
or the perfect combination?
Jimmy Williams Nov 27, 2012
A British-Italian joint supercar...Sounds like some sort of bad reliability worst nightmare.
Lou Guerrero Nov 27, 2012
300% is serious gains but chump change for the VAG.
Alex Arvanitis Nov 27, 2012
Selling to Italians might be tricky because of Italy's corporate tax system. That could actually hurt the brand unless they leave the incorporation as is which they'd be smart to do. Better to be a conglomerate investor than outright owner
Boyd Boudreaux Nov 27, 2012
There is no integrity amongst investors it's all about money and profits. Sell to the highest bidder Aston Martin to mahindra What!!
Dale Schroeder Nov 27, 2012
Huh, other places had been reporting Investment Dar weren't looking to sell their stake and had long-term plans for Aston Martin. I don't know who to believe anymore...
Brandon Bairian Nov 27, 2012
Indian and malaysian owning british car marks,Italian owning american , french owning japanese... Its interesting to see these companies up coming models and how they preserve the integrity of their heritage.
Jennarong Muengtaweepongsa Nov 27, 2012
Italian is the way to go!!
Chris Gaines Nov 27, 2012
please go Italian.... pleeeaase go Italian :O
Jacob Burford Nov 27, 2012
Favorite car right there! Love the blue!
Craig Lafey Nov 27, 2012
It's perfect. Love the color.
Michael Lepinay Nov 27, 2012
Aside from the F1, I think this is the most beautiful car ever designed IMO...
Tyler Tarbox Nov 27, 2012
Haven't seen one in blue yet. Looks awesome. Best color
Alex Arvanitis Nov 27, 2012
Alex, Aston is very black. Try are up tremendously since 2000. Their is a bidding war because the company is so enticing. This car is a masterpiece.
Janak Solanki Nov 27, 2012
Very well tailored
Aaron Sparks Nov 27, 2012
Perfection
Shelby Cassandra Nov 27, 2012
@Sebastian. I didn't need to know that. Lol.
Sebastian Grey Nov 27, 2012
Well, I'm hard.
Zeus Mocha Nov 27, 2012
Stunning
Freddie Ibarra Nov 27, 2012
Gorgeous machine
Alex Renaud Nov 27, 2012
And it would be interesting to see AM's balance sheet, because I wonder if that partner is looking to sell because the company is in the red, just a lack of interest, or otherwise.
Alex Renaud Nov 27, 2012
It would be very difficult to design an automobile that is easier on the eyes than this Aston Martin.
Carlton Salmon Nov 27, 2012
Agreed.
Daniel Alexander Soutar Nov 27, 2012
Absolutely flipping gorgeous...
Janak Solanki Nov 27, 2012
That looks so classy
Alex Arvanitis Nov 27, 2012
Curves are classic sexy
Paul Dickey Nov 27, 2012
Those hips.
Carlton Salmon Nov 27, 2012
Didn't realise the hood vents were so big.
Nick Schnee Nov 27, 2012
Oh, I remember! That was a while back though.
Raschard Jackson Nov 27, 2012
Favorite! Best looking Aston!
Alex Arvanitis Nov 27, 2012
I've seen one!
Keith Brooks Nov 27, 2012
Nick, there is the Kia concept, but the Hyundai Genesis tried to replicate the One-77 a while back on carbuzz
Nick Schnee Nov 27, 2012
The thing you're referring to was a Kia...
Janak Solanki Nov 27, 2012
Take that Hyundai!! This is the real deal