So that immediately rules out an Aston Martin with the beating heart of an AMG motor any time soon, but also points to the useful points between the relationship. Aston Martin gets V8 engine development, electrical architecture and gear boxes from AMG, but more importantly gives the British automaker access to a vast amount of resources used by Mercedes-Benz’s tuning company. In return, AMG gets some useful knowledge as well. “They get to understand how a small-volume sport-car manufacturer works,” stated Caress. While both companies are getting useful resources from the collaboration, it’s centered around V8 engines while Aston Martin is renowned for its 12-year-old V12.