Summary of Aston Martin's Toxic Relationship with Ford

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Aston Martin has had a long and complicated relationship with Ford. The British automaker was bought by Ford in 1987 and placed in their premier automotive group, but the two companies have had their share of disagreements. Ford's decision to redesign the Fusion in 2013 using Aston Martin-inspired styling was met with criticism, but since then, Aston Martin has made a comeback with a number of hypercars. The company is now owned by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll and is continuing to develop new projects, including the Valkyrie and the Valhalla.

  • 00:00:00 The video discusses the history of Aston Martin and Ford, and how the two companies have had a toxic relationship. Aston Martin underwent a huge transformation over the last 30 years, from super spy icons to Le Mans winning hypercar builders, but the company's relationship with Ford has been rocky. Aston Martin was bought by Ford in 1987, but the company's fortunes have been mixed since. Ford placed Aston Martin in their new premier automotive group, which includes Jaguar, Lincoln, Land Rover and Volvo, but it was a problem that the Jaguar XK looked like an Aston Martin. Ford shared designers and engineers between the brands, which caused problems with Aston Martin's designs.
  • 00:05:00 Aston Martin's relationship with Ford was toxic, as the British automaker was forced to share its engineering and design expertise with other brands. Ford's decision to redesign the Fusion in 2013, using Aston Martin-inspired styling, drew widespread criticism. Since then, Aston Martin has released a number of hypercars, including the Aston Martin Valkyrie, designed in collaboration with F1 team Red Bull Racing. The company's track dedication has paid off, with Aston Martin achieving podium finishes at the 24 hours of Le Mans.
  • 00:10:00 Aston Martin, a second-place finisher in their first year, is now owned by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll. Aston Martin is going to continue developing their Valkyrie project with rival F1 team Red Bull and is also working on a more affordable mid-engine car called the Valhalla. Back in the 1990s, Aston Martin was getting by on their good looks, but now they're putting in the work and appear to be better for it.

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