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Aston Martin had one of the worst displays at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, stuffed into the corner of the Ford section with precisely zero pizazz. Since Aston's new owners want to make a good impression, it looks like they're planning on kicking off the 2007-2008 auto show season with a big bang at Frankfurt. We've already told you about the fire-breathing new DBS, but the Prodrive crew is also planning on unveiling road-going versions of the V8 Vantage and the Bond-mobile. Judging by the already impressive 510 HP V12 DBS due in Q1 2008, the special edition could be a real threat to the GT3.

Aston Martin may only make 8,000 cars per year, but the British supercar maker sure seems to be in the news a lot lately. We'll keep you posted on the Aston Martin's offerings and any other unveilings from the show floor in Frankfurt at the end of September.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      i understand how you might see that in the above image..the way the photo was taken, but did you even look at the link of the 2 pics? ... at the full car?
      this car looks nothing like an S2000.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am going to miss seeing the handful of AM's here in the WHQ parking lot. They are nice cars.
      Soon, the number of Jags and LR's will be going down too.
      I will miss the cars, but not the drag on our numbers those companies bring.

      (A lot of the mid-high executives drive the Jags & LR's as their corporate lease cars - ahem "evaluation" cars, that is.)
      (And yes, there are so many layers of management that even the mid-level have high, mid, and low....)
        • 7 Years Ago
        "(And yes, there are so many layers of management that even the mid-level have high, mid, and low....)"

        Therein lies part of the problem...I wish Ford would go into Ch. 11, they need a good purging.
        • 7 Years Ago
        From what I am seeing, Mulally is doing a lot of purging.
        We lose more of these pushers every week.
        It is being done quietly, with little fan-fare.

        We've got another round of buyouts / retirements coming with the contract negotiations.
      • 7 Years Ago
      To all the Ford bashers here, when it is noted that Aston makes "only" 8,000 cars per year, remember that before Ford bought the company it once made only 12 cars a year. Now, Aston has a very credible product line, a coherent strategy, state-of-the-art facilities, and it selling more cars per year than Ferrari (though, this is partly by Maranello's choice). All of this was accomplished under Ford.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good thing Aston is no longer with Ford. now it has room to flourish
      • 7 Years Ago
      Aston Martin would be wise to snap up the space that Porsche is leaving in Detroit and ditch the crap spot Ford stuffed them into the last few years. The Porsche spot is between Audi and BMW...

      Common sense? I think so.