It is no secret that the UK manufacturing plant producing super cars for the distinguished Aston Martin brand is struggling to meet demands, with waiting lists stretching to as long as five years.
It has been revealed that several bidders are all vying for the position to produce some of the most beautiful sports cars in the world, meaning Aston Martin’s would for the first time be produced outside the UK.
Aston Martin are likely to choose the successful bidder in the coming weeks from an exclusive list which includes Pininfarina, the Italian design and engineering house; Germany’s Karmann group; Magna-Steyr of Austria; and Valmet, the Finnish group, which makes the Boxster for Porsche.
This move also suggests current sales forecasts for the four-door Rapide model may be far higher than has been publicly suggested, with production initially to be delayed for the DBS.
Aston Martin have now entered only their third year of profitability in the company’s nine-decade long history – selling 7,000 cars last year.