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Until today it were only rumors that Mercedes-Benz would begin supplying in Aston Martin with engines. Now Autoblog says that a full-blown partnership that may include both automakers co-developing platforms and technology. Mercedes-Benz is considering to buy a stake in Aston Martin and the Kuwaiti Investment Authority would in turn receive a seven-percent slice of the Daimler AG pie.

The partnership would make sense on several levels. Imagine AMG-levels of power nestled inside Aston’s amazing pieces of metal. Recent reports coming out of Germany say that Mercedes-Benz is looking to employ a lightweight aluminum platform for the next generation SL. Aston Martin has the technology to help develop such an architecture, and with Mercedes stepping away from McLaren next year after production of the SLR ends, Mercedes-Benz needs a new supercar manufacturer to join the party.

[via Autoblog.com]

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