How Aston Martin Learned to Never Trust Ford

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There was a time when Aston Martin meant Bond films, silver coupes, naturally aspirated high displacement engines, and distinct elegant styling. Since then Aston Martin has changed hands quite a few times, and now they're... Well... Different.

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  • Yeah, ford=shit... Ford has always been a bottom bag vehicle and almost everything in their history is checkered or shady... Any real mechanic knows ford's are garage... It's what keeps mechanics paid in the us!

    J.T. RudikJ.T. Rudik25 мүнөт мурун
  • 😂😂😂 well earned like

    Devin du PlessisDevin du Plessis43 мүнөт мурун
  • 9:36 - It seems not many Americans know this, but Newey also designed two CART Championship and Indy 500 winning racecars too, the March 85C and March 86C, before his break in F1.

    SIXITHSSIXITHS4 саат мурун
  • Things people never said to a Ford: Wow, that's a nice Aston Martin.

    helloukwhelloukw4 саат мурун
  • "Being an icon of a movie franchise did not translate into making money" George W. Mason would like to welcome you to the club.

    Travis BrownTravis Brown4 саат мурун
  • Valhalla and Valkirie? Someone at Aston is big on Wagner. (if you don't get it, look up Das Rheingold)

    D MD M4 саат мурун
  • My brother's father in law has an Aston Martin i got to ride in it once. Very nice.

    Cowboy CodyCowboy Cody5 саат мурун
  • At Le Mans the AMR sound is the best, tops vipers.

    pear7777pear77775 саат мурун
  • Henry Ford was a Nazi simp

    AbraxisAbraxis7 саат мурун
  • You could put an Saturn V rocket in the back of any Aston Martin and it would still be a slow, unreliable shitbox. Also, Stroll spent all that money buying the company and put his overly spoiled son in his F1 car, and the poor boy can’t even parallel park a smart car on an empty street.

    Geoff RamseyGeoff Ramsey7 саат мурун
  • That's shart-tastic.

    MaxxMaxx7 саат мурун
  • Whatever it is. It's good for the some of ford buyers can get a bit of European style...

    Dhanil ksDhanil ks7 саат мурун
  • I owned the old vantage. I’m not buying the new one, turbo engine and a less desirable front end take all the fun out of the little guy

    whiteandnerdytubawhiteandnerdytuba8 саат мурун
  • They are British Saville Row to Italian Designer. Quality instead of flash. Long Live Aston Martin.

    iain McMurtrieiain McMurtrie8 саат мурун
  • Nice v..

    Rock StartRock Start9 саат мурун
  • You need to do a one about volvo, I never knew that ford used to own volvo🙀

    Mikko PuustinenMikko Puustinen10 саат мурун
  • Prodrive would've pointed them in the right direction performance wise too, it's what they do

    Ginger NingerGinger Ninger11 саат мурун
  • Actually, the DB7 was a design for a 90s E-Type successor "F-Type" (XJ41) Jaguar finally scrapped after years of development. Aston Martin designed its subsequent cars around those styling cues so it was effectively them using Jaguar styling and not the other way around.

    Gary BrownGary Brown11 саат мурун
  • shame on me, but I had my Ford Fusion/Mondeo because of the design and the fact he looked so similar to an Aston Martin 🙊

    billbo beutlinbillbo beutlin11 саат мурун
  • Guys Ford owns a small percent of Aston Martin that’s why they look similar

    IllegalquasarIllegalquasar12 саат мурун
  • Sure, give Ford a lot of crap for making aston great, was it not for Ford buying them in the first place, where would they be, and btw the fusion looks more like di mustangs grill, just stretched a bit

    J.A EngelbrechtJ.A Engelbrecht14 саат мурун
  • All I had to do was see the thumbnail, always said the fusion looked like an Aston Martin, and most people disagreed with me!

    GTO_JohnGTO_John14 саат мурун
  • Aston Martian Germany 🇩🇪 You’re welcome.

  • Aston Martin?? From who is the engine??? AMG.

    endend16 саат мурун
  • Great video, but I think this really kicked off actually a generation prior, when the 1994-2004 Aston Martin DB7's were literally on the same exact platform as the same era Jaguar XK8/XKR (I see the resemblance in the chassis you made the reference to, but in the 90's it was literally on the same from as Jaguar, just double the price and much better looking)

    Scott AScott A16 саат мурун
  • The cheapest aston martin I could "A Ford" is the Ford Fusion. "A Ford" is supposed to be a pun for afford and a ford

    Gerald SilversGerald Silvers16 саат мурун
  • The reason the Focus/Fusion has that grille might have to do with the fact that Ian Callum’s brother, Moray Callum oversaw it’s design…... 😉 The DB7 design came from a Jaguar concept initially, the XJ41/XJ42 concepts from the 80’s were the basis for both the DB7 & XK8. Probably why a lot of their cars wound up pretty similar visually. Not to mention the DB7 - like the 1997 - 2006 XK8 - was also built on the same XJS platform as the XK8…… This is the crap my brain retains & not useful info btw 🤣

    Valentine XK8Valentine XK816 саат мурун
  • I always resented the Jaguar XK - I would get excited about an Aston Martin sighting only to realize it was just a lousy Jag.

    SevenRiderAirForceSevenRiderAirForce17 саат мурун
  • New Mustang is a Aston Martin ripoff as well.

    RED S7VNRED S7VN17 саат мурун
  • I'm surprised he didn't mention how much the new mustangs are starting to look really similar to Aston Martin coupes

    Dennis GamarraDennis Gamarra18 саат мурун
    • Shit a FORD grille looks like a Aston Martin one . I think A.M,s designer's want to go hide in a very F**king dark room to save

      kolim jonekolim jone17 саат мурун
  • Aston martin"we have the nicest grill on the planet" Ford "Hold our beer"

    elevatorman013elevatorman01318 саат мурун
  • Not to mention the FG X Falcon also looked a bit like an Aston from the front... and a JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGG from the rear!

    Darcy BowyerDarcy Bowyer19 саат мурун
  • Don't forget Ford also made the Explorer to look like a Range Rover.

    jmediasjmedias19 саат мурун
  • Good vid bro thanks. Didn't know about their relationship in detail 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

    LouLou20 саат мурун
  • J A G... U... ARE Not JAGWAAAAA..

    alan percivalalan percival21 саат мурун
  • Plz tell me this soundtrack I love it 😍

    Michael AveryMichael Avery22 саат мурун
  • Love the video but please.. jaguar is pronounced Jag-you-ah ... There's no W in there lol

  • Ford made use of that grille in the Ford Evos concept car, before they even sold Aston Martin.

    MikeMike22 саат мурун
  • This ones funny... you gotta realize that during the Auto industry bailout, they stood up a corporation called TOWER INTERNATIONAL that makes Car Chassis so that all the car vendors no longer have to. Its why alot of cars look the same after about 2008 or so... its the same underlying chassis just with different trim components that makes an Audi into a bmw into a volkswagon into a nissan into a ford into a mercedes... etc... this had to be offloaded so they could continue to focus on the trending systems and automation systems they want to put in place to track all movement in the USA... (nevermind the cameras on every intersection being used to track license plates which is basically the government recording all ones wearabouts based on where ones plates were recorded as being)

    CoruscantMeCoruscantMe23 саат мурун
    • "History Tower International was formed in 1993, however many of the engineering and manufacturing operations date back further. A.O. Smith Automotive Products Company, which was acquired by Tower International in 1997, has roots dating back to the early days of the automotive industry. The 1903 Cadillac was produced on the first steel frame which was invented by A.O. Smith. In the 1920s their first fully automatic frame line with adjustable riveting robots became known as a “Mechanical Marvel”.[citation needed] On October 15, 2010, Tower International common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange following the initial public offering (“IPO”)." Quoted from wiki.

      CoruscantMeCoruscantMe23 саат мурун

      CoruscantMeCoruscantMe23 саат мурун
  • Marineblue Pearl painted Aston Vanquish with brown leather and walnut interior: yummie 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    Daniel Becker-BirknerDaniel Becker-Birkner23 саат мурун
  • I pissed off a dude at a valet in Vegas last year. He pulled up in a brand new Aston Martin acting like a do-sh with his snooty wife, so my buddy and I walked up and acted all interested and asked him if it was the new Ford Fusion. His look said it all.

    HerbieHerbie23 саат мурун
  • 08:25 They just said “u suck ford”

    WhiteCatssWhiteCatssКүн мурун
  • I love seeing dislikes on a explanation type video. Or history video. What are you disliking? 😂The person talking? You not believe what’s being said? I’d love to know.

    christopher cookchristopher cookКүн мурун
  • I need a donut F1 podcast in my life.

    DK GamesDK GamesКүн мурун
  • Shit a FORD grille looks like a Aston Martin one . I think A.M,s designer's want to go hide in a very F**king dark room to save

    Tony SillikerTony SillikerКүн мурун
  • Great video

    Colt MccaskieColt MccaskieКүн мурун
  • I haven't seen the video yet but I can tell you, after owning Volvo, Fords suddenly had better sound systems (much better), more safety tech (those rear headrests that fold forward so that you are forced to use them), turbo engines and the list goes on. Ford just stole tech from others haha

    Ricardo LandgraveRicardo LandgraveКүн мурун
  • Luckily, Fiat took over Ferrari and not Ford.

    Gaurav MohantyGaurav MohantyКүн мурун
  • Aston Martin grill? That is a 100% Ford grill designend by Ford designer Uwe Bahnsen for the Taunus 17 M (1960-1964)!

    Andreas BartelAndreas BartelКүн мурун
  • The peugeot sr1 concept has a similar look to the Aston.

    Dwayne3007Dwayne3007Күн мурун
  • Also when Ford broke up with Mazda, all the better for Mazda!

    Gabe WongGabe WongКүн мурун
  • looks like the 6th gen mustangs side profile still taking cues

    AndreAllDayAndreAllDayКүн мурун
  • I'm a design student. - Here we go... Aston Martins GT-look isn't unique. It's just classic, and few manufacturers are left to carry the style. The only unique Aston trademark, is their grill. But even that has been seen in different versions. And they can't claim everything that looks close to every version, as design infringement. Otherwise they might as well sue Angelina Jolies parents for giving her those lips. Only insecure Aston Martin would feel threatened by someone else making a car (almost) as good looking as theirs, and claim the other is copying them. Like the hot girl who has nothing else going for her but her looks. She quickly becomes a bitch, when someone is almost, just as or better looking and in the same room as her. The Vantage and the XK8 don't look the same. They just follow the classic attractive front-engine GT form very closely. It would be like saying the Lotus Esprit and Ferrari 348/355 look the same. They just follow the classic wedge-shape mid-engine form very closely. What makes cars look the same, are the styling cues and solutions they choose, in a compromise between styling and practicality. And this typically goes one way when focus is mostly on practicality, and it shows in cartypes like hatchbacks, MPV's and Crossovers, that try to satisfy everyone, by turning into a white/black/grey blob, with two creases down the side. Sportscars don't have to be practical, so they can go many ways with a concept, as Aston Martin and Jaguar, or Lotus and Ferrari did, even while following the same basic concept closely. I don't mistake one for the other. Only people who are not interested in cars do. And they buy Teslas anyway.

    Hastrup081290Hastrup081290Күн мурун
  • So, why doesn't Aston Martin trust Ford? I must've missed that part.

    LincolnatorLincolnatorКүн мурун
  • This is a stretch.

    John DennisJohn DennisКүн мурун
  • The Valhalla is arguably one of the best looking cars i have ever seen

    Prapi !Prapi !Күн мурун
  • I really appreciate the secret 📼 homage

    SpiritofLiberty1775SpiritofLiberty1775Күн мурун
  • It's nice to see how Aston Martin went from just throwing on a suit and tie and calling themselves cool to building up some muscle and THEN throwing on not just a suit and tie, but a shiny game show host level sparkling tuxedo. Also the Vulcan and the Valkyrie are my favorite Aston Martins and you can't change my mind unless they make something better.

    Tyler BrydgesTyler BrydgesКүн мурун
  • Ford designs seem to look like they are trying hard, but always just miss the mark. A blatant copy of the AM but as always poorly executed. ( except mustang )

    mattnbinmattnbinКүн мурун
  • Can we talk about how some Kias from 2005-2018 were built like great value Korean Fords???

    MotoristXMotoristXКүн мурун
  • James Bond for ever!

    Stars und SternchenStars und SternchenКүн мурун
  • ngl I've always hated the ford fusion with the Aston Grille, it just upsets me every time I see one.

    Joe CopperJoe CopperКүн мурун
  • I thought it was co-incident.

    Ajeet PrajapatAjeet PrajapatКүн мурун
  • The marked case tellingly disappear because sort natively mug atop a vigorous driver. spiteful, uninterested asia

    Tracy ReynoldsTracy ReynoldsКүн мурун
  • Ford drives suck almost as badly as the cars.

    T MT MКүн мурун
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    Jessica GabriellaJessica GabriellaКүн мурун
  • What the fuck that m3....oh my sexy...I live in new york though. so once you drop it off the State is gonna try and tax me 20% more because I breathe NY commonwealth air.

    BubblesBubblesКүн мурун
  • Yeeeahh. Ford's pretty shameless on stealing/sharing designs. Aston Martin/Ford focus, Land Rover/ Ford Explorer

    Marcus Desmos AureliusMarcus Desmos AureliusКүн мурун
  • Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

    Gotti DonGotti DonКүн мурун
  • Aston Martins are astonishing. That is my personal belief.

    Achilleas ZogiasAchilleas ZogiasКүн мурун
  • So fords the sugar daddy, and he wasnt feeling aston anymore and broke up, then Aston went to college and got a boob job

    snowdoggieiisnowdoggieiiКүн мурун
  • Who the hell would pass up a Murcielago for a Aston Martin at that time?????

    Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert CamachoDwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert CamachoКүн мурун
  • Ahhh nothing like my 2019 fusion with that Aston grill😎

    Alex B. Los AngelesAlex B. Los AngelesКүн мурун
  • C’est Bon... 😘

    BarcaLeic LeicBarcaLeic LeicКүн мурун
  • Volvo C70 II generation has a lot of in common with AM Vantage, for instance infortaiment system, navi, mirrors and even weight of these two is almost the same (about 1760kg in cabrio). I have both of these cars ;p

    MsGfdfhMsGfdfhКүн мурун
  • Lame title... Lame presenter. Balance.

    Sandman -Sandman -Күн мурун
  • Ford didn’t steal from Aston, they owned it. Hehehe

    ChronosChronosКүн мурун
  • “Jaguar copied aston martin” Brz/gt86/frs: are we a joke to you???

    HxneybeeHxneybeeКүн мурун
  • Well that explains why the newer Falcons and Mondeos looked like crap! The old noses on the XR6's looked WAAAYYYY better!!!

    Josh BurkeJosh BurkeКүн мурун
  • Great video!

    Matt WilliamsMatt WilliamsКүн мурун
  • Saying Ford stole the design is like saying Patek stole the Nautilus from Audimars. They were literally designed by the same dude.

    Samuel RogersSamuel RogersКүн мурун
  • I thought the 1988 bmw front bumper was a delta

    zanesterr117zanesterr117Күн мурун
  • I have to say I always thought the DB7 was a Jaguar project that Ford cancelled due to how much Jaguar had already spent on it, then gave it to Aston. It was an evolution of the XJS envisioned by Tom Walkinsaw and powered by Jaguar's AJ6 engine. Tom Walkinsaw was who directed Ian Cullam to design the bodywork. Aston obviously modified the car extensively once acquiring it so as to make it more Aston. The DB9, etc were evolutions of the DB7 design, originating from Jaguar. I've never heard it said that Aston (Ford) then gave the design to Jaguar though they would have seen the potential once Aston had completed the model. Jaguar would've wasted too much money of Ford's money completing the project themselves. And at that time & since becoming part of Leyland, Jaguar was plagued with quality problems and cost overruns like the XJ40 development...

    John HawkinsJohn HawkinsКүн мурун
  • You should have put “Donut-Co” instead of Dynoco on that shirt #donutnedia

    asioe kiouasioe kiouКүн мурун
  • As a fusion owner, fuck yes

    Neuralink OperativeNeuralink OperativeКүн мурун
  • Nolan is being hyper critical and trying to stir up drama.😁

    Hisfr3shnessHisfr3shnessКүн мурун
  • Jaja a salesman told me the same frase in a local carshow " you can buy a europe sport car for less money"

    Mariano MartinezMariano MartinezКүн мурун
  • Never been a fan of Aston, like you said; expensive, unreliable and not very fast. But I've got to say, they've been doing really well in recent years.

    Jayden DimaioJayden DimaioКүн мурун
  • The spotless jet uniformly milk because grandmother kelly offend athwart a fearful fearless rocket. laughable, languid divorced

    Herman malikaHerman malikaКүн мурун
  • Prodrive, were going to make a car years ago with the experience learned from rally with mitsubishi, they made a prototype, and then canned it. they make rally cars I think (they used to, maybe still do) they also do defence stuff for the Royal navy..

    blackcountrymeblackcountrymeКүн мурун
  • When this fusion was first released I literally told my grandfather that the grille looks straight off an Aston. Lol.

    KrustyPickleKrustyPickleКүн мурун
  • I thought I was the one who thought they looked alike

    floopy doopyfloopy doopyКүн мурун
  • coop? COOP???? Coupe PLEASE

    aarjay ceeaarjay ceeКүн мурун
  • While I'll admit I'd buy a Ford that had Aston Martin flavor there is no way in all hell that I'd buy a jaguar because it looks like an Aston Martin. Gotta admit the Aston DB9 and Vanquish have been two of my dream cars ever since I first saw the Vanquish in James Bond Live and Let Die ... but I'm not big on the DB11 . Think the designer was fixated on Kim Kardashians ass 🤣 just to much Goin on back there to look sexy to me

    Petey Gone Mad ArtsPetey Gone Mad ArtsКүн мурун
  • OK, then have a look at the grille of the 1974 Mustang 2. Now who was inpired by who?

    Blitz RoehreBlitz RoehreКүн мурун
  • Don't apply unless you can afford a new one. Will cost the same😒

    Adam LewellenAdam LewellenКүн мурун
  • No mention of the front grill's story of how and why ford adapted it from Aston Martin to totally inferior Ford models. A missed opportunity I think!

    The Fett FanThe Fett FanКүн мурун
  • Trust in the Lord not in a Ford 🙇‍♂️

    Andrew PerezAndrew PerezКүн мурун
  • The real winners here are the ppl that get comments on how their Fiesta looks like an Aston.

    Deelana SumathipalaDeelana SumathipalaКүн мурун