It’s questionable that Ford is selling the label when the company is at its strongest position in its entire history. Aston is selling more cars than ever, and has a number of key cars in the pipeline, including the Rapide and the roadster version of its entry-level V8 Vantage that goes on sale in spring next year. Sharing much in common with the coupe, the Roadster comes with a soft-top automatic roof and is built off Aston's aluminium VH platform. Powering the new drop top will be the familiar 380bhp 4.2-litre V8, which should propel the svelte roadster to 62mph from rest in a brief 5 seconds.
If the two billionaires can use their respective companies to help promote Aston Martin among the rich and famous, we expect it to have a very healthy future.