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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J0ckel
J0ckel

God damn it americans it’s called Coupé not Coup!

16 daqiqa oldin
Der Mongo
Der Mongo

8:46 perfectly on beat

20 daqiqa oldin
Yannikk vh
Yannikk vh

On one hand i like the front of the new Fords because it looks kinda big like a muscle car with the grill of an aston. But on the other it makes me angry that it looks good because i dont want them to copy/ ruin Aston Martin.... fucking Ford. Only car i always liked was the Mustang but now they released an electric SUV Mustang.. like wha? why?

33 daqiqa oldin
Ankit Chauhan
Ankit Chauhan

Valkyrie, Valhalla. What's next? THOR?

Soat oldin
Justdm-21
Justdm-21

Sadly its a story as old as your country. From this side of the pond the Ford/Aston team up was an unmitigated disaster. The internals went from crafted interiors to cheap plastics, mondeo switchgear, just a cheap and nasty place to be. It was a car to look at, not get in or move it.

Soat oldin
bad300sport
bad300sport

Chose an XKR over a DB7 Volante....mostly due to the constant issues I read about the AM, transmission issues, interiors falling apart, etc and then the expense to fix all that. I've had the XKR for almost a year now and couldn't be happier. Also, the Jag has a nicer rear, Imho.

Soat oldin
Saunders high school university
Saunders high school university

I always thought that Fords looked a little like Aston Martins,but American. and oh god,I really hoped that the story would be a another Ford V Ferrari

2 soat oldin
D C
D C

if only they didnt do this grille on my fiesta ugly af

2 soat oldin
Ihao Mare
Ihao Mare

Land Rover no longer owned by Ford

2 soat oldin
Cooltown2021
Cooltown2021

Volvo: 100% agree

3 soat oldin
58 fregate
58 fregate

You need to make a video on the Aston Martin Cygnet.

3 soat oldin
Xtreme Garrage
Xtreme Garrage

I am mad at Ford, always have been ever since I actually started looking into Ford, Ford V Ferrari brought me to ford, then all of this trashed them, they are not redeemable, they are like diapers, full of crap.

4 soat oldin
Rob P
Rob P

Frikkin dweebs wearing masks….. Great Aston video, fellas!!

4 soat oldin
Daisy
Daisy

So if Ford was only interested in Aston Martins looks why did they use their own designer that was their employee since 1979 and they bought AM when? This guy is talking out his you know what. How did Ford steal the look when Ian was their designer. You Sir are a fool!!!!!

4 soat oldin
IT’S YA BOY
IT’S YA BOY

I bet about 10% ish actually goes to the charity purpose not like it doesn’t help but …

4 soat oldin
Luke Weyant
Luke Weyant

dude this is a fucking great video. love being educated on this stuff.

5 soat oldin
ThinkBeFree99
ThinkBeFree99

Are people just now realizing this? This iteration of the fusion has been out since like 2010 hasnt it? The Jaguar XK is like an Aston martin also. Who gives a damn?

6 soat oldin
ivanoffw
ivanoffw

I was wondering why so many grills looked like an open mouth from Ford to Toyota/Lexus, they are all copying Aston Martin grills.

6 soat oldin
Jpn Phom
Jpn Phom

Ford GT came out 2017....NISSAN 2020 GTR concept...came out 2014.... L👀K at the rear of the two....they’re like twins.....shame on Ford

6 soat oldin
FrancisM
FrancisM

This is why is not anticapitalistic to speak against the corporative mindset. It dilutes innovation, breeds conformism and creates stagnation; it's bad capitalism! *Entrepreneurship* is where's at bois!

6 soat oldin
victor87victor
victor87victor

What about the Aston Martin v8 looking like a mustang in the 70'?

6 soat oldin
Randall Herb
Randall Herb

I hate skateboarders

7 soat oldin
Jeremy Veale-
Jeremy Veale-

I'm afraid you're information is incorrect on this video. I have met the man who designed the grill for the Aston while he was working there, he was then later poached by Ford, he simply used the same design.

8 soat oldin
GOD’SLOVE MUZIK
GOD’SLOVE MUZIK

Is it just me or does that Valhalla look like Ford GT? @10:42

8 soat oldin
Dave Hamo
Dave Hamo

Also check out the FGX Falcon in Australia, has the same styling as the Mondeo/Fusion, but in RWD V8 and twin cam I6 configuration

8 soat oldin
XRB Performance
XRB Performance

Ford wanted to "lift" the company image by stilling AM's looks, they just managed to be seen like crapy poseurs, and the comparison of the two brands just highlighted how terrible Fords actually are. A move that ultimately ended hurting Ford's image more then helping

8 soat oldin
nigel west
nigel west

Lots of talk, not much of it accurate

9 soat oldin
Unplugged Kiwi
Unplugged Kiwi

BMW did the same sort of thing when they owned Land Rover. As soon as they had obtained all Land Rover/Range Rover 4WD technology (hill decent control, off road electronic control systems etc), they sold the company.

9 soat oldin
Josh Riolu
Josh Riolu

God I remember the first time I saw the fusion with the Aston grille on the road, I got really excited just to find out on closer examination "oh, its just a ford, bored now"

9 soat oldin
Jonathan Careless
Jonathan Careless

I remember seeing that Fusion for the first time and going holy crap they totally ripped off Aston!!! This explains it.

9 soat oldin
Stephen Ball
Stephen Ball

You’re so right😂. I’ve driven a Ford Fusion for 4 years and the main selling point for me was the “Aston Martin” grille

9 soat oldin
mabutoo
mabutoo

I loved the Aston look on the economy cars(fiesta, fusion, and focus). They didn't steal the look. Ford bought it.

10 soat oldin
Kelly McKenzie
Kelly McKenzie

So, what you are saying is, Ford saved and designed (by Jag.) Aston Martin's hole line up then. Makes since they would be up set they took the look of a designer that worked for Jag.

10 soat oldin
renzokukenleonhart
renzokukenleonhart

Now whenever people see an Aston Martin they just think it's an overpriced ford focus/fusion.

10 soat oldin
Kyle
Kyle

The manager of a burger joint is not driving a Jag....

10 soat oldin
MICHAEL KING
MICHAEL KING

Yes I have always said ford has no creative identity and always copy’s other successful car brands. ford America’s low rate option

10 soat oldin
Bitcoin Motorist
Bitcoin Motorist

And you didn't even mention the Thunderbird

10 soat oldin
RunningOnFumes
RunningOnFumes

another huge thing like the 2013 fusion copying aston: compare the DBX with the 2021 Escale front-on, they look identical

11 soat oldin
Adam Smith
Adam Smith

You can’t compare the Vanquish to a Lambo. It’s a grand tourer (a magnificent one at that) not a supercar

11 soat oldin
Mici Boo
Mici Boo

Ever since Ford purchased Jaguar, Aston Martin, the grill, the front is Aston Martin, the rear is Jaguar. … if you look at the Ford models made just before that, they had no clue where their design shall go. Their last models before the purchase were cars like Ford Taurus, Ford 500, Focus…

11 soat oldin
David Marks
David Marks

I saw an Aston dbx the other day and had to look for about 5 seconds for me to tell it wasn’t a ford

11 soat oldin
Adrián lajas
Adrián lajas

Don,t think lawrence stroll's appearance in aston has been for good... Aston has retired from top level endurance racing, and the valkyrie is no doubt the product of a LM hypercar that ,because of stroll, we wont see racing. Maybe, we will see in a future if the f1 team succeeds. But i liked the way prodrive was managing aston and focusing on performance and racing, partnership with daimler for road cars,, a sort of own fxx project cars, very limited run special cars... Dont think we will see that with the brand focusing resources on f1 team...

11 soat oldin
Mikko Rantalainen
Mikko Rantalainen

Honestly, Ford wouldn't need to buy Aston Martin to copy the looks. Design patents and design rights are short lived enough that you can just copy the looks as long as you don't copy the trademarks (logos and names). If your car sales depends on the looks and the car is otherwise too crappy or too expensive, you've big problems with your business plan.

11 soat oldin
MrGreenelight
MrGreenelight

There would not likely still be an Aston Martin if not for Ford.

11 soat oldin
OllieW501
OllieW501

Nice video, but you missed one thing, noone who was going to buy and Aston, would stop at the last minute and go, "actually, i'll get a Ford Mondeo, they look almost the same..." No, they're not doing that...

11 soat oldin
John Granato
John Granato

Ford owned Volvo, Jaguar, Aston, Mazda, Land Rover, Troller, etc.

13 soat oldin
Paul Mezhir
Paul Mezhir

Very few comments on the fact that Aston Martin was owned by Ford from 1987-2007. If it wasn't for Ford's deep pockets buying up the slowly dying Aston-Martin brand, there would be no Aston-Martin today. Those complaining about Ford "ripping off" the grille design need to brush up on their automotive history.

13 soat oldin
Jairo L.
Jairo L.

Yall hella slow lol

13 soat oldin
RafaelBazacas
RafaelBazacas

I remember seeing a new (back in the day) Ford Fusion for the first time, on my rearview mirror, and feeling the chills down on my spine, thinking: OMG someone bought an Aston Martin in my town!? But then, realizing it was a Ford, and what a rip-off lol

14 soat oldin
KamiDunamis
KamiDunamis

Only Pro Skater video players from gamecube days will understand that ad blip with collecting the cassette throwback

14 soat oldin
Henry Summers
Henry Summers

Well technically if you own the company you didn’t steal a design.

14 soat oldin
Daisy
Daisy

Exactly and when the designer was your employee before you bought said company you supposedly robbed.

4 soat oldin
Shreesh Deshpande
Shreesh Deshpande

It's strange now that the Valhalla kinda resembles the Ford GT!

15 soat oldin
Satin
Satin

That front grill design is so simple its hard to say its copied

15 soat oldin
Rajat Ghodke
Rajat Ghodke

Fiesta ; mini aston 👀👀.

15 soat oldin
Psychlops 924
Psychlops 924

I remember seeing my first 2013 Fusion and being shocked. Fusions looked like garbage before that, and then, out of nowhere, it looked pretty good. Now I know why.

15 soat oldin
dan paul
dan paul

bruh

15 soat oldin
Simeon Latham
Simeon Latham

I never realised how much of a trash company ford was, so they ran into the ground Aston Martin, Volvo & JLR then sold them off lol.

16 soat oldin
Chandranshu Dwivedi
Chandranshu Dwivedi

Tata once taught ford a life lesson.

16 soat oldin
Rvve Duio
Rvve Duio

“Stole” they literally owned them lol

16 soat oldin
Markie Smith
Markie Smith

Actually that grille shape first appeared on the 1956 British Ford Zephyr Mk2 ( and you can argue that was a development of the grille shape of the 1951 British Ford Zephyr 6 - which was copied by the contemporary Aston Martin DB2/4 ) . So it was always a UK Ford grille shape - Don't believe me? Google it! :-)

17 soat oldin
Jin Bauer
Jin Bauer

OnL9 all designers take their “designs” to their next employer. Looks at Kia’s designs when Audi’s ex-design director di Silva joined Hyundai 😂

17 soat oldin
Lukas Macht
Lukas Macht

Point? You want almost as safe as Volvo, almost cool looking as Jaguar with bits from Aston etc etc, and for 3/4 of the price?

17 soat oldin
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith

Ford engineering was still the best thing to Aston martin

17 soat oldin
justin lin
justin lin

The new grill design since the 2013 Ford Fusion/Mondeo is literally called “Martin Grill” in Taiwan lol

17 soat oldin
Awsum O
Awsum O

Here's the thing, Ford bought Aston Martin and owned it. According to your title you are saying they learned to never trust themselves? Pretty sure they can do what they want with what they own. Also Ford and Aston Martin didn't "break up", Al Mulally sold Aston Martin to focus on the more profitable lines before the financial crisis of 2008. Wanna see something funny, look up the video of Chrysler and GM accepting the bailout money and Ford turning it down.

18 soat oldin
Jeremiah Mckenna
Jeremiah Mckenna

For the better that they broke up? Yes, we can say that now, because they were bought out by deep pockets that could focus on one brand. However, don't discount and dismiss the fact that if is hadn't been for Ford swooping in when they did, Austin Martin may not even be here now. So we all owe Ford a big debt of gratitude for that.

18 soat oldin
Jeremiah Mckenna
Jeremiah Mckenna

Heck, if you look at the 90's Astin's, they remind many people of the 90's Ford Taurus. So, who's getting design cues from whom? Like you said, they all borrow design engineers from one another, and those artists use what is in their heads.

18 soat oldin
Jeremiah Mckenna
Jeremiah Mckenna

Yes, the grills are "similar", but not exact. And like you said, who cares, design cues are taken from one vehicle and placed on others a lot,... Just ask Hyundai/Kia. I don't really see anything as being "stolen".

18 soat oldin
Jeremiah Mckenna
Jeremiah Mckenna

Showing the side profile of two coupes of similar YM's at random would net similar, if not the same results.

18 soat oldin
TM
TM

Damn. The f type really looks like Aston Martin

19 soat oldin
thecocopopscroc
thecocopopscroc

God damn love e30s and such a good cause as a longboarder i preffer smooth roads to parks myself

19 soat oldin
Cardboard Sliver
Cardboard Sliver

Comparing Ford and GM Ford did take care of it's brands. Ford Volvos were really good, Aston made money, even Ford era Landies weren't terrible! Now look at GM, and what they did to Opel, Vauxhall, and Saab. Yeah. While an American brand owning our name was a bit off putting, Aston succeeded.

19 soat oldin
Rated 'R'
Rated 'R'

I want the Aston Martin Victor....

19 soat oldin
François Parent
François Parent

Anyone noticed BMW and Pontiac similar front end designs??? 🤔🤔🤔

19 soat oldin
Saladbucket
Saladbucket

Honestly, I preferred the 2007-2012 Fusion and 2010-2012 MKZ to their 2013 redesigns, but then again, I was never into American companies pretending to be European sports cars (Lookin’ at you, Cadillac).

20 soat oldin
george kurgansky
george kurgansky

Haha ah I've been joking this whole time about the grill, turned out to be true!!!

20 soat oldin
Hakeem Zahardi
Hakeem Zahardi

10:10 Geely, Lotus and Volvo are basically one entity

20 soat oldin
Scott R
Scott R

Ford gave us the wonderful exploding Pinto, the Aerostar, the Taurus transmission and on and on and on. Why would anyone trust Ford?

20 soat oldin
hi im giles
hi im giles

when my dad was 15 he drew designs for a ford car, and an aston martin car, both of those cars were then made in real life by the same designer plot twist: the “designer” who is credited is not my dad, but he should be

21 soat oldin
Sb Sb
Sb Sb

The 1988 red BMW is ugly as shit.

21 soat oldin
Robert Reynolds
Robert Reynolds

Ford turned Jaguar from an icon into just another bloody ford.

22 soat oldin
Gibbon_X
Gibbon_X

It's very true, i own one of the rare Ford Racing puma's, made by Tickford for rallying in the UK only, has undertones of a mini Aston at the front for sure. https://pm-antiques.co.uk/the-ford-racing-puma-an-insight/

22 soat oldin
Allen Williams
Allen Williams

Daimler AG cannot use that name in the UK, because it belongs to someone else. I am not sure who owns it for what, but the name was owned by British Leyland and used for engines, transmissions, cars, trucks and buses. Presumably rights to the Daimler name belong to whoever owns various bits of the former conglomerate.

22 soat oldin
Allen Williams
Allen Williams

@JohnDough Daimler. I have seen some references to new British-built buses having Daimler engines. They don't. They have Mercedes engines.

18 soat oldin
JohnDough
JohnDough

What name?

18 soat oldin
Mate Ćapin
Mate Ćapin

Great video but the way you pronounce some of the brands made my ears bleed

22 soat oldin
IchirouSR20
IchirouSR20

Ford loved to destroy foreign companies. Mazda is doing much better with Toyota!

22 soat oldin
DeepPastry
DeepPastry

So the one thing they were known for, was because of the Jaguar Designer? EDIT: And now they look like the Zonda... Oh yeah, they were totes hurt by Ford... Saved, saved by Ford. But the one thing they had all their own, engineers, let them down.

23 soat oldin
Haroon Ahmed
Haroon Ahmed

Ford just patent the skyline name in US. Lmao!

23 soat oldin
A 15th Century Gothic Suit of Plate Armor
A 15th Century Gothic Suit of Plate Armor

I mean that whole beef about Firestone wasn't a give away?

Kun oldin
Nanok
Nanok

Does this dude use a voice changer or why does it sound so weird holy-

Kun oldin
Trevor Jenkins
Trevor Jenkins

Win a BMW wahaha , what a load of crap

Kun oldin
Real gOGizZ
Real gOGizZ

Maserati GT / Fiat Grande Punto 😉

Kun oldin
Ostrich Cum
Ostrich Cum

Ford flipped the aston grill. to reduce aston's aggressive look

Kun oldin
yuitr loing
yuitr loing

That's Why I Heat Ford Brand Even They Messed Up With GLR Group TATA Group Is Best Car Manufacturers In Planet & JDM Brand Also

Kun oldin
C. Nelson
C. Nelson

Diamler shows they helped Mercedes And Chrysler. Wow.

Kun oldin
C. Nelson
C. Nelson

Just said Ford era gave Aston Martin the best designs they ever seen. Thus fuck the video. Ford wins all day🙄 lol

Kun oldin
C. Nelson
C. Nelson

Aston Martin has no qualms with Ford hater. Bye hater. Everyone knows Ford lifted and preserve and made big income for Jag, Aston, Landover, Volvo, Mazda, and many more. Please listen to me. If someone compares Ford to any of these higher end auto brands.......its cause Ford is innovative and worth mentioning. Ford wins. Period. Please talk about something else. An American hating on Ford? Wow

Kun oldin
Earl Sabir
Earl Sabir

Both Ford and Aston "scratched each other's back" Ford got nothing useful from Aston, but the Focus grill should've been taken as flattery, although the "inspired" facelift did sell more cars. The Aston Martin brand didn't get "cheapened" from the mimicry. The merge of Aston and Ford was lucrative for both parties.

Kun oldin
CrazyChemistPL
CrazyChemistPL

Well, the new Aston's don't look good. They look cool which isn't the same. Lambo, Pagani - these brands are supposed to look cool. If their new cars are better, that's great but besides that Aston is supposed to look good, not cool. V12 Vantage looks like it'll remain their peak.

Kun oldin
traffbros
traffbros

When a manager I knew got himself a mondeo (in uk) as a work car, i always joked and said to him he's got an aston mondeo

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