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Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow: 750-HP EV

Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow: 750-HP EV

The Mercedes Vision Is a Vision to Behold

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mercedes unveiled it’s retro Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow at this year’s Pebble Beach. The sleek new Arrow’s design paid homage to the world-renowned Mercedes W125 that held the public road speed record from 1937-2017.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow - Front Corner Overview - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Front Corner Overview – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is an updated version of the W125. While it does have the same design philosophy, the EQ Silver Arrow is made entirely of carbon fiber and sports the EQ lettering of Mercedes sub-brand.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Light strips run along the bottom of the car and connect the low profile headlights. To take the idea of “sleek” even further, the 255/25 R 24 front tires are partially covered. Furthermore, the back 305/25 R 26 tires finish out the “prowler” feel of the car.

Is This EQ Silver Arrow Really Electric?

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow - Rear Corner at Launch - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Rear Corner at Launch – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

There’s no doubt about it, electric vehicles have come a long way. The Arrow is fully electric, running on an 80 kWh battery. Its motor delivers 750 hp and has a range of up to 248 miles.

If the outside of this car doesn’t have saliva dripping off your chin, then consider the interior.

  • Genuine Leather Seats
  • Solid Walnut with Contrasting Inlays
  • Polished Aluminum Accents

And then there are the panoramic screen displays…

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Forget the very practical 3D projection of your rear surroundings. Let’s talk about the ability to superimpose a virtual race track on the road ahead of you. Add ghost cars that you can race and see how meshing the virtual with the real creates a whole new reality.

PLUS… you can even configure sound settings so that your “electric” vehicle shirks stealth mode and sounds like a Formula 1 racer, or a V8-powered gas engine. How cool is that?

Driving The Most Insane Concept Car | Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow – Supercar Blondie – YouTube

Too bad this is just a show car. However, it does preview what we can expect from future Mercedes EQ models.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept Car: A Perspective for the Future

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept Car: A Perspective for the Future

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept Car

In 2017, Smart displayed their newest invention at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the form of a musical. Smart is a small vehicle company owned by Daimler AG, the same parent company as Mercedes-Benz. The Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept is a self-driving intelligent vehicle that will be the future of “urban luxury”. Powered by a 30 kilowatt lithium-ion battery, the ForTwo will be fully autonomous. The vehicle will not be personally owned but rather an alternative means of transportation.

The ForTwo Will Analyze Passenger Compatability

The Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept car will pick up passengers on demand. Similar to Uber Pool and Lyft Line, the ForTwo will allow passengers to “split” expenses. The ForTwo will use advanced technology to analyze passengers Facebook pages for compatibility information. Examples of this include music preferences, Facebook likes, and profile information. The first rider can decline the matching option unlike the second rider. If privacy is a concern, the bench seat turns into a two-part barrier.

“…Cars Should Make Use of Themselves…”

The goal of the ForTwo is to have an autonomous, connected, electric, and shareable vehicle. The purpose of this is to reduce emissions, noise pollution, and traffic in the city. “The basic idea is that cars should make use of themselves in the city” said Dieter Zelsche, chairman of Daimler AG’s Board of Management. At level 5 of 5 on the self-driving scale, the ForTwo will pursue the highest automation specs possible. This car fits in the Mercedes-Benz concept to deliver 10 electric vehicles to market by 2020. Although, this vehicle will most likely never make it to the road.

The ForTwo Stores Passenger Preferences

To help passengers identify the vehicle, the headlights can be customized to a specific color for distinguishability. Once the passenger enters the ForTwo, the car will greet the passenger with their profile picture. The ForTwo will also store preferences such as in-car entertainment, places, and routes. When the ForTwo runs low on juice, it will automatically recharge at the closest recharging station. Another unexpected perk is that the ForTwo can connect and feed the grid as a “swarm battery”. Lastly, the side panels of the vehicle can display news, sports scores, time, and weather information while not in motion.

The Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept is the Future


Overall, the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept car is a vision of the future. From its fully autonomous function to its customizability per passenger, it is a leap forward in the automotive realm. The ForTwo Concept is the type of the vehicle that will inevitably replace the jobs of many drivers worldwide. At this level of technology, the vehicle can provide the feeling that it is your own. In the end, the movement of autonomous vehicles will clearly alter the world from what it is today.

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo V10 is a Track Monster!

The Huracán Evo is Here!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner Close-Up - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner Close-Up – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Recently, Lamborghini added another track monster to its list – the Lamborghini Huracán Evo. Obviously, this car is a continuation of the Huracán lineup, but with an overhaul. From the exterior to the interior, Lambo claims this to be naturally enhanced. But, starting at a price of $261,275, this car is for wealthy people. As with many Lamborghinis, this car has four-wheel drive. Finally, although it may not be the Pope Francis Edition, this car is amazing!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo 5.2-Liter V10 Engine

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Lower Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Lower Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Lamborghini Huracán Evo begins with a powerful 5.2-liter V10. This engine produces 630 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, this motor works in combo with a 7-gear multi-disc, wet-clutch electronically controlled transmission. Subsequently, from 0 to 60 mph, the Huracán Evo takes only 2.9 seconds. Moreover, at the top end, this car reaches 201 mph. Next, let’s take a dive into the interior and tech of the Evo.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo State-of-the-Art Tech

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

In recent years, Lamborghini has shown incentive to improve it’s tech. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is a clear display of this goal. Firstly, the car begins with the Lamborghini Inertial Platform (LIP). This allows the vehicle to capture real-time info based on its behavior. Next, there is the Lamborghini Magnetorheological Suspension (LMS). Thirdly, the car has LDS, Lamborghini Dynamic Steering. Fourthly, the car has a “brain” that responds by anticipating how to react. This is called LDVI, or Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics. Finally, the interior comes with a stunning HMI, Human-Machine Interface, system. This provides the cockpit with an 8.4” multi-touch capacitive screen.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lambo Does It Again!

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Preview – DPCcars – YouTube

As with most of the company’s releases, Lamborghini does it again. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is quite an amazing car. With a powerful V10 and tech, this car meets expectations. It is no longer a question of power or tech. Now, it is a question of how much of both. Obviously, it’s great to see Lambo move forward in the world of tech offerings. Overall, the Huracán Evo is a track monster that can be driven about town. But, be smart and avoid pulling an Alex Choi!

Lamborghini Huracán Evo - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Lamborghini Huracán Evo – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Fireworks & Cars? Well… Maybe Not.

Fireworks & Cars? Well… Maybe Not.

Who Doesn’t Enjoy Fireworks & Cars?

Happy New Year 2019! With the arrival of the New Year, the thoughts of cars and fireworks are on the minds of many. Some people simply set goals for their own car, or car purchases. Other people celebrate with firework displays or setting them off safely at home. And, furthermore, some people even celebrate with cars and fireworks. Daily Driven Exotics did just so for July 4th, 2018. With the DDE Lamborghini Huracán and a Porsche driving about, fireworks were shot into the sky around them. The purpose of this was to celebrate the “4th of July Canadian style”. Although it looks absolutely awesome, it unfortunately destroys the Lamborghini’s tires.

DDE Lamborghini Huracán

DDE Lamborghini Huracán - Celebrating with Fireworks - Front Corner In-Motion - Daily Driven Exotics - EuroDrift

DDE Lamborghini Huracán – Celebrating with Fireworks – Front Corner In-Motion – Daily Driven Exotics – EuroDrift

The DDE Lamborghini Huracán is quite a spectacular vehicle. The base Huracán itself is an amazing beast. Prior to any modifications, the Huracán sports a 5.2-liter V10 engine. This works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The RWD version rocks 572 horsepower while the track-ready, AWD Performante has 631 horsepower. Just as the Gallardo and Murciélago before, the Aventador and Huracán will be moving out of the lineup soon. This doesn’t make them less phenomenal, but more so collectible. The Gallardo can still fetch around $100,000 or more, while the Murcielago is at least double that.

Use Precautions with Fireworks!

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DESTROY LAMBORGHINI TIRES! – DailyDrivenExotics – YouTube

Overall, the DDE Lamborghini Huracán is a beastly machine. Celebrating New Years 2019 with a car like this and fireworks would be absolutely awesome… until the tires melt. Unfortunately, the Huracán didn’t survive the celebration. The tires didn’t handle the fire and heat well, leading to requiring replacement. On top of that, driving the way that is shown in the video is a sure way to destroy tires as well. So, first off, be sure not to drive illegally, irresponsibly, or recklessly. Secondly, always use fireworks with caution, care, and adult supervision, where needed. In conclusion, the Huracán is an awesome car and this video showcases how to NOT celebrate with fireworks and a Lamborghini … lol.

DDE Lamborghini Huracán - Celebrating with Fireworks - Waving American Flag - Daily Driven Exotics - EuroDrift

DDE Lamborghini Huracán – Celebrating with Fireworks – Waving American Flag – Daily Driven Exotics – EuroDrift

Note: All pictures are taken from the YouTube video which is property of Daily Driven Exotics.

Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Next-Gen CLA at CES 2019

Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Next-Gen CLA at CES 2019

A New Generation for the CLA

With the fresh upcoming year of 2019, manufacturers will introduce technology that’ll be the anticipation of the next decade. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mercedes-Benz plants to unveil the next-gen CLA. Not surprisingly, a few other vehicles will be on display at the Benz CES booth, all new to the United States. Mercedes intends to showcase the most technologically advanced automobiles it has ready to unveil. With the date approaching, Mercedes shared a teaser as seen at the top of the article. This is the roofline of the new CLA. The car should look like an a-class with a 4-door, coupe roof style setup.

Hopes for the Next-Gen CLA

With the next-gen CLA, the first hope is for better rear headroom. Previously, this car was known for rear headroom issues. Furthermore, this car will sport the MBUX infotainment system. This provides the driver with AI-powered assistance. This includes language commands as well as “identifies operation requests on basis of movements”. This statement seems to mean that the driver will be able to use hand or body motion to control the vehicle. This is not new, as BMW seems to be onto the same project.

The CLA Won’t Be Alone!

Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) World Premiere | CES 2018 – Mercedes-Benz – YouTube

With the next-gen CLA, Mercedes plans to display the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV. On top of that, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Concept will be there too. The EQC electric SUV aims to offer customers with 402 horsepower and 564 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the electric batteries shall allow it to drive for around 280 miles before requiring recharge. It won’t be surprising if Benz begins to offer hybrid versions of typical cars, including the CLA. With the upcoming decade of 2020 to 2030, manufacturers will probably make the shift to hybrids and EVs. In conclusion, anyone in attendance at CES 2019 should be looking for the Mercedes booth!

Volkswagen Considers Partnership with Ford for U.S. Production

Volkswagen Considers Partnership with Ford for U.S. Production

VW Considers Manufacturing in U.S.

Surprising to many, Ford and Volkswagen have become close friends in recent years with big plans in mind. Ford and VW are already partners for commercial vehicles, but there are quite a few other possibilities going to take place. No, VW will not have equity in Ford. But, the two companies will work together to benefit each other. This won’t be the first-time automakers from separate continents came together for both to benefit. For more details, expect a public statement sometime in January of 2019. For now, this article will cover what is known so far.

The Known & the Unknown

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Front Corner - Wikimedia Commons - EuroDrift

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Front Corner – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift

While it is already known that Ford and Volkswagen work together on commercial vehicles, the rest is not set in stone. There are quite a few possibilities to take place between the companies. Firstly, VW may build Ford vehicles in Europe. Secondly, Ford will build a Ranger style pick-up for VW. Now, VW has interest in building units at Ford’s U.S. plants. Why you may ask? Most likely due to current threats from the Trump administration. Trump has threatened European manufacturers with tariffs that would ruin their sales in the U.S.. Although an extremely dumb decision, European manufacturers have reason to worry. With a firecracker like this, who knows what will come next.

What Will Come of Ford & VW?

Volkswagen may use For manufacturing plant, in talks with Tennessee for new plant – CNBC Television – YouTube

Many people wonder, what will come of the partnership between Ford & Volkswagen? But, only the future will tell. Recently, VW CEO Herbert Diess spoke to reporters in Washington, D.C.:

“We are building an alliance with Ford which will strengthen Ford’s position in Europe because we will share platforms… We might use Ford capacity here in the U.S. to build cars for us.” – VW CEO Herbert Diess

With a statement like this, Ford and VW will most likely work together in some way, if not all. There is also a possibility that VW will build a second plant. The CEO has stated that VW is in “quite advanced negotiations in Tennessee but there might be other options as well.” In conclusion, the Ford and VW relationship could make for a beautiful friendship between major companies.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas - Front - PAS 2018 - EuroDrift

2018 Volkswagen Atlas – Front – PAS 2018 – EuroDrift

Note: The featured image is the property of the Volkswagen manufacturer.

1962-1965 Peel P50: The World’s Smallest Automobile

1962-1965 Peel P50: The World’s Smallest Automobile

2010 Guinness World Record

In 2010, The 1962-1965 Peel P50 was declared “The World’s Smallest Production Car”. The Peel P50 is a three-wheel microcar with enough space for “one adult and one shopping bag” (advertisement by Peel in 1960s). The P50 is the main car by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. This “city car” is quite the spectacle, with quite minimal options, and space. But, this car is quite the collectible. The car was initially worth $2,200 in 1963, but recently sold at a Sotheby’s Auction in March of 2016 for $170,000 USD. Furthermore, out of 50 total units produced, only 27 remain. This means that almost half of the P50s are gone.

Specifications of the Peel P50

's Smallest Car - Front Corner - National Motor Museum in Beaulieu - John Dalton of Wikimedia - EuroDrift

‘s Smallest Car – Front Corner – National Motor Museum in Beaulieu – John Dalton of Wikimedia – EuroDrift

From inside out, the 1962-1965 Peel P50 is quite a unique vehicle. Beginning with only one door, on the left side, this car stands out to most people. On the front, there is a single windscreen wiper and one headlight. Furthermore, there is no reverse gear, but a handle at the back allows for easy maneuverability. Lastly, the car arrives in three colors: Daytona White, Dragon Red, and Dark Blue.

Forza Horizon 4: Achievement – Never Tell Me the Odds – Winning a Drag Race in a Peel P50! – The Gamer Society – YouTube

Under the hood, the Peel P50 sports a 49cc, 4.2 horsepower engine. This motor works in combo with a 3-speed manual transmission. With a top speed of 38 mph, there is no need for a 0 to 60 time! Either way, who the heck would want to go 60 mph in a Peel P50!? Well, The Gamer Society tested this out while obtaining an achievement in Forza Horizon 4! Check out the video above to see it happen. In the video, the car has a much powerful engine, rating it from a D-Class to a B-Class. The mods include a new engine, AWD, racing equipment, and more!

Note: Buy Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition – Xbox One below!

Who Doesn’t Want to Drive a Peel P50?

The Smallest Car in the World at the BBC – Top Gear – BBC – YouTube

So, who doesn’t want to drive a Peel P50? Well, probably quite a few people. This vehicle is very small, so height and weight most likely play a huge role in comfort. When in need to go shopping, just take the Peel P50! Parking will be easy, hauling a single grocery bag may be easy, and safety will be zero to none. Just be sure not to get in a collision in this car, as it probably wouldn’t go well. Otherwise, this car would be fun to take out for a short joy ride. Overall, the Peel P50 is the world’s smallest car, and now the world’s smallest collector vehicle.

Note: The featured image is by Philip Kromer of Wikimedia.

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”: $3.4 Million

“Project Gold” Sells for $3.4 Million

At the RM Sotheby’s Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction, the “Project Gold” sold for over $3.4 million USD. The prestigious auction was held at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Including the buyer’s premium, the overall price for the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” equates to $3,415,000. That is quite a bit of bank for a 993 Turbo. But, with only 1 unit from production, this car is quite collectible. Fortunately for RM Sotheby’s, the bidder’s determination led to a high sales price.

Specifications for the Classic “Project Gold”

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - In-Progress - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – In-Progress – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold” is a beautiful masterpiece. From interior to exterior, this car is the original, maybe even better. The original 993 Turbo was able to reach up to $200,000 in price, so $3.4 million is quite a bit more. Under the rear hood, this car sports a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 450 horsepower. This motor is straight from the 993 Turbo S, rather than the base Turbo. The original manual transmission and AWD make this car a beast on the street. Imagine cruising down the road in this golden yellow metallic 993 rebuild, ah… life goals.

Porsche Classic Strikes Gold!

Project Gold – One and only. – Porsche – YouTube

With the 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series “Project Gold”, the Porsche Classic team hit the jackpot. Being from the past made this car stunningly unique as well as shows that older vehicles are still amazing. Thankfully, the Porsche parts were waiting to be built for quite some time. But, at $3.4 million USD, it may be smarter to simply buy a Turbo S and paint it gold. It may even be cheaper to include flakes of gold in the paint. But, it wouldn’t be as unique as this car. Overall, the “Project Gold” is an amazing automobile.

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Porsche 993 911 Turbo Project Gold – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 for Track Competition

McLaren 720S GT3 for Track Competition

Track Testing of the GT3 is Underway

McLaren 720S GT3 - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Have you ever dreamed of getting into racing? Consider the McLaren 720S GT3, built for ease of service and reliability. At $565,000, McLaren hopes to make the GT3 a first-class, affordable race car.

McLaren 720S GT3 - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Earlier this year, McLaren began track testing their first GT race car. It should be ready for the race track in time for the 2019 season.

“It was an incredibly exciting moment for us to see our new 720S GT3 begin the intensive track-based phase of a development program that we are confident will provide our customers with a first-class GT race car,” said Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO.

Aerodynamic Design and Smooth Handling

McLaren 720S GT3 - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Like the 720S, the GT3 gets its aerodynamic design from the carbon-fiber MonoCage II monocoque. The integrated chassis works like an eggshell in that it spreads the load throughout the outer skin of the vehicle.

“Developing a race car is about optimizing every component and the lightweight MonoCage II carbon-fiber chassis is the perfect base for this,” said Dan Walmsley, motorsport director, McLaren Automotive.

McLaren pairs the GT3’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and a six-speed sequential gearbox. Handling on the track is smooth due to the racing-spec traction control and ABS systems.

Here’s Why the McLaren 720S Is Worth $300,000 – Doug DeMuro – YouTube

Safety for the driver was of primary importance. Each GT3 comes with a six-point harness and FIA approved roll cage. The cars also sport carbon-Kevlar racing seats.

Despite the fact that the GT3 and the 720S have very few common components, the inspiration is evident in the overall look and design of the car.

“The McLaren 720S is such a multi-talented road car that we always knew honing its pure racing talents and making a GT3 car out of it would be an entirely natural process – and so it has been. While largely a bespoke machine, the GT3 car is still a McLaren 720S at its core.” – Dan Walmsley, motorsport director, McLaren Automotive.

McLaren 720S GT3 - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Aston Martin Now Offering IPO at $24!

Aston Martin Now Offering IPO at $24!

Americans Miss Out on the Aston Martin IPO

Yes! The iconic sports car manufacturer, Aston Martin, plans to go public, and for $24 you can own a piece of their company. Well, unless you live in America, that is.

Aston Martin produces one of the world’s most well-known luxury brands. Thanks to James Bond, we will ever view them as luxurious and elegant. Plus, the whole spy thing makes us think of the Aston as high-tech.

(In case you didn’t know:  they’ve even made a limited number of the DB5 models with all of those spy gadgets included.)

Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 - Scene from Goldfinger Movie - Front - Manufacturer Pictures - EuroDrift
Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 – Scene from Goldfinger Movie – Front – Manufacturer Pictures – EuroDrift

The news is that the British carmaker plans to begin trading on the London Stock Exchange in October. This would make them the first British automaker to go public.

Unfortunately, American investors will NOT be able to participate in the IPO. The company has chosen not to list its shares in the United States.

Who Owns Aston Martin?

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - Front in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera – Front in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The principal owners of the company are various private-equity firms in Italy, Kuwait, and Germany. It is some of these firms that are selling off their stakes in the company to the public. Daimler, the German group, is not selling.

Aston Martin is not issuing new stock, nor is it attempting to raise additional capital.

Aston Martin says that 25% of the company shares will go to the public. Estimates put this figure at 56,305,622 to 57,380,3000 shares. Also, based on a statement by company executives last week, the cost to purchase a stake in the company should be around $24.

Business as Usual

AutoComplete: Aston Martin starts the paperwork for an IPO – Roadshow – YouTube

Penny Hughes will chair the post-IPO Board of Directors. Penny has served on a number of boards and works as an executive at Coca-Cola. Aston Martin will continue its direction under the leadership of CEO, Andy Palmer. He will also serve as a board member.

Note: The featured image of the NASDAQ display is by bfishadow of Flickr.

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