Aston Martin to Use Lexus Engines?


Lexus LFA Engine

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Aston Martin is interested using Lexus engines to power future models.

The LFA’s V10 is mentioned specifically, though I would be surprised to see the Yamaha-built engine in anything other than a Lexus. Also suggested is a V8, and although an exact engine isn’t specified, the best guess would be the IS F’s 416hp 5.0L .

(The two companies do have an existing relationship — Aston Martin currently sells a modified version of the Toyota iQ city car, and Toyota President Akio Toyoda & Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez have raced together at Nürburgring in the past.)

[Source: De Telegraaf (Translated to English)]

Comments


  • Raptor

    That would be big new~

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    I already told them to stop begging for the V10…….
    BD

  • 05RollaXRS

    Lexus LFA V10 is a technological marvel and a masterpiece Lexus crafted. Ofcourse, Aston Martin must be thinking giving big bucks could land them this engine that also happens to be the most reliable and robust exotic engine. Two words – forget it!

    If history teaches anything, Lotus lobbied very hard to get the LFA V10 so that they could use it in their now troubled Espirit supercar, but Lexus flat out refused to license the engine to them. They thought they were able to get the Yamaha 2ZZ-GE, they can again get the LFA V10, but did not happen.

  • sc430

    De Telegraaf is a newspaper from the netherlands and NOT from germany ;)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Whoops! Thanks for letting me know!

  • Chris

    De Telegraaf is also not the most reliable newspaper in the Netherlands, I wouldn’t pay to much attention to it…

  • Annoinashell2000

    I really hope Lexus doesn’t do this for the v10, all those years of work and give it to someone else, maybe give them the isf v8 and have aston tune that engine and get it back but no f-ing way for the v10

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002742151262 Jason Miller

    Lexus shouldn’t let anyone use their engines, V8 or V10. Would just be another mistake sharing technology.