Aston Martin to Use Lexus Engines?

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)]

CompetitorsLexus IS F: First GenerationLexus LFA
  • R
  • July 23, 2012
That would be big new~
  • B
  • July 23, 2012
I already told them to stop begging for the V10....... BD
  • 0
  • July 23, 2012
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.
  • S
  • July 23, 2012
De Telegraaf is a newspaper from the netherlands and NOT from germany ;)
    • K
    • July 23, 2012
    Whoops! Thanks for letting me know!
    • C
    • July 23, 2012
    De Telegraaf is also not the most reliable newspaper in the Netherlands, I wouldn't pay to much attention to it...
  • A
  • July 23, 2012
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
Lexus shouldn't let anyone use their engines, V8 or V10. Would just be another mistake sharing technology.