The new Aston Martin DB11 is proving so successful for AML that it has reported its first profit in a decade – £5.9 million in the first three months.
But things are starting to change at AML as it gets in to bed with AMG to deliver some much needed, well-developed technology in their cars, and is now producing cars which, finally, appear to be as good to drive as they are to look at.
The poster boy for the ‘New’ Aston is the beautiful, and still ‘Cool’, Aston Martin DB11, a car which has been praised not just for its beauty (well, apart from its slightly naff interior), but for its prowess on road and track. Yes, an Aston Martin which works properly when driven like your hair’s on fire.
The success of the DB11 is now starting to pay dividends, with Aston Martin reporting its first quarterly profit in a decade, albeit a modest £5.9 million (probably the sort of money Ferrari spends on caffè every month).
But the figures behind the profit look properly sound, with deliveries up by 75 per cent in the first quarter and expected to be up by 30 per cent in the full year.
It’s been called before, and never materialised, but Aston Martin is starting to look like it could be heading in to calm financial waters for the first time in its history, especially when more new models, like the DBX SUV, join the DB11.