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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  1. Rick Hopkins

    Rick HopkinsPrije 6 sati

    Does anyone root Lance on? Lol jk he's alright

  2. Person Man Man

    Person Man ManPrije 9 sati

    Aston Martin after braking up with Ford hit the gym and started to build muscles

  3. Diogo Braga

    Diogo BragaPrije 9 sati

    Annnnd Ford Fusion is an awesome car in all aspects

  4. Brendan Casey

    Brendan CaseyPrije 9 sati

    I like the look of the late model Ford Mondeo, they look nothing like an Aston Martin. You can always tell an Aston Martin by their grill.

  5. Dam Ham

    Dam HamPrije 10 sati

    How do you steal something you already own ? Ford owned Aston.

  6. timmy mosqueda

    timmy mosquedaPrije 10 sati

    The tart chalk intralysosomally mate because knickers serendipitously x-ray a a hateful security. perfect, macabre milkshake

  7. wah panda1

    wah panda1Prije 11 sati

    I hope to meet tony hawk someday.

  8. wah panda1

    wah panda1Prije 11 sati

    thank you aston martin for always being the original dream car.

  9. Bboyman1150

    Bboyman1150Prije 11 sati

    Aston Martin Victor 😳

  10. Liam

    LiamPrije 11 sati

    You guys should really stop taking money from omaze. They're a for profit making money middle manning charities and taking money that would've otherwise gone to the charity. Super shady.

  11. Denis Dunnion

    Denis DunnionPrije 12 sati

    Ford area astons martin where much better looking

  12. Hellbent706

    Hellbent706Prije 12 sati

    Why do you say Ford stole the Aston Martin's look? If Ford purchased Aston Martin (that kinda implies ownership) How is it stealing if you own it? Just askin.

  13. Ecosse57

    Ecosse57Prije 13 sati

    the valhalla and valkyrie point the way of a-m's future. but the hotly anticipated, seen only in spy photos, val kilmer prove aston-martin is not kidding around. however the entry into the economy segement with the toyota yaris collaboration, reportely named the velveeta, seems a bit cheesy.

  14. Unorthatrox

    UnorthatroxPrije 13 sati

    Fusion looks like an Aston? I like most of your videos but you're talking out your backside with a megaphone on that one. That fusion design is based off a much older drawing and you can find many elements from that drawing in the mustang as well. Look at the mustang grill, its the same shape. Ignorant video. Thumbs down.

  15. Guy LikeaFawkes

    Guy LikeaFawkesPrije 14 sati

    ... Eventually the video will end, and Nolan will look at the camera saying "Be Kind­™"... and I will look at the screen and whisper "No."

  16. Stuart Taylor

    Stuart TaylorPrije 15 sati

    2 minutes in and had to turn off. 1. A 1980s 3 series isn't a vintage car 2. It's pronounced Coo-pay, not coop.

  17. Waseem Parkar

    Waseem ParkarPrije 15 sati

    Aston Martins are very recognisable....Ford can only be attractive by copying.

  18. Tucker Freeman

    Tucker FreemanPrije 16 sati

    The Valhalla looks sick

  19. Diego Fenner

    Diego FennerPrije 16 sati

    good lord what car is that at 10:51? fluor yellowish?

  20. Bruce Fisher

    Bruce FisherPrije 16 sati

    Anybody ever notice how much the front of an Airbus looks like a Boeing..?? For that matter how EVERY car in 1932 looked alike..?? Differing only in smaller details..??

  21. Adrian Pop

    Adrian PopPrije 18 sati

    You must be blind not to see that Ford stole the gril from Aston Martin

  22. Thiago Zsigmond

    Thiago ZsigmondPrije 18 sati

    Ford fusion calls Mondeo in Europe.

  23. hussein saab

    hussein saabPrije 19 sati

    ford ruined all those companies then dropped them off at tata motors

  24. Josh Leatherwood

    Josh LeatherwoodPrije 19 sati

    So you're telling me that a grille design, which resembles '60s Ford designs to begin with AND was developed under the stewardship of Ford by an entity that 1) mimicked '70s Fords with their earlier cars and 2) certainly WOULD NOT exist without the ownership of Ford, was somehow stolen? And at the same time, you're also suggesting that a niche luxury brand is somehow more viable than a mass-market behemoth which has product loyalty that's comparable to Apple? Yeah, okay.... LOL. Just more agenda-driven 'import apologist' content.

  25. John M

    John MPrije 20 sati

    Your video is factually very incorrect. Ian Callum's brother worked for ford and was in charge of the styling of the fusion and a few other models. This design was not "stolen"

  26. StreetCarz

    StreetCarzPrije 23 sati

    How donut got me to unsubscribe: by not actually making car videos anymore

  27. Alex Hillier

    Alex HillierPrije dan

    Love the videos, hate that you're promoting Omaze.

  28. P B

    P BPrije dan

    And now Aston make the vantage look so ugly that Ford would never want to copy it 😂

  29. arturo rios

    arturo riosPrije dan

    The Fusion looks nothing like an Aston Martin. Ford made some awesome looking Aston Martins. The Jaguars never look anything like an Aston Martin. You are trying to start controversy where there is none.

  30. NewFunBook

    NewFunBookPrije dan

    what was the sound track playing at 9:00 ??

  31. ykhs

    ykhsPrije dan

    9:58 6th fastest car, def not a title contender this year

  32. Dr Amir

    Dr AmirPrije dan

    So basically, after the break up, Aston Martin hit the gym, worked out and became a super star while Ford kept on gaining weight, using drugs and alcohol and became a bum.

  33. John Smith

    John SmithPrije dan

    Those fake bullet holes tho @ 2:04 lol 😂

  34. Jordan Hoffman

    Jordan HoffmanPrije dan

    so what's the view with the jaguar f pace when jaguar is with land rover?

  35. Yasser benaddia Yasser benaddia

    Yasser benaddia Yasser benaddiaPrije dan

    The 2021 kuga ? First time i saw it at night though it was an aston suv

  36. Ford429

    Ford429Prije dan

    Aston was owned by Ford when those design elements evolved. Why don't you look at how Hundai/ Kia have been ripping off design elements for 25 years

  37. Beez

    BeezPrije dan

    love my fusion, sorry not sorry

  38. hanklin1024

    hanklin1024Prije dan

    I think XK and F-type looks more like the Jaguar E-type than Aston Martin.

  39. Whowasphone?

    Whowasphone?Prije dan

    Bond also drove a ford mondeo

  40. techwiz81

    techwiz81Prije dan

    You can’t steal something you already own. Ford bought AM, the designs were theirs to do with as they please

  41. bill

    billPrije dan

    All of the new cars look like squashed Jelly Beans anyway. Ford made the very first Jelly Bean car with the 1983 Tempo. Lets talk about how Hummer ripped off Jeep's grill with 7 slots. It didn't fool anyone. Hummers were complete crap off road. Even the military had special training to keep them from getting stuck so often.

  42. ShamilFN

    ShamilFNPrije dan

    Amazing car by Omaze, Amazing t-shirt and an amazing vid :)

  43. laladieladada

    laladieladadaPrije dan

    uhm clarkson absolutely loved the DB9. watch him race the db9 against a train across france ;)

  44. Corrupted Omega

    Corrupted OmegaPrije dan

    iv been say the same shit when it came out with that look😂

  45. Wiggy

    WiggyPrije dan

    Heaven forbid that their brands have cohesive design language. Ford brought rover, Jaguar, and Aston out of the dumpster. All 3 brands were stagnant, at best. Not to mention that Ford sold their revitalized brands when the economy went bust, keeping them from taking the bailout $$$. They did everything right at the time, unlike GM and Chrysler.

  46. Dodd Wooten

    Dodd WootenPrije dan

    Let's see if we have this straight. Ford bought and arguably saved Aston with a massive influx of cash and engineering Aston never had. Sales skyrocketed. Then Ford used one of it's Jaguar designers to design Aston's cars and bring them into the modern era. So how can anyone say that Ford or Jag stole their (Aston's) design when it was theirs to begin with? Aston didn't design that 'look' that Jag and Ford used, it was already theirs. Ford used that design on not just the Fusion but the Focus, Fiesta, Escape and Taurus somewhat as well. Not a fan of that, but anyway... If anything, Aston borrowed the design from Jag. However, Ford owned everyone at the time so it's Ford's design, shared amongst its brands. Guess the pompous AM crowd too proud to recognize that basically Jaguar designed it's winning design, and that's what it took to make AM successful.

  47. J.T. Rudik

    J.T. RudikPrije dan

    Yeah, ford=shit... Ford has always been a bottom bag vehicle and almost everything in their history is checkered or shady... Any real mechanic knows ford's are garage... It's what keeps mechanics paid in the us!

  48. Devin du Plessis

    Devin du PlessisPrije dan

    😂😂😂 well earned like


    SIXITHSPrije dan

    9:36 - It seems not many Americans know this, but Newey also designed two CART Championship and Indy 500 winning racecars too, the March 85C and March 86C, before his break in F1.

  50. helloukw

    helloukwPrije dan

    Things people never said to a Ford: Wow, that's a nice Aston Martin.

  51. Scooter Grant

    Scooter GrantPrije 14 sati

    But the amount of people in the UK who noticed it was amazing. I like many saw their new cars on the street and not in the news and genuinely thought Aston Martin had changed tach and gone into commercial vehicles.

  52. Travis Brown

    Travis BrownPrije dan

    "Being an icon of a movie franchise did not translate into making money" George W. Mason would like to welcome you to the club.

  53. D M

    D MPrije dan

    Valhalla and Valkirie? Someone at Aston is big on Wagner. (if you don't get it, look up Das Rheingold)

  54. Cowboy Cody

    Cowboy CodyPrije dan

    My brother's father in law has an Aston Martin i got to ride in it once. Very nice.

  55. pear7777

    pear7777Prije dan

    At Le Mans the AMR sound is the best, tops vipers.

  56. Abraxis

    AbraxisPrije dan

    Henry Ford was a Nazi simp

  57. Geoff Ramsey

    Geoff RamseyPrije dan

    You could put an Saturn V rocket in the back of any Aston Martin and it would still be a slow, unreliable shitbox. Also, Stroll spent all that money buying the company and put his overly spoiled son in his F1 car, and the poor boy can’t even parallel park a smart car on an empty street.

  58. Maxx

    MaxxPrije 2 dana

    That's shart-tastic.

  59. Dhanil ks

    Dhanil ksPrije 2 dana

    Whatever it is. It's good for the some of ford buyers can get a bit of European style...

  60. whiteandnerdytuba

    whiteandnerdytubaPrije 2 dana

    I owned the old vantage. I’m not buying the new one, turbo engine and a less desirable front end take all the fun out of the little guy

  61. iain McMurtrie

    iain McMurtriePrije 2 dana

    They are British Saville Row to Italian Designer. Quality instead of flash. Long Live Aston Martin.

  62. Rock Start

    Rock StartPrije 2 dana

    Nice v..

  63. Mikko Puustinen

    Mikko PuustinenPrije 2 dana

    You need to do a one about volvo, I never knew that ford used to own volvo🙀

  64. Ginger Ninger

    Ginger NingerPrije 2 dana

    Prodrive would've pointed them in the right direction performance wise too, it's what they do

  65. Gary Brown

    Gary BrownPrije 2 dana

    Actually, the DB7 was a design for a 90s E-Type successor "F-Type" (XJ41) Jaguar finally scrapped after years of development. Aston Martin designed its subsequent cars around those styling cues so it was effectively them using Jaguar styling and not the other way around.

  66. billbo beutlin

    billbo beutlinPrije 2 dana

    shame on me, but I had my Ford Fusion/Mondeo because of the design and the fact he looked so similar to an Aston Martin 🙊

  67. Illegalquasar

    IllegalquasarPrije 2 dana

    Guys Ford owns a small percent of Aston Martin that’s why they look similar

  68. J.A Engelbrecht

    J.A EngelbrechtPrije 2 dana

    Sure, give Ford a lot of crap for making aston great, was it not for Ford buying them in the first place, where would they be, and btw the fusion looks more like di mustangs grill, just stretched a bit

  69. GTO_John

    GTO_JohnPrije 2 dana

    All I had to do was see the thumbnail, always said the fusion looked like an Aston Martin, and most people disagreed with me!


    KINO CORNERPrije 2 dana

    Aston Martian Germany 🇩🇪 You’re welcome.

  71. end

    endPrije 2 dana

    Aston Martin?? From who is the engine??? AMG.

  72. Scott A

    Scott APrije 2 dana

    Great video, but I think this really kicked off actually a generation prior, when the 1994-2004 Aston Martin DB7's were literally on the same exact platform as the same era Jaguar XK8/XKR (I see the resemblance in the chassis you made the reference to, but in the 90's it was literally on the same from as Jaguar, just double the price and much better looking)

  73. Gerald Silvers

    Gerald SilversPrije 2 dana

    The cheapest aston martin I could "A Ford" is the Ford Fusion. "A Ford" is supposed to be a pun for afford and a ford

  74. Valentine XK8

    Valentine XK8Prije 2 dana

    The reason the Focus/Fusion has that grille might have to do with the fact that Ian Callum’s brother, Moray Callum oversaw it’s design…... 😉 The DB7 design came from a Jaguar concept initially, the XJ41/XJ42 concepts from the 80’s were the basis for both the DB7 & XK8. Probably why a lot of their cars wound up pretty similar visually. Not to mention the DB7 - like the 1997 - 2006 XK8 - was also built on the same XJS platform as the XK8…… This is the crap my brain retains & not useful info btw 🤣

  75. SevenRiderAirForce

    SevenRiderAirForcePrije 2 dana

    I always resented the Jaguar XK - I would get excited about an Aston Martin sighting only to realize it was just a lousy Jag.

  76. RED S7VN

    RED S7VNPrije 2 dana

    New Mustang is a Aston Martin ripoff as well.

  77. Dennis Gamarra

    Dennis GamarraPrije 2 dana

    I'm surprised he didn't mention how much the new mustangs are starting to look really similar to Aston Martin coupes

  78. kolim jone

    kolim jonePrije 2 dana

    Shit a FORD grille looks like a Aston Martin one . I think A.M,s designer's want to go hide in a very F**king dark room to save

  79. elevatorman013

    elevatorman013Prije 2 dana

    Aston martin"we have the nicest grill on the planet" Ford "Hold our beer"

  80. Darcy Bowyer

    Darcy BowyerPrije 2 dana

    Not to mention the FG X Falcon also looked a bit like an Aston from the front... and a JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGG from the rear!

  81. jmedias

    jmediasPrije 2 dana

    Don't forget Ford also made the Explorer to look like a Range Rover.

  82. Lou

    LouPrije 2 dana

    Good vid bro thanks. Didn't know about their relationship in detail 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

  83. alan percival

    alan percivalPrije 2 dana

    J A G... U... ARE Not JAGWAAAAA..

  84. Michael Avery

    Michael AveryPrije 2 dana

    Plz tell me this soundtrack I love it 😍


    BEARDED AXE MODELSPrije 2 dana

    Love the video but please.. jaguar is pronounced Jag-you-ah ... There's no W in there lol

  86. Mike

    MikePrije 2 dana

    Ford made use of that grille in the Ford Evos concept car, before they even sold Aston Martin.

  87. CoruscantMe

    CoruscantMePrije 2 dana

    This ones funny... you gotta realize that during the Auto industry bailout, they stood up a corporation called TOWER INTERNATIONAL that makes Car Chassis so that all the car vendors no longer have to. Its why alot of cars look the same after about 2008 or so... its the same underlying chassis just with different trim components that makes an Audi into a bmw into a volkswagon into a nissan into a ford into a mercedes... etc... this had to be offloaded so they could continue to focus on the trending systems and automation systems they want to put in place to track all movement in the USA... (nevermind the cameras on every intersection being used to track license plates which is basically the government recording all ones wearabouts based on where ones plates were recorded as being)

  88. CoruscantMe

    CoruscantMePrije 2 dana

    "History Tower International was formed in 1993, however many of the engineering and manufacturing operations date back further. A.O. Smith Automotive Products Company, which was acquired by Tower International in 1997, has roots dating back to the early days of the automotive industry. The 1903 Cadillac was produced on the first steel frame which was invented by A.O. Smith. In the 1920s their first fully automatic frame line with adjustable riveting robots became known as a “Mechanical Marvel”.[citation needed] On October 15, 2010, Tower International common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange following the initial public offering (“IPO”)." Quoted from wiki.

  89. CoruscantMe

    CoruscantMePrije 2 dana

  90. Daniel Becker-Birkner

    Daniel Becker-BirknerPrije 2 dana

    Marineblue Pearl painted Aston Vanquish with brown leather and walnut interior: yummie 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  91. Herbie

    HerbiePrije 2 dana

    I pissed off a dude at a valet in Vegas last year. He pulled up in a brand new Aston Martin acting like a do-sh with his snooty wife, so my buddy and I walked up and acted all interested and asked him if it was the new Ford Fusion. His look said it all.

  92. WhiteCatss

    WhiteCatssPrije 2 dana

    08:25 They just said “u suck ford”

  93. christopher cook

    christopher cookPrije 2 dana

    I love seeing dislikes on a explanation type video. Or history video. What are you disliking? 😂The person talking? You not believe what’s being said? I’d love to know.

  94. DK Games

    DK GamesPrije 2 dana

    I need a donut F1 podcast in my life.

  95. Tony Silliker

    Tony SillikerPrije 2 dana

    Shit a FORD grille looks like a Aston Martin one . I think A.M,s designer's want to go hide in a very F**king dark room to save

  96. Colt Mccaskie

    Colt MccaskiePrije 2 dana

    Great video

  97. Ricardo Landgrave

    Ricardo LandgravePrije 2 dana

    I haven't seen the video yet but I can tell you, after owning Volvo, Fords suddenly had better sound systems (much better), more safety tech (those rear headrests that fold forward so that you are forced to use them), turbo engines and the list goes on. Ford just stole tech from others haha

  98. Gaurav Mohanty

    Gaurav MohantyPrije 2 dana

    Luckily, Fiat took over Ferrari and not Ford.

  99. Andreas Bartel

    Andreas BartelPrije 2 dana

    Aston Martin grill? That is a 100% Ford grill designend by Ford designer Uwe Bahnsen for the Taunus 17 M (1960-1964)!

  100. Dwayne3007

    Dwayne3007Prije 2 dana

    The peugeot sr1 concept has a similar look to the Aston.

  101. Gabe Wong

    Gabe WongPrije 2 dana

    Also when Ford broke up with Mazda, all the better for Mazda!

  102. AndreAllDay

    AndreAllDayPrije 2 dana

    looks like the 6th gen mustangs side profile still taking cues

  103. Hastrup081290

    Hastrup081290Prije 2 dana

    I'm a design student. - Here we go... Aston Martins GT-look isn't unique. It's just classic, and few manufacturers are left to carry the style. The only unique Aston trademark, is their grill. But even that has been seen in different versions. And they can't claim everything that looks close to every version, as design infringement. Otherwise they might as well sue Angelina Jolies parents for giving her those lips. Only insecure Aston Martin would feel threatened by someone else making a car (almost) as good looking as theirs, and claim the other is copying them. Like the hot girl who has nothing else going for her but her looks. She quickly becomes a bitch, when someone is almost, just as or better looking and in the same room as her. The Vantage and the XK8 don't look the same. They just follow the classic attractive front-engine GT form very closely. It would be like saying the Lotus Esprit and Ferrari 348/355 look the same. They just follow the classic wedge-shape mid-engine form very closely. What makes cars look the same, are the styling cues and solutions they choose, in a compromise between styling and practicality. And this typically goes one way when focus is mostly on practicality, and it shows in cartypes like hatchbacks, MPV's and Crossovers, that try to satisfy everyone, by turning into a white/black/grey blob, with two creases down the side. Sportscars don't have to be practical, so they can go many ways with a concept, as Aston Martin and Jaguar, or Lotus and Ferrari did, even while following the same basic concept closely. I don't mistake one for the other. Only people who are not interested in cars do. And they buy Teslas anyway.

  104. Lincolnator

    LincolnatorPrije 2 dana

    So, why doesn't Aston Martin trust Ford? I must've missed that part.