Aston Martin is probably the coolest car company in the world. Its stunning designs, growling V-12s and relationship with everyone’s favorite British spy, give it an image of undeniable desirability. However, despite its icy coolness, Aston has always been a flawed company. Being a relatively small company, it’s always dealt with financial issues and, because of this, has always suffered in the R&D department. Due to it’s lack of funds, Aston has never been able to keep up with it’s rivals, particularly Porsche, when it comes to technology and innovation. For instance, Aston’s latest and greatest, the new Vanquish, uses an engine that’s essentially a decade old. So Aston Martin needs some help and Daimler very well may be there to help it carry on.