So right now you’re probably thinking “So what? We know that Aston Martin was owned by Ford so they were bound to share some parts.” However, when an owner of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage discovered that his leather-wrapped key fob was fading under the damage there it was – clearly written ‘Volvo.’
When Aston Martin was owned by Ford, the British sports car maker dipped deep into Ford’s parts bin and gathered everything from sat-navs, switchgears, windows and mirror switches, but when owning a key to an exclusive Aston Martin we think a customer would appreciate it if someone at the company took the time to remove ‘Volvo’ from the key fob.
“The keyfob was damaged when we got it back from the client,” Edward Legge, general manager of Rio Prestige hire told CAR. “Our reaction was amusement and slight horror. We all know they share parts, but you would have thought someone would have invested a tenner to rub the name off.”
Just so you know Ford still has a $65 million stake in Aston Martin, but Aston Martin assures you that the old-keys will now be replaced by the amusing “Emotion Control Units’ and the glass key fobs you find in the new DBS.