With lift from ‘big brother,’ Aston Martin chases after Ferrari

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By Nick Carey GAYDON, England (Reuters) – After decades of ups and downs, British carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda is charting a more efficient and profitable way forward, leaning on technology from shareholder Mercedes-Benz to make the costly leap to electric vehicles (EVs). Less than two years after billionaire Lawrence Stroll drove to the rescue of James Bond’s car brand of choice, Aston Martin has undergone a manufacturing makeover to lift margins and help it become more like rival Ferrari. Stroll, Aston Martin’s largest shareholder and executive chairman, who is also an avid fan of Ferrari, …

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