Drive Wire: Aston Martin May Move to Alabama

Good news for US auto manufacturing – Aston Martin is strongly considering building its cars in Alabama. Sounds like a fish out of water, but it makes sense. Aston’s factory in Gaydon, England, is about at capacity, and Alabama is also a US center for Mercedes, which will make engines for the next generation of Astons. The luxury sports brand intends to expand production from 4,000 to 15,000 cars, and Alabama is looking like a better fit than China for expansion. We’ll know by the end of the year, so until then, as they say in Alabama, stiff upper lip, gentlemen.