Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz have formally launched their new technical partnership, having first signed a letter of intent in July.
The principle benefit of the deal for Aston Martin is access to AMG's technical resources, allowing it to develop a bespoke range of V8 engines to power its next-generation models.
In return, Daimler will receive five per cent of the non-voting shares in Aston Martin and an observer status on the company's board of directors.
In a statement today, the two companies said they plan to expand the agreement to cover sharing electronic components, and "will investigate additional areas of operation" in the future.
One area of expansion already discussed involves the two companies sharing vehicle platforms. Speaking to Autocar earlier this year, Aston Martin boss Ulrich Bez said the deal could work in the same way as VW Group's operations, which has allowed Porsche to use the Volkswagen Touareg platform to create the Cayenne.