As if Aston Martin didn’t have enough to do – reduce debt, stoke demand, launch a mid-engined supercar, make money, that sort of thing – it finds itself edging towards court cases that threaten to further derail its standing, whatever the rights and wrongs.

It’s hard to pick through the claims and counterclaims, but at the heart of the arguments is a complex deal between Aston and a Swiss group, Nebula Project AG, to fund its headline-grabbing plans of 2016 to create a mid-engined family, spearheaded by the Valkyrie