""We will be able to do things now that we have never been able to achieve before," said the firm's chief executive, Ulrich Bez. "Under Ford, we always lost out because there had been other calls on the money. Furthermore, there is no longer a ceiling on our production numbers. The only limit is the capacity at the factory in Gaydon, Warks."
"We have no problems with engine supply, a V8 Vantage Sport will come in the autumn, and the DBS is slated for an October launch. The Rapide will appear in 2008, and production of the saloon will rise to 2,000 cars a year."