TURIN -- Wolfgang Reitzle’s balancing act isn’t going to be easy. Reitzle, the head of Ford Motor Co.’s Premier Automotive Group, has sanctioned two totally different small sports cars from Jaguar Cars and Aston Martin. Jaguar’s F-Type is mid-engine; Aston Martin’s AM305 has a front engine. Both are due in 2003/2004. Ironically, when both projects began two years ago, it was Jaguar that followed the traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout for its contemporary F-Type. Aston ...

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