PARIS – Ford Motor Co.’s Premier Automotive Group’s drive to mid-decade profitability should get a healthy boost from its utmost brand in 2005. Aston Martin, a longtime low-volume U.K. car maker, is looking to increase its global sales volume about 150% in 2005 to 5,000 units, thanks to a new V-8-powered Vantage (AMV-8) sportscar that will join the V-12-powered DB9 and Vanquish super cars. The AMV-8 could boost Aston profits. With Aston’s lofty goals come a litany of lofty ...

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