Famous British marque Aston Martin could join the DTM racing series from 2020.
R-Motorsport, the Swiss company that operates an Aston Martin team in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, is reportedly considering a run in DTM.
According to Motorsport.com, backing for the project could come from Red Bull (who already have an association with Aston Martin via the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team) and HWA will build the cars.
Although the DTM's new four-cylinder, two-litre turbo engine regulations do not appear to fit Aston Martin philosophy, the cars could be powered by the Honda unit used in Japan's Super GT series, which has identical engine rules to those that will be adopted by the DTM.
R-Motorsport team principal Florian Kamelger told Motorsport.com: "We are a motorsport brand that's growing fast and are certainly looking at different series as we search for new opportunities.
"The DTM certainly would be of interest. There is certainly potential, but nothing is concrete."
The continued long-term participation of Audi and BMW in the DTM will be much more secure if a third manufacturer commits to the series in 2020.
Numerous other manufacturers have recently been linked with the DTM, including Ferrari’s sister company Maserati and Toyota brand Lexus, which races in Super GT.