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Aston Martin stores in the U.

S. will be unprofitable and could close if the sports-car maker is unable to get an exemption from crash standards that take effect next month, a top dealer said.

The average Aston Martin store will lose money if the carmaker can’t sell the DB9 and Vantage, two models that don’t comply with the new side-impact crash rule, said James Walker, chairman of the automaker’s U.S. dealer advisory panel.

Without convertible models, which won’t meet the standard by September 2015, all the brand’s dealers would be “in the red,” Walker wrote in a National Highway Traffic Safety



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