Aston Martin's second mid-engine supercar might get a V6

Ken Copeland
August 30, 2017

Speaking to the Financial Times, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said, "We will be 100 percent hybrid by the middle of the 2020s".

Aston plans to change that though and has stated that it will be making every model it produces with hybrid technology inside within a decade.

Unlike its current AMG-sourced V8s, Palmer admits that the battery and hybrid technology development need to be kept, "inside the company".

The FT reports this statement means the company will buy battery cells from third-party manufacturers, but will produce battery packs (made up of multiple cells) and motors itself. That will be followed in 2019 by the DBX crossover and a purely electric version of the Rapide sedan. More information about the concept is expected to come to light in the coming months. There's also the hybrid Valkyrie hypercar in the works, an F1 vehicle for the road that's being designed by Aston Martin in conjunction with Red Bull Racing's Adrian Newey. The vehicle is expected to launch with V8 and V12 engines, but will eventually be offered as a hybrid.

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Alongside the upcoming V6-powered sports auto, Aston Martin will also introduce a range of hybridized and electric vehicles, sometime in the mid-2020s, with a plan for a fully electric lineup by the year 2030. It will be limited to just 150 units. Britain, for instance, plans to ban non-hybrid cars starting in 2040.

The upcoming mid-engined sports auto, meanwhile, will be built at Aston Martin's Gaydon, U.K. facility with development led by former Ferrari Max Szwaj.

Aston Martin is definitely emerging from its bad economic pastAfter the separation of the Ford group, Aston Martin quickly lost of its superb on the economic plane.

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