Aston Martin Heritage EV Concept Gives 1970’s DB6 A Modern Electric Heart

Aston Martin Heritage EV Concept Gives 1970’s DB6 A Modern Electric Heart

It's better for the environment this way. Aston Martin agrees, which is why it's rolling out a new plan to release a reversible EV powertrain conversion.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, said of the Heritage EV concept: "We are very aware of the environmental and social pressures that threaten to restrict the use of classic cars in the years to come".

Said prototype vehicle is a 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark II Volante, which trades its original 4.0-liter inline-six for a "cassette" style electric powertrain, which occupies the same space and uses the same mounts as the factory engine and transmission.

According to the sports vehicle maker, the DB6's new all-electric powertrain is housed within a self-contained cassette, which is placed on the original engine and gearbox mountings. The unit - which Gaydon hasn't provided any images of just yet - also powers the DB6's existing electrical systems. Its power is managed via a discreet screen inside the vehicle.

More news: Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda next week
More news: Dauntless to Become Truly Cross-Platform with Console & Mobile Releases in 2019
More news: NCAA penalizes OR for hoops, track and field violations | AP sports

Aston Martin was coy on additional details, but said the cassette is the flawless solution for drivers seeking a future-proof upgrade that is socially responsible and completely reversible.

Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works, further explained the logic behind the Heritage EV.

As it stands, emissions regulations are already tightening in many city centres.

You may think, "Well, it's a little early for this sort of thing - gasoline isn't $20 a gallon yet, and it doesn't require some special environmental exemption to put it into a vehicle". Speaking of the latter, owners can have the original powertrain reinstalled with relative ease as the conversion doesn't require major modifications. "I believe this not only makes Aston Martin unique, but a truly forward-thinking leader in this field".

Related Articles

  • NASA's Insight lander records wind heard on Mars

    NASA's Insight lander records wind heard on Mars

    Keep watching for more to come from InSight! "It's a really distant rumble that we're hearing", Pike said. One has been included specifically to record the sound of a Martian landing for the first time.
    First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor

    First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor

    She received five immunosuppression drugs, as well as antimicrobials, anti-blood clotting treatment and aspirin while in hospital. Future recipients undergoing similar transplants would have to be fit and healthy to avoid complications, they said.
    Jael Strauss Photos, News and Videos

    Jael Strauss Photos, News and Videos

    America's Next Top Model star Jael Strauss has died aged 35 from stage 4 breast cancer - just two months after being diagnosed . Strauss continued to update fans about her condition, with her last post on November 22 revealing she'd entered hospice care .
  • China to Implement Deals With US in Cars, Energy, Agriculture

    China to Implement Deals With US in Cars, Energy, Agriculture

    But the president clarified the next morning in a tweet that the 90-day period began from the time of his sit-down with Xi. High Chinese retaliatory tariffs on US soybeans have caused the USA exports of soybeans to drop by as much as 97 percent .

    Aniston: Netflix 'Friends' deal a testament of show's value

    So she went on her way to the airport prior to a flight back to Australia, dressed in comfortable plane wear with wet hair and carrying her luggage.
    Arsenal players filmed inhaling laughing gas

    Arsenal players filmed inhaling laughing gas

    Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac are also seen in the video with balloons in their mouths, which is how the gas is ingested. Footballers Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and Jack Grealish have all been embroiled in scandals for taking it in the past.
  • Fiat Panda, Jeep Wrangler off the pace in latest safety-crash ratings

    Fiat Panda, Jeep Wrangler off the pace in latest safety-crash ratings

    In Europe, the Wrangler's safety systems are limited to a seatbelt reminder and a driver-operated speed limiter warning system. It failed to achieve more than 50 per cent in any of the four key tests that the safety organisation puts a vehicle through.
    Cardi B is nominated five times at the 2019 Grammys

    Cardi B is nominated five times at the 2019 Grammys

    On the flip side of that equation is best new artist nominee Margo Price, who has been releasing independent music since 2010. Monáe, herself snagged an Album Of The Year nomination for her most recent project, Dirty Computer .
    Angela Merkel named as Harvard’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

    Angela Merkel named as Harvard’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

    This afternoon 1,001 CDU delegates will assemble in Hamburg to choose a new leader after 18 years under Mrs Merkel. She was greeted by a several-minute standing ovation, with some delegates holding up "Thank you, boss!" placards.
  • CleanBC plan to reduce climate pollution, build a low-carbon economy: Horgan

    CleanBC plan to reduce climate pollution, build a low-carbon economy: Horgan

    Premier John Horgan called the Clean B.C. plan a "great step forward" that would make life better for generations that follow. Some environmental groups backed parts of the plan but questioned how the future liquefied natural gas industry fits into it.
    Floyd Mayweather WILL fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

    Floyd Mayweather WILL fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

    Drama over Floyd Mayweather's New Year's Eve bout with Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa has been settled. The rules for the Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nasukawa exhibition fight have officially been announced.
    Stranger Things 3: The Game Is Creeping Onto All Platforms

    Stranger Things 3: The Game Is Creeping Onto All Platforms

    Maybe a new Netflix series trailer can give us an idea.? Like the series itself! No release date was confirmed during the show. Since then, fans have received all kinds of merchandise - most of which you can find in this writer's home.