Classic cars are more and more popular every year, but they work on old environmentally not very friendly engines. Aston Martin created an answer to that problem by introducing a reversible EV powertrain concept.

The Heritage electrification concept, as it is called, has been led by Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell. It is developed around so called 'casette' Ev powertrain, which can mitigate any future legislation to restrict the use of classic cars.

The first car with the new EV powertrain is an original 1970 DB6 MkII Volante, which was also originally crafted in Newport Paganell. The casette powertrain seats on the original engine and transmission mountings so it does not interfere with the classic layout of the car. Power management is operated via a dedicated screen, which is discreetly fitted in the cockpit.

We are still talking about a concept here. but Aston Martin promises, that there will also be a production version of EV powertrain, which will borrow a lot from the Rapide E development programme.

Dec. 9, 2018 Driving photo: Aston Martin

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