Aston Martin offering reversible EV powertrains for classic cars

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Looks from the past, powered by the future

The writing is on the walls for our beloved internal combustion engines.

Certain countries in Europe are already beginning to mandate the end of internal combustion vehicles by 2030, and big manufacturers such as Volkswagen have recently announced that their next-generation of internal combustion engines will be their last.

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But what happens if you happen to own and love your 1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante?

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Well Aston Martin is here with a solution to keep your old jigger on the road once fossil fuels are sucked dry.

They call it the "cassette" EV powertrain, so called due to the in-and-out plug-in nature of the system.

Fear not, it’s completely reversible should you want your old engine back. Utilising components from the Aston Martin Rapide-E, and from the upcoming off-shoot of Lagonda-branded zero emission vehicles.

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They’ve debuted the revolutionary EV system with this, a 1970 DB6 Volante that they are calling: the Heritage EV Concept.

The EV powertrain sits in its own cell, and utilised the factory engine and gearbox mounts.

"Umbilical cords from the power unit then feed the car’s electrical systems".

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"Power management is operated via a dedicated screen, which is discreetly fitted to the car’s interior" says Aston Martin.

It’s a compelling proposition, allowing owners who love their classics to keep them on the road!

With the revolutionary reversible bolt-in system, the longevity and prospect of owning these classics now extends further into the future than before.

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