Hypercar Aston Martin Valhalla can get a Mercedes-AMG engineNovember 3, 2020
Hypercar Aston Martin Valhalla can get a Mercedes-Benz engine instead of the engine, which was developed by the specialists of the British brand. The head of the company, Tobias Moers, hinted at this in an interview with Automotive Nevs.
Access to hybrid and electric technology from Mercedes-Benz has forced the British brand to rethink its development strategy. Aston Martin’s lineup may expand with electrified vehicles. Previously, the British company did not produce such machines. Already four years later, as Moers noted, the share of Aston Martin with an electric “appendage” should be up to 20% of the brand’s sales, and the total number of cars sold will increase to 10,000 – that is, approximately two times, if compared with last year’s result.
A hybrid variant, for example, will get the Aston Martin DBX cross – it will appear by 2023. And three years later, the British brand is going to bring to the market an electric car, which will be based on the corresponding platform of the Mercedes-Benz company.
The British company, in particular, is thinking about abandoning its V6 turbo engine, which was demonstrated in March and became the debut engine since 1968, created by the brand itself. A hybrid powertrain for the Valhalla supercar was to be built around this 3.0-liter unit, a project that was slated to be completed by 2022. But right now, Aston Martin has, says Moers, a chance to reimagine the hypercar using a Mercedes-AMG engine.
In addition, it was recently noted that Mansory’s Aston Martin convertible has appeared on sale. It should be emphasized that this car is powered by a 5.9-liter V12 engine with 450 hp. and 570 Nm of torque.
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