Aston’s New V6 Will Be Its Most Powerful Available Engine
Aston Martin has released more details of its upcoming V6, the first engine the British company has designed in-house since 1968.
Codenamed ‘TM01’ in honor of Tadek Marek, the company’s lead engineer in the 1950s and ‘60s, it is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with an integrated hybrid system, one apparently designed all along for electrification. It was also designed to be compact, weighing in under 200kg (440lb), and has a dry sump to get the engine lower into the car and thus improve the center of gravity.
No power figures have been released as Aston says they will vary with each car using the powerplant. However, the company has confirmed the V6 will be the most powerful engine configuration it will offer. On top of that, it will also meet all future emission requirements for Euro 7.
TM01 has already undergone an extensive test cycle, and we’ll first see the new engine in the Valkyrie, the company’s upcoming mid-engined hypercar that is expected to debut in 2022. The V6 will also replace the AMG-sourced V8 currently used in Aston’s Vantage, DB11 and DBX crossover.
“Investing in your own powertrains is a tall order, but our team have risen to the challenge,” says Aston Martin CEO and president, Andy Palmer. “Moving forward, this power unit will be integral to a lot of what we do and the first signs of what this engine will achieve are incredibly promising.”
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