Goodbye V12, hello outlet! The next Aston Martin Vantage and DB11 will be electric cars

Goodbye V12, hello outlet! The next Aston Martin Vantage and DB11 will be electric cars

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Aston Martin has had a problem with all-electric models. The Rapide E liftback was long-term construction, in 2019 it appeared in its final form, it was aimed at a limited edition, but in January 2020 its release was canceled. The launch of a separate “electric” brand Lagonda was first shifted by the British from 2021 to 2022, then to 2025, and then reduced to the top versions of simple Astonov. All the more interesting is the admission of Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers to Automotive News Europe – the heirs of the current Vantage and DB11 coupes will be electric, and the first of these models will appear in 2025. Although earlier Moers talked about the desire to keep the internal combustion engine as long as possible, V12 in particular, – tightening the economy leaves no choice.

The current DB11 AMR relies on a 5.2 V12 biturbo engine (639 hp, 700 Nm), which allows you to gain a hundred in 3.7 seconds. There is also a V8 version (535 hp, 675 Nm) and a DB11 Volante convertible.

Aston Martin will rely on technical assistance from Mercedes to create electric trains and hybrids. The Mercedes-Benz EQS liftback will share the components. A purely electric Aston will run at least 600 km on a charge, Tobias Moers said.

“The continuity of our traditional sports segment must, without a doubt, be completely electric,” the chief said now.

He did not disclose which of the battery-powered coupes will be released first, although according to the chronology of the generation change, it will probably be the DB11. Prior to electric cars, the brand is known to launch a pair of plug-in hybrids: the DBX crossover and the serial interpretation of the Vanquish Vision’s initial mid-engined coupe. Hybrids without charging from the mains are also in the plans, according to which, by 2030, 50% of Aston’s product line will be electric cars, 45% – hybrids, and 5% will remain with one internal combustion engine, but will be allowed only on the track.

Do you regret that the Aston’s with the ICE will almost disappear?

We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the new Aston Martin DBX from the FineAuto team:

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