RE: Electrified DB6 previews reversible EV powertrain

RE: Electrified DB6 previews reversible EV powertrain

Author
Discussion

Fire99

9,408 posts

165 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
What I don't entirely get is if you're going to take the full engine and gearbox out (and no doubt fuel tank etc...) you're effectively left with a bodyshell, some antiquated suspension & brakes (unless that is going to be changed due to the performance difference of the EV) and some basic interior parts..

So taking it a step forward, the engine and gearbox have gone, the suspension and brakes are gone too due to the performance / dynamic differences of the new powertrain, why not just build a flamin' kit car and make it electric? I'd question how much historic Aston Martin remains in this 'historic' Aston Martin, and is it enough to warrant the overall cost of this mission?

Jex

426 posts

64 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
How far will this go? If Enzo is still to be believed it can't be done to a Ferrari.
"I don't sell cars, I sell engines. The cars I throw in for free"
(There are various versions of this quotation but the sentiment is the same).

GreyImport

2 posts

41 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
Only 1 thing missing.
Well 6 actually.;)
As I recall they used to be referred to as pistons.

williamp

16,222 posts

209 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
oilit said:
In the same way that Aston don't build boats or hotels, I wonder if this is some company that has got AML approval to market a kit - which like some of the work performed by AMWS on restorations will be outsourced.

or, if we want to go all in on conspiracy theories:

It's a mule - underneath its really a RapidE with a fibreglass db6 body and associaed bits on it .... not)

Edited by oilit on Thursday 6th December 10:11
Ah yes well. About that...

http://www.astonmartin.com/en/am37

RayTay

364 posts

34 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
For those using the cars regularly, the EV conversion makes sense. Those who take them out to shows then keep them standard as they do about 50 miles a year.
Advertisement

oilit

472 posts

114 months

Thursday 6th December
quotequote all
williamp said:
Ah yes well. About that...

http://www.astonmartin.com/en/am37
exactly my point - they aren't building that - nor the hotels thing they announced - nor the apartments they announced

as admitted by AM as follows:-

"Quintessence Yachts engineered the Aston Martin design into an innovative powerboat for the yachting world"

What's interesting is that 2 of the 3 company officers named have resigned according to companies house....


Edited by oilit on Thursday 6th December 19:36

Talksteer

3,226 posts

169 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
Mr-B said:
I wonder how many classic Astons there are in the UK (or the world for that matter) and how many miles the owners rack up combined on a yearly basis and what that contributes as a CO2 figure? Just seems a bit pointless. Isn't the point of a classic is that it is old school in the same way that steam locomotives haven't been converted to run on Hydrogen?
I can see a number of reasons why you'd want to do it:

1: EV only zones and local emissions
2: Availability of petrol post 2030
3: Ease of maintenance
4: Reliability
5: The sheer hell of having something modern and old

Nobody complains about putting modern plumbing in an old building.



LasseV

1,091 posts

69 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
HardMiles said:
It’s disgraceful to ruin history like this.

Also, if anyone in their right mind thinks that manufacturing another Powertrain and shipping it all round the globe is more efficient than just using the one that’s in it should be shot in the head.

wkers.
First post hit nail in the head. Stupid idea.

bobbo89

2,385 posts

81 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
sidesauce said:
would gladly buy and drive this EV as often as possible, taking great pleasure in seeing the vitriol of old gits just like you.
There's a devilish part of me that would take great joy in doing things like this if I had the money. Take on old DB5, stick a RB26DETT in it and stance it just to annoy the beards!

RayTay

364 posts

34 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
Talksteer said:
Nobody complains about putting modern plumbing in an old building.
Exactly. The appeal of the DB6 is its looks, not the engine. Jag have an EV frame that fits into the existing engine mounts. The old engine cam be refitted with not too much hassle.


Edited by RayTay on Friday 7th December 11:36

Jasandjules

61,595 posts

165 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
Oh dear.

300bhp/ton

35,323 posts

126 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
RayTay said:
Talksteer said:
Nobody complains about putting modern plumbing in an old building.
Exactly. The appeal of the DB6 is its looks, not the engine. Jag have an EV frame that fits into the existing engine mounts. The old engine cam be refitted with too much hassle.
Really?

For me the 6 pot motor would also be a large part of the charm and character.

RayTay

364 posts

34 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
300bhp/ton said:
For me the 6 pot motor would also be a large part of the charm and character.
Each to their own. To me the charm was the design of the car. What the designer created - a work of art. There is no art in an engine. Most non-petrol heads would view it that way. The power unit is incidental.


Edited by RayTay on Friday 7th December 17:20

williamp

16,222 posts

209 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
oilit said:
exactly my point - they aren't building that - nor the hotels thing they announced - nor the apartments they announced

as admitted by AM as follows:-

"Quintessence Yachts engineered the Aston Martin design into an innovative powerboat for the yachting world"

What's interesting is that 2 of the 3 company officers named have resigned according to companies house....


Edited by oilit on Thursday 6th December 19:36
Well the DB6 chasis was built in a David brown tractor factory in huddersfield and assembled in Newport Pagnell. Bet you didnt know that!!

300bhp/ton

35,323 posts

126 months

Friday 7th December
quotequote all
RayTay said:
ach to their won. To me the charm was the design of the car. What the designer created - a work of art. There is no art in an engine. Most non-petrol heads would view it that way. The power unit is incidental.
eh? You have noted this site is called Piston Heads... biggrin

I would image, or at least hope a large percentage of the core members would indeed fine a lot of art in an engine.


RayTay

364 posts

34 months

Monday 10th December
quotequote all
A nice shiny piece of engineering. It is not art for sure.