Aston Martin considering classic ‘straight six’ engines

Article by Christian A., on February 25, 2011

Aston Martin chief exec Dr Ulrich Bez gave hints that there may soon be a new generation of models that would go back to the classic 'straight six' engine configuration. This tidbit is of interest to enthusiasts due to the close relationship of all of Aston Martin’s current performance models under the skin.

Dr Bez said that the current VH platform that underpins all its current models still has many years of life left in it. He explained that the company has yet to fully explore all the packaging options but that VH has delivered all that Aston requires for a range of highly individual models.

He added that no rival company has been able to create such a wide range of cars from a single modular base, says PistonHeads.

He also said that the key to future developments is further evolution, and not revolution. When asked about engines, Dr Bez said that he is extremely interested in a return to a straight six configuration for future Aston Martin road cars.

He said that he has already notionally settled on an inline engine of 'around 2.5 litre capacity with direct injection and turbocharging. He noted that a straight six will fit, because the V12s can already be put in. Of course, this information leaves us wanting more but for now, we could only speculate.

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