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.

Topics: aston martin, engine

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V sedan will be getting a new paint job that will give it a unique icy feel. Dubbed the Glacier Metallic Edition, this special model was built...
by - August 23, 2017
During the North American International Auto Show at Detroit in 2015, Hyundai introduced a concept pickup truck they named the Santa Cruz. This model took home the Concept Truck of...
by - August 23, 2017
Porsche introduces the technologically advanced wheels with braided carbon fiber. These will be initially available on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Being the first car manufacturer to offer such...
by - August 23, 2017
All eyes were turned to the fuchsia pink bespoke McLaren 720S MSO at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday. Surely, we can understand why. The one-off supercar, which was...
by - August 23, 2017
Hyundai Motor Group – including both Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors – has disclosed a wide-ranging plan to introduce 31 environment-friendly models in a new development roadmap that aims to...
by - August 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries