The Straight-Six or Inline-Six has not been seen on Aston Martins since the 1950’s through to the 70’s in the name of the Lagonda Straight Six. It came in either 2.6L or 2.9L only and was used in several cars. Ever since 1998 when the DB7 ceased production, we haven’t seen a straight six from an Aston Martin and Lagonda.
My agents tell me that there will be two engines developed; both of which will use hybrid technology: a straight six and a V-6. Both will be turbocharged and hybridized but my agents have stated that Aston Martin doesn’t know which one to make yet.
The AM big rigs are still jawboning in the office but we do know that it’s scheduled to be released in 2021. That’s quite interesting because Astons have been renowned for their V 12’s but because of stricter emissions and the increase in power you get from turbos and hybrids, many manufacturers are turning hybrid.
And legendary automaker and James Bond’s car of choice, Aston Martin, is no exception. Even if they have to submit to emissions regulations as well as environmentalists.
But whether you agree with environmentalists it’s up to you; the fact remains: a smaller engine coupled with a turbo and hybrid technology will increase power and performance output, usually two or three times more and if you relied on engine power alone.
But I will miss the roar of that V-12.