Aston Martin breathes life into a new V6 era

Aston Martin breathes life into a new V6 era
Group CEO Andy Palmer
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Updated 29 March 2020

Aston Martin breathes life into a new V6 era

Aston Martin breathes life into a new V6 era

Aston Martin has revealed further details of its in-house designed V6 engine, which has been created initially for deployment in a new range of mid-engined sports cars, starting with the Aston Martin Valhalla from 2022.
Codenamed TM01 — celebrating Aston Martin’s illustrious engineer of the 50s and 60s, Tadek Marek — the engine has already undergone a series of extensive testing on the dyno, as the team makes progress toward creating the luxury British brand’s first in-house designed engine since 1968.
Confirmed as a 3-liter turbocharged V6, the full powertrain will be electrified — an aspect that has been key to the engine’s development from Day 1.
Joerg Ross, powertrain chief engineer, said: “This project has been a great challenge from the start. Putting a team together to deliver what is going to be the future power of Aston Martin has been an honor.” From the very beginning, we have had the freedom to explore and innovate in a way that we have not been able to do so in a very long time. Most importantly, we wanted to create something that is befitting of the TM01 nameplate and create something that would have impressed our predecessor and pioneering engineer, Tadek Marek.”
Aston Martin President and Group CEO Andy Palmer said: “Investing in your own powertrains is a tall order, but our team have risen to the challenge. Moving forward, this power unit will be integral to a lot of what we do and the first signs of what this engine will achieve are incredibly promising.”