Lately, we noticed that the interest in fully electric vehicle converted classic cars have grown more than ever and Aston Martin wants to take advantage of it. This week, Aston Martin unveiled their first car to receive the EV powertrain conversion: an original 1970 DB6 MkII Volante.
The car, which they are now calling “the Heritage EV concept”, was originally hand-crafted at Newport Pagnell. When Aston Martin president and CEO Andy Palmer was asked about the Heritage in an interview, he said: “We are very aware of the environmental and social pressures that threaten to restrict the use of classic cars in the years to come. Our Second Century Plan not only encompasses our new and future models, but also protects our treasured heritage. I believe this not only makes Aston Martin unique, but a truly forward-thinking leader in this field.”
Also, Aston Martin says the technology for these conversions will be based on “key components”, also used to develop new models as the Rapide E, a super-limited all-electric sports car, which will be presented next year.
The Rapide E will feature an 800 volt, 65 kWh battery, offering over 200 miles of range, and boasting a sub-4-second 0–60 mph acceleration, as well as a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Only 155 of this beauty will be sold and according to Aston Martin, they are planning to start the production in the late 2019. Informations about the pricing are still unknown.