The first 4WD Aston Martin is a plug-in hybrid DB9!

15/06/2013

Aston Martin just presented a prototype under development in partnership with Bosch for nearly a year, it is a plug-in hybrid DB9 whose technology confers an additional two wheel drive at the front with a combined 180kW from electric motors located on the front axle.


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The power of the 6.0l V12 is upgraded to 740hp (original 510hp) and the 0 to 100kph to 3.7 seconds (4.6secs before), its battery whose capacity is unrevealed allows 25km of range for a total additional weight of 300kg.

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The purpose of the experiment is to show that the hybridization can be used to increase the power - as well as the trend of hybrid hypercars proves.

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After the hydrogen hybrid Rapide that raced in Nurburgring 24h, Aston Martin seems highly attracted to hybrid drives with interesting demonstrators that could one day lead to a production model, who knows!
Par Technologic Vehicles
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