You won't wake the neighbours with this electric Aston Martin DB6

Aston's EV conversion preserves heritage (and the planet)

Aston's EV conversion preserves heritage (and the planet)

This is a pretty big step for the world of classic auto electric conversions, with customers now able to go to Aston Martin itself to ensure their car's history is preserved post-conversion. The first vehicle that will get the new powertrain is an original 1970 DB6 MkII Volante. A power management screen is discretely fitted to the car's interior.

The specially designed "Heritage EV" powertrain has been built with a view to "retain the authenticity" of the Aston Martin - perhaps to put the minds of diehard classic vehicle owners at rest, as it can also be reversed if need be, by removing it to reinstate the original ICE powertrain. Talk about going full circle.

From exclusive guest access to Aston Martin's most recent cars to bespoke drive and stay packages in some of the most sought-after destinations in the Waldorf Astoria portfolio - the new alliance will combine "the standards of sophistication and service" that are at the heart of both brands. When went on to say "Our Second Century Plan not only encompasses our new and future models, but also protects our treasured heritage".

2019 is when Aston Martin will start offering the Heritage EV conversion process to owners. It is enclosed within its own self-contained cell, with "umbilical cords" from the power unit then feeding the car's electrical systems.

Aston Martin has chosen the historic Newport Pagnell plant for the location of the conversions. Although we don't have power outputs yet, Aston says that the zero-to-60-mph time is slightly improved compared to the stock engine, leading us to believe the motor makes more than the inline-six's 282 horsepower.

Aston Martin President, Andy Palmer said that they are aware of environmental and social measures for classic cars usage. And even beyond that, this program will give a new life to sad, neglected Aston Martins that have been sitting without engines or other major components as project cars. While there was no official word on the costs involved, we would confidently predict it to be a number with LOTS of zeros in it.