Classic charged for the future: all-electric Aston Martin DB6
Some oldtimers are too beautiful not to preserve them for our future mobility. That thinking has led the company Lunaz Design to electrifying legendary cars from the past. Their latest addition is a battery-powered version of the iconic Aston Martin DB6.
It’s called a restomod. On the outside, the looks of the oldtimer remain untouched, but underneath, extensive changes are made to modernize the car. As for the Aston Martin DB6 that Lunaz Design will be offering in a limited run, this means that the gas-guzzling 4.0-liter six-in-line is being swapped for a battery pack and an electric motor.
For 100 PS more
Lunaz Design has 80 to 120 kWh battery packs on offer. Though the latter is huge, the range is estimated at some 340 kilometers, which should suffice without the slightest worry for a Sunday stroll. Detailed specifications are not mentioned, but fast charging will be possible. Previous projects figured outputs of 380 PS, which most likely will also account for this DB6. That would imply an increase of 100 PS compared to the original.
Sharper acceleration would be a whole different animal, given the extra kilos of the battery pack. To cope with the excess weight, brakes, steering, and suspension have all been adapted. Also, the interior has been upgraded with air conditioning, navigation, and even a wifi connection. Lunaz Design underscores that these modernities are integrated serenely and with all respect for the classic ambiance on board.
Stripped to the metal
Lunaz Design will only make a few of these DB6s but intends to extend the offer with modified versions of the DB4 and DB5. Prices start at $1 million (€870 000) before taxes. That’s not cheap, but the restoration process is exhaustive, with the chassis being stripped to the metal and 3D scanned before the original driveline is replaced with the zero-emission alternative.
The converted Aston Martin DB6 is not a stand-alone offer. On the contrary, the exquisite line-up of Lunaz Design grows at a rapid pace. Other British brands already on the list are Bentley (S1, S2, and S3), Jaguar (XK120, XK140, and XK150), and Rolls-Royce (Phantom V and Silver Cloud).
The parent company also converts industrial vehicles to zero-emission powertrains, such as heavy-duty trucks.