The End Nears For The V-Powered Aston Martin Vantage And DB11
During a recent media interview, the CEO of Aston Martin, Tobias Moers, outlined his vision for the next generation DB11 and Vantage. The front-engine sports cars will switch to an all-electric source of power, that is to say, pure electric powertrains. This is a surprise because there have been suggestions from the company that the age of the V8 and V12 powered Aston Martin could linger for as long as possible. Tobias Moers confirmed that the next generation all-electric Vantage and or DB11 will be launched in 2025. This will be followed by an all-electric SUV, although with the latter, details are thin on the ground.
“The succession of our traditional sports segment has to be full electric, no doubt.”
Nevertheless, the DBX will soon have a plug-in hybrid addition to the model range. Aston Martin’s plan is to make 50% of its fleet fully electric by 2030 and this will include a fully electric SUV. Meanwhile, the company is in the final stages of prepping the mid-engined Valkyrie and Valhalla hybrid-powered hypercars. Both cars will mark the transition into hybridization as Aston moves away from the V8 and V12 era.