Lunaz Unveils Electrified Aston Martin
UK-based Lunaz Design, an electric conversion specialist for classic cars, plans to modernise the 1965 Aston Martin DB6 sports car using a zero-emission powertrain.
The company, founded in 2018, has previously produced electrified versions of the classic Bentley Continental, Jaguar XK120, Rolls-Royce Phantom and classic Range Rovers.
Each vehicle undergoes a full restoration down to the bare metal before being rebuilt with as many original components as possible. All powertrain parts are designed in-house. They also improve the vehicles’ suspension setups, brakes and add modern comforts such as infotainment screens and air conditioning.
In Lunaz’s newest model, Aston Martin’s original 210kW/380Nm 4.0-litre straight-six petrol engine has been swapped out for a single electric motor on the rear axle.
Whilst performance details have not yet been divulged, the manufacturer says the layout will permit “brisk initial acceleration”. It is unclear what battery is in the vehicle, however previous Lunaz projects have drawn energy from an 80kWh lithium-ion pack. The projected range is 255 miles (410 kilometres).
“There is no more evocative GT car than the Aston Martin DB6 – it presents an alluring marriage of fastback design, indulgent proportions and one of the most iconic shapes ever conceived in metal,” the company said in an official statement.
“Remastering and electrification amplifies the characteristics of a car so beautiful we have a responsibility to preserve it for many generations to come.”
First deliveries of customer DB6s are expected mid-to-late 2023, with pricing reported to start from £1 million ($AU1.9 million).
Lunaz | Aston Martin
11 October 2021