Aston Martin has revealed details of its new in-house designed 3.0-litre V6 engine which is earmarked for deployment in a new range of mid-engined sportscars beginning with the Valhalla from 2022.
Dubbed TM01 in celebration of engineer Tadek Marek, the engine has already undergone a series of tests on the dyno in another step towards being the brand’s first in-house engine since 1968.
The 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 will be paired with a range of hybrid systems to balance power and efficiency. Despite its purpose, the V6 engine is designed to meet all future emission requirements and be compliant with Euro 7 regulations.
Aston Martin is yet to confirm power and torque figures, however, the brand says the final outputs will vary depending on the application of the powertrain for the individual model it will run.
The engine has been developed with a ‘hot V’ structure and a configuration allowing for compactness with a weight less than 200kg. It will be positioned directly behind the driver’s cabin and equipped with a dry-sump system to achieve the lowest possible centre of gravity.
Aston Martin President and Group CEO, Andy Palmer said about this engine: “Investing in your own powertrains is a tall order, but our team have risen to the challenge.”
“Moving forward, this power unit will be integral to a lot of what we do and the first signs of what this engine will achieve are incredibly promising.”
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