New Aston Martins including Valhalla to get electric-assisted turbo V6s

Aston Martin recently showcased their all-new TM-01 turbocharged V6 engine is a video release. The 3.0-litre engine has been developed in-house by Aston Martin and is said to be the most powerful powertrain to be built by the British marque. With emission norms getting stricter, all manufacturers are downsizing their engines. This means, Aston Martin has to find an alternative for the 4.0-litre AMG sourced V8. While it is being said that the TM-10 will produce 1000PS, Aston Martin has chosen not to reveal the numbers as of now. This engine will be Euro-VII compliant.

More details on this engine?

What we know is that this engine will power the Aston Martin Valhalla. The latter will be launched in 2022. Aston Martin has also not given out any details on the hybrid part, but, we can expect a strong electric motor assistance in bringing the horsepower numbers up. This will mean lower emissions as well as better fuel economy.

Aston Martin Valhalla
Aston Martin Valhalla

The first part of engine development has been completed and Aston will have already started subjecting the engine to the mandatory testing procedures. It is also said that the new TM-01 will also power the upcoming Aston Martin DBX SUV and probably other Aston Martin models in different sets of tune to match the cars. The most challenging part for Aston Martin has been to get the exhaust note that has been always signature to the brand cars. It is believed that the engineers are leaving no stone unturned to get the acoustics right.

As of now, Aston Martin sells the DB11 super car in India along with the V8 Vantage. In its Indian portfolio, it also has the four-door performance saloon, the Aston Martin Rapide. However, these might not be available now because they don’t meet the Euro-VI emission norms either. India currently has the BS6 emission norms in place and these are very similar to what Europe has.

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