Aston Martin models won’t use the Mercedes-AMG sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 for much longer, and the company’s new hybrid V6 will replace it, according to Autocar. Customers will find the electrified powerplant in vehicles like the DB11, DBX, and Vantage. The company recently showed off the new engine in its application for the upcoming Valhalla supercar.
“Mercedes have made no secret of where their engine technology is moving to, and obviously we don’t foresee four-cylinder engines in our Astons,” Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer told Autocar. “So we’ve got to make our own journey.”
Palmer hints that the hybrid V6 makes more power than the AMG-sourced V8 and sounds just as good. The electrified powerplant can also hook up to the transmissions that the company already uses.
In the Valhalla, the hybrid V6, which Aston calls the…