Report: Aston Martin staying loyal to the V12, downplays hybridization

Aston Martin is reportedly staying loyal to the V12 motor and will forgo the adoption of hybrid technology for the foreseeable future. According to Dr. Ulrich Bez, who spoke to Australia’s, Bez openly disagreed with the trend set by Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche in the hybrid supercar wars saying that the “benefits of hybrids are not what elite customers desire.”

To curtail the concern for fuel economy though, Bez is putting his trust into improvements in aerodynamic efficiency, reducing weight, and improving the combustion cycle of an engine for economy, including reducing displacement.

Another concern for Bez is the reliability and longevity of these hybrid electrical systems and rather believes in minimalist and simple engineering.

“I am a purist and I think a sports car should have as low weight as possible. It should be in as minimalistic as it can be and this does not work with hybridization,” Bez said.

– By: Chris Chin


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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