Electric Fantastic No Compromises It seems almost too good to be true: a gorgeous 1970 Aston Martin, without the hassle of a decades-old engine and transmission. The storied British automaker announced this week that it’s planning to offer a service in which it converts some of its most beloved classic cars to electric power using a self-contained, all-electric powertrain. It’ll take the form of a self-contained “cassette” that can be slotted underneath much older chassis like the DB6 Vantage. Electric Slide The conversion kit will share some “key components” with the carmaker’s much awaited Rapide E electric supercar due next year, according to the press release. The Rapide E has some impressive specs: a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h) and acceleration from 0 to 60 in under four seconds. Aston Martin’s first conversion will be a remake of the DB6 Mark II Volante — a vintage design from 1970 — using the cassette. Whether the Volante will share those impressive specs with the Rapide E is still uncertain. It wasn’t clear from the press release whether Aston Martin would perform all conversions itself, or whether it would sell the kit to third-parties who wanted to perform the […]


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