October 20, 2021

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Iconic Aston Martin DBs to be remastered with electric powertrains

British firm Lunaz has done several electric versions of classic Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Rolls-Royce models. Now it’s adding Aston Martin to the list.

The company on Thursday announced an electric Aston Martin DB6 conversion, and said it will also offer build slots for the DB5 and DB4.

As with other Lunaz projects, each Aston will be stripped down to bare metal and restored, with Lunaz’ modular powertrain and other modern features added along the way. The company said it currently offers battery packs ranging from 80 kwh to 120 kwh, enabling a maximum 255 miles of range (likely as measured on the European WLTP testing cycle). The cars are also equipped for DC fast charging.

 

Aston Martin DB6 electric conversion by Lunaz

Aston Martin DB6 electric conversion by Lunaz

The company didn’t disclose any performance specifications, but said each electric Aston will also get upgraded brakes, suspension, and steering. Modern conveniences like air conditioning, an infotainment system, and wi-fi connectivity will be added as well, and the restored interiors will use recycled textiles, according to the company.

Specific pricing for all conversions is only available upon request, but Lunaz said the DB6 conversion will start north of $1 million. The company plans to make both left-hand and right-hand-drive versions, with deliveries scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2023. Note that Aston itself demonstrated its own reversible electric conversion on a DB6 convertible in 2018.

The Astons join classic cars like the Jaguar XK120, Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur, Rolls-Royce Phantom V, and Range Rover Classic in Lunaz’s catalog. In addition to classics, the company wants to convert specialized commercial vehicles, such as buses and garbage trucks, to run on electric power.

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