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Out with the engine: Power must ensure classic sports cars against prohibition

Uncomplicated, cash and able to send her flying back in time, when the ignition key is turned.

Such is the most vintage cars, and many owners will probably argue that the original engine plays a not insignificant role in the list of ingredients for this fix. Nevertheless, Aston Martin now remove the heart - or the flux capacitor, if you will - in their classic cars to dress them for the journey into the future.

In a new bet, called the 'Heritage EV', the british sportsvognsproducent namely, replace the original engines with electric counterparts.

It is done in an attempt to ensure the classic cars against any bans that may come to run with the old and polluting vintage cars. It writes The Verge.

The first car that has been on the operating table, is an Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante from 1970. It was in his time hand-built in the bilmærkets factory in Newport Pagnell and supplied with a six cylinder engine of 4.0 liters, which sent 286 benzinheste to bagdækkene.

It is now pulled out and replaced with an electric motor, which is put into the original engine mount according to a principle, such as the Aston Martin even compare with a cassette tape.

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Photo: Aston Martin

Rather than build the car on to the engine this custom car and it makes it possible in principle to switch back to the old and more of the roaring 'cassette tape', if you want it.

- because of the historical importance of these samlerbiler it is essential that the electrical conversion is done with sympathy for the original car's integrity, writes Aston Martin in a press release and adds:

- Kassettesystemet offers the perfect solution by both to give the owner the security of knowing that the car is future proof and socially responsible, and that the car still is an authentic Aston Martin, who can get his original engine back, if desired.

Aston Martin has not disclosed how powerful the engine is, or how far it will be able to run on a charge. The engine will, however, allegedly created with components that will also be used in the manufacturer's upcoming Rapide E electric car.

This will, according to The Verge, a range of over 320 kilometres.

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Photo: Aston Martin

the Price of a 'Heritage EV'-conversion is known also not yet, but Aston Martin will reportedly go ahead with a future-proof customers ' cars next year. In addition to the motor and battery will get the car a new display in the cabin, with the manufacturer's own words will be 'discreetly mounted'.

With the electric bet follow Aston Martin on the heels of Jaguar earlier in the year came out, that you will build an electric version of the classic E-Type sports car.

This is, however, made a lot more modern with LED lighting and large screens in the cabin.

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