Aston Martin commited to V12 engines, will resist the hybrid trend

Posted on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 , 19:10:28 byEmil

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Aston Martin commited to V12 engines, will resist the hybrid trend

Although a considerable number of automotive manufacturers have already released supercars using the hybrid technology, Aston Martin refuses to be a part of the trend.



While talking to an Australian auto news e-magazine Dr. Urlich Bezt talked about his disapproval of the new generation of fuel – electric supercars such as McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. While in Palm Springs, attending the launch of the Vantage V12 S and Vanquish Volante, the head the company stated that: `We will not have a hybrid in next year or the year after`. His argument against the fuel-electric technology is that the extra weight added by the batteries ruins the `purity` and expectations that one would have from a hypercar. Furthermore, he is reluctant to the idea that elite customers would even want to drive hybrids.



Bezt further explained that: `Hybridisation has two aspects; like in F1 to pass someone, which is irrelevant on the road, and the other is to be more fuel efficient. But it is very simple; if you drive a little slower you will be much better off.` Alternatively, he thinks that instead of jumping for a new technology all together, further improvements such as weight reduction and optimization of fuel consumption can be added to the current one. Further accentuating the an ideal super car should be as lightweight as possible, Bertz informs that: `I don’t think it is necessary to give me a power shot on the road. I don’t think I need something that gives me 100hp more. I do not know why I need an extra 100kg just to get those things.`



However, Dr. Urlich Bezt admits that the distant future will require technologies that make fuel economy as efficient as possible. Although he expects for the six liters V12 to still be around for the next maximum ten years he afterwards wishes to replace it with `a smaller one`.


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