Aston Martin is moving closer to launching a range of midengine sports cars and so the British ultraluxury brand is releasing images and some details about the new V-6 that will provide power.
The cars will be propelled by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that is Aston Martin's first in-house designed powerplant since 1968.
Aston Martin did not disclose the engine's output figures but said the "full powertrain will be electrified." The engine is being developed for multiple applications and is set to be developed with hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems, an Aston Martin spokesman said.
The engine is slated to debut in the Valhalla midengine hybrid sports car in 2022. The Valhalla, limited to just 500 units, features a carbon-fiber chassis and body.
"Moving forward, this power unit will be integral to a lot of what we do and the first signs of what this engine will achieve are incredibly promising," Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said in a statement.
The engine is engineered and built in a "hot V" layout, making it compact, with a weight of around 441 pounds. The engine has a dry sump system to provide a lower center of gravity, Aston Martin said.