Aston Martin hybrid V6 to be brand's most powerful engine

There's no replacement for displacement, right? Not if you're Aston Martin.

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The smallest engine in the Aston Martin range will eventually be the most powerful.

The company has revealed details of the turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 hybrid powertrain set to debut in the mid-engined Valhalla hypercar.

Dubbed TM01, the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid V6 will pack more power than the twin-turbo V8 and V12 engines currently used across the Aston range.

It will also be light, with a claimed weight of less than 200kg. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are expected to be offered

Final outputs haven’t been confirmed, but it will need to produce at least 534kW to be more powerful than the range-topping DBS V12.

Some reports have suggested it could top 700kW in range-topping trim, watered down to around 450kW in lower-powered cars like the Vantage.

Aston Martin says the engine will meet Euro 7 emissions standards, despite its prodigious output.

Aston Martin hybrid V6 to be brand's most powerful engine

The new TM01 V6 engine is at the core of Aston Martin’s plan for the next five years, after an injection of money from a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll.

Aston Martin plans to use its new V6 – the first engine it has developed in-house since 1968 – to power the Valhalla in the short term. But the hybrid engine is eventually expected to replace the Mercedes-AMG V8 currently used in the DB11, DBX, and Vantage.

“Investing in your own powertrains is a tall order, but our team have risen to the challenge,” said Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO.

“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.”

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