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This gorgeous Aston Martin DB6 is now an electric car

Lunaz modifies rare American Aston with more powerful electric drivetrain, still gorgeous

Published: 16 Mar 2023

When new, the Aston Martin DB6 – successor to the most famous movie car of all time – produced a heady 282bhp from a 4.0-litre straight-six. In this guise, revealed by electrificationists Lunaz, it now produces somewhere closer to 375bhp… from a battery and electric motor.

A big change, then. What hasn’t changed is the DB6’s astonishing silhouette. It’s the latest missive from Lunaz, seemingly on a mission to preserve the most special and revered classic cars and safeguard them for the future.

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The American owner – who joins such luminaries as Sir Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and even King Charles III as DB6 custodians – desired such a silhouette, but wasn’t too keen on the “lower fuel efficiency and higher emissions inherent to older petrol-engined cars”.

And lo, the Miami businesswoman went to Lunaz to ‘upcycle’ the classic Aston. As with all of the company’s restorations – many, exquisite, expensive – the car was completely stripped back to its bare shell and thoroughly restored and re-engineered “to concourse standards”.

To this revitalised body comes Lunaz’s secret “proprietary modular electric powertrain” designed in-house, comprised of Europe’s finest ‘Tier 1’ OEM battery cells and motors. It’s the same setup Lunaz deploys in all its electric restomods, with battery sizes ranging from 80kWh to 120kWh.

While the specific output for this DB6 hasn’t been revealed, the drivetrain is capable of 375bhp and 516lb ft of torque, and between 180 and 250 miles of range.

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Naturally then, the brakes, suspension and steering were also upgraded to better cope with those electric horsies, while inside the DB6 features proper infotainment, air conditioning, sat nav and even WiFi connectivity. There are recycled carpets, cactus leather and everything is finished in a black-green exterior finish and dark green interior.

We’re told Lunaz’s focus on classic British icons has engaged American audiences – indeed around 30 per cent of DB6 build slots have been allocated to customers from Miami and the surrounding area.

“In upcycling this beautiful example to fully electric power, we’ve given a new lease of life to one of the world’s most desirable and historically important cars,” said Lunaz boss David Lorenz.

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