￼￼￼Aston Martin chief Andy Palmer believes the luxury British car company can expand its range to at least six or seven models, including electric vehicles and hybrids.
Speaking to Autocar at the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race earlier this month, Palmer would not rule out the possibility of EVs and hybrids in an expanded Aston Martin line-up that would cover all bases, from the highly focused 800bhp Vulcan track car to the versatile DBX crossover concept that has been confirmed for production.
“I see in our future obviously V12s, V8s and probably battery-electric cars,” said Palmer. “As time evolves, there’s probably an inevitability to hybridisation, simply because, car by car, you can only downsize so much. I’d rather put a hybrid in there than an in-line four-cylinder.”
“Imagine something like a 4x4, 1000bhp silent Rapide. I think ‘Power, Beauty, Soul’ doesn’t say it has to be a gasoline engine. It just needs to be really powerful, really beautiful and set your heart on fire.