Lunaz presents battery-electric Aston Martin DB6 conversion
The British vintage EV conversion company Lunaz has unveiled a battery-powered version of the Aston Martin DB6. Lunaz has opened orders for a limited run of electric DB6, with prices starting at over $1 million (£733,000) before taxes.
First deliveries of the new Aston Martin DB6 conversions are expected in the third quarter of 2023. The brand has also stated that electrified DB4s and DB5s will be built to order in highly limited numbers. In addition to the classic luxury cars, the company also delivered an electric conversion of the classic Range Rover last year.
In terms of technical specifications, the converted DB6 sacrifices its 4.0-litre straight-six engine for Lunaz’s modular 80-120kWh battery pack with a range of up to 255 miles. While specific performance values aren’t mentioned, the vehicle is likely to maintain similarities to the 80kWh system that was fitted to the firm’s Rolls-Royce Phantom V and Silver Cloud. The system is capable of producing 375bhp and 701 Nm of torque, leaving speculation that this car is likely to achieve similar figures.
“The rapid growth of Lunaz reflects the growing role that remanufacturing and electrification plays in plotting a sustainable course to a clean-air powertrain future. By furthering the legacies of these beautiful Aston Martins we create many more highly skilled jobs and expand our clean-technology production presence at our home in Silverstone, England,” said David Lorenz, Founder and CEO, Lunaz Group. Even British football icon David Beckham made a statement, which is not as unexpected as it seems, as he is a major investor: “As an investor in Lunaz and a huge car enthusiast I’m delighted to see this new development which completes the company’s line up of British auto icons. I’m proud to be involved with a talented team that is leading the field in creating sustainable solutions,” stated retired football player David Beckham.
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