Aston Martin Boss reveals plans for an all-electric performance car and SUV


Aston Martin CEO Lawrence Stroll announced the Financial Times that the British brand has plans for two electric vehicles. One will be a performance car, the other an SUV. None of this is terribly surprising given the company’s pledge to phase out non-electrified internal combustion engines by 2030. The details are fascinating, however, especially when you consider Aston’s track record.

On the vehicles: Stroll told FT The performance car will be a decent front-engined car, especially a “version of a DB11 / Vantage”. This should be great news for enthusiasts as these cars are prone to thrills. The SUV will be an SUV – although it is unclear whether it is a BEV variant of the DBX or another vehicle. It is also not clear whether the EV performance vehicle is based on the same fundamentals of the DB11 or whether it uses a bespoke platform. These types of details should come out when the company determines its plans.

Both vehicles are reportedly built in the UK FT. The electric SUV is built in Wales, the performance car in Gaydon. While this doesn’t necessarily indicate the specific hardware the vehicles are based on, the DBX is made at the St. Athans plant in Wales and the Vantage and DB11 are made in Gaydon.

While Aston Martin has had some struggles lately, Stroll sounded optimistic in the interview, noting that the DBX will sell out by July – a good sign given the SUV-hungry market. No wonder, because we said the DBX is just great. The company’s reinvestment in Formula 1 is also intended to improve the company’s profile, sales and target status.

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