Tesla Roadster as an electric car that almost no competitors, will now get a new competitor from the UK.
Aston Martin as a motor sport factory, has set up Aston Martin Vantage.
Quoted from Autoexpress, Aston Martin Vantage will be the fastest car in the world.
“There are various challenges in making the EV, and the focus of everyone is battery,” said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
According to him, the performance of electric vehicles is influenced by weight, aerodynamic obstacles and rolling resistance.
“It puts us ahead of another brand that makes some big claims – like Tesla, with a lightweight Roadster,” he said.
He also said, Aston Martin will not offer plug-in hybrid. They rate, it’s too much cost and more complex. However, he acknowledged the V6 hybrid could be an ideal choice for Vantage’s future.
“I will not confirm or deny it, but it’s not an imagination if Aston Martin can lower the V6,” he said.
“There will be V12 and V8, so there can be medium-sized sporty cars for the future, Vantage, for example.
Hybrid V6 can work with it, but it uses the KERS system, “Palmer explains.
Nevertheless, the company still has plans to develop a lightweight hybrid that uses 48V technology.
Lineage descendants of British origin, Aston Martin DB11, finally introduced its convertible variant, the DB11 Volante. Sports GT open roof car is powered by 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503 Tk power.
Like his brother DB11 Coupe, DB11 Volante adopted a body structure made of aluminum that is lighter and stiffer than its predecessor.
So that DB11 claimed to have better performance with a fun control. Volante is equipped with three modes of chassis and powertrain settings. The mode works in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission that can be operated via paddleshift, electric power steering, and limited slip differential technology dynamic torque vectoring.
The roof using fabric material with soundproof material. The roof is made eight layers to protect passengers from extreme weather and wind sounds. To open the roof takes 14 seconds, while to close it takes 16 seconds. Operation can be done while walking with a maximum speed of 49 km / hour.
Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, disclosed, “For our customers, especially fans of various generations, a Volante always offers something special: a unique combination of elegant style, sportiness, and dynamism compared to other open roof cars. DB11 Volante captures the quality perfectly and offers driving pleasure that comes only from the open roof Aston Martin.
DB11 Volante began to reach consumers from early 2018. The price is priced from $ 216,495.