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Aston Martin Unveiled Its First In-House Engine in 60 Years!

The Valhalla will feature Aston Martin's first new, in-house engine! Details, pictures and video here!

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Aston Martin unveiled its first in-house engine in over 60 years and it looks outstanding!

Codenamed the TM01 after Tadek Marek, a company engineer from back in the 1950s, it's Aston's first proprietary engine since 1968. The engine is a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo with a "hot V" configuration. This configuration adds power while keeping the engine packaging more compact by placing the turbos between the two banks of cylinders. Aston claims that this new unit weighs just 440 pounds (200 kilograms).

Photo Credit: Aston Martin

Photo Credit: Aston Martin

The TM01 is designed to be used as part of a hybrid setup. There are no power figures given yet, but Aston claims that it will be the company's most powerful powertrain when it goes on sale in 2022. The new Aston Martin Valhalla, a mid-engine supercar, will be the first vehicle to take advantage of this new engine. Back when the Vahalla was still referred to by its codename, AM-RB 003, it was rumored that its hybrid powertrain would put out a combined 1,000 horsepower.

Photo Credit: Aston Martin

Photo Credit: Aston Martin

The engine has been designed to meet all future emission requirements for Euro 7. Aston is already teasing that the engine is planned to be "integral to a lot of what we do", and the release opens by saying the new engine will be used for a new range of mid-engine sports cars starting with the Valhalla.

I cannot wait to see more of Aston's cars using this new engine! Watch the video below for a sneak-peak of the first engine start-up.

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What do you think of Aston Martin's new engine? What cars would you like to see it in? Let me know in the comments below!

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Comments (8)

  • I would've preferred an inline-six which relates more to their heritage, but as long as it's smooth enough for a grand tourer, I'm not that against it. It's sad, but we all knew it was going to happen anyway.

      2 months ago
    • I imagine the decision to go with the "hot V" layout instead of an inline-six was primarily made for better packaging in a mid-engine car. I really love the natural smoothness and balance of an inline-six too, but I can understand their...

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        2 months ago
  • V6’s generally don’t have much character when designed for high output. Would have liked to see a V8

      2 months ago
    • I would prefer a V8 too, but increasing emissions and fuel economy regulations make it difficult. Aston has typically been great out building engines with character and hopefully this one will not be an exception.

        2 months ago
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