This 1965 Aston Martin DB6 ‘electromod’ will cost £1 million
A bit pricey, innit
There’s a growing appetite for ‘electromods’, a PR-friendly way of describing a classic car that’s been completely overhauled and modified with the addition of batteries. Lunaz is the go-to name for electric restomods and after fitting two iconic Rolls-Royce models (the Phantom V and the Silver Cloud) with batteries, they’ve done something even more drastic and converted a 1965 Aston Martin DB6. They’ve also said DB4s and DB5s are coming soon.
Both the Phantom V and the Silver Cloud are pricey but the Aston is going to be even more expensive - potentially over £1m - with deliveries expected by the end of 2023.
Lunaz hasn’t said much about specs and performance figures, but I presume they’re going to be using an upgraded version of the bespoke platform they created for the Jaguar XK150, which was powered by a dual-motor 375-hp powertrain, with an 80-kWh battery. The Rolls-Royce Phantom V conversion uses a 120-kWh battery pack but that would be too big, and too heavy, for the DB6.
Lunaz also said they will uprate “brakes, suspension, and steering” and the interior with “air conditioning and the sensitive integration of latest infotainment, navigation systems, and full Wi-Fi connectivity.”
In the past, these conversions served a very specific purpose - salvaging vehicles that were beyond repair - but things are changing and more customers are opting to have their classic cars refitted with electric powertrain so they can use them daily. Lunaz said they always carefully remove the existing engine in case you have a change of heart.