After using the V12 Ford and V8 Mercedes-AMG engines, Aston Martin lifts the veil on its brand new in-house engine called TM01: a 3.0 V6 twin-turbo engineered for hybridization.
From 2022, it will equip the brand new Aston Martin Valhalla, the brand's future supercar. This augurs high performance for this new V6 block.
A double turbo in the heart of the V6 block for maximum power
Aston Martin had the excellent idea of placing the two turbos between the rows of cylinders. Thus placed at the heart of the V, the two turbos will blow hard as close as possible to the engine, significantly reducing the response time of these thanks to shortened pipes.
This engine block is announced by the brand as being light, with only 200 kg on the scale. It is also equipped with a dry oil pan. Everything is thought for its use in a central position in future supercars of the brand with a center of gravity as low as possible. This new engine is planned to work in conjunction with a hybridization module which will increase its power tenfold while lowering its polluting emissions and fuel consumption.
TM01: a powerful engine that pays homage to the brand's past
The code name for this brand new engine block bears the initials of a former Aston Martin engineer. Tarek Marek had, among other things, developed and perfected the DBS 5.3 V8 in the 1950s and 1960s, a nod to the history of the brand and a synonym for high performance, no doubt .
And even if Aston Martin refuses to communicate for the moment the power that this engine will develop, we can already assume that it will be able to deliver the 1,000 horsepower announced for the Valhalla. Besides, no need to worry about the disappearance of the V8 and V12 engines on the brand's models: the Ford GT also works with a V6 turbo engine, and it turns out to be very efficient.
Aston Martin engineers will be able to adapt the power and torque of the new 3.0 V6 twin-turbo according to the needs of future models. It will be built in the UK and will likely replace the Mercedes-AMG V8s when it is released.
Source: Automobile Mag.