Aston Martin, Bosch Testing Plug-in Hybrid DB9

Bosch Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid 1 photo
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British automaker Aston Martin has developed a plug-in hybrid version of its DB9 sports car in collaboration with German engineering company Bosch.
The prototype is powered by Aston Martin’s familiar 6.0-liter V12 engine and two electric motors at the front wheels for a maximum output of more than 740 BHP (552 kW). The combo enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3.7 seconds, while the electric-only range is said to be of at least 16 miles (25.7 km).

Together with the 180 kW lithium-ion battery, which is be mounted towards the rear of the car, the hybrid system adds an extra 300 kg to the DB9’s 1,785 total weight. Finished at the end of May, the plug-in hybrid will now being performance testing.

Like the hydrogen-powered Aston Martin Rapide S that lapped the Nürburgring recently, the plug-in hybrid DB9 is not destined for production.

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