Aston Martin and Bosch co-develop plug-in hybrid DB9 prototype

British automaker Aston Martin has joined forces with Bosch Engineer to work together on a plug-in hybrid version of the DB9. The heart and soul of the car is a V12 6.0-liter engine and two electric motors which are powering the front wheels. Thanks to this hardware configuration, the vehicle can generate more than 740 bhp (552 kW) which is enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.7 seconds.

The Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid prototype can travel only on electric power for just 16 miles (25.7 km) which doesn’t really sound impressive at all.

Aston Martin DB9 plug-in hybrid prototype by Bosch Engineering-2

However, let’s keep in mind that this prototype is actually more powerful than the standard version of the DB9 and also has better handling thanks to torque vectoring electric motors. Other changes compared to the production model include a sporty electronic stability control system with four modes, a bespoke infotainment system and a different instrument cluster.

Source: Auto Express

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