The boss of Aston Martin has announced plans for an electric car with between 800 and 1,000 horsepower, ideal for a new zero-emissions 007.
Andy Palmer said the move of all carmakers towards electric motors is inevitable and said his 102-year-old company is ready to make the switch instead of trying to meet ever-decreasing emissions targets.
“We’re a V12 engine company. Project that into the future. Do I go the way of the rest of the industry and downsize the engine? Do I see Aston Martin with a three cylinder engine? God forbid,” Palmer said. “You’ve got to do something radical. Electric power gives you that power. It gives you that torque.”
With regards to James Bond’s choice of vehicle, Palmer said an electric Aston would make “an awfully good getaway vehicle. I don’t think James really cares what the power train is as long as it’s fast and beautiful.”
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