According to reports, the hybrid powertrain in the upcoming Aston Martin SUV can contain as much as 700 horsepower. The car was initially intended to be Aston’s first fully electric car, but after the revival of the Lagonda brand which will go down the electric route, those plans were shelved.
Instead, the car will come with a range of gasoline and hybrid options, the latter being rumored to deliver around 700 hp. According to C&D, the hybrid drivetrain could make use of AMG’s biturbo 4.0-liter V8, which produces around 500 horsepower, and an electric motor could add 200 hp more. As well as the revived Lagonda marque and the hybrid SUV, Aston Martin’s electrification plans include an all-electric Rapide, called the RapidE.
At the base of the car will be the high-performance AMR variant of Aston Martin’s super sedan, exception making the 6-liter V12 engine that will be exchanged for a fully-electric powertrain developed and installed by the Williams F1 team’s applied engineering division.