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A restored and fully electric Aston Martin DB6 has been revealed, with an eye-watering price-tag of in excess of $1m, plus taxes.
And while Lunaz, the company building and converting these models, is taking orders, customers will have to wait until the first quarter of 2023 to get their cars.
This limited-production run of battery-powered DB6s is, says Lunaz, ‘driven by sustained demand from our existing clients’ and also ‘reflects the desires of an entirely new classic car buyer’, the work carried out by a 100-plus team at the firm’s Silverstone headquarters.
It follows Aston Martin’s own reversible EV solution for classic cars, announced in 2018.
The process starts with a bare-metal restoration of the Aston Martin DB6, to what the company says is concours quality, during which the car is 3D scanned to help ensure the finished vehicle is produced to exacting standards.
The car is then re-engineered to take its electric powertrain, the details of which Lunaz is tight-lipped about, although it will say brisk initial acceleration is key along with ‘the requirements of a classic car that is very much built in the mode of a Grand Tourer’.
In restoring – or ‘remastering’ the car, as Lunaz says – customers have a chance to personalise their DB6, while a focus of the process is on sustainability, be that restoring and reusing existing items, or sourcing upcycled replacements. The carpets, for example, can be made from old fishing nets.
“The rapid growth of Lunaz reflects the growing role that remanufacturing and electrification plays in plotting a sustainable course to a clean-air powertrain future,” said David Lorenz, Founder and CEO of Lunaz Group.
“By furthering the legacies of these beautiful Aston Martins we create many more highly skilled jobs and expand our clean-technology production presence at our home in Silverstone, England. We are proud to take vehicles of all types that already exist and extend their use for many generations to come.”