Aston Martin have released further details on the engine that is due to power the upcoming Valhalla. The first all-new engine developed in-house by Aston Martin since 1968, it is appropriately named the TM1 after Aston Martin's legendary engine designer Tadek Marek. The three-litre V6 will be used as part of a sophisticated hybrid drivetrain. Following the 'hot V' principle, the engine's two turbochargers are mounted in between the two cylinder blocks. The Valhalla should enter production in 2022.
The news of a new six-cylinder engined Aston Martin made us think back at the many great cars produced by the manufacturer with straight-six power. One of these is the legendary DB3S and to the mark the occasion, we have taken a detailed look at an ex-works example. One of two built ahed of the 1956 season, it boasts the ultimate DB3S specification with covered headlights and Girling disc brakes. Chassis DB3S/10 has been a familiar sight on racing tracks throughout its life and we have captured it several times over the years.
The engine Tadek Marek designed for Aston Martin in 1968 was the venerable V8 engine that would serve the company into the 2000s. One of the most potent machines powered by this unit must surely be this AMR1 Group C racer. The last of five built, the featured example was fitted with the 6.3-litre version engine that reportedly produced in excess of 700 bhp. Although not seen in recent years, AMR1 / 05 has been actively raced in historic events during much of the 2000s and 2010s.

Enjoy the links:

1989 Aston Martin AMR1 (AMR1 / 05)

1956 Aston Martin DB3S (DB3S/10)

2022 Aston Martin Valhalla