The heart and soul of flagship Aston Martin cars has to be the twelve cylinder engine under their elongated bonnet. A symphony of horsepower and effortless performance. In todays world manufacturers are downsizing their engines and turbocharging in order to meet strict new emission regulations. In that sense the V12 is an endangered species, however, Aston Martin last year vowed to retain the legendary power unit. Today they have revealed a new 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12.
You can now rest easy that topflight Aston Martins will continue to use a V12 engine. There is a decrease in capacity to 5.2 litres, but a set of turbos bolted to the V will insure strong torque performance and a healthy amount of power.
This new 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 engine will likely find a home in the up and coming Aston Martin DB11. Succeeding the DB9, the DB11 will be an important car for the brand indeed. Where was the DB10? It featured in the James Bond film Spectre and was a bespoke car for the 007 epic. Just 10 were built and one will be sold to the public. You can read more about the DB10 HERE.
The twin-turbo V12 has not been given a power output yet, but it would be logical to expect more than the 568 BHP on offer from current models.
A replacement for the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is also expected soon and will be powered by a turbocharged V8. Said V8 is being built by AMG to Aston Martin’s specifications.
You can listen to the new 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 in the video below.