Aston Martin teases new twin-turbo V12 engine

What’s this new Aston Martin engine then?

We’ll worry about that in a minute. For now, hit play, turn up the volume and bathe in the glorious noise.

What do I need to know?

Aston Martin were one of the last bastions of the naturally-aspirated V12, surely the best engine configuration ever devised. But time and emissions regulations march on, so Aston has developed a brand-new, 5.2-litre V12 motor with two turbos.

It’ll first be seen in the upcoming DB11, which also ushers in a new platform and design language, partly inspired by the stunning, one-off DB10 built for James Bond caper SPECTRE.

There’s no word on how much power the new engine will produce in the DB11, but expect at least 600bhp. More (and possibly less) powerful versions are inevitable as Aston cycles through a complete revamp of its range.

Anything else?

There were suggestions Aston Martin would only use engines supplied by major shareholder AMG for its future models, but the new engine has been designed and developed entirely in-house.

Video via Youtube/AstonMartin

What do you think?


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