Aston-Martin 5.2 twin-turbo V12 engine

You will need your headphones for this one, folks. Aston Martin has just released a clip previewing its forthcoming twin-turbo V12 engine and the sound is scintillating.

Displacing 5.2 litres, the twin-turbocharged V12 mill is set to take over from the naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine found in the current Vanquish. The embracing of smaller-capacity mills combined with forced induction isn’t exactly a new practice – Ferrari’s done it with the 488 GTB and Mercedes-Benz with the AMG lineup.

Nothing is confirmed as of yet but Gaydon’s new engine is expected to power the upcoming DB11 that could roll out sometime this year. How much power the V12 is capable of remains a secret for now but we’re guessing somewhere over the 600-hp mark, surpassing the GT12‘s output of 592 hp. Rumours have it that the DB11 could also offer a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 supplied by the Mercedes-AMG.

Set to be the first major product under the automaker’s Second Century Plan, it has been reported that the DB11 could feature a newly-developed chassis with double-wishbone suspension. The car will be weight-optimised with the aid of Mercedes-AMG’s expertise.

 

 



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