Aston Martin is in the process of developing a new 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. The carmaker confirmed the news and released a teaser video showing various components of the engine before revealing the engine cover with the badge ‘V12 5.2 Twin Turbo’.
We had previously reported that prototypes of the DB11 – replacement of the DB9 – were spotted testing a new V12 power plant on the Nürburgring circuit. Some new changes from Aston Martin in the segment of engines is a good move and a fresh one indeed. But being one of the brand’s most important models, it is highly likely that the car will be powered by the new engine. Also, a DB11 test mule was seen in England and was listed as having a 5200cc engine.
There is no word on engine output but it is expected to exceed the 568bhp developed by the Vanquishes V12 engine. This will make it the most powerful series production model from the company barring special-edition models like the Vulcan and One-77.