Aston Martin is well known for its V12 engines. All top notch sports cars they produce are powered by one, however, the sheer power, size, technology used and appalling fuel consumption made them rethink their strategy. Did they ditch the V12? Of course not, but for the new DB11, they went into downsizing. Aston Martin developed an all new V12 engine which does not have any links with Ford or apparently with any other major company. Actually, we do not have much info about it, but what we do know is that the new engine is a V12 twin turbo monster with 5,2 liters of capacity and power of 600hp.
First time revealed to the public in this short video, the new Aston Martin engine marks a new era for the Gaydon automaker. After a serious change in the strategy, the new DB11 will be lighter, more aerodynamic and will probably feature some styling details from the Aston Martin Vulcan. With less weight, apparently better transmission and 90 hp more powerful new engine, the DB11 could be able to top 62 in less than 4 seconds and go far above 200mph. If the performance pans out like this, this will be the first large Aston to overthrow the DB9.
However, the magnificent One-77 and the Vulcan remain the most powerful creations despite the new engine in the DB11. Future will bring even more powerful versions of this powerhouse. We reckon that the power could rise up to 700hp mark for some special editions – like the possible DBS successor.