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Aston Martin Reveals Its Next-Gen V12 Engine

  • May 7, 2024
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Aston Martin Reveals Its Next-Gen V12 Engine

With looming government mandates issued across the globe, every major automotive manufacturer is currently gearing up to shift to a fully-electric lineup. Before pulling the plug on their petrol-powered engines, however, a number of marques are giving their internal combustion mills one final sendoff in the form of completely-redesigned powertrains, such as Ferrari with its new 12Cilindri supercar platform. 

Not to be outdone by the Prancing Horse, Aston Martin has now announced that it too will soon be debuting an ultra-high-performance exotic that will be kicked along by an all-new completely redesigned V12 engine platform that’s said to offer best-in-class specs and capabilities. 

The Basics

Replacing its current 12-cylinder lump, Aston Martin’s latest 12-banger has been comprehensively redesigned from the ground up. Thus far details are scant, but we imagine this new mill is based on the British firm’s existing 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 — most recently found in the DBS 770 Ultimate. Touted as “the V12 to Vanquish them all,” the upcoming engine will be dropped into a forthcoming front-engined flagship coupe before being used in several other of its most exclusive and limited availability models — the first of which we expect to be of the Vanquish variety for obvious reasons. 

The Known Numbers

Aston Martin has been fairly tight-lipped about its new engine, though the manufacturer has confirmed that it will be a twin-turbocharged V12 that will reportedly be the the most powerful in its class. This is thanks to an expected output of 823.5hp and 737.5ft-lbs of torque — a major bump over the existing 5.2-liter V12’s 760hp and 664ft-lbs — this new V12 will also be the most powerful Aston Martin V12 of all time. Also expected is a stiffer chassis with increased rigidity that’s designed to help compensate for the powertrain’s enormous oomph. 

Masterful Massaging

Aston Martin’s new V12 engine owes its class-leading performance figures to some clever tuning and a slew of noteworthy internal upgrades. This includes a strengthened cylinder block, reinforced connecting-rods, totally-redesigned cylinder heads benefitting from re-profiled camshafts, and new intake and exhaust port layouts. Other minor improvements come from repositioned spark plugs and new higher flow-rate fuel injectors. Sitting beneath a herringbone carbon fiber engine cover with a high gloss finish and an enameled Aston Martin wings logo, Aston’s forthcoming V12 will also presumably be bolted to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. 

Standing Out From The Pack

At a time when most manufacturers are investing the lion’s share of their resources into developing electric powertrains, it’s particularly noteworthy that Aston Martin would opt to spend so much on the development of an all-new V12 — especially when that V12 will only be used in ultra-limited-edition cars. It’s also fitting that Aston Martin would opt to conclude its illustrious history of building V12-powered cars by churning out its most potent 12-cylinder engine to date — and by a pretty generous margin, too. 

“The V12 engine has long been a symbol of power and prestige, but it is also a statement of engineering passion and technical prowess,” Aston Martin’s Chief Technical Officer, Roberto Fedeli tells us. “With 835PS (823.5HP) and 1000Nm (737.5FT-LBs) of torque this unparalleled engine represents nothing less than the dawn of a dazzling new V12 era for Aston Martin.”

Specs Sheet

Brand: Aston Martin
Model: TBD
Cylinders: 12
Displacement: TBD
Aspiration: Twin-Turbocharged
Horsepower: 823.5HP
Torque: 737.5FT-LBs

Release Date & Availability

The new Aston Martin V12 engine is scheduled to debut later this year on a forthcoming flagship coupe — which will presumably be followed by a drop-top version. 

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Engine Teaser

Slated to be used in the brand’s most exclusive performance models, Aston Martin’s forthcoming twin-turbocharged V12 engine will crank out 823.5HP and 737.5ft-lbs of torque, giving it best-in-class performance — and making it the most powerful Aston Martin V12, ever.

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