Aston Martin isn’t done with V12s, it redesigns the engine

Fewer cylinders, more turbochargers, this is the trend across the industry from entry-level to exotic. And it seemed like that trend was coming for Aston Martin’s

twin-turbo V12, what with it being dropped from the DB12 recently. But in a surprise move, Aston has announced that the V12 is not dead, and the company gave theirs a thorough redesign.

Aston didn’t go into especially deep detail, but it certainly seems like just about every aspect of the engine has been reworked. The company highlighted a stronger block and connecting rods, higher capacity fuel injectors, and new cam profiles and intake and exhaust ports. The results are 824 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. That’s a big jump from the 759 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque of the current highest-output Aston V12, the DBS 770 Ultimate

. We’re looking forward to learning about any other changes done to hit those new numbers.

We don’t have too long to wait, either. Aston said that the engine will launch in a new flagship model to be revealed this year. The company didn’t say what that flagship would be called. But they also totally did with the following end statement: “All will be vanquished.” So yeah, look forward to a new V12 Vanquish

later this year.

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