Aston Martin V12 Powerplant to Live On

Aston Martin V12 Powerplant to Live On

Despite a partnership with AMG for V8 engines, the Aston Martin V12 will live on.

The 6.0-liter V12 powerplant, developed by Cosworth, will remain a staple in the British automaker’s lineup for years to come. Currently packing 565 hp, the engine originally debuted in 1999 and is still used in nearly every Aston Martin model in its current lineup. But despite other automakers turning away from massive V12 engines, Aston Martin will continue developing its powerplant and it will remain “at the heart of a number of our flagship models for the foreseeable future,” said Aston Martin correspondent Matthew Clarke in an interview with AutoBlog.

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Currently the brand is undecided on which models will receive the new V8 engine and which will retain the V12, but it is likely the V8 will find its way into numerous vehicles in the British automaker’s lineup.

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[Source: AutoBlog]

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