The rumors are true – Aston Martin is developing a twin-turbo V12 engine.
Spy photographers have caught the Aston Martin DB11 testing numerous times, and in one occasion it was spotted with a toggle switch marked “intercooler” leading to speculation that Aston Martin would turn to a turbocharged powerplant for its newest sports car. This means that the DB11 will likely not be offered with a naturally-aspirated engine, as rumors point to the V8 option as a 4.0-liter mill sourced from Mercedes-AMG.
The V12 twin-turbo engine will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and will likely be the British automaker’s most powerful V12 engine to date. Don’t be surprised if it churns out over 600 horsepower.
The Aston Martin DB11 will replace the outgoing DB9 with the most recent spy photos revealing the production body of the next-gen sports car. Until we see it fully revealed, you can satisfy your ears by listening to the epic-sounding V12 engine in the teaser video below.
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