The V12 Aston Martin Vanquish Ain't Dead Yet

For 25 years Aston Martin has offered a V12 in its flagship cars. That, shockingly, isn’t about to change. Aston promises huge power from a similarly huge twin-turbo V12 engine, with a claimed 824 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque on tap for what will surely be the next Vanquish. The last Vanquish bowed out in 2018, and its 6.0-liter naturally-aspirated V12 made 580 hp and 465 lb-ft. It’s a tremendous improvement and one that comes as a result of an entirely new V12.

For starters, the engine will feature twin turbochargers, a stronger cylinder block and conrods, new cylinder heads with new camshafts, and redesigned intake and exhaust ports. Aston says it has also refined the ignition system, complete with repositioned spark plugs and higher flow injectors. It’s a lot of effort, and we expect to see this new engine just about everywhere Aston can put it. The automaker says the V12 will be found “across Aston Martin’s most exclusive and limited availability models.” While Aston Martin never confirms the name of this upcoming “flagship,” its press materials end with “all will be vanquished,” leaving little doubt as to what will be coming later in 2024.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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