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    • Aston Martin develops a 600+ horsepower twin turbo 5.2 liter V12 for 2016 - Teaser video and engine note

      This is some good news and the testing rumors from last year appear to be true. Aston Martin is finally getting with the times and updating their dated engine range. Naturally aspirated V12's dominate the Aston Martin lineup but that is poised to change when a new 5.2 liter twin turbocharged (and we assume direct injected) V12 motors launches this year.


      The question is whether this V12 comes from AMG. Aston confirmed they would use the Mercedes M177/M178 twin turbo V8 last year. There was no talk about a new V12 design.

      As this is a 5.2 liter V12 it is not the AMG M279 6.0 liter motor at least not without considerable changes. Is it the classic Aston Martin V12 design de-stroked and boosted by AMG? Is it a new ground up motor?

      Considering this engine is 5.2 liters it appears to be a new design but we will have to wait and see for the details. The world certainly can use more boosted V12's.

      What is certain at this point is that it sounds glorious and will easily eclipse 600 horsepower.


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      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
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      1. TwistedTuning's Avatar
        TwistedTuning -
        I've always had a thing for Aston Martin offerings. Looking forward to seeing more details of this
      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        Interesting. When I hear some news about, AMG being involved, I will post it here.
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        65AMG -
        The New 5.2 l TT will bei built in Cologne at the German Ford Engine Building center like before and not at AMG Affalterbach.The New DB11 will get some electronics and Displays etc.from MB AMG but it seems that the Engine is developed by Ford and Aston Martin. Different sources in the net give no clear information yet, if AMG has helped with the engineering.The new DB11 will be shown at Geneva Autoshow in March 2016.
      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        Another Point is Ford has a new Ecoboost V6 2.7liter turbo motor on the market.It could be 2 of these engines built together, but these are only my own thoughts...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 65AMG Click here to enlarge
        The New 5.2 l TT will bei built in Cologne at the German Ford Engine Building center like before and not at AMG Affalterbach.The New DB11 will get some electronics and Displays etc.from MB AMG but it seems that the Engine is developed by Ford and Aston Martin. Different sources in the net give no clear information yet, if AMG has helped with the engineering.The new DB11 will be shown at Geneva Autoshow in March 2016.
        Where did you get this information?
      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        Here are some sources (in german language)

        http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/n...os-688648.html
        http://autophorie.de/2016/01/11/asto...11-motorsound/
        http://www.evocars-magazin.de/2016/0...v12-twinturbo/

        In English - source bloomberg

        The British manufacturer is building a new powerplant that could produce around 600bhp and is set to see service in the forthcoming DB11

        Aston Martin has confirmed that it is building a brand new 5.2-litre, twin-turbocharged V12 engine, with the forthcoming DB11 set to be the first production model to use the power plant.

        The existence of a new V12 engine has been rumoured for some time, but has now been confirmed via a short video issued by the British manufacturer.

        The video focuses on the engine’s components, before zooming out to show the engine cover reading ‘V12 5.2 Twin Turbo’ and finishing with a message saying ‘Coming Soon’.

        Aston Martin sources haven’t confirmed that the new DB11 will definitely use the unit, but it seems logical that its most crucial new car in a decade would. Indeed, a DB11 test mule on British registration plates has been spied and on the DVLA’s website the car is listed as having a 5200cc engine.

        There is no official word on power output from the new engine, although it seems likely that it could surpass the 568bhp served up by the ‘AM29’ V12 used in the Aston Martin Vanquish.

        A maximum power output in the region of 600bhp is possible from the new engine. That would make it Aston Martin’s most powerful series production V12s, surpassed only by the tuned powerplants used in special edition models such as the One-77 and Vulcan.

        Future Aston Martin moders are also set to receive a supply of twin-turbocharged V8 engines built to the Gaydon company's specifications by AMG. That raises the prospect of naturally aspirated units eventually being phased out from Aston's model range.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Ok so is it Aston themselves or Aston and Ford?
      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        I'm not to deep in the Aston Topic, but I think all current Aston Motors are built together in Cologne in the FORD Engine Facility to the specs of Aston Martin. Aston Martin belongs to the Ford Company. The next generation V8 TwinTurbos then will be built by AMG.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 65AMG Click here to enlarge
        Aston Martin belongs to the Ford Company
        Not since 2007 it doesn't.
      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        Ah, o.k. - Then they seem to only use the FORD Engine Facility for putting the engines together.