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Aston Martin Vanquish confirmed with a new Twin-Turbo V12 producing 824 hp

The powertrain underwent a “complete redesign”, resulting in significant improvements in performance and efficiency

    Aston Martin Vanquish confirmed with a new Twin-Turbo V12 producing 824 hp

  • Aston Martin’s heavily revised twin-turbo V12 will produce 824 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque.
  • The mill will debut in the new flagship before making its way into other limited production specials.
  • The new Aston Martin Vanquish will debut later in 2024 and serve as the successor to the DBS.

Aston Martin has announced a heavily updated and significantly more powerful version of its signature V12 engine, which will be introduced in its new flagship model before making its way into the brand’s “most exclusive and limited available models”. The official teaser all but confirms that the successor to the DBS will use the Vanquish name and produce a whopping 824 horsepower.

In a short video titled ‘Dawn of a new V12 era’, Aston Martin introduces us to its latest powertrain, while revealing some of its specs and its glorious sound. The twin-turbo V12 will produce 824 PS (614 kW / 835 hp) and 1,000 Nm (737.6 lb-ft) of torque, thanks to a “complete redesign”. These figures represent a healthy increase compared to the 760 PS (566 kW / 770 PS) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of the V12-powered DBS 770 Ultimate, the outgoing model’s swan song.

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To improve on the successful twelve-cylinder recipe, Aston Martin engineers “refined every stage of the internal combustion process”, with the hardware improvements resulting in “unprecedented performance and efficiency”. More specifically, the new V12 features strengthened cylinder block and connecting rods, redesigned cylinder heads with re-profiled camshafts, as well as new intake and exhaust ports. The mill also benefits from relocated spark plugs and higher flow fuel injectors, plus a pair of turbochargers with higher speed and reduced inertia.

Roberto Fedeli, Chief Technical Officer of Aston Martin, said: “The V12 engine has long been a symbol of power and prestige, but it is also a statement of engineering passion and engineering prowess. With 835 hp and 1,000 Nm of torque, this unparalleled engine represents nothing less than the dawn of a dazzling new V12 era for Aston Martin.”

    Aston Martin Vanquish confirmed with a new Twin-Turbo V12 producing 824 hp

The first model with the new twin-turbo V12 will be the successor to the DBS, which will take the name Vanquish. Aston Martin confirmed rumors of the return of the popular nameplate used on flagship models in the past and which recently graced a now-canceled mid-engine supercar project.

Our spy photographers have already spotted camouflaged prototypes of the new Vanquish. The redesigned bodywork shares similarities with the mechanically related Aston Martin DB12, while looking sexier than the outgoing DBS. Aston Martin said the new flagship will debut later in 2024 without going into details. However, recent reports suggest that the unveiling could take place in August, during Monterey Car Week in California.

In addition to the new Vanquish, the handcrafted twin-turbo V12 will also find its way under the hood of Aston Martin’s “most exclusive and limited available models”. This description refers to more special projects such as the sold-out Valour, DBR22 and V12 Speedster from the recent past.

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