Aston Martin has started its production of the new 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12, aimed to function the DB11 sports car.
The engine is made in Cologne, Germany, brings 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. It shall permit the DB11 to gain a leading speed of 200 mph and a 0-62 mph of 3.9 seconds, as per the company’s expectations. An eight-speed automatic transmission has been mated to this engine.
The Aston Martin Engine Plant in Cologne has manufactured an estimated of 40,000 V-12 engines from the year of 2004, when it was opened. Along with the latest engine, the facility would like to manufacture 6.0-liter V-12 engines and 4.7-liter V-8s for Aston Martin models.
“To have the ability to style and then manufacture our own high-performance engines in-house is something really special,” stated Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer. “It provides us ultimate control of quality and that all-important character because of which Aston Martin models are renowned. I have no doubts that our latest twin-turbo V12 is the start of an even greater era of success.”
Aston Martin DB11 will replace the DB9 and goes on sale later on this year. US prices will start at $211,995 (almost $212,000).