Look out Ferrari F12, there might be a new V12 king.
The Aston Martin DB11 is already a very fast car with 600 hp from a 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12. It can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 mph. These numbers are great when the Aston is in the company of Bentleys and Maseratis, but pale in comparison to cars like the Ferrari F12. Now however, Aston Martin is planning a new Vanquish that will feature a tuned version of the DB11's V12. Aston engineers have hinted that the new Vanquish could have more than 700 horsepower. This is a massive jump over the current naturally aspirated car.
Amazingly, Aston Martin Chief powertrain engineer Dr Brian Fitzsimons told Auto Express that the twin-turbo V12 has been "proven to 820bhp" in testing. We couldn't even imagine what the reaction would be to an 800 horsepower Aston Martin. When the DB11 hits showrooms, it will actually be more powerful than the current 565 horsepower Vanquish. Aston Martin will have to replace the Vanquish quickly, and the addition of two turbochargers could easily help it hit the 700 horsepower mark. We can't think of any downside here and frankly we are very excited for the future of the British marque.