Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez recently revealed the company is considering downsized engines, and may be considering Toyota as a partner in this downsizing attempt.
In particular, Aston is eyeballing the V-10 engine used in the Lexus LF-A and the 8-pot used in several other Lexus models, although we’re not sure how interested Toyota would be in sharing this hand-built engine.
The only issue that Toyota may have is the fact that this sharing of engines may result in added competition for the LFA and other Lexus models.
Since there’s already an established relationship between Aston Martin and Toyota, such a move makes good sense to us.
As you may recall, the IS F uses a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 416 hp (310 kW / 422 PS) and 371 lb-ft (502 Nm) of torque. Likewise, the LFA’s 4.8-liter V10 engine develops 553 hp (412 kW / 560 PS) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque.