Now that Aston Martin has finally started refreshing its long-overdue lineup of magical supercars, the DB 11 is naturally being followed by the new generation 2018 Vanquish.
The latest rumor taken off the grid talks about the mighty engine that is expected to roar under the hood of the Vanquish – it’s allegedly the DB11’s turbo soul, but with added oomph. Revealed earlier this March during the Geneva Motor Show, the all-new DB 11 also came with a new biturbo 5.2-liter V12 engine packing 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). Since we’re dealing with a completely new powertrain, and a turbo one first and foremost, we can rest assured the engineers have left a wide range of upgrade possibilities open. So, the first muscled up version of the engine is expected to reach the world inside the new generation Vanquish that is expected to arrive on scene by 2018.
According to British media, citing Aston Martin’s powertrain engineering boss Brian Fitzsimons, the new DB 11 engine has been “proven to 820 hp” while being tested. And he added the engineering experts from Gaydon have also worked out “very elegant solutions” to limit fuel consumption and emissions (of course, for such a huge mill). So, the new Vanquish might not get the full 820 hp treatment – at least not from the beginning – but it should come with a significant power upgrade over the current generation’s 568 hp, naturally-aspirated unit. The rumor has it Aston Martin is looking to deliver a competitor to the spectacular Ferrari F12tdf, so we could be looking at a matching power level of 769 hp.