At a time when even luxury brands are starting to turn to electrification, in Gaydon, the transition promises to be made in a less exhaustive way. This is because, guarantee Aston Martin, the V12 will continue to beautify the line-up of the British luxury sports brand.
The guarantee was, moreover, given by the CEO of the Gaydon brand, Tobias Moers, in statements reproduced in the also British Coach. With the German even assuring that the current 5.2-liter will live beyond the new V12 Vantage.
At a time when the Aston Martin has just presented, together with the new DBX 707, a V8 producing 707 hp, a value that exceeds the 700 hp that the V12 Vantage promises, it is Tobias Moers who assures that it is not on the horizon for the British brand to abandon the 12-cylinder in v.
“The truth is that the V12 block still shows potential, and the launch of the V12 Vantage demonstrates that there is still a place for this type of engine in our sports cars”, says the CEO of Aston, in statements reproduced by Autocar. from Martin.
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Recalling that the V12 Vantage is, with its 700 hp and 752 Nm of torque, “the sportiest model ever made by Aston Martin”, Moers believes that the life cycle of this block could reach 2026 or 2027. This is because “we continue to have customers for this type of engines, even if in lower numbers”. However, “we are not talking about mass production models either”, he recalled.
So, and to make faith in the words of the German, the most certain thing is that the V12 will continue to be a block targeted, particularly, for the truly exclusive models on offer from Aston Martin, as is the case of special and limited editions. Being, at the same time and from the start, excluded from any versions based on the SUV DBX, due to aspects such as dynamics or weight distribution, which would be harmed.
As for the possibility of the British brand being able to rely on the new four-cylinder solutions that Mercedes-Benz is making available in the new C63 and E63 generations of AMG models, Tobias Moers turns up his nose, arguing that, “it could even be a question of my own mentality, but I don’t think they fit in with what Aston Martin is, as a car brand”.