Aston Martin by all means will try to keep the good old V12April 23, 2019
According to the chief creative director Marek Raikhman, the British brand Aston Martin is not going to abandon V12 engines until the corresponding rules prohibiting them are adopted. It is also considered the leaders of the companies Lamborghini and Ferrari.
“Obviously, it is becoming increasingly difficult to cope with constantly tightening environmental regulations,” said Mr. Reichman as part of his interview. “But I think that we have the opportunity to support V12 engines in business all the time. We just have to be very aware of the compliance and emission rules that will appear in the future to be ready to react to them. ”
From the point of view of the post-war history of Aston Martin, models with a V12 engine look relatively young against competitors.
In 1999, the DB7-based V12 Vantage became the first model to receive the company’s 5.9-liter 12-cylinder naturally-aspirated powertrain, which became widespread in the lineup. The 2017 DB11 switched to a 5.2-liter V12 with two turbines and a power of 600 hp.
If laws are suddenly passed, under which the V12 gasoline engine can no longer exist, the British brand has a backup plan. The 6.5-liter naturally aspirated powerplant for the Valkyrie hypercar develops 1,000 hp at 10,500 rpm. The hybrid component of this motor provides a total system power of 1,160 hp. The disadvantage of this installation is that the engine requires prophylaxis every 100,000 kilometers.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Aston Martin presented anniversary versions of the Vantage model.
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