An 824bhp V12 engine will power the Aston Martin Vanquish this year

The legendary Vanquish name will return to Aston Martin’s next-generation GT flagship, which will be powered by a powerful new V12 engine that produces far more power than the DBS’s predecessor.

It has been confirmed that the new Vanquish will have 824 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque when it is unveiled in the upcoming months. This is a significant boost of 109 horsepower and 74 pound-feet over the basic DBS.

With only the unique Victor and the Valkyrie hypercar surpassing it in power, those numbers make the Vanquish one of the most potent production Astons to date, even surpassing the sold-out Ultimate edition of the DBS.

Aston has reprofiled the camshafts, strengthened the cylinder block, and revised the cylinder heads. Together with stronger fuel injectors, the spark plugs have been repositioned and new intake and exhaust ports have been added, resulting in “optimized combustion.”

Throttle response is increased by the turbochargers, which are now faster and more responsive.

Aston has stated that the new engine will “achieve unprecedented performance and efficiency,” suggesting that it will make the Vanquish noticeably faster than the DBS. However, the company has not disclosed any precise numbers or confirmed whether the engine is still 5.2 liters in capacity.

By stating that “all will be vanquished” by the new GT, which will be the first of a run of “exclusive and limited-availability models” to feature the revamped V12, the corporation indirectly revealed the identity of the new vehicle.

The Vanquish is likely to be a far lower production offering than its DBS predecessor, as the engine will be handbuilt in “strictly limited numbers”.

“The V12 engine has long been a symbol of power and prestige, but it’s also a statement of engineering passion and technical prowess,” stated Roberto Fedeli, chief technical officer.

“With 824 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, this unmatched engine signals the start of an exciting new V12 era for Aston Martin.”

Aston has previously stated that it wants to differentiate its flagship GT from its V8-powered Vantage and DB12 siblings by making it an actual supercar.

The Vanquish is based on the DB12, but spy photos of it in testing show that it has undergone a significant visual makeover that suggests it has more power: the 12-cylinder engine is kept cool with massive new vents on the bonnet, the front grille is much wider, and the lower splitter is chunkier, suggesting more downforce.

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