DB11’S all-new twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 is produced in the company’s engine plant in Cologne. The German location is a legacy of two decades of Ford ownership that ended in 2007.
There’s a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks, the best for smoothness.
Aston Martin’s efficiency enhancement tech is smart. In light-load situations one bank is shut down to temporarily create a singleturbo 2.6-litre in-line six. To keep both its catalytic converters at operating temp, it switches from one bank to the other.
This elegant engineering solution doesn’t add expense and complexity to the valvetrain, and the switchover is absolutely undetectable from the driver’s seat.