Aston Martin V12 teaser

Aston Martin has revealed it’s engineered an all-new 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine for the upcoming new DB11 sportscar – and although it’s partnering with Mercedes-AMG for its new V8 engines, this motor is a completely in-house design.

Downsized from today’s 6.0-litre motor, it also gains two turbos; these will improve efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and, crucially, boost the big motor’s low-down pulling power, always a weakness of today’s engine.

Power will rise too; expect around 600hp, with the potential for much more in subsequent sportier variants.

The firm’s released a short video teasing the new engine; this suggests it will rev hard, growl hungrily and generally sound suitably menacing.

Aston’s not released any firm info and tech specs on the new engine though: for that, we’ll have to wait for the new DB11, expected to make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.