Production of Aston Martin’s new twin-turbo V12 has begun in earnest in Germany.

The engine being produced at Aston’s Cologne, Germany production facility is the brand new 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that will be used in the new DB11. Since opening in 2004, the production center has produced approximately 40,000 V12 engines for various Aston models.

This new 5.2-liter engine was designed entirely in-house by Aston and develops 608PS and 700Nm of torque. These output figures mean that the DB11 will be the most powerful production DB car ever produced by Aston Martin. Thanks in large part to its V12 engine, the DB11 is able to hit a top speed of 200 mph and accelerate to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

As with a large majority of modern performance engines, this V12 engine features intelligent cylinder bank activation and stop-start technology in order to help reduce emissions and increase overall efficiency.

All engines will be assembled by a sole assembly technician whose name will appear on a plaque atop the engine itself once completed. Each engine takes 8 hours and Aston expects to produce 8,000 engines per year.

Expect to see the new 5.2-liter V12 in the DB11 during the fourth quarter of 2016

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