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Aston Martin to Introduce 5.2-Liter Twin-Turbo V-12 Engine

New engine likely for DB11 sports car.

Aston Martin will introduce a new twelve-cylinder engine this year, and it's likely to be used in the company's upcoming DB11 sports car. In a new video released this week, Aston Martin confirmed that it will launch a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12 engine, the company's first-ever turbocharged engine (though Aston has built supercharged engines before).

Little is known so far about the new engine, but turbocharging is important for Aston Martin to extract more power from its famous V-12 engines improving reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Though rumors suggested that Aston would soon adopt the Mercedes-AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine -- Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG have a technical partnership -- this V-12 is believed to be developed in-house by Aston.

The Aston Martin DB11 is the replacement for the company's DB9. Expected to debut later this year, spy photos indicate the DB11 will probably be a little lower and wider than its predecessor, likely with a sharper front end and reshaped tail. Not much else is known about the DB11, but we expect to hear more about it over the coming months.

For now, take a look at the below teaser video for Aston Martin's new 5.2-liter twin-turbo V-12 below, as well as at our spy photos of the new DB11.