The V12 Aston just got racier

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The new Aston Martin DB11: more satisfying to drive than ever before

The Aston Martin DB11 AMR is the next iteration of the company’s V12 grand tourer

There is no logical reason for V12 petrol engines to still exist. They’re heavy, have lots of moving parts and are, generally, not the most efficient things in the world. What’s more, now that the vast majority of engines are turbocharged, smaller and more economical V8s can produce just as much power. Thankfully, well-heeled car enthusiasts aren’t always the most logical of people, and the prestige of having a V12 engine under the bonnet still matters enough to enough of them for Aston Martin to continue with the layout for its GT cars.

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