The naturally aspirated engine is getting rarer and rarer. Everyone is going the turbocharged route, if you want to make power AND be efficient you have to turbocharge. BMW ditched 2 N/A engines. The v10 in the M5/6 was replaced with a smaller turbocharged v8. V8 in the M3 gave way to a turbocharged straight 6. Ferrari dropped the N/A V8 for a smaller, turbocharged unit. There has always been a Porsche Turbo at the top of the 911 range. Now all 911’s will have their flat 6’s boosted. Don’t get me wrong I like turbos, I like the idea of getting more with less, however there is a charm to a naturally aspirated engine that you just don’t get with forced induction. The engine response and sound are all just that a bit better in a N/A car.
And now can add Aston Martin’s V12 to that list. The new Aston Martin DB11 will have a 5.2 liter turbocharged v12. The engine is said to make around 600 horsepower. What everyone really wanted to know is, will the turbos take away from the signature Aston V12 sound? If this video is anything to go off of the new V12 will sound just fine. Wait, not fine, Glorious!