Aston Martin recently announced the development of an all-new architecture and engine partnership with AMG but that doesn't mean the company is ditching their familiar V12 engine.

Aston Martin recently announced the development of an all-new architecture and engine partnership with AMG but that doesn't mean the company is ditching their familiar V12 engine.

Speaking to Autoblog, Aston Martin spokesman Matthew Clarke confirmed "Our 6.0-liter V12 engine will remain, with ongoing development, at the heart of a number of our flagship models for the foreseeable future."

The news shouldn't come as much of a surprise as former CEO Dr Ulrich Bez has previously said the V12 can still exist in five to ten years but it won't necessarily displace six liters as it "can be five liters or a smaller one." Previous reports have also indicated the 6.0-liter V12 engine will be offered alongside the AMG-sourced 4.0-liter V8 in the next-generation DB9.

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