For the DB11, Aston-Martin, like many other high-end manufacturers, ditched the naturally-aspirated version of their previous V12 powerhouse and opted for a completely overhauled twin turbocharged V12. To mitigate waste from the engine, Aston-Martin included a “Cruising” mode which actually removes an entire bank of cylinders from operation, conserving fuel at the expense of power. To compensate for catalytic converter cooling, the cylinder bank in operation will alternate to back and forth, to maintain peak temperatures. But those features are jsut the tip of the iceberg.
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