The bulk of the cars that Aston Martin
makes are built around the same engine that debuted in the DB7 Vantage way back in 1999. It's a 6.0-liter V12 that was built by Cosworth out of two Ford
V6 engine blocks. Today it can be found in the V12 Vantage, the Virage, the DB9, the DBS, the Rapide and the new Vanquish - not to mention most of its racing cars. (In fact only the V8 Vantage and the Toyota
-built Cygnet city car use other engines.) But that could change in the future, according to the latest reports coming out of England.