New DB9-replacing Aston Martin has been announced. Early details here
Aston Martin has confirmed that the DB9’s replacement is on its way in 2016, and will be called the DB11.
Speaking to Auto Express,
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer also revealed that the new car will benefit from VH architecture and Daimler electronics. Expect the DB11 to feature a further tinkered-with variation of the marque’s current V12 power-plant, and in doing so shunning the likes of Ferrari and Porsche’s recent move to use smaller engines. That said, a turbocharger to improve power and efficiency may well be fitted.
Styling cues are set to be taken from the DB10 concept car
, as seen in Auto Express' exclusive render above. The DB10 was designed for the forthcoming Bond move, Spectre. Bond’s latest ride is a sleeker beast compared to the outgoing-DB9 in both design and detail, while retaining the elongated bonnet and swooping tailgates iconic to the DB series of Astons.
Indeed, Palmer confirmed to Auto Express that the new DB22 shares few similarities with previous generations. ‘'There’s barely a common part,’ he said. 'We have the issue with some people saying the cars all look alike, and that’s solved in the next generation of cars.'