Aston Martin DB9 replacement (called the DB11) spotted testing
A DB9 replacement has been spotted testing in preparation for the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. No official name has been given to it, though everyone believes it’ll be called the DB11. The DB10 will debut in the upcoming James Bond action movie called Spectre. Aston Martin has already trademarked the DB11 name.
The sportscar will be quite similar to the DB9, though every aspect will have major improvements. It will based on Aston Martin`s new platform, which will be used for all its future supercars. The platform is called VH5, which is based on the Vertical-Horizontal principal of previous Aston architectures, as well as the bonded aluminum construction. This will form a base for all future cars, and will help maintain a standard. The engine too has been reworked, and a new V10 will be powering this bad beast. The electronics have been sourced from German Auto major Mercedes Benz.
The VH5 is an updated VHO platform, which debuted with the Vanquish back in 2001. This, Aston says, will help the car stay in the forefront of design, technology and performance. The engine will be sourced from AMG (V8) and Ford Motor will provide the bigger V12’s.
The engine sourced from Mercedes will be a twin turbocharged V8 that will punch out about 500bhp, and is the same engine used in the GT-AMG. The V12`s from Ford is going to be the flagship engine on the DB11. It will have an option of an eight speed auto box, or a conventional manual according to online reports.
The DB11 is said to be bigger than the DB9, with styling hints taken from the Aston Martin Vulcan. Apart from the DB9, the Vantage is all set for an upgrade which will debut a year after the DB11. Aston Martin is planning a whole product line up change, and a few more vehicles will be added (one SUV according to the internet). It would be very exciting to see how this new product line compares to the old one.
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Source – MotorAuthority