The Aston Martin DB11 will officially replace the DB9 when it debuts next year.
The British automaker has confirmed that the DB11 nameplate will be used for its upcoming sports car that will be unveiled in 2016. The new DB11 will represent the first major product for the company’s Second Century Plan and the confirmation of its name means the “DB” moniker will continue to be used to continue the long line of iconic sports cars from Aston Martin.
Technical and design details on the Aston Martin DB11 will be announced in the near future, but prototypes have been spied testing around the world. Rumor has it that the DB11 will feature a turbocharged engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG, although some speculate that Aston Martin will retain a 6.0-liter naturally-aspirated V12 under the hood. It is also possible that both will be available as options.
What has been confirmed is that the next-generation sports car will be built on the company’s new lightweight platform what will eventually underpin more products in the future. Styling for the DB11 will be previewed with the DB10 starring in the upcoming Spectre movie.
“The coming years will see Aston Martin transform not only its entire range of models but also its scale and global presence, and the new DB11 will be central to that success,” said Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer.
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