Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer has confirmed that a DB9 replacement is one the way and will be called ‘DB11’. Palmer confirmed the Aston Martin DB11 for 2016 launch while speaking to Auto Express at the Frankfurt Motor Show. An official launch might be planned for 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The upcoming Aston Martin DB11 will spawn a completely new generation of Aston Martin sports cars. These cars will be based around a new, lightweight VH architecture. A big change will come in the form of Mercedes-AMG gubbins that will part of future Aston Martin sports cars.
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre:
The DB11 will be available with an Aston-designed naturally aspirated V12 engine at launch. That said, current V8 models will most likely shift to using bi-turbo AMG V8 engines. Most of the electronics will also be sourced from Mercedes-AMG as part of a deal which was struck months ago.
Aston Martin has been closely associated with James Bond franchise. The DB10 made its debut in the recent Bond flick ‘Spectre’ with a revised exterior styling featuring sharper surfaces and thoroughly redesigned front end. Since its reveal, there had been speculations about the DB9 replacement. It is now clear that the DB10 will remain a special one-off Bond car.