Aston Martin, the British ultra-luxury automaker, has confirmed that its forthcoming sports car would adorn the 'DB11' nameplate. The new model – to be unveiled during 2016 – will sit at the heart of the luxury British brand’s range and represents the first major product of the company’s bold Second Century Plan. While all technical and design details will be announced in due course, the confirmation of the name – which follows in the footsteps of other iconic Aston Martin sports cars such as the DB5 and DB9 – signals the start of an exciting period of dynamic product development by the company.
Announcing the DB11, Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Today I am proud and pleased to confirm that the DB11 nameplate will sit on our next new car. Not only is it a sign of our intention to continue the long line of iconic sports cars that bear the ‘DB’ moniker – the very bloodline of our brand – but it also shows the world our ambitious plan in action. 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.” Just so you know, Aston Martin recently rolled out the new DB10 for upcoming James Bond flick SPECTRE. Production of Aston Martin DB10 would be limited to just 10 units and all the 10 units would be destroyed in the filming of SPECTRE.
It is being learnt that new Aston Martin DB11, supposed to come in 2016, would be the successor to company's DB9. Being spied several times at the Nurburgring, the DB11 is believed to be based on a reworked VH platform. It is expected to be powered by an AMG-sourced V8 twin-turbo 4.0L powertrain. Aston Martin DB11 could share several interior components with the Mercedes-AMG, especially the digital instrument cluster. The uber luxury British automaker could unveil the DB11 concept car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, with production version making global debut around the end of 2016 or early 2017.