Aston Martin's VH platform has been around for nearly a decade so it's interesting to note the company has confirmed the development of a "completely new architecture."

Aston Martin's VH platform has been around for nearly a decade so it's interesting to note the company has confirmed the development of a "completely new architecture."

Details are limited but Aston Martin Chief Financial Officer Hanno Kirner said "We are engineering a completely new architecture and technologies to ensure that our next generation of sports cars is at the forefront of design, performance and technology." He went on to say "The strategic partnership with Daimler AG will bring with it cutting edge electrical and electronic expertise, and the shared development of world-class bespoke V8 powertrains.”

That's not much to go on but previous reports have indicated the company is working on a new DB9 that could be offered with an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter V8 engine and Aston Martin's familiar 6.0-liter V12. However, speculation has suggested that particular model would still be based on the VH platform.

There has also been rumors that Aston Martin could use the Mercedes MSA platform, that will underpin the next-generation SL and SLK, but nothing is official as of yet.

Of course, there's also the chance that the "new architecture" could be to the electronic architecture that Aston Martin is getting from their partnership with Daimler.

Regardless, Aston Martin also confirmed their revenue increased 13 percent, in 2013, to £519 ($874 / €630) million thanks to sales of roughly 4,200 cars.

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