Aston Martin has used the Frankfurt Motor Show to announce their next sports car will be called the DB11.

Aston Martin has used the Frankfurt Motor Show to announce their next sports car will be called the DB11.

Set to debut sometime next year, the DB11 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."

The company is keeping details under wraps but 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."

Specifications will be announced in "due course," but previous spy photos have already confirmed the model will ride on updated version of the VH platform and feature a 6.0-liter V12 engine.  The car also slated to offer a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG.

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