Aston Martin has dropped a teaser video revealing the identity of the engine set to power the DB11.
The DB9 replacement is “coming soon” and it will bring along a newly developed V12 engine with a 5.2-liter displacement and a pair of turbochargers. Aston Martin isn’t saying a word about the motor’s output, but most likely it’s somewhere in the region of 600 horsepower. This will make the DB11 substantially stronger than its predecessor which has 510 hp coming from a naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12. A serious bump in torque is also expected compared to the current 458 pound-feet (620 Nm).
The latest intel suggests an all-new platform has been developed for the DB11 and it could bring a weight loss compared to the DB9 that tips the scales at 3,935 pounds (1,785 kilograms). With significantly more power and possibly less weight, expect the DB11 to be substantially faster and more economical than its predecessor.
There’s no word regarding performance, but probably the sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) will take around four seconds given the DB9’s run in 4.6 seconds. The maximum speed will likely surpass the 200 mph (322 kph) mark taking into account the outgoing version tops out at 183 mph (295 kph).
Spy photos and videos have shown the new model will have a substantially sleeker shape, but at the same time will remain familiar to fans of the Gaydon-based marque. Perhaps some of the design has already been previewed in the DB10 concept developed for the latest James Bond movie.
The Aston Martin DB11 will likely be introduced at the beginning of March during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and should go on sale several months later.
Source: Aston Martin