What we have here is the first clear look at the Aston Martin DB11 from what appears to be a private event.

Set to be revealed in full at the Geneva Motor Show, the brand new DB11 adopts an evolutionary design inspired by the James Bond-exclusive DB10. While at first you might be tempted to say that it doesn’t look very different than the outgoing DB9, the fact of the matter is many things have changed. The grille is now wider than before, the headlights have an entirely different shape, and the hood is also more imposing.

Moreover, the side mirrors have a sharper design and we don’t see a conventional door handle which means it’s recessed to enable a cleaner look of the side profile. At the back of the car there seems to be a small trunk lid spoiler, but we’ll need to wait a bit for a full view of the rear.

Although we don’t get to check out the interior, recent spy images have shown the DB11 will likely use an assortment of components borrowed from Mercedes-Benz. Expect to see an all-digital large instrument cluster, a bigger display for the infotainment system, and other bits and pieces that will be familiar to Mercedes fans.

The biggest news concerning the Aston Martin DB11 is about the implementation of a new biturbo 5.2-liter V12 engine which is said to develop somewhere in the region of 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts).

Now that the cat is pretty much out of the bag, perhaps the folks over at Gaydon will show us their latest gem online before it arrives in Geneva on March 1.

Source: Luke Gilbertson via Autogespot

Gallery: BREAKING: Aston Martin DB11 partially revealed

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