Aston Martin DB11 makes debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show; powered by 600 hp 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 motor
Aston Martin DB9 has been the one famous car without being the official James Bond car. Now the DB11 is here to replace the DB9. Although the all-new DB11 is yet to unveiled, but we can expect what it will look like. Aston Martin DB10 from the last Bond flick Spectre gave us a preview of the DB11.
The upcoming sports coupe will be built on DBX platform, and it is expected to be riding on Aston Martin’s VH aluminium architecture, instead of any AMG platform from Mercedes, Aston’s new partner from Stuttgart.
The DB11 will sport the signature Aston Martin front grille with sharper appearance, headlamps smaller than DB9, restyled front bumper, nice coupe roofline, the silver arches which are inspired from DBX concept, restyled front fender vents, wheels heavily inspired by the last Bond car DB10 and new looking side skirts.
The compact sporty looking car will get sleek taillights. Honestly, the car looks like a crossover between the DB9 and DB10, and no wonder, the result is pretty good. The interior is a mystery, but it might adorn some electronics sourced from their new partner Mercedes. Expect the interior to be as classy as every other Aston Martin cars are. We will get the details when it gets unveiled at Geneva Motor Show.
Now the most important part of the beautiful car; what will be the power source? The British automaker has already confirmed the DB11 will get an all new 5.2 litre twin turbocharged V12 motor under the hood paired with both an eight speed automatic and a six speed manual transmission. This powertrain will churn out around 600 hp peak power.
There will be an AMG variant as well, which is likely to get a retuned version of 4.0 litre turbocharged V8 seen under the 2014 Mercedes AMG GT. This V8 is expected to pump out around 550 hp peak power. Wondering with whom this car will lock horns? Well, Jaguar XKR-S and Maserati GranTurismo seem to be two well capable competitors. The Jaguar XKR-S gets power from a 5.0 litre V8 engine kicking out around 550 hp, while the Maserati GranTurismo draws power from a 4.7 litre V8, which delivers 454 hp peak power.