Aston Martin is all set to introduce the DB9 successor, which has been named as DB11. The company even released a teaser video, which revealed the DB11 carrying a newly-developed 5.2L V12 twin turbo powertrain. And, now for the first time, the Aston Martin DB11 has been spied as test mule in the United Kingdom with lot of camouflage by our friends at Motor1. Speculations are rife that Aston Martin DB11 would have its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
Going by the spy-images, the DB9 successor appears to be an ultra-luxurious sports car with a bold front grille and sleek LED headlamps. The spied model appears to be pretty aerodynamic as almost every company model. Riding on lightweight alloys, it has a big slpoing roof and a dual exhaust system. The British uber-luxury automaker is said to be incorporating a high-performance braking system in the DB11. The cabin appears to be in pre-production mode, but one can clearly notice a digital instrument cluster and a huge infotainment system. In addition, the mule also shows a 3-spoke steering wheel, a Comand controller, and climate control switchgear.
Mechanically, the all-new 5.2L V12 engine would be at the helm of affairs. The power and torque figures aren’t disclosed yet but it is believed to be belting out in excess of 600 hp. Just so you know, Aston Martin DB9 used to derive its power from a naturally-aspirated 6.0L V12 engine. The 6.0L motor generated a maximum power of 510 hp and peak torque of 620Nm. But with the DB11, the company seems to go ahead of the aforementioned figures. Several reports also indicate that the DB11 would use a new architecture which would make it much lighter than the DB9, and eventually resulting in faster and agile than its predecessor.