The Aston Martin DB9 has been with us for over a decade now and it’s time Aston comes up with something newer. By the looks of things, it looks like they have been hard at work on the DB9’s successor which is increasingly being dubbed as the ‘DB11’, although Aston Martin haven’t christened it as yet.
The DB9 has been on sale since 2004.
So, what do we know about this new model from James Bond’s favourite carmaker? Well, as you can see in the above image, the new car has been given a slight stretch and that’s immediately apparent. Also, the ‘DB11’ seems to have a wider track at the rear than on the present DB9.
The test mule clearly points towards a wider track at the back.
This wider track is a dead giveaway that this mule has some uprated hardware under all that camouflage. This should give the upcoming model some extra grip for even better handling and a sexy wide stance on the road. Of course, the wider track is also a result of this car’s newer platform, instead of the old VH aluminium architecture of the DB9. The mechanical upgrades don’t end there.
This Aston will have an all-new underpinning, to be larger than the current DB9.
Apart from the use of a new platform, Aston Martin are also giving their latest creation new and better of everything. These include the car’s transmission, suspension, electronics, interior trim and even a brand-new satellite navigation unit. Being a next-gen sports car, this 2016 Aston Martin will make good use of the ubiquitous composites for many of its parts and that should result in a lighter car, as well. Reports suggest that the new model will come with two powerplants, a new V12 and V8. The engines might see a drop in their size and may employ turbocharging, with the power going to the rear wheels, as with the current DB9. We expect the power output to get a bump from the current DB9 V12’s 517 horses and 620 Nm of torque, courtesy of forced-induction. Also, because of the partnership between Aston Martin and AMG, a brand-new 4.0-litre V8 from the AMG stables will make its way under this Aston’s bonnet. Stay tuned for more and leave us your comments, below.
Spy images – carbuzz