The world’s most iconic secret agent, James Bond, will be chuffed beyond all means with the surprise announcement by the Gaydon-based luxury sports carmaker on the divulgence of the new upcoming DB11 model. Speculations abide far and wide on the subject matter but Aston Martin has kept mum.
Among the slew of conjections made is that the DB11 will look somewhat like the new Vanquish model. That being said, the DB9 replacement model will likely skip the DB10 moniker as it’s specially reserved for MI6’s most prolific agent. The DB11 will be brand’s first major product of Aston’s bold Second Century Plan.
Marek Reichman, head of design and Chief Creative Officer said to Top Gear that the DB10 will be the platform in providing inspiration for the looks of future Astons. “But not the DB11. You will see the DB10 in another car”. As opposed to the sharp front fascia of DB10, this new model will have a “proud grille and prominent lights, in a taller nose,” said Reichman.
We can only assume that the taller nose is there to accommodate a fire-breathing V12 engine that’s synonymous with the moniker’s GT nature. It’s also gossiped that it might house an AMG-derived twin turbo V12 with the possibility of even an AMG twin turbo V8 from the Merc AMG GT for the next generation Vantage! Interesting times ahead for sure.
The interior of the DB11 on the other hand, is rumoured to be rather descriptive of Aston’s past but is said to come with a TFT virtual instrument cluster with physical bezels laid onto the screen, so it still looks like fine-crafted jewellery. And it is also said that each interior would be different from another.
“Not only is it a sign of our intention to continue the long line of iconic sports cars that bear the ‘DB’ moniker – the very bloodline of our brand – but it also shows the world our ambitious plan in action. The coming years will see Aston Martin transform not only its entire range of models but also its scale and global presence, and the new DB11 will be central to that success” said the CEO.