The DB11 is the successor to the DB9. As we have reported before, it is expected to use the company’s new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine.
It is also expected to utilise Aston Martin’s technical partnership with 5 per cent stakeholder Daimler.
The DB11 is a vital car for the British icon, which recently announced a significant investment in its UK production presence.
It will invest in a new production site in Wales to build its new crossover vehicle, and will expand its Gaydon, Warwickshire site to accommodate its next-generation sports cars, plus the RapidE electric car.
The DB11 will enter production at the Gaydon site around September this year, as the first car launched under Aston Martin’s Second Century plan.
Over the course of the next five years, the company will both replace and expand its entire sports car portfolio. Production will expand to a planned maximum volume of 7000 sports cars a year by 2020.
Published: Tuesday, March 1, 2016