I asked a lot of questions about the DB9 successor whilst at Gaydon last year when I picked up the Vanquish Volante for a weekend of ear obliterating enjoyment. Last week that successor, the 2016 Aston Martin DB11, was unveiled to a small press group at the brand’s showroom in Alexandria ahead of a national tour. The all new DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, the DB11 is the most powerful, efficient and dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. The new turbocharged engine develops 608PS and 700Nm of torque, making it the most powerful production DB model ever with a top speed of 322km/h and a 0-100km/h time of just 3.9sec.
As you can see from the photos below the design team has taken influences from the aggressive Vantage, race spec Vulcan and perhaps most apparent James Bond’s Spectre DB10. Unfortunately I’m yet to see the car in the flesh but the pictures are nothing short of striking, and at AUD$428,032 excluding on-road costs we’re sure to see a few on the road when deliveries begin in the fourth quarter of 2016!