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SPIED! Aston Martin DB 11

Discussion in 'The Aston Martin Lounge' started by John Galt, Apr 22, 2015.

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    Our spy photographers have nabbed a second Aston Martin prototype for the DB9's successor that may get the DB11 name when it arrives in the first half of next year.
    used DB10 for the specially-made hero car for James Bond's next action flick 'Spectre'.

    While the two cars don't share a name or underpinnings, these scoop shots suggest that the DB10 prototype and the next DB9 or DB11 will have common attire, from the sharper profile lines and heavily sloped rear window to the pronounced rear fenders and even the door mirrors and deep side air ducts.

    The DB9's replacement will not only look fresh , but it will actually be new under the sheet-metal riding on a newly-developed bonded aluminum platform and is set to debut a new bi-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine designed and built by Mercedes-AMG in addition to a tweaked version of Aston's 6.0-liter V12 that powers the tester pictured here.

    Under Aston Martin's deal with Mercedes-AMG, the British company also gets access to certain components of electric and electronic architecture, so the next DB9 will likely obtain newer tech features from the German carmaker as well.

    Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops
    http://www.carscoops.com/2015/04/this-is-aston-martins-db9-replacement.html
     
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      • rs271

        rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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        UPDATED: Secret Instructions on Aston Martin DB11 Prototype: Codename, Testing Procedures

        Yesterday, we showed you a series of spy shows of the Aston Martin DB9 replacement, which is tentatively called DB11. We are now back on the topic, to talk about a rather delightful story from inside the test vehicle.


        Sure, the prototype may still be wearing the old dashboard, but this time we’re interested in what’s on the dashboard. The world of test vehicles has managed to maintain its aura of mystery despite all the compromises made in terms of spy photos and video. Despite this, the set of instructions that sit where the non-existent passenger airbag should’ve been, offer us a nice breach.

        First of all, we have now learned that the project uses the internal code VH500-X1. This means that, despite the freshness of the architecture, Aston intends to stick to the VH nomenclature. The British carmaker introduced the Vertical-Horizontal platforms back in 2001 with the Vanquish and the upcoming one will be the first all-new architecture.

        The VH5 architecture will spread from Grand Tourers to the upcoming Aston Martin SUV that the brand recently previewed via the DBX concept car.

        More often than not, platforms that also serve SUVs bring plenty of compromise to sportscars. However, we have to understand that, nowadays, a “platform” can be regarded as a few fixed values, such as the distance from the engine to the firewall, with all the rest of the structure being modular.

        The new architecture will be able to accommodate the AM29 atmospheric V12 that will be borrowed from the Vanquish, where it delivers 568 HP. It will also welcome Afflaterbach power, in the form of the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 used on the Mercedes-AMG GT, which should stay around the 500 HP mark.

        Notice those switches at the base of the center stack, the ones that mention intercoolers. It’s not like a confirmation for the forced feeding was necessary, but this definitely brings it.

        As for those internal instructions, they'll make for one entertaining read. For one thing, we find out how test drivers are encouraged to get the car dirty and keep it that way. By the way, if you thought their life was easy, you might just change your mind after reading this piece.

        UPDATE: Our spy photographers have confirmed this prototype has a V12 heart. Factor in the twin-turbo details above and we have Mercedes supplying TT V12s to Aston Martin.

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        • Centurion

          Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

          Why am already underwhelmed before seeing the car? Aston Martin should stop suing Fisker and just hire him again.
           
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          • tristatez28lt1

            tristatez28lt1 Well-Known Member

            Exclusive: Aston Martin DB9 Successor (DB11) Spied Testing Mercedes Twin-Turbo V12 Engine
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            So far the media, ourselves included, believed the upcoming Aston Martin DB9 replacement (DB11) would keep the atmospheric V12 Ford currently supplied to the British brand. Underneath that, the GT was expected to add the AMG twin-turbo 4-liter V8. As it turns out, we had an incomplete picture.

            Remember the DB9 successor spyshots we talked about earlier this week? Our spy photographers, who spotted the prototype on the Nurburgring, have now confirmed that this is powered by a twelve-cylinder engine.

            Add the intercooler switches shown in the interior spyshots of the prototype and you come to an interesting conclusion - Mercedes will supply twin-turbo V12 engines to Aston Martin.

            While we can now be certain of that, we can’t know for sure where these forced-fed hearts will land. Sure, the most obvious expectation is to see them on the DB9 successor they’re currently being tested on. But with the British marque currently working to reinvent its line-up, we’ll have to do some waiting until we find out.

            We’ll remind you the Germans currently have three twin-turbo six-liter V12s. The first is the one on the 600 models, which delivers 530 hp. This is followed by the 630 powerplant found in the 65 AMG models and, of course, by the 730 hp heart the Germans build for the Pagani Huayra. Gentlemen, place your bets.

            Come to think of it, the twin-turbo vee twelve move makes full sense. First of all, the 6-liter naturally-aspirated unit we expected to act as the more powerful unit for the DB9 replacement comes from Ford. The contract only lasts until 2018, roughly two years after the new Aston will make its public debut.

            Sure, the agreement could be extended, but in today’s charged world, a 568 HP V12 doesn’t make all that much sense - we’re talking both sheer grunt and emissions here.

            We’ll be back on this lavish mechanical topic as soon as we get our hands on new info.

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            • Mr Robert

              Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

              It needs a completely new rear and a rather updated front. They have all looked the same for 10 years.
               
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              • SCOTT27

                SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                It will be interesting to see the progress of the Aston Design language.
                They are still good looking cars. The next stage of Evolution for design will be certainly intriguing.
                 
              • Human

                Human You. The Road. Nothing else.

                This car is going to be sick! And with Germanic guts.
                 
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                • Centurion

                  Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                  We've seen enough evolution. We need to see a revolution.
                   
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                  • Mr Robert

                    Mr Robert Global Moderator Staff Member

                    Is this looking familiar?
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                    This car needs to drop that ass and make somehting new.
                     
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                    • NarutoRamen

                      NarutoRamen Well-Known Member

                      While I do agree that their design language hasn't changed in a long time, they're still beautiful cars. And I think they're getting an unfair treatment. Look at Porsche. For f__ks sake they haven't changed their design language in ages but everyone here blows their load for EVERY iteration.
                       
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                      • SCOTT27

                        SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                        Vantage is an old model now about 2004? You only have to look at the Vanquish and One-77 to see how that look for the rear lights has progressed with technology in some cases it is only one LED strip? The front and rear of the "Spectre" DB10 shows some new ideas that are still unmistakably Aston Martin but modern.
                         
                      • Jayden

                        Jayden Member

                        I think there is no point for Aston Martin to take risk in design. Their cars are beautiful so they are moving forward in that way. Take a look at DB7 than on DB9 and than on Vanquish and you can see the progress. Aston Martin are changing their cars' design, but doing it in one style.
                         
                      • Centurion

                        Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                        The DB9 is over 13 years old. Jaguar have moved forward in a way that we haven't since since BMW entered the Bangle era, and similarly Mercedes have made a huge departure from their previous design and have managed to reinvigorate the brand.

                        If AM don't revolutionise their brand, they risk becoming a relic/heritage brand like Lotus or TVR that resonate with enthusiasts but have little relevancy to everyone else.
                         
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                        • lafars

                          lafars Active Member

                          *cough*morgan*cough*

                          same car unchanged (design-wise) since 1936
                           
                        • ThroughandThrough

                          ThroughandThrough Well-Known Member

                          Aston Martin DB11 spied taking the scenic route
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                          • Centurion

                            Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                            Will Merc supply gearboxes too?
                             
                          • tristatez28lt1

                            tristatez28lt1 Well-Known Member

                            Hopefully not their old 7 speed.
                             
                          • rs271

                            rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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                            • Yes! MB will also help to make a new interior.:woot:
                              Aston's style+mb's engines and interior =a perfect car!!!!
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                              Of course, it's not a finished product;)
                               
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