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Official: Aston Martin DB11 Name Confirmed for DB9 Successor

Aston Martin has confirmed the name of its DB9 successor. The upcoming model will be called the Aston Martin DB11 and will be revealed sometime during the 2016 calendar year.

Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said in a release, “Today I am proud and pleased to confirm that the DB11 nameplate will sit on our next new car. 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.”

Palmer continued, “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.”

The British automaker isn’t skipping over the DB10 moniker; that model is being reserved strictly for the car starring in the upcoming James Bond “Spectre” film. Although Aston Martin is keeping technical details of the new DB11 close to the vest, spy shots reveal the new car will utilize certain Mercedes-Benz-sourced bits as part of the two automakers’ technical partnership that includes engine and electrical components sharing.

Additionally, the new Aston Martin DB11 will be the first car built as part of the automaker’s Second Century Plan as well as the first model to be built on an all-new chassis comprised of aluminum and carbon fiber, which replaces the current and aging VH chassis.

Possible engine options include a Mercedes-AMG sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 and Aston Martin’s signature V-12, possibly fitted with turbochargers.

Source: Aston Martin