We’re now just days away from seeing the official reveal of Aston Martin’s new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, however, as is often the case in this day and age photos of the car have already surfaced. Nevertheless, this latest teaser video from Aston Martin highlights the car’s heritage and a shadowy glimpse at the end hints at the muscular, almost ground-hugging design we can expect.
The DB11 is a crucial model for Aston Martin as the line of DB cars best represents the brand. DB are the initials of British businessman David Brown who bought Aston Martin in 1947 and led the company right up until the 1970s when it ran into financial distress and had to be sold.
Sadly, financial distress has surrounded Aston Martin almost throughout its century-long history. Current CEO Andy Palmer is out to change that and has an ambitious plan that calls for the complete renewal of Aston Martin’s sports car lineup plus the introduction of an SUV and even an electric car. The plan will also see Aston Martin construct a new plant in Wales to initially produce the SUV. A high-end sedan may be added to the plant as well.
The DB11 is just the first model in Palmer’s turnaround plan and we can’t wait to learn about all the specs. Some things we know is that the car rides on a new platform that Aston Martin says will enable its cars to be at the forefront of design, performance and technology. Among the new technology will be a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-12 that was previously teased. There will also be a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG as well as an advanced infotainment system likely sourced from Chinese firm Letv.
We’ll have all the details soon as the Geneva Motor Show starts March 1. In the meantime, learn about some of the other vehicles set to appear by visiting our dedicated hub.