New spyshots of the Aston Martin DB11 have surfaced on the web, thanks to Autowereld.com. The company is testing the prototype with heavy camouflage and running a license plate check, one major technical detail is confirmed. The test mule was manufactured this year and registered on 04 March in the UK. It packs a 5,935 cc petrol engine under the hood and this is none other than the 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 petrol engine that powers all of the company’s V12 model(s) including that/those of the DB9, Vanquish, Vantage and Rapide.
Some reports in the past two months have claimed that the AMG twin-turbocharged V8 and V12 engines will be offered on the DB11. The British sportscar maker has a technical partnership with Mercedes-Benz from 2013, which allows it to source electronics and V8 engines developed and made by the same.
Car enthusiasts still prefer naturally aspirated engines over the turbocharged ones, for the benefit instant throttle response without any lag at all engine speeds. And so, going with the tradition, a 6.0-litre V12 naturally aspirated engine is very likely to be offered, and it could be the fifth generation engine which is currently offered on other Aston Martins.
The successor to the DB9 that went on sale in 2004, is reportedly set for a world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March. The production of the new grand tourer will start around mid-2016, while deliveries will commence around September, as per the same report.
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