Aston Marin is busily working on a follow-up to the DB9. The anticipation surrounding the new model is building, especially considering that the British brand is in an interesting transition period.
AutoEvolution captured video of an Aston Martin DB11 test mule whipping around the Nurburgring not too long ago. That exhaust note you can hear in the video below isn’t from a British-made engine, but instead is supposedly from a twin-turbo V-12 that’s sourced from Mercedes-Benz. Just how much horsepower is coursing out of the power plant is completely unknown right now. Most experts are guessing it will be somewhere around 500 to 600 horsepower. There still is an outside chance that Aston Martin will kick things up a few notches and increase output even more, which would be great.
From the video, handling at this point seems to be pretty solid. The DB11 takes some corners well enough as the tires squeal, so hopefully the supercar will deliver solid performance on all fronts. The driver even shows off for the camera at the end, accelerating and whipping the car around a tight turn in a secured area.
Of course, the whole point of testing the car out at the ‘Ring is to see how it performs and then make changes accordingly, so it’s obviously too early to really judge how the final product will stack up against the competition.
Little is known about the rest of the supercar. Thanks to heavy camouflaging, the different qualities of the car’s body are obscured quite well. Some publications are guessing about the car’s looks, but some are taking some stabs at renderings.
Everyone is eager to see if Aston Martin really delivers the goods with the DB11. While the DB9 was a respectable supercar, its successor will have to be better than ever. The very relevance of the iconic British car brand is at stake, so hopefully everyone is working extra hard to tweak every last detail.