Friday, March 4, 2016

2017 Aston Martin Vantage V12

The Aston Martin Vantage DB11 is the direct successor to the DB9, which has been on sale since 2004. As with the move from DB7 to DB9, Aston Martin has jumped a number, but this time there was a car in between. The DB10 appeared in the latest James Bond film, Spectre. Just 10 examples were made, all for the movie. One was auctioned off for charity.

The DB11 is believed have a newly engineered chassis. It will be a bonded and riveted structure that will form the basis of other future models. Aston Martin created the structure in-house rather than share the aluminium structure from the Mercedes-AMG GT.
The new 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 is expected to produce upwards of 650bhp with a six-speed manual gearbox offered alongside a modern eight-speed automatic.
The partnership between Aston Martin and AMG makes it most likely that the DB11 will be offered with a 4.0-litre V8. This could be the unit from the Mercedes-AMG GT, which has power outputs ranging from 456bhp to 503bhp. Sales of the DB11 will not kick off until late 2016. Pricing is unknown.

2017 Aston Martin V12 Zagato