The Aston Martin DB11, the successor to the aging DB9, has been spotted once again. This time, Aston’s future 2+2 was caught in the midst of winter testing in frigid Luleå, Sweden.
We know a little bit about that engine thanks to a few details revealed by Aston Martinlast month. The automaker’s next-gen V-12 displaces 5.2 liters and is aided by twin turbochargers. Though output isn’t known, we expect the turbos to boost both horsepower and efficiency beyond the current DB9 GT’s 540 hp and 15-mpg EPA combined rating. In addition to that engine, a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 sourced fromMercedes will also be available. Both engines could be mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed transmission.
Once it’s done testing in the harsh winter of Scandinavia, this mule is destined for extreme heat testing in Arizona this June. We should see the Aston Martin DB11 fully revealed soon, so stay tuned.
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