A brand new technology of high-performance grand touring autos from Aston Martin will quickly arrive, we imply quickly. The UK-based automaker has introduced a debut date of Might 24 for its next-gen DB, beginning with a automobile described as being “no mere GT. Grand will not be sufficient.”
The announcement comes with teaser photographs hinting at styling cues for the brand new mannequin. The shadowed sports activities automotive has a well-known form on the surface, although Aston Martin suggests this preliminary automobile is not only a new DB sequence, however a brand new class of car that “will break away from the norms of the GT sector.” There’s additionally a suggestion that it is going to be one thing notably particular, constructed to rejoice the corporate’s seventy fifth anniversary of its iconic DB line.
To that finish, the inside teaser reveals a middle console filled with controls. We see buttons for suspension settings and what seems to be like an energetic exhaust characteristic. There are controls for stability and traction settings, driver help options, heated/ventilated seats, local weather controls, and the stereo. A portion of the digital show reveals a wise local weather management system, and in the course of the console is a distinguished engine begin/cease button. Sure, there’s nonetheless a gas burner beneath the hood.
This seems to be very similar to spy images of the DB11 successor – seemingly referred to as the DB12 – that first emerged in January. There are clear modifications to the grille and headlights, displaying affect from the Valhalla. That is very true with the teardrop lights, seen clearly within the teaser images with bigger lenses and three inside components. The teasers additionally present the bigger grille.
A newer prototype sighting captured video of a camo-wrapped automotive getting an intensive exercise on the Nurburgring. Rumors abound that V12 energy will return for the next-gen DB, and videographers on the scene thought there was a twelve-pot tone to the prototype’s exhaust. A deeper bellow harking back to a V8 comes by on the video, however the takeaway is that inside combustion is alive and nicely at Aston Martin.
That does not imply electrification is not coming. The Valhalla already encompasses a plug-in hybrid powertrain marrying a twin-turbocharged V8 with two electrical motors for a mixed 950 hp. There is not any cause to imagine hybrid methods will not work their approach by Aston Martin’s future lineup, which incorporates at least eight new autos by 2026.
That future begins in beneath two weeks. Keep tuned for extra teasers and the total reveal, which we are going to cowl in-depth right here at Motor1.com.