This is it, the successor of the legendary Aston Martin DB9 that will either make it or break it for the British sports car manufacturer. The DB11 has mostly been positively acclaimed over the past few weeks when press drives commenced although the car’s price tag may pose an issue for its potential success.

Aston Martin is however not planning to only offer the DB11 with their in-house developed V12, but is also working together with Mercedes-Benz’ AMG sports division to ultimately offer customers the option to order their DB11 with an AMG V8 Biturbo engine. This video shows how an Aston Martin DB11 packing the German V8 is testing around the Nürburgring.

This is not the first partnership between Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG. The DB11 already makes use of Mercedes’ electronic architecture and a variety of switchgear, which is also expected to be featured on future Aston Martin models such as the 2018 V8 Vantage. The latter has also been mentioned in one sentence with AMG’s V8 powerplant, hinting that Aston Martin’s upcoming supercar will inherit the V8 Biturbo engine from the AMG GT as well.

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