Yesterday, we learnt that Aston Martin is working on replacing its outdated VH architecture for a brand new one thanks to its biggest round of investment in its 101-year history. Now, Auto Express has confirmed that the first new Aston Martin sports car to utilise the new architecture will be the next-generation Aston Martin DB9.
Details about the new architecture remain limited at the moment but it is highly likely to be made from aluminium and will be stronger and lighter than the outgoing VH platform. It will however maintain the flexibility of the VH platform so it can be used for multiple cars of differing lengths and widths.
As well as being the first to utilise the new architecture, the 2016 Aston Martin DB9 will apparently be the first car from the British marque to utilise one of AMGs twin-turbocharged V8 engines as part of the firm’s recent tie-up with Mercedes-Benz’s in-house performance arm. It is most likely that a variant of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 set to be utilised by the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT will be used.
While recently discussing the technical tie-up with AMG, Aston Martin chief financial officer Hanno Kirner said, “The strategic partnership with Daimler AG will bring with it cutting edge electrical and electronic expertise, and the shared development of world-class bespoke V8 powertrains”.
[Via Auto Express]