Aston Martin DB11 tests at the Nurburgring

A new spy video of the Aston Martin DB11 undergoing testing in Germany has just surfaced. This particular clip shows the upcoming new British sports car high-speed testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. In fact, we can’t remember seeing the DB11 testing so ferociously in the past.

For starters, reports suggest that the Aston Martin DB11 will be offered with a revised variant of the V12 already offered for the DB9. The key point of difference between the new engine and the current unit is that it will be fitted with a turbocharger while the displacement will also be reduced. Despite the engine’s smaller size, the use of forced induction will ensure it provides more than 517 hp and 458 lb-ft of torque like the existing model.

Beyond providing additional power, the turbocharger will help improve the DB9’s fuel efficiency with a relatively significant improvement over the current model’s 18.9 mpg return figure likely. Alongside the V12, Car Magazine reports that the new Aston Martin DB9 will also be made available with a V8. This will be similar to the Bentley Continental GT which can be optioned with a W12 or a V8.

Visually, it is inevitable that the DB11 will be a revolution over the existing Aston Martin DB9 that it will replace. As such, brand new headlights and taillights will inevitably be joined by a completely overhauled body. Inside, a selection of Mercedes-Benz S-Class features will be installed including the digital 12.3 instrument cluster of the S-Class.

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