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Aston Martin DB11 photographed during promo shoot
By Derek Fung, CarAdvice.com.au • 02/02/2016
A photo that claims to be of the Aston Martin DB11 has surfaced online ahead of its official debut at the Geneva motor show, which takes place at the beginning of March.
The picture seen here was posted on Autojunk.nl by user dennisjuh95, who claims that the car was snapped during a promotional shoot in Spain on a closed road.
Although this image is low resolution, it does give us our best look yet at the DB9's successor, which seems to feature employ a contrasting colour band along the sweep from the A to C pillars, as well as a limited amount of chrome, especially around the side windows.
Above and below: Spy photo from mid-2015. Under the skin, the DB11 is the first car to use the company's updated sports car architecture, which will in time replace the VH platform that's found under all of today's Aston Martin range.
The DB11 will also be the first Aston Martin to benefit from the company's partnership with Mercedes-AMG, most likely via the use of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine from the Mercedes-AMG GT.
Aston Martin has also confirmed that it will continue to offer a V12 engine in its upcoming models, having recently shown off a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12.
At the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, Aston Martin confirmed that the successor the DB9 will be badged as the DB11, and revealed the car's badge. The DB10 nameplate was used for a coupe especially designed for the James Bond movie Spectre.
Just 10 copies of the DB10 were built, and eight of those were heavily modified for the rigours of filming.
Earlier this month, Aston Martin confirmed that one stock version of the DB10 will head to auction next month, with money raised going to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).