Is This the Upcoming Aston Martin DB11?

Spy photo appears to capture Aston Martin's next grand tourer.


Is this the new Aston Martin DB11, or merely a special-bodied iteration of today's DB9 or Vanquish? With Aston Martin, it's never easy to tell—and yes, this is a jab at how most of the automaker's different sports-car models all resemble one another. Nevertheless, we think this spy photo, which first , is of the new DB11.

We , that while the next-generation Vantage will be smaller than the DB11 and pull cues from that he drove in the movie Spectre, the DB11 will be larger, more of a GT like the DB cars that came before it. The car in the photo above appears to have a long wheelbase and lane-filling width, not to mention an interesting roof and C-pillar treatment we haven't seen before.

The vanity license plate also nods toward , which will be smaller than Aston's current 5.9-liter twelve and boast two turbochargers. The DB11 also will be the first Aston Martin to ride on the brand's all-new aluminum architecture. We'll know for sure if this is the 11 when the 2016 Geneva auto show rolls around this spring; that's where the real deal is set to debut.

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