We’re just a few short hours from the opening of the 86th edition of the Geneva Motor Show and automakers are already “loosing” track of their official press photos with important models.
For example we have here in all its glory ahead of the official worldwide premiere the Aston Martin DB11 – which is going to be treated to the actual reveal on Tuesday during the Swiss event. The eagerly-anticipated successor of Gaydon’s DB9 is here – even though unofficially – and we’re impressed with the result. We do have an evolutionary design theme that keeps up all the legendary DB traits, with the updates bringing the model in line with its contemporary rivals. We are treated to an instantly recognizable front end with cues taken from the DB10 one-off that served James Bond in its latest action flick. We also noticed the interesting C pillar and the DBX-inspired sloped roofline tasked to create the dramatic side profile – the DB10 highlights can clearly be seen when looking at the alloy wheel design for example. The rear part is the biggest departure from the previous generation and it looks downright sensual and sleek.
The images also hint at the existence of a built-in spoiler which is probably automatically actuated according to speed, the C-shaped taillights seem inspired by those found on the Vanquish or the more exclusive One-77 and the semi-glossy bumper has two massive exhaust tips with a metallic finish. When it’s introduced, the Aston Martin DB11 is reportedly going to have under the hood a new biturbo 5.2-liter V12 engine that could present itself with 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts).