Aston Martin is still about a year or so away from replacing the aged DB9 with an all-new high-powered grand tourer that will likely be named the DB11, but we’ve been seeing a lot of this car testing around the Nürburgring recently wearing various states of camouflage. While these spy shots have given us a good idea about the size and shape of the 2017 Aston Martin DB11, it’s only now that we’re getting to hear the car in action thanks to a video showing the car being driven hard around The ‘Ring.

This prototype is actually wearing more camouflage than the last time the car was seen testing in Germany, but there’s no hiding that amazing exhaust note. It still isn’t clear which engine(s) will be used in the DB11, although it sounds like the best bet is Aston Martin’s 5.9-liter V-12 in addition to Mercedes-AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. The AMG engine could have around 550 horsepower, while the in-house V-12 engine will likely be closer to the 650 horsepower mark.

Regardless of which it engine it gets, the DB11 will have an exciting exhaust note at full acceleration, and accelerate this car will do well. Caught in action, it’s clear that the DB11 is having no trouble making its way around the track, which bodes well for enthusiasts of the British sportscar maker.

Expect to see the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 next year at either the Geneva or Paris Motor Show.

2017 Aston Martin DB11

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Exterior Spyshots
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