Here’s a Stunning Example of What the Aston Martin DB12 Could Look Like
Make no mistake, the DB11 isn’t scheduled for replacement anytime soonby Robert Moore, on LISTEN 02:28
There’s no shortage of independent designers. In fact, you could almost consider them modern-day backyard mechanics, just on a digital level. Basically, anyone with a stylus and Adobe subscription is considered an artist. There are a handful of really good artists out there, some that are more talented than most, and designer Tedoradze falls into this category. His latest piece of work is an impressive one too – it’s a rendering of a successor to the current Aston Martin DB11. Aptly called the DB12, this is what the future of Aston Martin could look like. Do you agree?
Aston Martin DB12 Rendering
Compared to the Aston Martin DB11, the coupe you see here is somewhat familiar but evolved in all the right ways. The front end is longer with bolder front fenders and thinner headlights. The DB11’s headlights have been resculpted to be longer and thinner. Thanks to the more rounded nose, the grille sits much lower than before, eliminating any need for an air dam but allowing the introduction of a new pair of corner vents.
The side profile does resemble that of the current DB11, but the important thing to know here is how much wider the body is, giving the appearance that the greenhouse sits on top of the body.
The rear end is equally as impressive, however, it has a heavily customized look to it – something that reminds me of the add-ons from Need for Speed Underground 2, for example. The extra-low ride height does play to its advantage, though, and the new taillights are a huge improvement compared to those on the current DB11. The cool part about the design here is how the roof and rear glass look more integrated. So, from the front, you get that bubble look, but from the rear, this thing is an aggressive coupe.
Don’t get too excited, though, as Aston Martin has a history of riding out its DB models as long as possible.
The DB9, for example, was on the market from 2004 all the way until 2016 – 12 years, to be exact. With the DB11 taking over from that point, the mid-2020s is the earliest possible time frame for a successor to come to life, but even that feels a bit early. If Aston Martin keeps the DB11 on the market for just as long, we might not see the DB12 until the turn of this decade.
|Aston Martin DB11 V-8||Aston Martin DB11 AMR|
|Engine||4.0-Liter V-8||5.2-Liter V-12|
|Horsepower||503 HP||630 HP|
|Torque||513 LB-FT||516 LB-F|
|Fuel||Premium Gasoline||Premium Gasoline|
|0-60 MPH||3.9 Seconds||3.7 Seconds|
|Topspeed||200 MPH||208 MPH|
Designing the Aston Martin DB12
Source: Giorgi Tedoradze via Behance