Aston Martin is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary, and the company is reportedly hard at work on an all-new model to mark the occasion. According to Auto Express, CEO Ulrich Bez says the new creation will be an all-new mainstream model. That means we can count out any special-edition version of the DB9 or a super-limited production vehicle like the One-77. As you may recall, our spy photographers recently laid their glass on what we originally thought was a successor to the DB9 throne. It's entirely possible the machine was actually the new model Bez spoke of in his interview.

Either way, a 6.0-liter V12 will likely shuttle a full 550 horsepower or so to the rear wheels. Auto Express says the two-door ought to yield a 0-62 mph time of around four seconds flat. Sounds like an Aston Martin to us. With 2013 right around the corner, it's only a matter of time before we see this all-new model in the light of day.


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      Rampant
      • 2 Years Ago
      I suppose they could call it the DB100.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The question is, how do you update the looks over the aging current design theme when it is readily considered perfection? Evolution vs revolution is always going to cause a stir. But regardless, just give it 550+hp and near 500lbft and all will be right in the world.
        benjammin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @k_m94
        I think this is one of the few car designs that is actually timeless and beautiful. I'm hoping that they make minor changes to the exterior and more radical changes underneath the hood. I don't know how anyone can get upset with "more of the same" from Aston as they haven't made a bad looking car in over a decade (Cygnet doesn't count)
      hahamonkeynews
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good even with black camo. The accent behind the front arch looks lower than usual though, throws me a bit off.
      cislam71
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmm it seems very unlikely to me their is room for another front engined GT car in Astons line-up. With the Vantage, DB9, virage, DBS, Rapide, and One-77 (as well as their various trim levels) they more or less have all bases covered. It would be awesome to see them make a new entry level model to sit below the vantage!! Something to compete better in the sub $100k market.
      viperbono
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is a sexy car!
      thepetrolblogger
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have to agree with cislam71, the car simply just isn't special enough to fit in that already over-populated category. It feels as if the same car had been launched 10 times over. It would be nice to see Aston-Martin do something new for a change. Start from scratch. -HS thepetrolblogger.blogspot.com
      BAirey
      • 2 Years Ago
      What must we do to get Aston Martin and its shareholders to seriously consider buying Lotus. It would be the most perfect alliance in automotive history. The ways they could move aluminum architecture along together. Lotus could help design and build the next gen engines as well. Instead of Aston using antiquated double length ford V6s. Get the trifecta of Cosworth in the equation and I would die. Ferrari would perk its ears toward England as well I suspect. A guy can dream right?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BAirey
        If Lotus is so good at doing engines, why are they all powered by Camry V6s? I'd take an antiquated 6L V12 any day of the week.
      swede_speed
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder what it will look like...
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aston needs a mid engine sportscar. Pronto. But for the love of Batman, design a new V12. This car looks promising, but unless its replacing the DB9/DBS, I don't honestly see the point of it's existence.
      Denimourson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mini Aston Martin?
      Duncan1800
      • 2 Years Ago
      DB100?
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