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Monday, August 18, 2014

Name of Aston Martin's newest supercar was debated

British car manufacturer, Aston Martin has confirmed that they are ready to launch a new sport car in 2016. Later, the vehicle will be positioned as the successor of their flagship sport car today, Aston Martin DB9.

Interestingly, appear trivial problems that accompany the presence of the DB9 successor. Not a body or engine problems, but the name that will be used on the DB9 successor, as quoted from Caradvice, on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Aston Martin DB9. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1uNiH8f)
According to Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's design chief, that the successor supercar will still carry the sacred name 'DB', but numbering in tow still not been agreed.

Actually, if you follow the tradition over the years, the DB9 successor should be named DB10. But apparently the designers argued, Aston Martin had previously not use the DB8 name. It is said, they are obliged to use those number first.
As reported, Aston Martin debating name of DB9 successor. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1uNiH8f)
"We skipped a number for the previous model (DB9). For subsequent models, we hope not to repeat the same error," said Reichman. As the solution, some Aston Martin officials said to be ready to support the Reichman plan, if the new roadster will still carry the name of the DB9, but with extra frills.

For the record, the new Aston Martin roadster will have a lighter weight than the current DB9. With a weight of 1,785 kg, the roadster was built with the latest platforms made ​​from aluminum. For the engine, the Aston Martin rely on Mercedes Benz which has prepared an AMG V8 engine with a capacity of 4.0 liter twin turbocharged. This engine will produce up to 375 kW of power and up to 650 Nm of torque – comparing closely with the 380 kW/650 Nm outputs of the DB9’s existing that use a 5.9-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARADVICE]
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