Report: Aston Martin CEO confirms ‘entirely new model’, to be unveiled this summer

Later this summer, Aston Martin will reveal a ‘remarkable’ new supercar to mark its 100th birthday in 2013. The car was confirmed by CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez during an interview with UK publication AutoExpress.

“This will be an entirely new model. We have to do something remarkable to mark our centenary,” said Bez. “It won’t be a DB9 with a Centenary Edition badge and it won’t be a limited edition like the One-77 supercar. This will be a mainstream Aston.”

It is believed that the new model will be based on the DBS and will be powered by a 550-hp 6.0 liter V12. 0 to 62 mph should come in seconds.

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Currently, the most extreme Aston Martin is the One-77, which have been sold out. Power comes form a 7.3 liter V12 engine making 750-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that allows the One-77 to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of over 200 mph.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress