Last year, Aston Martin told investors an assortment of new and updated models were on the horizon.
At the time, the company said more than ten vehicles would be launched with Mercedes technology by 2023 and noted their front-engine lineup would receive a “full refresh.”
We’re starting to learn more about the latter as Aston Martin chairman Lawrence Stroll has told Autocar the DB11, DBS And Vantage will be so heavily updated that they’ll be like “all-new cars.”
Among the updates will be an all-new touchscreen infotainment system. It will apparently echo Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system, but Stroll noted they won’t be identical as Aston Martin’s system will have its own unique look and a “proper English accent.”
Stroll went on to tell the publication there’s “no similarity at all to the current cars,” but later conceded there will be “some carryover” out back. This seems to suggest we can expect significant styling changes, which could help to beautify the controversial Vantage.
While Stroll was tight-lipped on performance updates, he confirmed the DBS’ 5.2-liter V12 engine will continue to be offered. It currently produces 715 hp (533 kW / 725 PS) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, which is enough to rocket the coupe from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).
The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 should carryover as well, but it could receive a performance boost. That remains to be seen, but the engine currently produces 503 hp (375 kW / 510 PS) and 505 lb-ft (685 Nm) of torque in the Vantage. However, that number was boosted to 527 hp (393 kW / 535 PS) in the Vantage F1 Edition and Mercedes has already made it abundantly clear the engine has plenty of more power to give.
Autocar suggests the models will also benefit from revised suspensions, improved gearboxes, and “completely overhauled interiors.” That being said, we could learn more later this year.