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Aston Martin DB11 S To Have 650-HP Of Bentley-Busting Awesomeness

We doubt anyone will complain.

It’s not surprise that Aston Martin is working at full steam ahead with the expansion of its DB11 program. With the DB11 Volante on its way, Autocar has learned that the DB11 S is also very much in the works. In fact, it’s said to have an output of at least 650 hp and will launch in late 2018. Aston Martin is apparently aiming for the DB11 S to be a direct competitor to the Bentley Continental GT Supersports, hence the power upgrade.

Figure about a 30-50 hp boost over the standard DB11. Of course, the twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine, also new for the DB11, will be the engine of choice here instead of the newly revealed, AMG-built 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which still has a very impressive 503 hp. In addition to the engine upgrade, expect to see the DB11 S arrive with a more aggressively styled front end, and an aero package. Larger wheels will also be present instead of the currently standard 20-inchers. Overall, the DB11 S will sit lower and have a stiffer suspension for improved cornering abilities.

In terms of pricing, the DB11 S will cost somewhere around $20,000-$25,000 more than the DB11, but we get the feeling Aston Martin won’t have any problems finding plenty of buyers willing to fork over the extra cash. After all, they’ll be getting one of the most powerful Aston Martin road cars ever built. So, when will the DB11 S have its official debut? Given that late 2018 launch date, we figure Aston Martin will opt for Geneva as the chosen unveiling venue, the very same show where the DB11 was shown to the world for the first time back in 2016.

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