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Aston Martin Applies for DB10 through DB14 Trademarks

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/20/2014 Megan Stewart
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It's time to get ready for a new line of Aston Martins. For the past 11 years, the automaker has used the DB9 platform, and while we know a redesign is in the works, it's a breath of fresh air to see Aston Martin applying for new trademarks.

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While we don't yet know what the successor to the popular DB9 will be named, we can expect to see it in 2016 featuring a twin-turbo AMG V-8 engine, thanks to the agreement between Mercedes-Benz AMG and Aston Martin.

If we had to wager a guess at the new name of the DB9 successor, we would say it will be called the DB10, as it would stick with the chronology of the numbers. However, the automaker applied to the DB14 trademark before the others, leaving some to speculate that Aston Martin might be saving the other four names for other future models.

Aston Martin's design director Marek Reichman has been quoted previously as saying that the DB9 successor will "Definitely be a DB," but that the number has "yet to be decided." Other rumors claim that some execs want to keep the DB9 name for the new model.

We'll just have to wait and see what the automaker decides to do.

Source: Autocar UK

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