Aston Martin is considering building a new range-topping supercar to rival the Mercedes SLR, and, to a lesser extent, the Bugatti Veyron, according to U.K. magazine AutoExpress. The high-performance coupe is codenamed DBX, the report claims.
The DBX would offer a top speed in excess of 205 mph, and a zero to sixty time in the mid-three-second range. Power would likely come from a 700 horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine.
The DBX would be a spiritual successor to the 1986 Aston Martin Zagato, which was created to reach 300km/h (186mph). The DBX will use a version of Aston's versatile vertical horizontal (VH) aluminum/composite platform, with technology from the new DBS sports car.
The car would likely be priced against the $450,000 Mercedes SLR.