IN BRIEF

DB11 SPIED... IN MELBOURNE?

ASTON MARTINíS forthcoming DB11 has been spotted all over Australia by smartphonewielding punters as it undergoes final validation testing ahead of its reveal at the Geneva Motor Show.

The long-awaited replacement for the 13-yearold DB9, the DB11 will use a twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12, which has been developed in-house, and places that in an updated version of Astonís VH chassis architecture. For more details on the DB11 head over to motormag.com.au.

AUDIíS MADDEST RS Q3 YET

AUDIíS RS Q3 has only just had a power hike, but itís now received another shot in the arm with the arrival of the ĎPerformanceí model, which lifts the 2.5-litre turbo five-potís outputs to an RS3-matching 270kW/465Nm.

This drops the 0-100km/h sprint to just 4.4sec with a faintly ludicrous top speed of 270km/h for the compact cross-over.

Itíll land in Australia towards the end of 2016 with an expected price tag of around $90,000.