We've already uncovered proof that Aston Martin's DB9 successor due in late 2016 will be turbocharged - and today we can confirm that the 'DB11' will use Mercedes-Benz electrical architecture, including S-class-sourced digital instruments and switchgear.
CAR magazine's spies have nosed inside the cabin and uncovered electronic dials taken straight from a Merc as well as a Comand interface rotary controller and switches for heating, chassis settings and more. Gaydon has already confirmed its partnership with Daimler would include sharing electrical architecture - long an Aston Martin weakness - and here's the proof.
Note that this prototype has many Mercedes systems strapped in place, somewhat haphazardly in the case of the HVAC heating and ventilation switches lashed horizontally by the passenger's knee; we anticipate that in production they will be 'Astonised' to include bespoke British graphics, look and feel. But their origin is undisputably German.