The Aston Martin DB11 which was revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor
Show is the latest in the DB line of supercars from the British marque.
Aston Martin are putting a lot into the promotion of the DB11, calling
it the most significant model since the launch of the DB9
back in 2003.
The DB11 showcases the latest Aston Martin design language, and features
a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded
aluminium structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and
most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin's history.
The new engine is paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission,
with the driver able to choose between multiple driving modes -GT,
Sport and Sport Plus- which alter the response of the engine, the
gearbox, the electric power steering, the torque vectoring and the
Clever management of airflow both over and through the bodywork aids
stability while maintaining the DB11's uncluttered surfaces. Front-end
lift is reduced by the gill-like Curlicue which releases high-pressure
air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the redesigned
side-strake. Meanwhile, rear-end lift is reduced by the Aston Martin
"AeroBlade"; a virtual spoiler fed by discreet air intakes
located at the base of each C-pillar. Air is ducted through the bodywork,
before venting as a jet of air from the aperture in the rear decklid.
The high-tech interior of the Aston Martin DB11 features a full-color
12" LCD instrument panel, with a smaller 8" central display
for the infotainment system. Controlled via an intuitive rotary control,
with an optional touchpad offering character recognition, multi-touch
and gesture support, the new satellite navigation and audio system
are easier to use than the previous Aston Martin interface.
With wider door apertures, significantly increased occupant space
- especially head and legroom in the rear - fully integrated rear
ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a luggage compartment
large enough to accommodate two large holdalls plus carry-on baggage,
the DB11 is a genuine Grand Tourer despite its sports car appearance.
Pricing for the new Aston Martin DB11 starts from £154,900 in
the UK, $211,995 in the US and 204,900 Euros in Germany.
|Year (of specifications)
||5.2 litre V12
||8 speed, RWD