Aston Martin has announced a new “Second Century” plan for its upcoming cars, and the first product in this plan is the newly unveiled Aston Martin DB11, and it is showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, where the official unveiling happened.
The DB11 comes with a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, which is made in-house by Aston Martin, and it can develop up to 600 HP and 700Nm of torque, while the car can reach a top speed of 200 mph, and a 0-62 mph in a time of 3.9 seconds.
Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world. DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that DB11 combines both exceptional design with the latest technology throughout. A brand new bonded aluminium platform, clever aerodynamics, a new characterful twin-turbo V12 and class-leading infotainment systems are just a few aspects which make this the sports car that will proudly spearhead Aston Martin’s second century plan.”
It is worth mentioning that the recent DB10 from Aston Martin was designed specifically for James Bond (in Spectre movie). A front-hinging clamshell bonnet, LED headlights and accentuated lines of the Aston Martin grille constitute what is on the front, while there are several modifications made in the design for better aerodynamics.
For the usability and driving comfort, there are multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus, and 8-speed automatic ZF transmission together with the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring by braking. There are two displays, one is a 12-inch TFT LCD display, while the other one being an 8-inch TFT screen meant for infotainment.
Dr Andy Palmer said: “This is not only the most important car that Aston Martin has launched in recent history, but also in its 103-year existence. The DB11 rightfully places Aston Martin once again as a leading brand in the luxury automotive market”.
The price of Aston Martin DB11 is £154,900 in the UK, €204,900 in Germany and $211,995 in USA, and for this, the UK and German markets will have a five-year servicing plan, while the USA customers will not have that advantage.
Source: Aston Martin