Aston Martin DB11
Hold onto your butts, Joes… Aston Martin have just unveiled the brand new DB11 and it’s enough to you weep… tears of joy, obviously. Just look at it.
Yes, Aston Martin unveiled the DB11 at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show, the first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, a strategy for the ongoing growth and development of the 103-year old British sport car icon.
The DB11 features everything you’d want from a DB with pioneering aerodynamics, a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine and a design to take your breath away. Built upon a lighter, stronger and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, the DB11 is the most powerful DB yet.
Like all new DBs, the old girl has been modified rather than reinvented. As such it features a few fresh design signatures – most notable are the front-hinging clamshell bonnet, the distinctive LED headlights and the accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille.
Aerodynamics play a major role in the look of the thing too with clever management of airflow both over and through the bodywork. At the front, lift is reduced by the gill-like Curlicue which releases high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch, while at the rear, lift is reduced by the AeroBlade; a virtual spoiler fed by air intakes at the base of each C-pillar.
The DB11 is motored along by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12. The new engine packs 608PS (600BHP) and 700Nm1 of torque, making it easily the most powerful production DB model ever. It’s also the quickest too with a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62mph of just 3.9 seconds. Rapid.
The DB11’s chassis, suspension, steering and electronics have been re-imagined and multiple driver modes progressively intensify the response of the engine. The result is a driving experience that combines unparalleled comfort and sports car agility in the truest sense of the word.
Of course, the interior is suitably decked out too with a full-colour 12” TFT LCD display, a centrally-mounted 8” TFT screen dedicated to infotainment, satnav and the mother of all audio systems. It also implements a newly implemented auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera which helps manoeuvring at slow speeds.
Aston Martin will be taking orders for the DB11 soon will a view to deliver at the beginning of the fourth quarter this year. It’s set to sell at a breezy £154,900. Worth every single penny from where we’re sitting.