LUCKY attendees at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show caught a glimpse of the new Aston Martin release the DB11, which has been launched under the luxury British manufacturer’s ‘Second Century’ plan.
The new model, described as an ‘authentic, dynamic, sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition’, is powered by a 5.2 litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, and features pioneering aerodynamics and an outstanding design.
A lighter aluminium structure allows the DB11 to be more powerful and efficient than any other DB model, and is considered the firm’s most important new introduction to the luxury market in more than a decade.
Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be, and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that the 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.”
Practical developments include enhanced interior space with more head and legroom, an extended luggage space, and wider door apertures. Specialised leatherwork, coordinated colour tones and a generous abundance of style options makes the DB11 truly open to the kind of personalisation that currently dominates the luxury market.
The new engine, which was developed in-house, sees 608PS1 (600BHP1) and 700Nm1 of torque. It allows a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62 mph time of 3.9 seconds. Power is matched by greater efficiency through bank activation and excellent stop-start technology.
The sheer capability of the DB11 is demonstrated through is multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes of GT, Sport and Sport Plus. Add into the mix new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring, and drivers can enjoy an experience which combines incredible comfort with magnificent road agility.
Recommended retail price is £154,900 (€187,236) in the UK with first deliveries of the DB11 car scheduled to begin towards the end of 2016.