Aston Martin pulled the covers off its new DB11.
Revealed at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show, the DB11 showcases a new design language as well as ‘pioneering aerodynamics’ making it the ‘most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history’. Powered by a new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission, the DB11 is built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure. The V12 unit pumps out 600BHP for a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. Meanwhile, ‘intelligent bank activation’ and stop-start technology helps the new Aston offer improved efficiency.
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.”
A front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines are matched by a ‘dramatic’ roof strakes that flows uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar. The clean lines continue at the rear, with a sloping decklid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted tail-lights which are joined by an ‘AeroBlade’ virtual spoiler.
The new Aston Martin DB11 will go on sale later this year, priced from £154,900 OTR.