After skipping the DB10, Aston Martin is finally back with a bang and the new DB11 is a worthy Bond car to feature in a new generation of movies.
The brand launched this new car at the 2016 Geneva motor show and revealed its official pricing, specifications on the show floor.
The base model of the Aston Martin DB11 is priced at $211,995. It will reach customers before the end of 2016. The team has spent a lot of time to make sure the new launch is worthy of its predecessor and expectations surmounted before the announcement was made.
Aston Martin’s new DB11 is powered by a V12 engine which has been designed in-house by the automobile manufacturer. The engine is capable of delivering 600 horsepower and it is mounted on a body which is stiffer when compared to the outgoing model. Besides, it is much more spacious offering better headroom for passengers and the driver. There’s a grand tourer edition designed to comfortably accommodate four passengers at once.
The car was displayed at the Geneva show giving customers a brief glimpse into the design and outlook of the new DB11 model. The last in the series, the DB9 came out in 2003 and it is more than a decade since the model came out. The team is proud of their creation and referred to it as the most dynamically gifted model in the DB series.
While the primary focus of Aston Martin is to appease their long running patrons, they have stepped into a new arena to make some major alterations. The engineers who worked in the design said that the CEO of the company, Andy Palmer particularly instructed them to make sure it is easy to distinguish between each models from now on.
The best aerodynamic design is adopted for the DB11 which allows it to push through air as if nothing is in front of it. The frontend lift has been reduced to accommodate better air dispersion. There is no prominent badging on the car except for the V12 signature engraved on the front wings.
A total of 600 horsepower is rendered by the V12 engine with 700 Nm of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds while the maximum top speed is pegged at 200 mph. A ZF made eight-speed automatic gearbox system is attached to the powertrain combined with an electric power steering for maximum control in those tight corners.
Features found on the interiors of the Aston Martin DB11 include a surround system from Bang and Olufsen, auto parking assist and a camera capable of covering everything in 360 degree motion.