Revealed: Aston Martin’s DB11
A look at the ‘most powerful DB11 since 2003’
Luxury British car brand Aston Martin first revealed its DB11 at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show. Today, we see the sports GT showcased on the roads of Italy. The DB11 is powered by a new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, making it the most powerful DB model since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003. It has a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec. It is not surprising then that it is built with a lighter and more space efficient aluminium structure. “[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,” said Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer. New design elements in the sports car include an even smoother front-hinging clamshell hood, modernised LED headlights, and an emphasised signature Aston Martin grille. As for its profile, it features uninterrupted roof strakes and a sloping deck lid that blends into the tail-lights – making it appear smoother than ever. The DB11 also has new multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes including GT, Sport, and Sport Plus in addition to a new auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera. As for its interior, it boasts wider door openings, larger cabin space, and combined rear ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a luggage compartment. Deliveries of the DB11 are scheduled to begin during the fourth quarter of 2016.