Car News 4 Mar 2016

The arrival of Aston Martin’s DB11

Aston Martin has officially revealed the DB11 at the Geneva Motor Show, confirming the car will be powered by a twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12. The DB11 represents a change in tack for the British brand; it will be the first of Aston’s ‘Second Century’ cars, featuring a new engine, body structure, styling and technology.

The in-house designed, 600bhp twin-turbo V12 is the most powerful DB unit yet, capable of 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 200mph. Power is sent to the rear-wheels via a ZF 8-speed paddle-shift torque converter automatic gearbox.

A new lighter, bonded aluminium platform has been developed for the DB11, allowing for wider opening doors and cabin space. A ‘Curlicue’ and ‘AeroBlade’ add to the car’s aerodynamic efficiency, and the suspension has been updated with independent double wishbones and coil springs. Adaptive dampers have been added with three different stages for GT, Sport and Sport+ driving modes. There’s also a mechanical limited slip differential with active torque vectoring, 13:1 electric power steering,  steel brakes, cylinder deactivation and start-stop technology.

In terms of technology, the DB11 has been brought up to date with a brand new infotainment system, 12-inch LCD screen, 360-degree parking camera, keyless go technology and new Sat-Nav. Internally, the car features leather upholstery and brogue detailing, with extensive trim options, from wood to carbon fibre. Personalisation of headrest logos, seatbelt colour and much more is also available.

The DB11 is ready to order now, with pricing starting at £154,900.