Go on, keep drooling at the pictures. We know your jaw has touched the floor already. Finally, the Aston Martin DB11 has been officially unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Although, we did get a glimpse of it a few days ago when some pictures had been leaked on the internet, but what a delight to lay our eyes on this baby in all of its glory! Boy, what a beauty this is!
Although the DB11’s front fascia might not impress the DB9’s hard-core fans, it looks beautiful nonetheless, with the distinct lines on the bonnet. The side profile is much more muscular, and definitely adds some aggressive character to this mind-boggling British treat. The rear profile of this Aston will make you believe that it is a true wild supercar. I personally love those tail lights, which have been integrated so beautifully with the spoiler. The car features a bonded aluminum structure like Aston Martin’s previous design, although it now incorporates more lightweight materials and is more space efficient. All-LED headlights are present, which incorporate daytime running lights and low-speed cornering lights for the first time on an Aston Martin.
This successor of the DB9 signals changes at Aston Martin on several fronts. The DB11 is the first car to benefit from the British automaker’s new partnership with Mercedes-AMG. If you compare DB11’s design to that of the cars produced by the brand in the last decade, you’ll notice that the design language has changed quite a bit. Design is inspired by the DB10 used in James Bond’s latest movie Spectre, as well as the DBX design concept.
The exterior looks are all sexy, classy and dandy, but what’s under the hood? Nothing that this stunner doesn’t deserve. The DB11 boasts a top of the line 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that pumps out 600 horses. Yes, this one will roar like a Lion of the Jungle! The engine is mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, and churns out a mammoth 700 Nm of torque. This monstrous engine allows the car to go from 0-100 kmph in 3.9 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 322 kmph. Wowzers!
You knew Aston Martin wouldn’t disappoint when it comes to the interiors! Aston Martin has used the most exquisite of leathers on the seats and headrest, it’s almost too good to be true! The DB11 is extremely tech-savvy and really does feel like a car of the 21st century. The DB11 features a combination of the very latest technology developed by Aston Martin in collaboration with its partner, Diamler AG. The car’s infotainment system is controlled by a rotary dial and touchpad, and not to mention, a digital instrument cluster is present. Further tech is added in the infotainment thanks to a centrally-mounted 8” TFT screen. Another touchscreen is present, a full-colour 12” TFT LCD display, which displays primary vehicle information.
The DB11 boasts a Bang and Olufsen stereo, 360-degree camera and auto-park assist. The car is also packed with the standard electronic power steering, adaptive dampers and a brake-based torque vectoring system. The front wheels have been pushed forward by 65mm, ensuring more room in the front and rear of the cabin, as a result the overall passenger space is vastly improved. Drivers will have the luxury of configuring their vehicle with GT, Sport and Sport+ driving modes. The British automaker has taken care of the security aspect as well, with parking aids, ISOFIX mounting points for two child seats in the rear and camera-based monitoring systems being the key security features.
If you’re still not satisfied with what Aston provides you for the $211,995 price tag (US), there’s something more, that pushes the exclusivity factor to yet another level. Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, will be signing off each DB11 with his signature engraved on the door kick plate. (You got to appreciate that!)
For the majority of us though, the car itself is a dream on four wheels. Aston Martin knew they had to get a lot of things right with the DB11, and they really did!
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