The Aston Martin DB11: an icon in the making

A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11. An authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition, the DB11 – a twin-turbocharged 600bhp grand tourer is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline.

A potent 5.2-litre, V12 engine and a lighter, stronger and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure make the Aston Martin DB11 the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in the British luxury automobile manufacturer’s history.

‘We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world. DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be… 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,’ explained Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer.

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This ‘second century plan’ is marked by the DB11’s reimagining of the relationship between form and function with a series of fresh design signatures. Foremost amongst these are the front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille. Clean lines dominate with the roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar and a sloping decklid blending into boldly sculpted tail-lights.

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The DB11 is the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of around 320km/h and a zero to 100km/h time of just 3.9 seconds.

The DB11’s chassis, suspension, steering, electronics and even its interior have also been reimagined, for a driving experience that combines exemplary ride comfort and true sports car agility. The Aston Martin DB11 is truly a genuine Grand Tourer.

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As Dr Andy Palmer said, ‘This is not only the most important car that Aston Martin has launched in recent history, but also in its 103-year existence. The DB11 rightfully places Aston Martin once again as a leading brand in the luxury automotive market.’

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