Aston Martin DB11 Launches in Geneva

By Paul Joseph

A new chapter in the distinguished story of Aston Martin began at the Geneva Motor Show last week with the unveiling of the DB11, billed as the most powerful and efficient DB model in the marquee’s history.

The first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, the DB11 is built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure that has produced an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition.

The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Designed in-house this new engine develops 608PS1 (600BHP1) and 700Nm1 of torque, enabling a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds.

Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO, said: “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world. DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that 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.”

Some of the DB11’s design signatures features include a front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines on its grille.

The DB11 will be priced at £154,900 in the UK, €204,900 in Germany and $211,995 in the US, with first deliveries scheduled to begin during the fourth quarter of 2016.

By Paul Joseph