Aston Martin DB11 is a Thing of a Beauty in Geneva [w/video]
Aston Martin DB11 sets a new chapter in company's history with its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It is the first car launched under the ‘Second Century' plan, continuing Aston Martin's authentic sports design and distinctive design language, but at the same time pioneering exclusive aerodynamics and in-house made 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine.
The car has been built upon a new lighter and stronger aluminium structure. In addition, the DB11 seems to be the most powerful, efficient and dynamically viable DB model.
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As all Aston Martins, this car looks incredibly good! The front is defined by front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines. The sides are dramatic in their appearance due to the roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar. The rear has a sloping decklid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted tail-lights. The design of the car is aerodynamically enhanced via many air ducts, reduced front-end and rear-end lift, AeroBladeTM, a virtual spoiler with discreet air intakes, aperture in the rear decklid, etc.
Aston Martin DB11 is powered by 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12, which produces 608 PS (441 kW) and 700Nm (517 lb-ft) of torque. The top speed has been limited to 200 mph, while the 0-62 mph happens in just 3.9seconds. Thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology the car also delivers great efficiency.
DB11's chassis, suspension, steering and electronics have been redesigned to match the capability of the new V12. In fact, the car features several driver-selectable dynamic modes, including GT, Sport and Sport Plus. The V12 is actually matched to an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission together with the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring by braking and in such way Aston Martin has enhanced the agility of the car significantly.
In terms of technology, the DB11 has worked with Daimler AG to deliver the best! Here are included a full-colour 12" TFT LCD display, new instrument cluster displaying primary vehicle information, second centrally-mounted 8" TFT screen dedicated to infotainment, optional touchpad, satellite navigation and audio system, auto-park assist and 360-degree birds-eye view camera and more.
The cabin has been enlarged and now features more head and legroom for the occupants at the rear. In addition, DB11 includes fully integrated rear ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a large luggage compartment. There are various color options for the interior so ever customer can express his or her individuality. For instance, the Nexus quilting and Celestial perforation can add beautiful complexity and intrigue inside, while the ornate leatherwork and the additional detailing can visual and tactile delight.
Aston Martin DB11 has a starting price of £154,900 in the UK, €204,900 in Germany and $211,995 in the USA. First deliveries are expected during the fourth quarter of this year.
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