2016 Aston Martin DB11 unveiled at Geneva
Aston Martin has officially revealed the new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Unveiled this week as a coupe, the car should replace the decade-old DB9, and also mark the end of its production.
The DB11 incorporates Aston’s trademark grille upfront, accompanied by a set of headlights reminiscent of the DB10 James Bond car from the movie Spectre. The car also sports gill-like vents in the wheel arches, derived from the Vulcan, and a new virtual spoiler called the ‘AeroBlade’, supplemented by subtle air intakes mounted at the base of the C-pillars. The coupe is also wider, longer and lower than the DB9, and sits on 20-inch ten-spoke wheels wrapped in bespoke Bridgestone tyres.
Underneath, the DB11 houses a twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12 that pumps out 600 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The power is channeled to the rear axle through an 8-speed ZF-automatic transmission that works in tandem with a mechanical limited-slip differential featuring active torque vectoring. This means, the DB11 will become the quickest and most powerful DB coupe, as it will accelerate from 0-100 kph in 3.9 seconds, before hitting the limiter at 322 kph.
The coupe is also roomier on the inside thanks to an elongated wheelbase. There’s also a new 12-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch infotainment display that is controlled by a rotary control, or an optional touchpad. Other goodies include a 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, glossy black roof, ventilated seats, powered armrest, and power seat bolsters. In comparison to the DB9, cargo capacity has also been increased by 20 percent.
The Aston Martin DB11 is priced at £154,900 in UK, and it should make its way to the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC by the end of this year.