A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the Aston Martin DB11. The first product launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition.
The Aston Martin DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003.
The DB9 replacement embraces the turbocharging era thanks to a newly developed biturbo 5.2-liter V12 engine. It develops 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts / 608 PS) at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 516 pound-feet (700 newton meters) from 1,500 rpm.
Two of the most distinctive areas of the Aston Martin DB11’s design are its striking new grille and clamshell bonnet. Combining familiar features with radical new ideas it gives DB11 a fresh yet unmistakable identity. In terms of Aston Martin design the front grille is a timeless and truly iconic signature. For DB11 it has been developed; amplified into a stronger and more significant feature. Exerting greater influence on the overall design, it is the source from which all the body’s form and surface lines emanate. As such, it presents a powerful symbol of DB11’s confidence and capabilities.