The Next Generation Aston Martin
The new Aston Martin DB11 represents the start of the company’s Second Century plan and replaces the now iconic DB9. As such, the DB11 takes on a completely fresh design language to kick-start this new era of Aston Martin.
A Design Evolution
While instantly recognisable as an Aston Martin, the new DB11 has been created to represent new design dynamics. That flowing roof line, clamshell bonnet and streamlined, flowing bodywork all create a majestic form.
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An Advanced Aston Martin
Aston Martin has ensured the new DB11 starts this new generation of cars with advanced underpinnings, like the new bonded aluminium body structure. This combines lightness and strength to create a formidable grand tourer.
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A Thoroughbred Grand Tourer
In its most potent guise, this is the most powerful DB car yet, thanks to that brand new twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 producing a whopping 600bhp, as well as a colossal 516lb ft torque. This commanding powerplant allows for a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec, all the way to a top speed of 200mph. However, not only does it offer the most power of any DB car, the DB11 is also cleaner and more efficient than those that has come before it. During times of low demand, the engine is able to deactivate cylinders to further this efficiency, resulting in less fuel consumption, but can be immediately restored if its performance is called upon.
Joining the V12 is a similarly twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 unit that brings out the DB11's more sporty characteristics. Losing four cylinders doesn't necessarily hinder the V8 DB11's performance, either, with the engine serving up a healthy 503bhp and 513lb ft torque. This results in a 0-62mph time just 0.1 sec shy of the V12's at 4.0sec dead and onto a top speed of 187mph. Helping the sporting nature emerge from the V8 DB11 is a weight loss of 115kg over the V12, making the car even more agile at the frontend.
Such braun counts for very little if the driving experience is hindered by a car’s dynamics. To ensure this isn't the case, the chassis has been completely reworked, along with the suspension, steering and electronics. The car’s suspension features adaptive damping and a selection of different driving dynamics to truly enrich the experience behind the wheel. These dynamics are made possible through such elements as the new Aston Martin Aeroblade that harnesses the airflow along the flanks for the DB11. Intakes situated in the base of the C-pillars draw this airflow within the body of the car before venting it from the slots in the bootlid, reducing aerodynamic lift. This area then becomes a small active spoiler when more stability is needed.