Aston Martin’s big release for the Geneva Motor Show 2016 is the Aston Martin DB11. Aston consider this to be the most important new model in a decade. It replaces the Aston Martin DB9 as a luxury grand tourer. We took a closer look at the car on display at the Aston Martin stand!
The Aston Martin DB11 gets an in-house designed 5.2 litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Power is rated at 608 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Quite simply, the Aston Martin DB11 is the fastest DB-series model ever built. Performance is in line with the power figures, the DB11 manages 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed 320 km/h. Efficiency is improved with stop-star and cylinder bank shut down technology.
The Aston Martin DB11 gets multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus. The steering is electric and torque vectoring help increase agility. The gearbox is the familiar 8-speed automatic ZF transmission.
Inside, Aston Martin’s technical partnership with Daimler is clear with a full-colour 12 inch TFT LCD display and an all-new instrument cluster key components. A second centrally-mounted 8 inch TFT screen takes control of the infotainment while the rotary control and optional touchpad are also Daimler sourced. The DB11 gets an auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera too.
Customers will receive their cars during the fourth quarter of 2016. For more information on the Aston Martin DB11, check out our earlier article. For all the latest news from the Geneva Motor Show 2016, take a look at our dedicated news channel.