Aston Martin, the British manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers is gearing up for the launch of the DB11. Aston Martin is known for its association with the movie franchise of James Bond.
The Aston Martin DB11 was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 will replace the ageing DB9. This will kick start for the future cars from Aston Martin which will appear in the next coming years part of the company's Second Century plan.
Ahead of its launch, here are five things to know about the iconic Aston Martin DB11.
The last major design language change from Aston Martin was back in 2003. With D11 Aston Martin's new design language will be seen.
A completely new aluminium bonded platform will usher the DB11 with refreshing design and the company claims nothing of the DB9 is carried over to the DB11.
The front grille is wider, bigger and a new LED headlamps sit above and either side of it. The headlamps are like devil-horn like profile. The highly pronounced creases on the bonnet which feeds off to the windshield.
On the rear profile, it's wider taking the same design language as the front profile. The lip spoiler which is pronounced from the boot panel looks sharper and clear.
Apart from design, the Aston Martin DB11 is the most customizable car from the British car maker.
There are a whole lot of changes with the DB11's suspension setup compared to the outgoing DB9. A fully independent double wishbones, as well as coil springs and three-stage adaptive dampers, make up the front suspension.
On the rear axle, a multi-link setup, also fitted with adaptive dampers is seen. The damping can be adjusted through a button on the wheel, the driver can select GT, Sport, and Sport+ driving modes giving the DB11 a broad character.
Engine and Gearbox
Aston Martin has powered the DB11 with a V12 turbocharged engine, the 5.2-litre unit with double turbochargers churns out a massive 600bhp and peak torque of 700Nm.
Aston claims the DB11 will do 0-62mph in 3.9seconds and a top speed of 200mph. The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox and the power is sent to the rear wheels.
The interior is more modern than any of the Aston Martin cars we have seen. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz holds five percent stake in Aston Martin. Aston has taken the switchgear and fixtures from the German's S-Class flagship saloon.
The centre console is a large teardrop, sloping down from the new dashboard with angular creases on either flank. A full dose of leather cover can be seen almost on every surface.
Price and Release
The pricing of the Aston Martin DB11 is expected to be in the range of Rs. 1.5 to 2 crore, which is Rs. 13 lakh dearer compared to the outgoing DB9.
Aston is expected to launch the DB11 end of 2016 and booking have started from the time it was unveiled.