DB11 Debuted by Aston Martin at Geneva

A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the 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 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.

Aston Martin unveils the DB11

Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andy Palmer said: “We aspire to make the most beautiful cars in the world.  DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what an Aston Martin should be and we have worked tirelessly to ensure that DB11 combines both exceptional design with the latest technology throughout. A brand new bonded aluminium platform, clever aerodynamics, a new characterful twin-turbo V12 and class-leading infotainment systems are just a few aspects which make this the sports car that will proudly spearhead Aston Martin’s second-century plan.”

Heralding a new design era for Aston Martin, DB11 is the latest landmark in a remarkable aesthetic journey; one that gave us icons such as the DB2/4, DB5 and, most recently, the DB10 developed specifically for James Bond. DB11 re-imagines the relationship between form and function with a series of fresh design signatures. Foremost amongst these are the front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille. The profile is equally dramatic, thanks to the roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar. The clean lines continue at the rear, with a sloping decklid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted tail-lights to create a new and unmistakable graphic.

Innovative aerodynamics play their part in this aesthetic revolution with clever management of airflow both over and through the bodywork aiding stability while preserving the DB11’s uncluttered surfaces. Front-end lift is reduced by the gill-like Curlicue which releases high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the redesigned side-strake. Meanwhile, rear-end lift is reduced by the Aston Martin AeroBladeTM; a virtual spoiler fed by discreet air intakes located at the base of each C-pillar. Air is ducted through the bodywork, before venting as a jet of air from the aperture in the rear decklid.

ASTON MARTIN UNVEILS THE DB11 1

Like every Aston Martin, the heart of the DB11 is found beneath the bonnet, though unlike any Aston Martin before it, the DB11’s heart is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12. Designed in-house this new engine develops 608PS1 (600BHP1) and 700Nm1 of torque, making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever. Naturally, it’s the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of 200mph1 and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec1. Thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology that potency is matched by greatly improved efficiency.

To exploit the advantages of its new body structure and harness the immense performance of the new twin-turbo V12 engine, the DB11’s chassis, suspension, steering and electronics have been re-imagined  and key new technologies embraced. Multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus – progressively intensify the response of the engine, 8-speed automatic ZF transmission together with the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring by braking while increasing the firmness of the adaptive damping for a greater sense of agility. The result is a driving experience that combines exemplary ride comfort and true sports car agility, for an extraordinary breadth of dynamic capability.

As a true 21st century Aston Martin the DB11 combines the very latest technology developed in conjunction with technical partner, Daimler AG, with the finest quality and hand craftsmanship. Using a full-colour 12” TFT LCD display, the all-new instrument cluster presents primary vehicle information with absolute clarity, while a second, centrally-mounted 8” TFT screen is dedicated to infotainment. Controlled via an intuitive rotary control, with an optional touchpad offering character recognition, multi-touch and gesture support, the new satellite navigation and audio system have never been more effective, sounded better or been easier to operate. A newly implemented auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera helps provide safe maneuvering at slow speeds and is also operated via the car’s infotainment system.

With wider door apertures, significantly increased occupant space – especially head and legroom in the rear – fully integrated rear ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a luggage compartment large enough to accommodate two large holdalls plus carry-on baggage, the DB11 is a genuine Grand Tourer. Thanks to an inspiring palette of colours and a vast array of detailing options, its interior can be perfectly in-tune with your unique personal style. From calming, carefully co-ordinated tones to sharp contrasts in hue and texture, your choices are virtually limitless. Nexus quilting and Celestial perforation add layers of beautiful complexity and intrigue, while ornate leatherwork, such as intricate brogue detailing, creates areas of visual and tactile delight.

Dr Andy Palmer said: ““This is not only the most important car that Aston Martin has launched in recent history, but also in its 103-year existence. The DB11 rightfully places Aston Martin once again as a leading brand in the luxury automotive market”.

Notes: 

1 Predicted figure
2 Includes 5-year servicing plan
3 Does not include 5-year servicing plan

Further information available via www.astonmartin.com.

Aston Martin DB11 Specification

Body

  • Two-door body style 2+2 seating
  • Extruded bonded aluminium body structure including Hot Form Quenched (HFQ) aluminium
  • Cast-magnesium door structures
  • LED headlamps with integrated daytime running, side lights and cornering lights
  • LED light blade tail-lamps
  • Deployable spoiler with Aston Martin AeroBladeTM system
  • One-piece clamshell with soft-close latches
  • Curlicue aero feature in front wing

Engine:

  • All-alloy quad overhead cam, 48 valve, 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12
  • 5204cc
  • Charge Cooling
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with cross pipes
  • Compression ratio 9.2:1
  • Dual Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Knock-sensing
  • Fully CNC machined combustion chambers
  • Electrically controlled exhaust
  • Intelligent Bank Activation
  • Infinitely variable electronic turbo wastegate control
  • 115bhp/litre at 6500rpm
  • Maximum power: 447kW (600bhp / 608PS) at 6500 rpm11
  • Maximum torque: 700Nm (516 lb ft) at 1500-5000 rpm11
  • Acceleration: 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9seconds11
  • Maximum Speed: 200 mph (322 km/h)11

Transmission:

  • Rear mid-mounted ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Final drive ratio 2.703:1

Steering:

  • Electric power-assisted steering rack with 13:1 steering ratio
  • Speed-dependent rack and pinion power-assisted steering, 2.4 turns lock-to-lock
  • Electric column tilt and reach adjustment

Suspension: 

  • Front: Independent double wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
  • Rear: Multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar and adaptive dampers
  • Three-stage Adaptive Damping System (ADS) – GT, Sport & Sport +

Wheels and Tyres

  • 20” 10-spoke silver wheels with diamond turned finish
  • Front: 9J x 20” Bridgestone S007 255/40 ZR20
  • Rear: 11.0J x 20” Bridgestone S007 295/35 ZR20

Brakes: 

  • Front: Ventilated two-piece steel brake discs Ø400 X 36mm with six-piston calipers
  • Rear: Ventilated co-cast piece steel brake discs Ø360 x 32mm with four-piston calipers
  • Electric park brake
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Traction Control (TC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Positive Torque Control (PTC)
  • Active Torque Vectoring
Length:   4739 mm (including number plate plinth)
Width: 1940 mm (excluding door mirrors)
2060 mm (including door mirrors)
Height: 1279 mm
Wheelbase:   2805 mm
Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres (17.2 Imp. Gal. /20.5 US Gal)
Luggage capacity:  270 litres
Weight:  1770 kg dry weight
Weight Distribution: 51%/49% (front/rear)

Standard Specification: 

  • Strathmore leather monotone interior
  • Alcantara ® headlining
  • Black leather trim inlay
  • Carpeted cabin
  • Satin Silver Jewellery Pack6
  • Black leather steering wheel
  • Memory front seats and exterior mirrors (three memory positions)
  • Heated front seats
  • Warm Charcoal seatbelts
  • Powerfold exterior heated mirrors
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360O birds-eye camera
  • Cruise control & speed limiter
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Remote-control central door locking and boot release
  • Automatic temperature control with dual zone climate control
  • Electrically adjustable front seats with side airbags
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain side and knee head airbags
  • Pelvis and Thorax seat mounted airbags
  • Trip computer
  • Electronic Instrument Cluster with mode specific displays
  • Laminated windscreen with clear noise-insulation layer
  • Keyless entry & go
  • Chrome side strakes and tailpipe trim
  • Heated rear screen
  • Graphite splitter, diffuser and sills
  • Dark Anodised brake calipers
  • Body coloured roof strake
  • Body coloured painted roof panel
  • Bright Exterior Finisher Pack8
  • Black bonnet meshes

In Car Entertainment

  • Infotainment system with capacitive switching
  • 400-watt Aston Martin Audio System
  • 8.0” LCD screen
  • iPod® and iPhone® Integration and USB playback
  • Satellite radio system (USA only)
  • DAB Radio
  • AM/FM radio1
  • A2DP Bluetooth® audio and phone streaming
  • Wi-Fi Hub5

Optional Features

Interior

  • Duotone environment
  • Caithness or Balmoral leather
  • Colour keyed steering wheel
  • Interior Black Pack10
  • Heavy pile floor mats
  • Colour keyed boot carpet
  • Personalised sill plaques
  • Powered stowage
  • Embroidered headrest – DB11 or Aston Martin wings
  • Embossed headrest – DB11 or Aston Martin wings
  • Ventilated seats
  • Celestial perforation
  • Nexus quilting
  • Brogue detailing
  • Optional trim inlays – Light Ash Open Pore, Satin Tan Lace Wood, Dark Ash Open Pore, Satin Cuprum Carbon Fibre, High Gloss Chopped Carbon
  • Optional Jewellery Packs – Satin Champagne or Dark Chrome6
  • Optional seatbelt colours – Flint, Champagne, Spice Red, Mocha, Graphite
  • 700-watt Aston Martin Premium audio system with Dolby ® Pro Logic II®
  • 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system with ICEpower technology
  • Auto park assist
  • Powered armrest
  • Aston Martin Tracking by Cobra (UK Category 5)3,7
  • Touch control
  • Add protective film
  • Battery conditioner

Exterior

  • Gloss Black splitter, diffuser and sills
  • Painted Gloss Black roof panel
  • Dark Exterior Finisher Pack8
  • Under Bonnet Jewellery Pack9
  • V12 front wing badges
  • 20” 10-spoke directional Shadow Chrome wheels
  • 20” 10-spoke directional Silver wheels Diamond Turned
  • 20” 10 spoke directional Gloss Black wheels Diamond Turned
  • Alternative brake caliper finish – Black, Red, Yellow, Grey
  • Bright Anodised or Gloss Black roof strake
  • Bright bonnet blades with black meshes
  • Dark bonnet blades with black meshes

Functional

  • Garage door opener
  • Glass key
  • Premium Smokers’ Pack
  • First Aid Kit
  • Umbrella and holder
  • Power seat bolsters
  • Front seat ISOFIX

Specification Notes

1 Not available in all markets
2 Includes Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) in Continental Europe
3 Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. (UK only)
4 iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries
5 Requires 3G USB dongle
6 Jewellery Pack features paddleshifts, horn ring, steering wheel switches and surrounds, centre stack surrounds, door pull, door release, air register bezels and seatbelt bezels.
7 Cobra is a registered trademark of Cobra Automotive Technologies SpA
8 Front grille, exhaust finishes and side strakes
9 Aston Martin wings badge, bonnet insulation, dipstick plaque and oil filler cap in gold finish.
10 Interior door sills, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound audio system
11 Predicted performance figures

+Includes Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) in Continental Europe
**Complies with UK Thatcham Category 5 requirements. Excludes subscription. (UK only)

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