This is it!
In all its official glory: the 2017 Aston Martin DB11.
The huge news is of course the DB11 design outside — which is a radical advancement over the similar-looking models in DB9 era. A new floating roof and C-pillar forms a functional aeroblade in the back of the roofline — in very sexy fashion. A wider, deeper Aston single-frame grille is more true to the original DB shapes from the 1960s, and is deeply modern and elegant. And more crucially: brand-new from even 100 paces!
THe brand-new details continue under the skin and inside the car: an all-new 5.2-liter V12 — this time featuring twin turbochargers!
Power output is a round 600HP, while sprint pace is down at least a half-second versus the quickest Vanquish today — into the mid 3s.
Pricing for first deliveries is from $212,000 and the cars are set to arrive to owners as soon as October of 2016 as 2017 model-years.
2017 Aston Martin DB11
ASTON MARTIN UNVEILS THE DB11: THE LATEST IN AN ILLUSTRIOUS BLOODLINE
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.