Aston Martin has always been known for making stunningly beautiful cars, and the 2017 DB11 that debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show may be their most striking yet.
The DB11, the latest in their flagship line that dates back to the James Bond-era DBs from the 60s, is a new-from-the-ground-up design. The famous Aston Martin grille flows into the long sloping hood that is actually a forward-hinged clamshell that opens up to reveal the new heart of the DB11.
That heart is an all-new 5.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-12 that puts out 600 horsepower and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. Aston Martin claims a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
Power flows through a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The car’s handling is enhanced with a torque vectoring system that uses the suspension and brakes to increase agility and still deliver a smooth ride.
The DB11, like all DBs before it, is a Grand Tourer at heart, meant to gobble up miles in luxury and style. The DB has larger door openings, child safety seat anchors in the back and a large trunk to accommodate a discerning family in speed and comfort.
Thanks to a partnership with Daimler, the DB11 has access to all of that company’s convenience and safety technology. The gauge cluster uses a 12-inch LCD display, while a second 8-inch display is used for infotainment. Its controlled by a rotary dial with a touchpad, which sounds eerily similar to the COMAND interface in Mercedes-Benz offerings.
The new DB11 will be available for sale a the end of 2016 and will start at $211,995.
Check out the full TFLcar video of the all-new Aston Martin DB11’s debut live from the Geneva Motor Show: