Aston Martin DB11 debuts 600hp twin-turbo V12

Following an image leak earlier in the week, Aston Martin has now officially unveiled the stunning new DB11 at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

Aston Martin DB11-driving

Sadly, we already know all of the details. But to refresh your memory, Aston has confirmed the DB11 gets a new 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 engine churning out 447kW (608PS) and 700Nm. This is the most powerful road-going DB model Aston Martin has ever introduced.

The unit, as suspected, is developed in-house and not through its partnership with Mercedes-AMG. It’s matched up to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive and torque-vectoring technology. In terms of performance, the DB11 can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 320km/h.

As for the exterior and design, it’s a stunning piece of work and a fitting replacement to the DB9 in our opinion. It features a front-hinging clamshell bonnet, LED headlights, and a clean-flowing roof with connected A- and C-pillars. The exquisite body sits on an all-new bonded aluminium platform.

Aston Martin DB11-view

Even though it is a beautiful new Aston Martin, which itself is big news, the DB11 is actually the first of a new generation for the company. It plans to introduce an electric Rapide in the coming years, and a new Vantage further down the track. Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer optimistically 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.”

Market entry will take place in the fourth quarter of this year, with prices starting at £154,900 in the UK and US$211,995 in USA. Australian prices and entry dates are yet to be confirmed.