Let’s start off with a bit of trivia here, shall we? Aston Martin’s famed line of DB cars are named after David Brown, the owner of the company back in the 1940s. That said, the newest DB in town is the Aston Martin DB11 and if we’re to go by what the big boss of the company says, this is among the most significant release in the brand’s 103-year history. The tenth car in the DB series is undoubtedly the best looking car we have seen in recent times, due credit to design director Marek Reichman.
On the inside, the DB11 packs a 5.2-liter V12 engine that is boosted by a pair of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries twin-scroll turbochargers. This makes it possible to enjoy 600 horsepower performance at 6,500 rpm and a torque of 516 pound-feet. The DB11 can easily speed up to 200 miles per hour and accelerate from stationary to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It leverages a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission that makes it a pure driving pleasure.
On the exterior, the car rides on specially created 20-inch Bridgestone tires. The heavily chiseled nose of the car, flanked by LED daytime running lights is where the good looks come from. The long bonnet accommodates the elaborate engine while the cabin is pushed backwards to create more room. Somehow, the makers have managed to include a protruding front spoiler without ruining the aesthetics of the car. The rear wheel arches add a muscled look.
The DB11 is decked with a B&O infotainment system, auto parking features and a 360-degree bird’s-eye-view camera system. It will go on sale this autumn for $211,995 in the US.
[ Via : Autoblog ]