Aston Martin have taken the wraps off its latest sportscar, the DB11 at the ongoing 2016 Geneva Auto Show. The Aston Martin DB11 is built on an all-new chassis which the company claims to be lighter and stronger than other cars fromÂ its stable
This is the first product to be unveiled under the company’sÂ â€˜Second Centuryâ€™ plan. The plan basically will ensure that the company stays relevant in the wake of fresh competition and new designs and the partnership with Mercedes-AMG is part of the process. Aston partnered with Mercedes-AMG for the powertrain and infotainment system. This is clearly visible in the Aston Martin DB11’s interior which though have touches from the marque, look fresh. There is the 12-inch instrument cluster which is done in TFT and supplements the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. While a rotary switch controls the system, an optional touchpad with gesture control can also be ordered. A 360 degree camera as well as auto-park assist can also be accessed through the system.
The Aston Martin DB11’s clamshell bonnet is said to be the longest one on a production car. There are many other aerodynamic elements including the wheel arch with a side strake, an aero blade as well as a spoiler lip. The DB11 is also the most powerful of all the Astons with a new 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 motor that is good for 608PS and 700Nm. An 8-speed ZF auto transmission with GT, Sport and Sport Plus modes is standard. Aston claims a 0-100kmph time of 3.9s and a top speed north of 300kmph.
Sales start from the fourth quarter of 2016 in North America. Aston have priced the DB11Â atÂ $211,995 or Rs 1.4crore excluding taxes.