The Aston Martin DB11 is a new supercar from the British automaker, which replaced the DB9 model, produced since the distant 2004. The world premiere of the Aston Martin DB11 took place at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The design of the car is made in the corporate style of the company with a characteristic radiator grille, a long bonnet, ventilation slots on the front fenders and a cabin shifted as far back as possible.
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At the same time, the new Aston Martin DB11 received the original head optics in the style of the Aston Martin DB10 model created especially for the x / f “007: Spectrum” model, narrow diode lamps, a split in the center by a rear spoiler and a roof painted in a contrasting color.
The interior of the car received a different front panel, a completely redesigned center console, new seats and a steering wheel, and the instrument panel is a 12.0-inch TFT display. The standard equipment of the supercar includes a new multimedia system with an 8.0-inch screen and satellite navigation, all-round cameras and an automatic parking system.
The car is based on a new aluminum chassis, which replaces the previous VH platform. The hood, roof pillars and powertrain are also made of aluminum, and both bumpers, front splitter and rear diffuser are made of composites. All this allowed to reduce the weight of the new Aston Martin DB11, in comparison with its predecessor, to 1,170 kg.
The overall length of the coupe is 4,739 mm, the wheelbase is 2,808, the width is 2,060, and the height is 1,279 millimeters. The control electronics has three modes of operation (GT, Sport and Sport Plus), switching between which changes the chassis settings, the transmission algorithm, the exhaust sound and the response to pressing the accelerator pedal.
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Under the hood of the Aston Martin DB11, a new 5.2-liter V12 twin-turbo petrol engine with 600 hp is registered. (700 Nm), mated to a ZF 8-band automatic transmission. From a place to a hundred, the supercar accelerates in 3.9 seconds, and the maximum speed is 322 km / h.
Recall that at the end of 2013, the British entered into an agreement with Mercedes-AMG on mutual technical cooperation. The result was the appearance of a modification of the DB11 with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo “eight” AMG with a capacity of 510 hp, the official presentation of which took place at the end of June 2017 at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood. In the future, such an engine will appear on the new generation of Vantage.
Excellent handling of the model is ensured by a limited-slip differential, a traction vector control system, and well-thought-out aerodynamics. For example, the so-called “virtual” rear wing (the AeroBlade system) debuted here.
Its principle of operation is that air entering through special holes in the rear pillars passes through the body channels and then through a special slot is discharged to the trunk lid, providing additional downforce.
When it comes to choosing a name for the new Aston Martin, it’s a whole story. Back in the summer of 2014, it became known that the automaker had registered several names for its future models – we are talking about indices from DB10 to DB14. At the same time, there were rumors that there was no consensus among the company’s management regarding the name of the successor to the DB9.
Most of the top executives were in favor of the DB10 name, but a number of senior executives wanted to keep the old index. And only in September 2015 a compromise was found – the new Aston Martin was named DB11.
Prices for the new Aston Martin DB11 start at 204,900 euros (the V8 version should be about 10% cheaper), and in Russia – from about 15,000,000 rubles. The first customers received their machines at the end of 2016.