After Aston Martin bond drive DB10 granted us already extensive views of the successor of the slow slightly aging DB9, the finished DB11 is finally at the Geneva car show (3 to 13 March 2016) and he has become again a classic Aston Martin.
It becomes clear when looking at the front: the DB11 stands in direct succession of his ancestors such as the DB5 or also the predecessors of DB9. The grill is the classic form of Aston Martin and the new LED lights are a very nice development of the DB10 lamps. The front building looks very muscular and the bonnet falls long and strongly forward. Behind the front fenders diffusers to reduce similar to those the lift on the front axle in the Porsche GT3 RS. The roof acts as a cast and in a modern rear ends with the approach of a permanent.
Under the beautiful hood beats a completely newly developed V12 heart that forced is ventilated for the first time by two turbochargers. 5.2-litre capacity, the engineers 608 HP and 700 nm of torque get the strongest DB model of all time. With a top speed of 322 km/h and a Sprint time from standstill to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds, also the driving performance of DB11 are very competitive. And thanks to features such as the cylinder Bank shutdown and a start-stop mode consumption in everyday life in order to adhere. Switched is incidentally, about an eight-speed automatic from ZF and with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
The speedometer unit consists of a new 12-inch TFT screen, an eight inch TFT monitor be used as a display for the Infotainment System. This can be operated, inter alia via multi-touch or gesture control. More leg room in the rear than the DB9 and two ISOFIX child seat mounts make an everyday and suitable for long distance Gran Turismo the DB11 in combination with the increased luggage space.
The new Aston Martin DB11 will cost about 205,000 euros in Germany. This is approximately at the level of the Porsche 991 Turbo S. market launch for DB11 is in the fourth quarter of 2016.(mf)