RIDES: Aston Martin Unveils the DB11

Mar 8, 2016

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A new chapter in Aston Martin’s history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the DB11.

The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is

powered by a newly designed 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminum structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history, according to the company.

DB11 re-imagines the relationship between form and function with series of fresh design signatures. Foremost amongst these are the front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille, according to the company. The profile is equally dramatic, thanks to the roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar. The clean lines continue at the rear, with a sloping decklid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted taillights to create a new graphic.

Front-end lift on the DB11 is reduced by the gill-like Curlicue which releases high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the redesigned side-strake. Meanwhile, rear-end lift is reduced by the Aston Martin AeroBlade, a virtual spoiler fed by discreet air intakes located at the base of each C-pillar. Air is ducted through the bodywork, before venting as a jet of air from the aperture in the rear decklid.

First deliveries of the DB11 car are scheduled to begin during the fourth quarter of 2016.