Aston Martin DB11 Specification
While all other manufacturers are adding turbochargers to small engines to improve fuel efficiency without sacrificing power, Aston Martin is putting turbochargers on V12s. The naturally aspirated 5.9 liter V12 in the DB9 is replaced by a 5.2 liter V12 with twin turbos to give the DB11 approximately 600 BHP.
Aston Martin DB11 Design
As with any Aston Martin, the DB11 is stunning but has a more aggressive look than the DB9 which appears to be the direction Aston Martin’s design team is heading. The new car’s aluminum architecture is pegged to be the base for all future Astons. While only 15kgs lighter than the DB9, the new engine in the DB11 is considerably heavier than its predecessor. The luxury auto manufacturer managed to shed the weight discreetly, as the DB11 still comes with an 8.0-inch display screen and a 1000-watt Bang & Olufsen audio system. Compared to its European rivals, the Aston doesn’t boast the driver safety features seen in BMW, Audi, and Mercedes cars, but do dwarf the other in price, with the DB11 prices starting at US$214,820.
A convertible version, the DB11 Volante has also been announced for launch in Spring 2018.