The shiny new GT from the British luxury outfit continues the fine tradition of the illustrious DB bloodline and comes hot on the heels of the car’s official unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.
In Sydney alone, eleven DB11 vehicles have already been spoken for, which affirms the overall appeal of the striking new design and future aesthetic direction that the brand is embarking on. Keen punters will notice subtle design cues borrowed directly from the DB10 concept as featured in James Bond’s SPECTRE. The rest of the DB11’s aggressive lines is a result of the maker’s ‘Second Century’ plan – a program devised to herald in the next generation of Aston Martin vehicles in which the DB11 is the first to roll out of.
Described by Aston as the first product of its ‘Second Century’ plan, the DB11 wears an evolutionary new design, rides on a new chassis and is powered by a new German-made 447kW/700Nm 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12.
The 1770kg (dry) coupe drives through a rear-mounted eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a mechanical limited-slip rear differential with active torque vectoring.
Think I’m alone in an island with that sentiment? Do check out Auto Express’ review of the limited edition sports car. I’m not going to spoil the details here, but as you can imagine, there’s a reason why I’m sharing this review. A lot of people may have given up on Aston Martin and just as it appears that the company is on the verge of disappointment, it comes out and pulls a model like the Vantage GT8 out of its hat.