This year the British automaker is finally releasing its 2018 Aston Martin DB11. But what makes this car so special? It is the fact that with this model the legendary VH (Vertical/Horizontal) platform, which Aston Martin models have been using since 2011, is finally being retired and exchanged for a new one. The platform which is going to come into place of this one is engineered by Mercedes AMG team and will be a lot lighter and very efficient.
The platform is not the only new thing in the 2018 Aston Martin DB11, as the model is going to use a biturbo, 4.0-liter V-8 which was used first in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT model, so a lot of things have already changed here in fact. The DB11 is going to be the first of its kind and will be the model which is going to take the place of the iconic DB9 model.
If you are a fan of movies, you might have already gotten a glimpse of how the car might look. Since the Aston Martin DB11 model is going to be built in the same style language the DB10 James Bond car was made, which was previewed in the latest 007 movie, you might already understand which direction Aston Martin is taking with its future vehicles. This style of design is actually going to incorporate the compact appearance of a tourer vehicle and combining it with the classic features that were established in the 90s and which made the car so famous in the first place.
The design is not the only thing making a debut here as there are some thrilling news about the drivetrain of the car. The model will make its first ever appended with the Gaydon’s brand-new V-12 powerplant. It turbochargers the engine, makes an efficient and low emission offer and also enhances the output for teh car. If you want to know more about the specs and the release date for the Aston Martin DB11, just keep reading the review.
2018 Aston Martin DB11 Exterior
There was much debate on what the design of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 car was going to look like. Much of the mystery was ended when the model of the car made its debut on the big screen, hinting to us what we may expect. Now with the release date at hand, there are more information about the design of DB11. Up front, it is going to have smaller headlamps and a grille which is insured by the one see in the DB10 car. The front end also sees a revised hood and all of this details are going to appear on the model come the showcasing in Geneva.
The side view of the car actually bares more differences compared to the DB10. It retains the long trademark hood but adds sportier rear haunches, a different look on the roofline and quarter windows, and the rear overhang is shorter. The rear end of the DB11 actually copies more from the DB10 than any other part of the car. First of all, they have a similar decklid and a similar diffuser. It excludes the large spoiler this time but adds the C-shaped taillights that further extend into the trunk lid which go towards the Aston Martin badge which is found in the middle.
Some other unique features that the Aston Martin DB11 adds is a new AeroBlade which has become a trademark addition of Aston Martin cars since 2015. It acts as a virtual spoiler as redirects air through the bodywork.
2018 Aston Martin DB11 Interior Review
The interior of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 has been completely redesigned as they have started from scratch, but they have not gone too much away from their classic GT design. The dashboard has a clean design and uses a wide center stack as the twin rectangular A/C sit between the infotainment screen and its controls. These parts are perhaps familiar with the previous car, but the race-inspired instrument cluster, the flat-bottom steering wheel and the 12-inch TFT display is all new for this model.
The car also comes with a new TFT infotainment screen which uses rotary control and an optional touchpad. You also get completely updated satellite navigation, an auto-park assist that features a 360-degree camera and a premium audio system.
The roominess has been significantly improved compared to the DB9 as there have been 2.5 inches added to the wheelbase of this car. This benefits the headroom and legroom specs for the rear passengers and the luggage department is now also very large so you can put in two big trolley bags if you wish.
Engine Specs of 2018 Aston Martin DB11
The news beneath the hood of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 is also pretty exciting. The car is going to incorporate a 5.2-liter V-12 engine that is a newly developed one and brings an exciting new offer for the vehicle. It brings a twin turbocharged bring in order to output a performance of 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
The powertrain may be new but the transmission is going to remain the same as the car uses the traditional eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which will come with some modifications though in order to fit the new engine. With the new drivetrain come the new specs as the Aston Martin DB11 is now able to reach 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and manages a top speed of 200 mph.
2018 Aston Martin DB11 Release date and price
The newest 2018 Aston Martin DB11 will measure a 12% increase in the price compared to the DB9 model. The people in the US market will have to settle for a price of $211,995, which the car retails for. The release date is set for the upcoming year when the vehicle reaches the dealerships, but the official showcasing is going to be held this year.