Aston Martin has today launched the DB11, the first of its products launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan, which will be tentatively priced at about RM2 million including GST.
The DB11 is powered by a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, built upon a new lighter, stronger and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure.
Designed in-house, this new engine develops 600hp and 700Nm of torque, which can take it from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 secs before reaching a top speed of making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever. Naturally, it’s the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of 322km/h.
Its eight-speed automatic ZF transmission together with the new electric power steering and Torque Vectoring by braking also increases the firmness of the adaptive damping for a greater sense of agility.
It also boasts greatly improved fuel efficiency, thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology.
Some of its design features include a front-hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and accentuated lines of the iconic Aston Martin grille, as well as a dynamic profile with roof strakes that flow uninterrupted from A-pillar to C-pillar.
Front-end lift 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.
On the inside, the all-new instrument cluster which uses a full-colour 12” TFT LCD display presents primary vehicle information, while a second, centrally-mounted 8” TFT screen is dedicated to infotainment.
Controlled via an intuitive rotary control, with an optional touchpad offering character recognition, multi-touch and gesture support, the new satellite navigation and audio system are easier to operate, while a newly implemented auto-park assist feature and 360-degree birds-eye view camera helps provide safe maneuvering at slow speeds and is also operated via the car’s infotainment system.
The design also boasts wider door apertures, significantly increased occupant space – especially head and legroom in the rear – fully integrated rear ISOFIX mounting points for a pair of child seats plus a luggage compartment large enough to accommodate two large holdalls plus carry-on baggage.
Meanwhile, Aston Martin and Wearnes unveiled a new Kuala Lumpur showroom in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, which presents the Aston Martin models in a gallery-style space, with a dedicated customer lounge and private rooms where customers can tailor their new car to the exact specification of their selection through the Q by Aston Martin personalisation service.
Aston Martin Asia Pacific president Patrik Nilsson said Malaysia is a significant market for Aston Martin in the region, and this multi-million dollar investment by Wearnes is a testament to the brand’s strong presence and growth in Asia.