On the 17th of February 2017, Aston Martin Manila launched the most important car in their company's illustrious history - the generation-skipping, DB11.
A new chapter in Aston Martin's history began at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the Aston Martin DB11. The first product launched under the company's 'Second Century' plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious 'DB' bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting GT in the finest Aston Martin tradition. Last Friday, on the 17th of February 2017, Aston Martin Manila welcomed the DB11 into the Philippine shores.
The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminium structure, the DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin's history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003.
Heralding a new design era for Aston Martin, DB11 is the latest landmark in a remarkable aesthetic journey. Aston Martin DB11 re-imagines the relationship between form and function with a 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. 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 deck-lid that smoothly blends into boldly sculpted tail-lights to create a new and unmistakable graphic.
Designed to exhilarate.
As a true 21st century Aston Martin the DB11 combines the very latest technology developed in conjunction with technical partner, Daimler AG, with the finest quality and hand craftsmanship. Using a full-color 12-inch TFT LCD display, the all-new instrument cluster presents primary vehicle information with absolute clarity, while a second, centrally-mounted 8" TFT screen is dedicated to infotainment powered by Mercedes-Benz and Bang & Olufsen.
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 have never been more effective, better-sounding or easier to operate. 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.
Like every Aston Martin, the heart of the DB11 is found beneath the bonnet, though unlike any Aston Martin before it, the Aston Martin DB11's heart is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12. Designed in-house this new engine develops 600 horsepower and 700 Newton Meters of torque, making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever.
Naturally, it's the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of 320 km/h and a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds. Thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology, the Aston Martin's potency is matched by greatly improved efficiency. Their most important car yet, is unmistakably an Aston Martin in all senses of its name.
Designed to exhilarate.