DB11: Aston Martin Gets Radical

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Aston Martin has produced more iconic cars than most manufacturers over the course of its history. And the latest contender to attempt to win the hearts and minds of petrol heads everywhere is the DB11.

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With a new engine, gorgeous looks and impressive performance, it is one of the most advanced super-cars to have arrived on the market. And Aston Martin saw it as its most important launch in more than a decade. Even these incredible cars are subject to the same regulations as every other car and its owners will need to use the services of a MOT Gloucester company to ensure that the car remains legally roadworthy.
Raw Power

It is not unusual for an Aston Martin to feature a V12 engine, but the power plant at the heart of the DB11 is special because the firm designed and built it in-house rather than outsourcing any of the work to a third party.

The result is a 5.2 litre, twin-turbocharged monster that develops a blistering 608bhp. That is enough to launch the car to 62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds and then on to a top speed of 200mph.

By comparison, the DB9, which launched back in 2003, had a 183mph top speed and a 0-62mph time of over four seconds, meaning that this is a worthy follow-up in every way. The £154,000 starting price for the DB11 will put it safely out of the reach of all but the super-rich.

Style and Sophistication

Aston Martin has always represented a combination of speed and sophistication. And in the future it has intentions to marry these two concepts with eco-friendliness, as an all-electric model is on the way according to company chief executive Andy Palmer.

The DB11 may still feature a fossil-fuel-guzzling engine, but its exterior is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, minimising drag and improving efficiency and handling.

On the inside there are four seats, with the rear pair making just enough room for those with young children to take them for a ride in comfort.

The DB11 is more angular and striking than the DB9, replacing its softer edges with hard lines and swooping air intakes. The dashboard is equipped with a vast digital display that pulls up real-time data on the car’s performance, making it feel modern without eliminating the charm of older Aston Martin models.

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