After a constant stream of leaks, the Aston Martin DB11 has finally made its official debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show.
Under the DB11’s long bonnet is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine boasting 447kW of power and 700Nm of torque. This new engine drives the rear wheels via a rear-mounted eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a mechanical limited-slip differential with active torque vectoring.
Built on a new bonded aluminium platform with a mix of aluminium and composite panels, the DB11 has a dry weight of 1770 kilograms and a front to rear weight distribution of 51:49.
Aston Martin claims that the DB11 can finish off the 0-100km/h standard in 3.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 322km/h or 200mph neat.
Stylistically, the DB11 marks a clear break from Aston Martin’s recent past, with much more dramatic surfacing and a lot more aggression than before.
The interior features faux suede headlining and a rich array of leather surfaces, which can be optionally embroidered, quilted, brogued and customised.
In the centre of the dashboard there’s an 8.0-inch screen connected to a standard 400W sound system, while ahead of the driver there’s a 12.0-inch display in the instrument cluster with a framed off section for the speedometer.