The Aston Martin DB12 is here and it promises the world’s first Super Tourer experience. This 500 kW iteration from the iconic DB bloodline defines a whole new category, delivering a driving experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.
Aston Martin has set out to create a Super Tourer, a vehicle that combines exhilarating performance, unmatched refinement, cutting-edge technology, and luxurious comfort. The DB12 is here to redefine what it means to be grand.
Even before its official unveiling, glimpses of the Aston Martin DB11’s successor left enthusiasts in awe. Now, the anticipation is finally over as Aston Martin reveals the all-new DB12, marking a new era for the esteemed automaker. With significantly increased power, enhanced dynamics, and elevated comfort levels, this magnificent vehicle is poised to captivate the senses.
The Aston Martin DB12 boldly announces its presence, exuding confidence and leaving an indelible impression. With the capability to accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in a blistering 3,5 seconds and reach a top speed of 325 km/h, this Super Tourer showcases its best-in-class potency.
Powering the DB12 is a hand-built 4,0-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG, masterfully tuned by Aston Martin engineers to produce an astonishing 500 kW of power at 6 000 r/min and a torque of 800 N.m between 2 750-6 000 r/min. This represents a remarkable 34% increase compared to its predecessor, the outgoing DB11 which employed V12 power.
Aston Martin’s dedication to excellence is evident in the meticulous modifications made to the V8 engine, enhancing its performance capabilities. These include revised cam profiles, optimized compression ratios, larger diameter turbochargers, and an extensively redesigned cooling system featuring two additional auxiliary coolers alongside the primary radiator.
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Embracing innovation, the DB12 is the first DB model to incorporate an electronic rear differential, capable of transitioning from fully locked to fully open within milliseconds. This remarkable powertrain is complemented by an eight-speed automatic transmission, ensuring seamless and precise gear changes.
Harnessing the immense power at its disposal, the DB12 boasts an upgraded suspension system to cope with the increased forces. Aston Martin introduces its next-generation adaptive dampers and stiffer anti-roll bars, allowing for enhanced agility and control. The vehicle offers three driving modes – GT, Sport, and Sport+, each progressively intensifies the car’s responsiveness and stiffness. Even in its most conservative mode, the DB12 effortlessly combines sublime comfort with agile cruising, promising an unparalleled driving experience.
Exhibiting its unmistakable and timeless design language, the DB12 showcases a captivating exterior that blends familiarity with contemporary refinements. Dominating the front fascia is a commanding grille flanked by sleek LED headlights, exuding an aura of authority.
Above the grille proudly sits the latest iteration of Aston Martin’s emblem, symbolizing the brand’s enduring heritage. Below, a meticulously reshaped splitter adds a touch of aerodynamic elegance. The DB12 confidently rides on standard 21-inch wheels, subtly concealing cast-iron 400-millimetre front discs and 360-millimetre rear discs. With frameless side mirrors and flush door handles, the vehicle’s sleek profile is further accentuated, contributing to a reduced drag coefficient.
Stepping into the cabin of the Aston Martin DB12, one is greeted by a harmonious blend of opulence and technology. A massive driver-centric centre console takes centre stage, showcasing Aston Martin’s unwavering commitment to the art of craftsmanship.
Luxurious Alcantara leather envelops the interior, exemplifying the finest in automotive refinement. One of the standout features is the all-new infotainment system, a testament to Aston Martin’s dedication to innovation.
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