Aston Martin is a British luxury sports car manufacturer known for producing high-performance vehicles with elegant designs. The company was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Aston Martin has a rich history and has been involved in various motorsport activities, including endurance racing and Formula One.
Over the years, Aston Martin has produced iconic models such as the DB series, including the famous DB5 featured in James Bond films. The company has also introduced modern models like the Vantage, DB9, and the more recent DB11 and DBS Superleggera. Aston Martin cars are renowned for their luxury, performance, and craftsmanship.
In addition to sports cars, Aston Martin has expanded its product lineup to include SUVs, with the introduction of the DBX in recent years. The company continues to innovate and push boundaries in the automotive industry, combining cutting-edge technology with a timeless design philosophy.
Aston Martin has faced financial challenges throughout its history but has persevered and maintained its status as a symbol of British automotive excellence. The brand has a dedicated global following of enthusiasts and continues to captivate car enthusiasts with its distinctive and powerful vehicles.
Successor to DB11
Aston Martin has revealed the DB12, the successor to the DB11. The DB12 is described as the world’s first super tourer and the most complete and accomplished DB model in Aston Martin’s history. While it does not feature a V12 engine like its name might suggest, optimized twin-turbo power it 4.0-litre V8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG.
The V8 engine in the DB12 produces 671 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, representing an increase of over 30 percent compared to its V8 predecessor and 41 horsepower more than the DB11 AMR with its uprated 5.2-litre V12. The coupe can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 202 mph.
Aston Martin has made several significant revisions to the V8 engine, including modified cam profiles, optimized compression ratios, larger turbochargers, and improved cooling with a redesigned cooling system. The DB12 also features an electronic rear differential and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The DB12 has next-generation adaptive dampers and stiffer anti-roll bars to handle the increased forces. It offers three driving modes – GT, Sport, and Sport+ – each with escalating responsiveness and stiffness. The car’s design includes a revised front fascia with a prominent grille, new LED headlights, a reshaped splitter, 21-inch wheels, and intelligent features like frameless side mirrors and flush door handles.
Inside the cabin, the DB12 features a driver-centric centre console, Alcantara leather, and an all-new infotainment system developed by Aston Martin. The system includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a new navigation system with online connectivity and 3D mapping, a mobile device application, and over-the-air updates.
Deliveries of the Aston Martin DB12 are set to begin in the third quarter of this year, and pricing details will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
Source: Aston Martin