September 30, 2016 @ 06:28 PM

​A Beauty to behold

Introduced globally at the Geneva Motor Show, debuted in SEA at the Bangkok Motorshow, here’s the DB11!

Perhaps the most beautiful DB to have come out of Aston Martin’s drawing board. Powered by a 5.2-litre twin turbocharged V12 engine that produces a total of 600bhp and 700Nm of torque, this DB is set apart from the rest as the fastest DB to have ever been produced!

It’s distinctively an Aston, there’s no mistaking that. The DB11 shares most resemblance with the classic DB 5 than the other DBs that came before this new pup. Aston’s designers have worked hard to reimagine form and function with the DB11’s design what with the front hinging clamshell bonnet, distinctive LED headlights and the signature Aston Martin grille.

The design also plays a huge part in the aero aspect, designers made sure to draw lines that will direct the airflow both over and through the bodywork to give the DB11 extra slipperiness. A gill-like Curlicue reduces front-end lift by releasing high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch via a concealed vent within the side strake.

A virtual spoiler on the back of the DB11, also known as the Aston Martin Aeroblade, is fed by discreet air intakes located at the base of the C-pillars. The blades are there to help reduce rear-end lift. The engineers have also managed to create lines that ducts air through the bodywork before venting as a jet of air from the aperture in the rear decklid.

On the inside, a full-colour 12-inch TFT LCD display takes centre stage on the dashboard. The display will house all the primary vehicle information with clarity to the driver. Infotainment is displayed on another smaller 8-inch TFT display that comes accompanied with an intuitive rotary control.

The DB11 also rides on a reimagined chassis, suspension system, steering and electronics to give drivers the best driving performance. You now get multiple driver-selectable dynamic modes – GT, Sport and Sport Plus.

And now the numbers, you know that the DB11’s 5.2-litre V12 engine that is mated to an 8-speed automatic ZF transmission produces 600bhp and 700Nm of torque. The engine is capable of hitting a top speed of 322kph and will make that century sprint in just 3.9seconds! Aston is also proud to announce that even with the interesting numbers, the DB11 is still more frugal on fuel then it’s predecessors.

Price is on asking, and if you’re wondering where you can purchase a DB11 of your own, Wearnes Automotive Malaysia, the company who brought the “James Bond” car’s descendant back to our shores, cut the ribbons of their new showroom located right on Jalan Pinang, opposite the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Jerrica Leong

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