Revealed Aston Martin DB12: a classic of motoring with 671 horses that rush up to 325 km/h!

Aston Martin DB12

Photo: Aston Martin

Today, the British manufacturer reveals the all-new Aston Martin DB12, marking a new era for the carmaker with significantly more power, better dynamics and an even higher level of interior comfort.

Aston Martin is so proud of his new product – Aston Martin DB12, describing it as the world's first super tourer and "the most complete and perfect DB model" in the company's history. But to answer your biggest question right away – no, there's no word on V12 power just yet. Namely, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, originating from Mercedes-AMG, has been newly optimized. This, however, now provides significantly more power than before, making the DB12 even more powerful than the DB11 V12.

Photo: Aston Martin
Photo: Aston Martin
In this new version, the eight-cylinder engine produces 671 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 800 Nm of torque between 2,750 and 6,000 rpm. This represents an increase of more than 30 per cent over its V8 predecessor and 41bhp more than the DB11 AMR with its upgraded 5.2-litre V12. The new coupe achieves an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (about 62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 325 km/h.

Aston Martin it states that it has made several significant revisions to the V8 engine to make it more capable than before. These include modified camshaft profiles, optimized compression ratios, larger diameter turbochargers and improved cooling thanks to a completely redesigned cooling system with two additional aftercoolers on top of the main radiator. The Aston Martin DB12 is also the first DB model to feature an electronic rear differential that can go from fully locked to fully open in just a few milliseconds. This V8 engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

All that power requires a suspension that can handle the increased forces, which is why Aston Martin is introducing its next-generation adaptive dampers and stiffer anti-roll bars. Three driving modes are available – GT, Sport and Sport+, with increased responsiveness and stiffness. In the most restrained mode and in comfort mode, the manufacturer says, the ride is comfortable and offers “sublime yet agile cruising”.

When it comes to design, the Aston Martin DB12 delivers a recognizable yet completely redesigned style. The front is dominated by a huge grille surrounded by new ones LED headlights. Above the grille is the latest version of the Aston Martin emblem, and below it is a completely redesigned front splitter. The car sits on standard 21-inch wheels that hide cast iron 400mm front discs and 360mm rear discs. Frameless side mirrors and recessed door handles contribute to a sleeker design and lower drag coefficient.

One of the highlights of the interior – in addition to the huge driver's center console and the finest Alcantara leather – is the all-new infotainment system, entirely designed and developed in-house by Aston Martin. It supports wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a new navigation system with online connectivity and 3D mapping, a mobile app and over-the-air updates.
Aston Martin will begin deliveries of the new DB12 in the third quarter of this year. Pricing details are expected closer to the sale date.

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