Geneva LIVE: Aston Martin DB11by Drew Johnson
Aston Martin shows off its new GT.
Aston Martin has formally revealed its upcoming DB11 sports car.
The DB11's final shape matches the cars we've seen in previous leaks. The DB11's sheet metal is all new, but it's still easily recognizable as an Aston.
The DB11 ushers in an all-new aluminum-intensive platform that is stronger and lighter than the architecture it replaces. The DB11 will initially launch with a new, in-house 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 developing 600 horsepower--the most powerful engine ever available in an Aston Martin. Aston claims it will motivate the DB11 from 0 to 62 MPH in 3.9 seconds on the way to a 200-mile-per-hour top speed.
A second model powered by a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 will eventually join the range.
An automatic gearbox for the DB11 was a foregone conclusion, so it's no surprise that an eight-speed ZF unit is standard. We'd previously heard rumors of a manual option, but if it's true, Aston is keeping tight-lipped.
The DB11 will ride on a "re-imagined" chassis incorporating modern performance technology, including electric power steering and brake-based torque vectoring. The announcement was otherwise light on technical details.
Check out the brief video below to see the new DB11 in action.
Live photos by Ronan Glon.