2018 Aston Martin DB11
Configuration: Longitudinal front-engine, rear wheel drive
Engine: 5.2 L Twin-Turbocharged V12
Horsepower: 600 @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 516 lb/ft @ 1500 RPM
Transmission: Eight Speed ZF Automatic
0-60 MPH: 3.8 seconds
Top speed: 201 MPH
Weight: 4134 lbs.
The Aston Martin DB11 continues the storied lineage of Grand Touring cars from the notable British manufacturer. Since the original founding of the brand over a century ago, Aston Martin has been a global forerunner in engineering and design, exemplifying both through recognizable traits that evolve as their cars do.
Aston Martin design elements have continued to evolve for decades, and the vehicles are based upon the “golden ratio” perspective of proportions. The golden ratio is is the ratio of the length to the width of what is said to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing rectangular shapes. Aston Martin has made beauty a science, and has precisely measured each aspect of the car to ensure an overall smooth and attractive design.
The twin-turbo V12 delivers 600 horsepower in a traditional grand touring front-engine, rear-wheel drive format. It is capable of achieving 0-125 mph in less than 12 seconds in complete comfort with three driving modes for varying roads and conditions. “It’s a pretty fabulous way to sit behind 600 horsepower,” Car and Driver noted.
Aston Martin has had a rough first century of existence, filing for bankruptcy seven times. The DB11 is a modern iteration of the best Aston Martin GT cars of their first century of existence. When the DB11 was first unveiled, it received immense positive response. To ensure customers were pleased when they received their car, Aston CEO Andy Palmer personally checked each of the first 1000 cars built to ensure they were finished perfectly.