Aston Martin Unveils the DB12

For lovers of luxury performance cars, the wait is finally over.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Aston Martin Unveils the DB12

For lovers of luxury performance cars, the wait is finally over. British carmaker Aston Martin, renowned for its innovative designs and meticulous craftsmanship, has unveiled the successor to the GT DB11 model—the enigmatic DB12.

A masterclass in engineering, the DB12 carries forward the Grand Touring legacy of its predecessor, but with enhanced performance and a refined design that takes automotive excellence to a new level.

Under the Hood: Power Unleashed

Contrary to what the number 12 in its name might suggest, the DB12 does not come equipped with a 12-cylinder engine.

Instead, Aston Martin has opted for the latest iteration of AMG's 4-liter V8 biturbo engine, which churns out an impressive 680 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 800 Nm of maximum torque within a range from 2,750 to 6,000 rpm. Despite being a V8, the DB12's engine is even more potent than the 5.2-liter V12 that powered the most muscular DB11 model, the AMR.

Paired with a super-fast 8-speed automatic transmission, which directs power to the rear axle assisted by an electronically controlled differential lock, the DB12 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in a stunning 3.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 326 km/h (202 mph).

A Masterpiece of Design and Control

The DB12 is not merely about power and speed. This model, designed by former Ferrari engineers Roberto Fedeli and Amadeo Felisa, also offers superior control and comfort. It sports a low, wide aerodynamic body and a newly developed suspension system featuring the latest generation of adaptive shock absorbers/stabilizers, making it as smooth as it is speedy.

Accompanying this system are three operational modes—GT, Sport, and Sport+—to allow drivers to tailor their driving experience to their preferences or road conditions. Hidden behind new 21-inch rims adorned with Michelin tires are high-capacity brakes with 400 mm (front) and 360 mm (rear) disc diameters, ensuring the utmost control and safety even at high speeds.

The DB12 signifies a bold step into the future for Aston Martin, fusing superior engineering with an exquisite design that meets the expectations of luxury car enthusiasts. Although pricing details are yet to be announced, the first examples of Aston's new GT are expected to reach customers by the end of the third quarter, bringing the promise of unmatched luxury and performance.

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