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    • The gorgeous new twin turbo 600 horsepower V12 2017 Aston Martin DB11 - $212k MSRP

      Aston Martin got the automotive world salivating when it announced it was working on a 600 horsepower 5.2 liter twin turbo V12 for their next generation car. Well, that car is now here and it is called the DB11. One area Aston Martin did not need in any help in was styling and it shows with the beautiful bodywork.


      Where they did need help was the electronics and Mercedes-Benz helps Aston Martin out there as they announced they would back in 2013. The Mercedes-Benz electronics run all the systems but the engine design is Aston Martin's own. This is not a Mercedes-AMG M279 V12 under the hood.

      Oh no, this is an all new 5.2 liter Aston Martin twin turbocharged V12 with 600 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent to the rear wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. The absence of a dual clutch is disappointing but the automatic can better cope with the turbo V12 torque.

      The suspension system and chassis are all new designs. Supposedly the chassis saves over 40 pounds on the DB9. We will have to wait and see what this car weighs but do not expect it to be a lightweight. A 1770 kg (3902 lb) dry weight is claimed. Expect it to be over 4000 pounds.

      Aston Martin finally makes it into the modern automotive world. The DB11 is well worth the $212k they are asking for it.








































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      Comments 8 Comments
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Want. Anyone got $212k for me to borrow?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I need to work a bit harder.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        I just realized that this engine isn't an AMG engine anymore. Don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing...I would probably have more confidence in a Mercedes engine long term than a bespoke british TT V12...
        Still an awesome car but kind of an odd decision.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        I just realized that this engine isn't an AMG engine anymore. Don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing...I would probably have more confidence in a Mercedes engine long term than a bespoke british TT V12...
        Still an awesome car but kind of an odd decision.
        It never was an AMG...
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It never was an AMG...
        They originally said it would be an AMG motor or there were rumors?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        They originally said it would be an AMG motor or there were rumors?
        They will be using the M178 it looks like in a cheaper model: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php...n-turbo-engine

        They decided to continue with their V12 but a new version with less displacement, updated electronics from Mercedes, and turbos.

        They never used an AMG V12 in the DB.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        The design is gorgeous, an evolution from the current model with elements from the Bond DB10. I also like that they continued with a V12 engine - probably not for performance figures, but rather for exclusivity.

        I am however disappointed in the weight figures - if this thing weighs almost 2 tons with the driver, it really is too heavy for a 2 door sports coupé.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        continued with a V12 engine - probably not for performance figures, but rather for exclusivity.
        Both. That's why they put turbos on it.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        I am however disappointed in the weight figures - if this thing weighs almost 2 tons with the driver, it really is too heavy for a 2 door sports coupé.
        It's a GT. The weight is fine.