The highly anticipated Aston Martin DB12 will be in direction competition with the Ferrari Roma and the Bentley Continental GT
Aston Martin, the renowned luxury sports car manufacturer, is set to unveil its latest model, the DB12, in India tomorrow. This new addition to the esteemed DB series, already showcased globally and dubbed the ‘Super Tourer’ by the brand, is making its way to the Indian market.
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Aston Martin DB12 Design & Styling
While the DB11 and the upcoming DB12 share certain design cues, the DB12 distinguishes itself with its enlarged grille, repositioned headlamps, and a beefier bonnet structure. Key elements, like the distinctive C-shaped taillights, are retained from the previous model, but noticeable changes are evident. The Aston Martin grille has been widened, and the headlamps are modified, imparting a bolder exterior look. The new LED daytime running lights in the headlamps enhance its sleekness. On the sides, sharper lines and a more prominent air vent extends from the front wheel arch. This design detail provides a distinct appearance.
Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, says: “DB12 is our design definition of a Super Tourer. Historically, the GT code among most contemporary enthusiasts meant some semblance of comfort, speed, and refinement. But since the Aston Martin customer is no ordinary motorist, and we no longer simply design objects in and of themselves, we’ve fused everything together on the DB12 – the handling, dynamics, powertrain, sense of space, and styling- and we’ve done it to the max through technology to deliver this new category of performance-design driving experience.”
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Inside, the Aston Martin DB12 offers an exceptionally opulent interior whose highlight has to be the new-age infotainment system. With the advent of the DB12, the exotic car marque swaps out the hand-me-down infotainment system from Mercedes Benz with a bespoke system developed in-house. The new system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Information is displayed on 10.25-inch Pure Black screens with high resolution and ultra-responsive capacitive touch control (30ms reaction time).It even offers handful of connected technology along with a premium aural experience from Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Overall, the DB12’s interior is driver-centric whilst integrating new-age technologies with luxurious craftsmanship and materials. Passengers sit comfortably below the shoulder line, with a commanding center console that facilitates full interaction with the ultra-luxurious cockpit, featuring modern display screens and interactive analogue controls. Yet another highlight of the cabin is the fact that it’s adorned with rich, hand-stitched Bridge of Weir leather. The new quilts found in the DB12’s interior display a great attention to detail and enhance the overall ambiance.
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Aston Martin DB12 Specs
Powering the DB12 Super Tourer is a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 from Mercedes-AMG. This powertrain offers a staggering 671bhp and 800Nm of torque. The motor comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. As per the manufacturer, this engine empowers the DB12 to have a top speed of 325 km/h. The supercar can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds.
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