Aston Martin finally revealed its Grand Tourer DB 11 AMR, which is claimed to be the most efficient car in the ‘DB’ series history. The DB 11 has a price tag of Rs. 4.05 crore in the ex showroom Delhi and the on road price is Rs. 4.65 crore.
The car runs on the new generation twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 petrol engine producing a power of 639 PS which is 31 PS more than the V12 DB11 it replaces and 129 PS more than the V8 DB11 and a a 700 Nm torque. The car comes with an automatic transmission system having 8 gears. This leads to an accelaration of 0 to 100kmph in time span of 3.7s i.e two-tenths of a second quicker. The DB 11 grabs the title of the fastest car of Aston Martin line up after its highest speed was reported to be 335 kmph. The exposed carbon fibre and gloss black detailing gives the car unique look. A dark surround headlight, smoked taillamps and the dark front grille and tailpipes makes the car look classier. The carbon fibred hood blades and the gloss black roof just gives the necessary finishing touch. Exposed theme featuring Stirling Green bodywork with bright Lime stripes and highlights gives a stark contrast to the dark colour.
The car has a monocoque chassis. The overall length of the DB 11 is 4720 mm, the breadth is 2061 mm and the height is 1282 mm. The car gives a mileage of 16.6 kmpl and 8.5 kmpl in the highway and city respectively. The fuel tank capacity is 78 litres. The compression ratio of the car is 9.3:1. The gear ratio of the car is 2.703:1. The front suspension is of the type independent double wishbone and the rear one is a multilink one. the front tyre specification is 255/40 ZR 20 and the rear one is 295/35 ZR 20. The wheelbase is 2740 mm and the ground clearance is 90 mm. The kerb weight of the car is 1888 kgs and the gross weight is 2200 kgs. The front track is 1714 mm and the rear track is 1617 mm. The car has three dynamic modes, namely, the GT, Sport and Sport plus. The safety features of the car consists of 8 airbags along with driver airbag, ABS and traction control system, and child lock. In the words of Marek Reichman, VP and Chief Creative Officer, “PROPORTION IS THE BEDROCK OF THIS CAR. DB11 IS A PIECE OF SCULPTURE TO ME.”