Aston Martin revealed the DB12 as the latest in a long line of DB-badged grand tourers, setting a new standard in sporting prowess and dynamic performance. A ‘Super Tourer’ designed to bridge the GT and supercar divide, featuring a powerful Mercedes-sourced V8 engine and extensive upgrades, aiming to redefine the sports car landscape.
Designed to fulfill the desires of the most discerning drivers, Aston Martin DB12 boasts exceptional performance and handling that both satisfy and reward. Its meticulously engineered chassis, flawlessly paired with a cutting-edge 680PS/800NM V8 Twin-Turbo powertrain, sets the stage for an exhilarating driving experience like no other. The DB12 makes a powerful statement with its confident performance. With a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 202mph, and an exceptional 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine, it sets new standards in its class. Aston Martin engineers have meticulously fine-tuned this hand-built engine to deliver an impressive 680PS/671bhp at 6000rpm and 800Nm/590lb ft between 2750-6000rpm, a remarkable 34% increase compared to its predecessor, the DB11.
There’s no mistaking the new DB12 for anything but an Aston Martin, and the low and wide two-door’s recognizable design is, well, by design. The grille gets bigger, the swept-back headlights have a new lighting signature, and the frameless side mirrors are smaller. It’s certainly a looker with enhanced bodywork, showing off defined creases and modern lines, bearing a resemblance to the DBS’s muscular design.
Perhaps one of the most important changes in the DB12 is a new interior brimming with the latest technology, as the DB11 was often criticized for relying on outdated technology borrowed from Mercedes-Benz. The seats are covered in high-quality leather or Alcantara, providing comfort and support for long journeys. The infotainment system is Aston Martin’s first in-house system and features a fully integrated multi-screen display with touchscreen controls. It supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and offers a balance between digital and analog controls.
The onboard navigation features 3-D mapping and an online connection. Customers receive three years of free connected car subscription packages, which are tied to the vehicle even if it is sold as a pre-owned car. There are also plenty of physical controls in the DB12 for frequently used functions, including a knurled rotary controller for the drive mode selector. Carbon fiber is used as an accent material, while most of the cabin’s surfaces are trimmed in more traditional hand-stitched Bridge of Weir leather. Alcantara can also be selected.
The 2024 Aston Martin DB12 will go on sale in America sometime in the third quarter of this year, in line with the 75th anniversary of Aston’s DB cars.