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Aston Martin DB12 - 'The world's first super tourer'

Nida A 06/01/2023
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2023 Aston Martin DB12

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Unveiled 75 years after the iconic DB model line's debut and 110 years since the British manufacturer's inception, Aston Martin's DB12 marks a bold step for the brand. Billed as "the world's first super tourer," its elegant exterior masks a powerful twin-turbo engine enabling it to reach top speeds of 202 mph and jump from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The DB12 does not compromise on driver and passenger comfort, either: its all-new interior features luxury materials and craftsmanship throughout, as we've come to expect from Aston Martin.

Make no mistake: the DB12 is a powerful machine. Its 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine provides 680 PS of power output and 590 lb-ft of torque — 34% more than its predecessor, the DB11, and higher than any other vehicle of its type. The British manufacturer has also refined the cam profiles, compression ratios, and turbochargers to enhance vehicle performance with its redesigned cooling system featuring additional coolers and radiators.

2023 Aston Martin DB12

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Aston Martin has developed bespoke intelligent adaptive dampers offering a 500% increase in bandwidth of force distribution. The result? A true driver's car, highly dynamic in its handling and adaptable to almost any situation. There are further refinements in the driver's hands, with improvements to the DB12's Electronic Power Assisted Steering System providing improved precision and agility, whether on track or the road. Such a capable – and beautiful – vehicle simply begs to be driven.

An all-new electronic rear differential complements the DB12's eight-speed automatic transmission, which can open and lock in mere milliseconds, further improving the car's handling and responsiveness. The DB12's Electronic Stability Control System connects to this updated rear differential, enhancing vehicle control through the trickiest corners by increasing front-end traction. A shortened final drive ratio and bespoke transmission shift calibration complement all of these additions and toys, shortening shift times and improving in-gear acceleration.

Bold and assertive, the DB12's exterior design combines the signature lines and curves of past DB model cars with a wider track and broader proportions to befit such a powerful vehicle. And it somehow does so while retaining the elegance that Aston Martin is known for.

2023 Aston Martin DB12

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Aston Martin's new winged emblem features prominently on the DB12's all-new front end that also contains a redesigned radiator aperture and splitter to meet its increased engine cooling requirements. The car's wing mirrors, made frameless to complement its overall profile, are also smaller than its predecessor's to improve its aerodynamic efficiency. You can tell that every last detail has had some care and attention to increase driver enjoyment and extract every last bit of performance.

The DB12 features 21-inch forged alloy wheels available in three different designs and a variety of colors and finishes. Further personalization can be made through the bespoke Q by Aston Martin service, enabling prospective owners to explore their ideas directly with Aston Martin's designers and craftspeople.

It's impossible to resist the DB12's all-new decadent interior. Aston Martin has placed luxury, elegance, and comfort front and center in its design, with hand-stitched Bridge of Weir leather hides, cabin jewelry, and exclusive new quilts and detailing featured throughout.

2023 Aston Martin DB12

Image: Aston Martin

Arguably the cabin's centerpiece is Aston Martin's in-house infotainment system, which makes its debut on the DB12. Featuring 10.25-inch high-resolution displays with responsive touch control, the system is designed to complement the brand-new Aston Martin App to provide a highly personalized experience through a connected car ecosystem.

While the exact cost of the DB12 is not yet known, expect prices to be higher than that of the previous DB11 model. The first deliveries of this stunning car will begin during Q3 later this year.


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