Aston Martin DB12: V8 engine, interior, performance and images


Aston Martin officially presented the new DB12, a sports car that it defines as the first 'Super Tourer in the world'. This is the first model in a range of new generation sports cars that will arrive over the next few years. The first deliveries of the DB11 heir will begin in the third quarter of 2023. Pricing details have not yet been disclosed for the time being.


The unveiling of the DB12 coincides with two important Aston Martin anniversaries. In fact, in 2023 the English brand will celebrate its 110th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the DB range. The new sports car features typical proportions of the English brand with a very long bonnet and a “short” tail. The car manufacturer says that the new model, compared to the DB11, has a wider track. 6mm wide at the front and 22mm wide at the rear.

Aston Martin DB12 measures 4,725mm long x 2,145mm wide (including mirrors) x 1,295mm high , with a wheelbase of 2,805 mm. The ability to of the trunk is of 262 litres. The dry weight of the sports car is; of 1,685 kg(weight distribution 48:52).

The front is; It has been redesigned and features a new, more streamlined grille. large, redesigned LED headlights and a new large splitter. The mudguards are more; muscular, while at the rear we find new very thin LED light clusters. The sports car adopts 21-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 5 S tyres 275/35 R21 103Y at the front and 315/30 R21 108Y at the rear.

< p>The passenger compartment features many new features; compared to that of the previous model. With the new DB12, the English brand debuts a new infotainment systemequipped with a 10.25-inch touch screen located in the center console. Obviously there is no lack of support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and OTA updates. Behind the wheel is; the 10.25-inch digital instrumentation screen is also present. The interiors have been revised and it is; The quality has been further improved. of the finishes. Of course, customers will be able to personalize the cabin as they see fit through the Q by Aston Martin programme.

The "beating heart" of the new Aston martin DB12 & egrave; a 4-litre biturbo V8 from Mercedes-AMG. This unit is it is capable of delivering 500 kW (680 HP) with 800 Nm of torque, enough to allow the sports car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The speed; maximum is of 325 km/h. The change is an 8-speed automatic. There is also an electronic limited slip rear differential. The methods are available to the driver; driving GT, Sport, Sport+, Wet and Individual. For the moment it will not be; offered a V12 engine.

The new chassis has a rigidity; torsional performance improved by 7% to the full advantage of driving dynamics. The sports car's braking system features 400 mm steel discs at the front and 360 mm at the rear. Upon request, it is possible to have a carbon ceramic braking system. There is also a rich set of driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Monitoring and much more.

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