The wait for the DB11 was long, so long that it started leaking on all ends. We did lack some information though, information that is now here.
The DB11 has a price tag of 199.00 euros, 154.900 pound or 214.000 dollars for that matter. That money will buy you what was named during the presentation to be the most important car for the brand since its start a 103 years ago. All that money will buy you an all new 5.2 liter bi-turbo engine with 600 horsepower and 700Nm of torque. All packed in an all new aluminium body made with welded and pressed parts.
Tech leap for David Brown
In addition to being an entirely new car, the DB11 also marks a big technical upgrade for the brand. The engine now uses cylinder cut-out at low demand, effectively running a straight six for reduced emissions. The dashboard has been completely digitalised in a balanced fashion, your tranquil English GT interior hasn’t turned into Silicon Valley. It now offers a new 12″ inch touchscreen as well as 360 degree bird-eye-view camera option.
Body and soul
Biggest leaps were made in comparison to the DB11 for passengers that may never drive the car, referring to the kids in the back. These now have a lot more space, as in more than just a few millimetres. This was mostly achieved by a more intelligent body architecture and by making the car bigger overall. The DB11 has grown in width, length and wheelbase. The last one by a massive 6,5 centimetres, all this shall undoubtedly benefit the handling.
The soul of the car is the 5.2 liter V12 and best thing; its note is completely genuine as it has no bloody sound synthesisers! It pushes the DB11 to a hundred on 3.9 seconds and maxes out at 320 kilometres an hour. It pushes the 600 horsepower and 700 Nm trough a 8-speed ZF automatic and a mechanical limited slip differential.
Let’s talk aero
New in the DB11 are new two aero parts, one of them coming directly from the Vulcan. The ‘Vulcan’ one uses high-speed airducts to generate down force, the are small lines you see on the side of the cockpit. This reduces the lift on the rear end by killing of the upward drag. Second is ‘Curlique’, a fancy name for another set of airducts, this time found at the front. These push the nose down.
We managed to snap some live shots during the presentation in the midst of the madness, a 1000 pre-order madness that is.