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Aston Martin DB11: Early Track Test

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Such is the automotive world’s interest in the new Aston Martin DB11 that many publications are lobbying to have a go in the car even before it’s fully ready for release. AutoExpress has been one of the first to secure some seat time in a prototype of the new car and what they want to know is whether turbocharging has spoiled the sheer Aston Martin-ness of this grand tourer.

The first track test of Aston Martin DB11 prototype is conducted by former Autocar’s chief tester Steve Sutcliffe who seems to be the right man for the job, what with him being a racing driver.

Aston Martin DB11 Highlights:

  • All-alloy quad overhead cam, 48 valve, 5.2l bi-turbo, V12 with stop/start cylinder de-activation
  • Front mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Fully catalysed stainless steel exhaust system with cross pipes
  • Electrically controlled exhaust
  • Maximum power: 447kW (600 bhp / 608 PS) at 6500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 700 Nm (516 lb ft) from 1500 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 200 mph (322 km/h)
  • Rear mid-mounted eight-speed automatic gearbox with electronic shift-by-wire control system
  • Alloy torque tube with carbon fibre propeller shaft
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Extruded bonded aluminium body structure including Hot Form Quenched (HFQ) aluminium
  • All aluminium door structures
  • LED headlamps with integrated daytime running, side lights and cornering lights
  • LED light blade tail-lamps
  • Deployable spoiler with Aston Martin Aeroblade™ system
  • One-piece clamshell with cinching latches
  • Curlicue aero feature in front wing
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