The brand-new DB12, Aston Martin's latest grand tourer has arrived on the Indian shores today. The much-anticipated model has been launched in our domestic market for an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 4.59 crore. In addition to replacing the DB11, the DB12 ushers in a new era for the brand. The British luxury sportscar manufacturer even refers to the DB12 as the world's first super tourer. The newly-launched model includes a new and technologically advanced cockpit together with unique and performance-oriented features and equipment. Due to modified cam profiles, optimised compression ratios, larger diameter turbochargers, and enhanced cooling, the vehicle produces up to 34 per cent more power than the V8 in the DB11 and even beats the older V12 in terms of output. Here's a comprehensive look at the new DB12's
Aston Martin DB12: Styling Cues
Compared to the DB11, Aston Martin claims that the DB12 is 80% new. At the front, the aesthetic shift is obvious, but less so at the back. It has larger tracks in the front and rear, which, together with Aston's enormous signature grille, give it a more aggressive stance. The headlights combine components from the DB11 and DBS, yet they nevertheless exhibit impressive attention to detail, particularly in the three-piece DRL. It has a very similar smooth profile to an Aston Martin, and it comes standard with forged 21-inch alloy wheels. The DB11 may be clearly distinguished by the bulky rear end, body lines, and even the taillights.
Aston Martin DB12: Powertrain and Suspension Details
The DB12 from the house of Aston Martin replaces the V12 engine with a V8 engine from Mercedes-Benz's AMG division. The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine's combination with an 8-speed automatic transmission and improved tuning gives the car even more power than the DB11 V12 did. The maximum power output of this engine reaches 670bhp, and its peak torque stands at a remarkable 800Nm. The brand-new tourer is capable of sprinting from a standstill to 100km/h in around 3.5 seconds and possesses a top speed of 325km/h. Three drive modes—GT, Sport, and Sport+—are also included.
The DB12 is equipped with the most recent adaptive dampers and stronger anti-roll bars from Aston Martin. Additionally, it includes an electronic rear differential that, according to the firm, can change from fully open to locked in just milliseconds. Cast iron 400mm front and 360mm rear discs are used on the DB12 to improve braking performance. However, as an available upgrade for the DB12, Aston Martin will offer carbon ceramic brakes for buyers seeking better braking performance.
Aston Martin DB12: Interior Features
The DB12's cabin received significant improvements. With two 10.25-inch screens—a multipurpose MID and an infotainment display—the newest grand tourer from Aston Martin comes with a newly designed in-house infotainment system. This advanced technology offers over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities along with wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The DB12 is the top-of-the-line GT vehicle from Aston Martin, and it radiates elegance inside and out. With an Alcantara headliner and carbon fibre trim on the centre console, the interior is primarily covered in luxurious leather.
Aston Martin DB12: Rivals
Excluding customisation options, the Aston Martin DB12 costs Rs 4.59 crore (ex-showroom). The Bentley Continental GT, the McLaren GT, and the Ferrari Roma are a few of the rivals that the DB12 competes against in the Indian market.