31 May 2023
Aston Martin has introduced the new DB12. Hailed as a “quantum shift in sporting character and dynamic capability”, this new generation of the legendary DB bloodline defines its own new category.
Combining a scintillating driving experience with exceptional refinement, state-of-the-art technology and indulgent luxury, the DB12 demands a new definition. Grand is not enough; this is the world’s first Super Tourer.
The DB12 takes a new direction. One that makes it the most complete and accomplished DB model in Aston Martin’s history.
Blessed with exceptional performance and handling to satisfy and reward the most demanding drivers, its meticulously honed chassis is perfectly matched to a class-leading 680PS/800NM V8 Twin-Turbo powertrain.
The result is an energised Aston Martin that shines with authenticity, capability and passion to deliver a driving experience that’s second to none.
Engineered to maximise performance and intensify emotion, the DB12 is the product of a holistic approach.
It’s an approach that starts with meaningful increases in structural stiffness and ends with Michelin Pilot Sport 5s tyres made to Aston Martin’s precise specification.
Supported by an all-new suspension system featuring the latest adaptive dampers, control and connection are further amplified by an exceptionally precise and direct Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system and an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) that enhances agility and brings the DB12 alive on the most dynamic of roads.
Supported by an industry-leading Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, which employs six-axis inertia measurement to predict available grip, the DB12 also gives the driver a choice of five pre-set driving modes allowing the freedom to incrementally explore the limits of grip and traction with complete confidence and safety.
Put simply, no series production Aston Martin has dedicated itself so completely to setting new dynamic benchmarks.
The announcement of DB12 comes as Aston Martin celebrates two significant milestones in 2023: its monumental 110th anniversary and 75 years of the illustrious DB model line.
When founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford officially formed the partnership that became Aston Martin, they ignited more than a century of automotive passion, cutting-edge British innovation, and high-octane racing success.
It comes at a time when Aston Martin is enjoying one of the most dynamic periods in its 110-year history thanks to continued podium success in the 2023 Formula 1® season. Competing at the pinnacle of world motorsport remains a key pillar of the marque’s brand and product strategy.
DB12’s core values of high-performance and ultra-luxury are spearheading Aston Martin’s next generation of sports cars. As such it heralds a new era. One which will see all Aston Martin models characterised by prodigious performance and pinpoint dynamics, seamless integration of advanced technologies and the sublime style and exemplary craftsmanship for which the brand has long been renowned.
Roberto Fedeli, Group Chief Technology Officer of Aston Martin said of the new DB12: “DB12 is a statement car. One that asserts Aston Martin’s position as a leader in performance, dynamics, engineering and technology.
“We’ve pushed every aspect of this car to be best-in-class.
“The result is more power and performance than its rivals. Combined with exceptional handling and an exciting soundtrack, it’s a car with passion and a truly sporting character. Crucially, thanks to its breadth of capability, we’ve achieved this without compromising refinement, comfort and luxury.
“Together with our use of industry-leading dynamic control and infotainment systems, DB12 is the start of Aston Martin’s most exciting new era.”
Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, adds: “The DB12 is our design definition of a Super Tourer. Historically, the GT code among most contemporary enthusiasts meant some semblance of comfort, speed, and refinement.
“But since the Aston Martin customer is no ordinary motorist, and we no longer simply design objects in and of themselves, we’ve fused everything together on the DB12 — the handling, dynamics, powertrain, sense of space, and styling— and we’ve done it to the max through technology to deliver this new category of performance-design driving experience.
“We know that when the owner of an Aston Martin heads out for open-road driving at the upper limits, hoping to reach those exhilarating moments of perfection, they’re seeking the thrills of speed and performance while safely commanding control of their experience.
‘The DB12 intuitively knows what the driver is wanting and effortlessly gives them that optimal combination at any driving moment. It’s this total experience that separates the DB12 as the first breed of Super Tourer.”
The latest addition to Aston Martin’s most illustrious bloodline, DB12 exemplifies the brand by boldly moving forward. That wholesale progression is reflected in the DB12’s styling, which features an all-new front-end treatment, wider stance and more muscular surfaces for increased presence.
The interior has also been completely redesigned, with clean horizontal lines emphasising the sense of space and providing the perfect contemporary backdrop for new a new state-of-the-art infotainment system. Emphatically fresh yet unmistakably Aston Martin, DB12 defines the new breed of Super Tourer.
Amedeo Felisa, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin, said of the new DB12: “When a brand has as much history as Aston Martin it is important to honour the past. Not by looking back, but by pushing on with the same energy and passion that propelled our founders 110-years ago.
“With the new DB12 we are reinvigorating the DB model line and reasserting Aston Martin as a maker of truly exceptional performance sports cars.
“By combining class-leading performance and exceptional chassis dynamics with cutting-edge technology, impeccable craftsmanship and immaculate design, DB12 leads Aston Martin into a new era of excellence.”
Those who wish to celebrate their own style own can explore endless possibilities via the Q by Aston Martin personalisation service. By accessing the skills of Q by Aston Martin’s designers and craftspeople, customers are invited to take a unique personal commissioning journey; one that encompasses everything from a single small distinguishing detail to full-scale engineering and production of entirely bespoke components.
Nothing is out of reach with the design team with endless possibilities to make their DB12 a true one-of-a-kind.
With first deliveries scheduled to begin during Q3 2023, the bold new DB12 is defining its own new category of one and sets the benchmark for performance, driving excitement, ultra-luxury and style.
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