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More often we see auto companies invites driver for prototype drive where prototype remains far from what customer will have, but it did not happen with Aston Martin DB11.From camouflage pattern to interior it clearly points out how hard engineers have worked. This version can be said as very near to next generation of cars Aston Martin is going to produce.
Straight high beltline and seating position, gear selectors is taken directly from DB9, some very fresh features includes central tachometer for speed readout along with displays screens on either side of TFT instrument cluster.Steering wheels comes up with more controls now, includes couple of paddle buttons to alter dynamic modes for powertrain and chasis.
5.2 liter dual turbocharged V-12 produces 600 horsepower and more torque of 516 lb-gt @ 1500 rpm, which is more to its predecessor.2017 Aston Martin DB11 comes up with Bridgestones which allows firm grips with road. Engine works like a charm from 3000 rpm there is no delay response till 7000 rpm seems fuel cutoff, providing effortless driving.Muscular induction roar is used insteasd of heavy exhaust.With engine company expects to provide 25 percentage more fuel economy rating.
DB11 weight remains 4100 lb and without fuel it will be around 3900 lb. Company is efforting to reduce torque vectoring differential.
Spor and Sport Plus modes is not able to get you meaningful rear throttling alhough pedal provides sharp response.Some delay in paddle response is observed in manual mode, company expects to increase paddle response to more in production version.No carbon ceramic brakes but iron disc is offered which is able to provides more consistency as of now. Sport modes reveals and is able to delivers best V-12 torque output before restoration comes into play by electronics.
2017 Aston Martin DB11 deals very nicely on rough and wet roads as well holds firm grip, very much effortless, exciting and fast.