Aston Martin DB12 is ‘World’s first Super Tourer’


Aston Martin DB12

Aston Martin has been building cars for 110 years. They have been building DB cars for 75 years dating back to the 1948 DB1. David Brown (DB) was the purchaser of Aston Martin in 1947. Coming this fall is the all-new DB12 which Aston Martin are calling the ‘world’s first Super Tourer’. Its performance figures are indeed super thanks to its 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 front mid-mounted engine. Horsepower is rated at 671 at 6,000 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque from 2,750-6,000 rpm.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff), a first for Aston Martin. 0-60 mph takes just 3.5 seconds, 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds on the way to a top speed of 202 mph or 325 km/h.

Aston Martin DB12
“DB12 is a statement car.”Roberto Fedeli, Group Chief Technology Officer of Aston Martin

“One that asserts Aston Martin’s position as a leader in performance, dynamics, engineering and technology. We have 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 is a car with passion and a truly sporting character. Crucially, thanks to its breadth of capability we have 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.”

Aston Martin DB12

To scrub off all of that speed, the DB12 comes standard with cast-iron 400mm front discs and 360mm rear discs with grooved and drilled faces. To increase braking capability, it can be ordered with carbon ceramic brakes, which run at temperatures of up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit or 800 degrees Celsius. Carbon ceramic brakes reduce the car’s unsprung weight by 60 pounds over their cast-iron counterparts.

Aston Martin is the first manufacturer to fit their cars with Michelin’s Pilot Sport 5 S tires. The DB12 is running on 21 inch forged alloy wheels with 275/35 R21 tires up front and massive 315/30 R21’s in the rear. These tires bear the AML (Aston Martin Lagonda) code indicating that they were tuned specifically for Aston Martin. Three different wheel designs are available in different colours and finishes including Gloss Silver, Satin Platinum, Satin Black, Satin Black Diamond Turned and Satin Bronze.

Aston Martin DB12
“DB12 is our design definition of a Super Tourer.”Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin

“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.”

Aston Martin DB12

Lawrence Stroll, Canadian businessman and Executive Chairman of Aston Martin, unveiled the new DB12 at a star studded event at the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes in the south of France. The Aston Martin Formula 1 team have started the 2023 season on an incredibly successful note. The team is currently second overall, behind Red Bull and ahead of Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, McLaren and five other teams. Former Formula 1 Champion Fernando Alonso, who joined Aston Martin this season, is currently third in the driver’s standings. Lawrence Stoll’s son Lance, who also drives for Aston Martin, is eighths out of 20 drivers.

Pricing for the 2024 Aston Martin DB12 starts at approximately $245,000 in the United States. Canadian pricing has not been confirmed.

Aston Martin DB12

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