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2024 Aston Martin DB12

Aston Martin Unveils the 2024 DB12: Evolution or Revolution?

In a significant step forward, Aston Martin has unveiled the DB12, an upgrade that marks a shift in the iconic DB lineage. Billed as the world’s first Super Tourer, the DB12 is the British carmaker's latest iteration, blending the exhilaration of sports performance with advanced technology and opulent luxury.

The Power Beneath the Hood

The DB12 packs a mighty punch with its 680PS (671bhp) V8 Twin-Turbo engine, upping the ante from its predecessors in Aston Martin’s rich history. The powertrain generates 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque, providing an energetic and authentic driving experience that stands out in today's crowded supercar market. However, whether this machine is as refined and passionate as the manufacturer claims will only be proven once it hits the road.

2024 Aston Martin DB12 - Front Three-Quarter

Reinforcing Structural Integrity

Aston Martin has adopted a holistic approach in engineering the DB12, focusing on enhancing structural stiffness which has been matched with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 5 S tires, made specifically to Aston Martin's requirements. The brand-new suspension system, paired with Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff), promises to intensify the bond between the driver and the road.

Dynamic Control and Safety Features

It's worth noting the introduction of an industry-leading Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system that uses six-axis inertia measurements to predict available grip. The DB12 also provides the driver with five pre-set driving modes, allowing freedom to explore varying degrees of grip and traction within the boundaries of safety. While these are impressive features, they will be put to the real test under diverse and challenging driving conditions.

Celebrating Milestones

The release of the DB12 coincides with two significant milestones for Aston Martin - its 110th anniversary and the 75th year of the DB model line. With this launch, the automaker seems to be riding on a high, boosted by their ongoing success in the 2023 Formula 1® season. However, it remains to be seen if the DB12 will add to the marque’s illustrious legacy or simply ride on its coattails.

2024 Aston Martin DB12 - Rear Three-Quarter

DB12: A New Era?

Aston Martin appears to be using the DB12 as a launchpad for a new era of sports cars, characterized by substantial performance and seamless integration of advanced technologies. Roberto Fedeli, Group Chief Technology Officer of Aston Martin, has hailed the DB12 as a statement car, expressing confidence that its performance, dynamics, and engineering would position it well above its rivals. However, such claims will need to be substantiated by independent reviews and user experiences.

Performance and Engine Enhancements

With a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 202mph, the DB12 certainly seems ready to make a strong statement. Aston Martin has tuned the 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine to generate a staggering 680PS (671bhp) at 6000rpm and 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque between 2750-6000rpm, a 34% increase compared to the outgoing DB11. Modifications to cam profiles, optimized compression ratios, larger diameter turbochargers, and a redesigned cooling system all indicate Aston Martin's commitment to delivering top-tier performance. It will be interesting to see how these changes translate into the actual driving experience on the road.

High-Tech and Luxurious Interiors

The DB12's interior has been revamped to offer a more luxurious, intuitive, and connected experience. The car features a 14-inch curved OLED digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen integrated seamlessly into the console. With Aston Martin's latest Infotainment System III, the DB12 offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4G connectivity, a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and other high-tech amenities, reflecting the automaker's commitment to blending classic aesthetics with modern technology.

2024 Aston Martin DB12 - Interior

Exquisite Exterior Design

The exterior design of the DB12, led by the brand’s design chief Tobias Sühlmann, stays true to the elegant yet aggressive silhouette associated with Aston Martin. The vehicle’s aesthetics are characterized by fluid lines and assertive stances. Its design intricacies are a nod to Aston Martin’s design ethos, marrying aerodynamic efficiency with a visually striking exterior.


Aston Martin is taking steps towards sustainability with the DB12. The automaker has introduced a hybrid variant in the form of the DB12 PHEV. With a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle configuration, the PHEV is geared towards eco-conscious buyers who are unwilling to compromise on performance. Although the exact specifications are yet to be revealed, Aston Martin promises that the hybrid model will deliver a similar power output to its internal combustion counterpart, providing a tantalizing glimpse into the future of hybrid supercars.

Exterior Redefined: A Paragon of Potency and Elegance

Unveiling a potent image, the exterior of the DB12 manifests a perfect blend of audacity and dynamism, making a profound statement in the realm of super tourers. Reflecting 75 years of DB lineage, the exterior design encapsulates segment-defining proportions with the quintessential Aston Martin style. The imposing athletic stance of the vehicle, infused with calculated assertiveness and unmatched grace, resonates with confidence and ensures a captivating presence.

The DB12 debuts with a brawnier exterior indicating the hidden power beneath the surface. The track has been widened by 6mm at the front and a substantial 22mm at the rear. The revamp also introduces a larger, redefined radiator aperture and an updated splitter, further enhancing the front-end design. The vehicle's commanding stance is amplified by the standard-fit 21-inch forged alloy wheels.

The exterior of the DB12 also presents a unique lighting signature, with new LED headlights framing the bold front design. They are accompanied by a fresh Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) pattern and meticulous surface detailing. At the forefront of the DB12, the evolved version of the iconic Aston Martin wings badge makes a proud appearance, marking the dawn of a thrilling new epoch for the brand.

Contributing to the overall aerodynamic efficiency are the sleek, frameless wing mirrors. These smaller mirrors accentuate the car's overall design while improving aerodynamics. The newly designed door handles add another layer of luxury, welcoming the driver and passengers into the opulent cabin.

Marek Reichman, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Aston Martin, emphasizes that the DB12 was conceived to redefine the concept of a Super Tourer. He explains that the DB12 integrates every aspect of a perfect drive – handling, dynamics, powertrain, ambiance, and design – creating a one-of-a-kind performance-design driving experience.

The DB12's design signifies a bold stride forward for Aston Martin. Its exterior showcases a completely reimagined front-end, a wider stance, and bolder surfaces. Meanwhile, the redesigned interior features a state-of-the-art infotainment system set against a contemporary backdrop. The DB12 is unequivocally a novel breed of Super Tourer, staying true to its roots while daringly pushing the boundaries.

For those who seek a unique, personalized experience, Aston Martin offers the Q personalisation service. This service invites customers to embark on an individual commissioning journey, allowing them to distinguish their DB12 with bespoke components and unique details, offering limitless possibilities to make their DB12 truly distinctive.

2024 Aston Martin DB12 - Front

Interior – A Harmonious Blend of Craftsmanship & Technological Mastery

Stepping inside the DB12 is akin to entering a realm of modern extravagance. The all-new interior immerses occupants in a symphony of luxury, featuring Aston Martin’s proprietary next-gen infotainment system, cutting-edge connected technology, and an immersive surround sound system courtesy of the new audio partner, Bowers & Wilkins.

The interior marries modern design aesthetics with traditional craftsmanship, enveloping passengers in a tranquil sanctuary crafted from the finest materials. The DB12 places an emphasis on the driver-oriented cockpit, seamlessly blending advanced technology with high-end craftsmanship. The occupants are nestled below the shoulder line within a high centre console, allowing for complete immersion in the lavish cockpit.

The interior of the DB12 is a testimony to Aston Martin’s commitment to superior craftsmanship. Adorned in aromatic, hand-stitched Bridge of Weir hides, the cosy space manifests the ultimate Super Tourer values: providing soothing comfort for extensive travel, while maintaining the connection necessary for an exhilarating drive. The introduction of the new quilting pattern in the DB12 enhances the exquisite detailing and unique character, and is available in top-quality full leather or Alcantara®.

A defining feature of the DB12 is Aston Martin’s next-gen infotainment system. An in-house creation, this fully bespoke system supports wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™*. The 10.25 inch Pure Black high-resolution screens deliver ultra-responsive capacitive touch control, creating a truly immersive experience.

Striking the perfect equilibrium between touchscreen inputs and tactile switches, the DB12 retains buttons for key mechanical functions, such as gear selection, drive selection, heating and ventilation. This harmonious blend of digital and analogue controls extends to override switches for the chassis, ESP, exhaust, Lane Assist, and Park Distance Control, ensuring effortless accessibility.

The DB12’s new navigation system provides a smarter, quicker and more informative experience with online connectivity. This includes options to look up restaurants, read reviews, and set destinations via the Aston Martin App, enhancing the overall travel experience. The 3D mapping with subdued hues offers clear instructions and real-time traffic overlays for an intuitive and seamless journey.

The new infotainment system is underpinned by online connectivity and the new Aston Martin App, enabling DB12 owners to communicate and interact with their car. The connected car ecosystem facilitates OTA updates and diagnostics, enhancing the ownership experience. This ecosystem is a triad consisting of the DB12, the Aston Martin App, and Aston Martin’s secure data servers, connected via a globally roaming 4G LTE / GSM cellular network.

Upon purchasing the DB12, customers are invited to create their unique AML ID via the new Aston Martin App. The app offers a range of features, allowing customers to monitor, locate, and secure their vehicle, send navigation POI’s or be guided on foot with last-mile navigation. The app also offers subscription packages that enhance the ownership experience. These subscriptions, free for the first three years, are automatically activated with the DB12’s warranty. Even in the case of pre-owned DB12 purchases through Aston Martin’s Timeless approved pre-owned sale programme, these subscriptions remain valid for the first three years.

Features and Services

In the realm of vehicle services, the Aston Martin DB12 offers a suite of capabilities aimed at enhancing safety, convenience, and the overall ownership experience. These include Emergency and Breakdown Calls, Aston Martin Concierge, Privacy Mode, Over The Air Updates, Subscription services, and comprehensive Diagnostics.

An optional Advantage subscription extends the realm of personalisation, interactivity, and functionality, beginning with a Stolen Vehicle Tracker. The Advantage subscription allows DB12 owners to enrich their experience by building a repertoire of additional features and subscription services.

Fulfilling its commitment to perfection in every dimension, the DB12 features an elevated audio experience. The standard offering includes the Aston Martin 390w 11 speaker audio system, engineered with advanced hardware to provide a surround sound mode and QuantumLogic® sound processing, crafting a soundscape designed specifically for the DB12.

For the discerning audiophile, Aston Martin offers an optional surround system in collaboration with audio experts, Bowers & Wilkins. Borrowing from Bowers & Wilkins’ state-of-the-art domestic hi-fi technologies, this tailor-made system harmonises with the DB12’s interior volume and shape to deliver unparalleled audio enjoyment.

The high-performance loudspeaker system, featuring Aluminium Double Dome tweeters and Continuum® midrange speakers, generates a balanced and precise sound. The addition of dedicated 3D headline speakers and a powerful subwoofer ensures an unparalleled auditory experience in an Aston Martin sports car.

Achieving this unparalleled acoustic quality required a meticulous placement and symmetry of speakers, integrated deep into the DB12's design. The joint effort of Aston Martin and Bowers & Wilkins engineers made this possible. Stainless steel speaker grilles, available in finishes that align with the DB12's interior accents, feature acoustically-optimized perforations, harmonising aesthetics and sound quality.

Amedeo Felisa, Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin, commented on the new DB12: “To remain true to a brand as rich in history as Aston Martin, it is critical to respect the past, not by reminiscing, but by forging ahead with the same fervor that fuelled our founders 110-years ago. With the DB12, we are re-energising the DB model line and re-establishing Aston Martin's reputation for manufacturing truly extraordinary performance sportscars. By merging peerless performance and exceptional chassis dynamics with avant-garde technology, flawless craftsmanship and elegant design, the DB12 propels Aston Martin into a new epoch of excellence.”

Scheduled for delivery beginning in Q3 2023, the audacious new DB12 pioneers its own category and sets a new standard in performance, driving enjoyment, ultra-luxury, and style. DB12 is more than a grand tourer. It represents the world's inaugural Super Tourer.


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