To win top honors in the prestigious Autocar Awards, the car has to be exactly what this major award is called – a ‘game changer’. This year’s award went to Aston Martin for its DB11. Baroque Ground finds out all the details
Aston Martin’s DB11, its latest addition to the British automaker’s iconic DB range of vehicles, is everything Autocar judges look for when choosing their ‘Game Changer’: it’s a car that ups the ante in its class, a vehicle that defies convention and stands out from the crowd. Interestingly enough, Aston Martin has been on a roll for the past seven years, launching a key new product every single year.
The latest DB iteration, the DB11, features pioneering aerodynamics and a distinctive design. It’s powered by the new 600-BHP 5.2 liter twin-turbo-charged V12 engine that was designed in-house and is being called the most powerful, efficient and dynamic DB11 ever created in Aston Martin’s history. It’s also built with a lighter, stronger and more space-efficient aluminum structure. As the first all-new car launched since the company joined forces with Daimler AG, it’s no wonder the Autocar judging panel chose this car as the winner of this prestigious award.
Lauded as the first in a new generation of aluminum vehicles, a car that is more advanced than its predecessors but just as flexible and innovative, the vehicle, which was built in Aston Martin’s brand new factory in Wales, is the start of a new era in cars for Aston Martin, a real ‘game changer’ in every sense of the word.
The DB11 features a bold new exterior, including a striking new grille, clamshell bonnet and innovative method of airflow through the bodywork, called Aeroblade™. Crafted from natural materials, if offers state-of-the-art infotainment technology. This magnificent new model is priced at £157,900 (approximately US $204,000).