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Technical Reviews: Aston Martin DB11 Car Reviews

Updated on November 11, 2017
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Gaurav Verma is a creative an Automobile Engineer also a creative Technical writer.

Today we're here to take a look at the 2017 Aston Martin DB 11. DB stands for David Brown who was the owner of Aston Martin for a significant period of its history. The DB 11 is defined as a Grand Touring supercar and a grand touring car is defined as a car that can go over long distances at a high rate of speed. So not only does it have to be powerful, it also has to be extremely comfortable. So today let's go through a few of the exterior and interior details of the Aston Martin DB 11 and see how this ride has been engineered. Let's start off the review by talking about the structure and the design of the Aston Martin DB.

Aston Martin DB 11
Aston Martin DB 11

Aston Martin DB 11 Reviews

The Aston Martin DB 11 uses an all-new riveted and adhesive bonded aluminum structure that uses more damping as opposed to extrusions and those stampings help increase the cockpit space of the vehicle. The DB 11 chassis replace the chassis which have been used in the Aston Martin line for around a decade. The overall design of the Aston Martin DB 11 that's a lot sleeker and it's really curvy, this is a really great looking car, it's much more dramatic than the outgoing Aston Martin DB 9 model and personally, I just love the design. There are lots of curves and different channels and haunches, it just looks so muscular. The Aston Martin DB 11 composed of a lot of aluminum panels and one that I want to focus on in particular is the aluminum hood.

It's made out of a single piece of aluminum and it is the largest single pieces Aston Martin has developed to date. The lune in the hood literally looks like it's been carved, it's sleek sexy and it's extremely functional with the vents to express hot air from the engine bay. Focusing on the side profile you'll notice each side straight and they don't just look cool they're actually functional. Their purpose is to help channel high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch which will reduce the lift when cars move at higher speeds and high-pressure air results with inside the wheel arches and that creates lift. Now to help mitigate that list Aston Martin has incorporated these louvers help channel that high-pressure air from inside the wheel arch.

Aston Martin
Aston Martin

Aerodynamic

A unique feature I would like to point out is that the roof strike allows the car to separate the body from the roof a little bit. Now they aren't available in body color or you could get them finished in black when you look at the rear of the Aston Martin DB 11 you can just sit back and appreciate its nice clean look with the curves and the haunches and the classic GT proportions to help get this classic GT look. Aston Martin did not incorporate a traditional spoiler what they did do was incorporate a channeling system that channels air from the side of the car and to the Cecily and there's a ducting system that channels air through the trunk and releases the air through the aperture on the top of the trunk lid. Aston Martin refers to this as the Aero blade, it's able to generate downforce without having the drag penalty of a traditional spoiler on the rear of the car.

The Tyres Of Aston Martin DB

Focusing on the wheel tire and brake setup of the DB 11 you're going to get 20 inches 10 spoke diamond turns wheels with the silver finish. Your brake rotors are going to be 15.7 inches in diameter up front and glass by six-piston calipers and the rear the rotors will be 14 inches in diameter.

Aston Martin DB Engine: Technical Specifications

The engine of Aston Martin DB 11 will be a 5.2 liter twin-turbocharged v-12 which produces 600 horsepower at 6,500 RPM. It also produces 516 pound-feet of torque at a very low engine speed of 1500 RPM. The Aston Martin DB 11 is considered a front mid-engine vehicle because the engine sits on the front axis. It's connected to a rear mid-mounted ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. It accelerates 60 MPH in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 200 miles per hour.

Aston Martin
Aston Martin

The Interior

Now let's take a look at the interior of the car. The interior is everything you would expect from Aston Martin, the interior features an infotainment system that has been borrowed from Mercedes Benz. So this is leaps and bounds from previous systems found in other Aston Martin cars such as the DB 9, it's a lot smoother and a lot easier to use. We also get this trackpad which you find in other Mercedes and there's also a wheel to navigate to the infotainment system as well. I must say the cabin feels quite airy, the seats are particularly comfortable, they have adequate side bolstering to keep you planted in the center of the seat, they're not too tight. So as I said before the goal of this car is to be able to travel fast for long distances so it must be powerful yet comfortable at the same time so the seats are great.

The steering wheel is wrapped in smooth pure black leather and has the little square shape at the bottom which is race inspired. I really love the nice sized aluminum paddles they look really great behind the steering wheel. You have an electronic display it's nice and clear and easy to read another feature that I notice in the interior that also looks nice is the forged carbon fiber finishes it's along the center console.

Well, that was the brief tour of the 2017 Aston Martin DB and the car just looks absolutely terrific. I love the way it's so dramatic with the curves and notches and different vents along the side profile of the vehicle.

© 2017 Gaurav Verma

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