2017 Aston Martin DB11- Release Date, Review and Specs

A new chapter began for the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 during the 86th International Geneva Motor Show. It is the finest Aston Martin tradition thanks to its bold new figurehead of the illustrious “DB” bloodline and the first product to be launched under the company’s ‘Second Century’ plan. Its release date, price, exterior and interior redesigns, engine specs, and whatnot are covered below.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 side view, grey color, alloy wheels

The new Aston Martin DB11 is the most powerful, fastest, most dynamically gifted, and most efficient DB model in the entire Aston Martins history. Not only that, the new model has been freshened and its design made distinct. At the heart of this hyped up machine is a powerful 5.2L twin-turbocharged V12 engine (specs discussed below).

2017 Aston Martin DB11 spy shots

“We aspire to make the Aston Martin DB11 the most beautiful machine. We have combined latest technologies and an exceptional design with an exhilarating power to ensure it is the DB11 is the absolute embodiment of what Aston Martin stands for, said Aston Martin Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andy Palmer. “A brand new characterful twin-turbo V12, class-leading infotainment system, clever aerodynamics, and a new bonded aluminum platform are just but a few aspects that make the DB11 a proud Aston Martin.”

2017 Aston Martin DB11 rear view, tailpipe and badges

The DB11 heralds a new design era in a remarkable aesthetic journey that began with icons such as the DB5, DB2/4, and, most recently, the Aston Martin DB10 that was exclusively designed for James Bond. With the DB11, you get a seamless interaction between form and function. Freshest design signatures include distinctive LED headlights, accentuated lines of the grille, and the front-hinging clamshell bonnet. And thanks to the uninterrupted roof strakes that flow to the C-pillar from the A-pillar, the exterior profile is equally dramatic.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 exterior, overhead view

Innovative dynamics that aid in the stability and preserving the DB11’s uncluttered surfaces are provided by clever management and Aston Martin’s aesthetic revolution. Every feature that is available on either the exterior and interior is as a result of hand craftsmanship, and finest attention to detail developed by the automaker in conjunction with its technical partner – Daimler AG. The interior comes with features such as a full-color 12-inch TFT LCD display, a 360-degree birds-eye view camera, a newly developed auto-park assist feature, a centrally-placed 8-inch TFT screen, and an all-new instrument cluster.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Release Date & Price

2017 Aston Martin DB11 release date

According to Aston Martin, the 2017 DB11 price starts from an MSRP of $211,995. Its release date should be expected sometime in early January 2017. At this price point, the new DB11 will square it out with rivals such as the BMW M6, and the 2017 Maserati Granturismo.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Exterior

2017 Aston Martin DB11 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

According to several Aston Martin DB11 renderings that were making some rounds on the internet, the new model was expected to come with a revised hood, a DB-10-inspired front grille, and smaller headlamps. Now that the production model is available, it seems almost all – in fact all – assumptions were correct. The DB11 seems to have borrowed lots of design cues from the DB10. Unlike the DB10 however, the DB11 comes with a rounded and more stylish headlamps. They are also a bit smaller than those on the DB9s but larger than those in the DB10s. at the sides, the new model’s rear overhang is shorter, the roofline and the quarter windows different, the rear haunches sportier, and the signature hood longer.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 Interior Pictures

2017 Aston Martin DB11 interior, dashboard

The interior has been redesigned afresh, but the automaker was careful not to stray much from the original script. Some features such as a clean dashboard design, and the twin-rectangular A/C vents are similar to those on the DB9. Some accessories and features you’ll surely bump into while inside the DB11 cockpit include a 360-degree camera, an auto-park assist system, an eight-inch central TFT screen, new upholstery finishes and materials, and a larger luggage compartment than before.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 interior, leather seats

Available Trims

The new model comes in a single well-equipped trim level available with several options for buyers who don’t mind spending an extra over the smorgasbord of features offered.

Engine Specs

2017 Aston Martin DB11 engine

Lurking beneath the skin of the Aston Martin DB11 2017 is a 5.2L V12 engine that churns out a whopping 600 horsepower and 516 lbs. ft. of torque. 0-62 mph takes 3.9 seconds. Its top speed is estimated to be 200 mph. More details such as its MPG and transmission systems will be available on its release date.

Safety

2017 Aston Martin DB11 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

There’s no doubt that the government crash testing will yield a five out five star rating for total safety protection for the Aston Martin’s finest sports car machine. Again, considering its top speed is 200 mph, it’s only natural that it will come with a raft of safety aids that will help it in mitigation against potential crash impacts.

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2017 Aston Martin DB11 auto show, orange color, front view, hedlights and grille

2017 Aston Martin DB11 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Aston Martin DB11 frontview, headlights and grille

2017 Aston Martin DB11 exterior, rear view, taillights

2017 Aston Martin DB11 frontv view, grille and badges

2017 Aston Martin DB11 exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Aston Martin DB11 exterior, black color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Aston Martin DB11 interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Aston Martin DB11 trunk, cargo space

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Release Date and Specs

Although its advanced age is something worth pondering about, the new 2017 Aston Martin Vantage is a beautiful and refreshingly mechanical vehicle to drive in this increasingly digital world. Some of the highlights include a compliant ride quality, an engaging driving experience, sharp styling, and a highly customizable interior. The V8 Vantage release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, as per the industry rumors trolling the internet.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage grille, front view

With the Vantage entering the market for the 11th year, there is no doubt that it has proven to be a timeless machine. However, even with its striking and magnificent looks, the Vantage appears to be entangled in a web of vehicles in its class, each of which is trying to showcase their prowess. This has therefore reduced its appeal over the last decade as lots of fresher vehicles are being produced now more than ever.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage exterior. alloy wheels

And despite its engine feeling more sublime when exercised, the V8 Vantage acceleration can’t keep up with similarly priced high-end sports cars for one thing. Even so, the V8 Vantage can’t be accused of being slow thanks to the 565 horsepower offered, but considering its equipped with a clunky single-clutch automated manual transmission system, it may feel antiquated by the new models that offer spectacular performance in mundane driving environments thanks to the slick dual-clutch units.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage front view, grille and headlights

More apparent is its age in the cabin. The “new” infotainment system is laughably old and it isn’t responsive and easy-to-use as the newer models. It literally lacks the safety, convenience, entertainment, and comfort features that are now common in luxury performance vehicles. The center console design is dated and feels surprisingly cheap. Other cons include an expensive price tag, unsophisticated automatic transmission system, and dated interior controls.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Apparently, the only Vantage vintage’s upside seems to be its refreshing driving experience. And while the Aston Martin platform was engineered before features such as electric power steering, advanced stability and turbochargers, many would argue such technologies rob it the soul of a sports car.

Contemporary rivals available in the segment include the Porsche 911, the Mercedes AMG GT and SL, and the Audi R8.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage alloy wheels, red color

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Trims & Body Styles

It is offered in both two-seat Convertible and hatchback coupe body styles both of which are available in five trim levels: Vantage GT12, Vantage S and V12 Vantage, V8 Vantage GT, V8 Vantage, and V8 Vantage S. After the release date we’ll see if there will be any new trims offered.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Interior & Accessories

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage exterior

Some of the 2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT accessories include automatic climate control, a rearview camera, nineteen-inch wheels, a simulated suede headliner, automatic wipers, a limited-slip differential, a rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a six-CD changer, power front seats, automatic headlights and wipers, a navigation system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a limited-slip differential, USB connectivity, a full leather interior, rear parking sensors, and automatic xenon headlamps.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage dashboard and steering wheel

Opting for the regular V8 Vantage offers a full range of leather an paint options, comfortable suspension system, carbon fiber front splitter, upgraded trim, a three-mode adaptive suspension system, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic dual-clutch manual transmission system, special carbon-fiber body panels, and a bigger engine.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage leather seats and steering wheel

Options available include an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system, passenger and driver memory settings, a convertible wind deflector, a simulated-suede sport steering wheel, front parking sensors, nineteen-inch forged alloy wheels, wide range of leather and paint options, and heated seats.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage interior

Several standalone options and packages have been offered for the V8 Vantage, but the exact details of the contents will be known later probably during its release date.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe, rear view

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

When it come to power offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, expect a 4.7L V8 engine rated at 420 horsepower and 347 lbs. ft. of torque. Both the Vantage GT and S are offered with a souped-up version of the base engine that generates 430 horsepower and 361 pounds-ft. of torque.

Both the six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive systems are offered as the standard systems.

The 2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT 0-60 mph is projected to take about 4.9 seconds – an unremarkable performance relative to what other fresher models offer.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage engine

More oomph is offered by a 5,9L V12 engine rated at 565 horsepower and 457 pounds-ft. of torque.

When we come to the fuel economy, expect the manual-equipped version to return 13/19/15 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 12/18/14 mpg with the single-clutch automated manual transmission system.

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Price & Release Date

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage release date

The V8 Vantage Convertible price starts from an MSRP of $117,800, while that of the V8 Vantage Coupe begins at $103,300. The car will become available for sale in the second half of 2017.

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2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe, red color, front angle

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage side angle, red color

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage convertible and coupe

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage blue color, side view

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage rear view, tailpipa and taillights

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage exterior, red color

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage interior, steering wheel