Aston Martin DB12 to hit Indian shores on September 29

Kenneth John Updated: August 28, 2023, 12:55 PM IST

Aston Martin has confirmed the debut of the DB12 grand tourer in India on September 29. The car was launched internationally quite recently and will now be on its to India with deliveries set to begin towards the climax of 2023. The DB12 not only serves as the successor to the DB11 but is also the beginning of a new chapter for the brand. Aston Martin even calls it the world's first 'Super Tourer'.

Aston Martin DB12: Design And Interior

Even with the new and modern design, the new DB12 embodies key attributes of a grand tourer. At the same time, the GT appears similar to the car it replaces, the DB11. Similarly, there are also a few design touches inspired by the DBS. A large grille, new headlights with integrated daytime driving lights, aggressive front and rear bumpers, bold side profile, C-shaped taillights, and a new set of 21-inch alloy wheels are its major design highlights.

The coupe has a huge drive-centric centre console in the cockpit. The new system has a 10.25-inch touchscreen and works with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Aston Martin claims that this is the company's first in-house built infotainment system. According to Aston Martin, the infotainment system incorporates a new navigation system with internet connectivity and 3D mapping, as well as a mobile device app that receives over-the-air updates.

Aston Martin DB12: Powertrain and Suspension

The Aston Martin DB12 replaces the V12 engine with a V8 engine from Mercedes-Benz's AMG division. The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine is combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and is tuned to provide far more power than previously, making the car even more powerful than the DB11 V12. The engine produces a monstrous 680PS and a colossal 800 Nm of maximum torque. The newly unveiled coupe can reach 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds from a standstill and has a top speed of 325 kmph.

All that power needs a suspension capable of withstanding the additional forces, so Aston Martin offers next-generation adaptive dampers and stronger anti-roll bars. There are three driving modes: GT, Sport, and Sport+, each with varying levels of responsiveness and rigidity. The DB12 is also the first DB model with an electronic rear differential, which can go from completely locked to fully open in milliseconds.

Aston Martin's current Indian portfolio includes the Vantage, DB11 and the DBX SUV. We expect the DB12 to be priced upwards of the 4 crore mark once launched.

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