Aston Martin is proud to introduce the new DB12. Delivering a quantum shift in sporting character and dynamic capability, this new generation of the legendary DB bloodline defines its own new category. Combining a scintillating driving experience with exceptional refinement, state-of-the-art technology and indulgent luxury, the DB12 demands a new definition. Grand is not enough; this is the world’s first Super Tourer.
The DB12 takes a new direction. One which makes it the most complete and accomplished DB model in Aston Martin’s history. Blessed with exceptional performance and handling to satisfy and reward the most demanding drivers, its meticulously honed chassis is perfectly matched to a class-leading 680PS/800NM V8 Twin-Turbo powertrain. The result is an energised Aston Martin that shines with authenticity, capability and passion to deliver a driving experience that’s second to none.
Engineered to maximise performance and intensify emotion, the DB12 is the product of a holistic approach. One that starts with meaningful increases in structural stiffness and ends with Michelin Pilot Sport 5 S tyres made to Aston Martin’s precise specification. Supported by an all-new suspension system featuring the latest adaptive dampers, control and connection are further amplified by an exceptionally precise and direct Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system and an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) that enhances agility and brings the DB12 alive on the most dynamic of roads.
Supported by an industry leading Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, which employs six-axis inertia measurement to predict available grip, the DB12 also gives the driver a choice of five pre-set driving modes allowing the freedom to incrementally explore the limits of grip and traction with complete confidence and safety. Put simply, no series production Aston Martin has dedicated itself so completely to setting new dynamic benchmarks.
The announcement of DB12 comes as Aston Martin celebrates two significant milestones in 2023; Its monumental 110th anniversary and 75 years of the illustrious DB model line. When founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford officially formed the partnership that became Aston Martin, they ignited more than a century of automotive passion, cutting-edge British innovation, and high-octane racing success. It comes at a time when Aston Martin is enjoying one of the most dynamic periods in its 110-year history thanks to continued podium success in the 2023 Formula 1® season. Competing at the pinnacle of world motorsport remains a key pillar of the marque’s brand and product strategy.
DB12’s core values of high-performance and ultra-luxury are spearheading Aston Martin’s next generation of sports cars. As such it heralds a new era. One which will see all Aston Martin models characterised by prodigious performance and pinpoint dynamics, seamless integration of advanced technologies and the sublime style and exemplary craftsmanship for which the brand has long been renowned.
Unapologetic and unambiguous, DB12 makes an emphatic statement. One that exudes the confidence of a car endowed with a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds, a 202mph top speed and best-in-class potency from its 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine. This exceptional hand-built engine, tuned by Aston Martin engineers to deliver class-leading 680PS/671bhp at 6000rpm and 800Nm/590lb ft between 2750-6000rpm; an increase of 34% compared with the outgoing DB11.
These higher outputs have been achieved through modified cam profiles, optimised compression ratios, larger diameter turbochargers, and increased cooling. To manage increased thermal demands the cooling system has been completely redesigned, with an additional two auxiliary coolers added to the existing central main radiator. To ensure desired engine intake air temperatures are achieved in all conditions, an additional low temperature radiator has been fitted to the charge cooler water circuit.
In addition, the auxiliary outboard engine oil cooler now has over double the face area of its predecessor in order to manage the demands on the lubrication circuit. Cooling has been optimised further by improving thermal airflow, a 56% increase in open apertures allowing more cold air to flow into the radiators, while centrally mounted bonnet vents placed above the twin turbos allow hot air to escape.
The DB12’s bold and assertive exterior design is a perfect expression of power and potency. Presented with the immaculate style for which Aston Martin is renowned, integrating 75 years of DB heritage and segment defining proportions worthy of the world’s first super tourer, it exudes confidence and commands attention with an impressively athletic physique, measured aggression and unrivalled elegance.
Presented with a more muscular physique to signify the power that lies beneath – an increase in track by 6mm at the front and 22mm at the rear, the all-new front-end features a larger, re-shaped radiator aperture and a re-shaped splitter. Framed by new Light Emitting Diode (LED) headlights with a distinctive new Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) signature and intricate surface detailing, the DB12’s wide-track stance is complemented by standard-fit 21 inch forged alloy wheels. Sitting proudly on the nose is the latest evolution of the iconic Aston Martin wings badge. Symbolising the start of an exciting new era, DB12 is the first sports car to which the new wings have been applied. New smaller, frameless wing mirrors compliment the new design whilst also improving the aerodynamic profile of the car and to assist entry, presenting door handles welcome occupants into the new, ultra-luxury cabin.
Enriched by an all-new, ultra-luxurious interior, the DB12 indulges occupants with modern opulence, empowers with Aston Martin’s next-generation bespoke infotainment system and a formidable suite of connected technology and entertains with a spectacular surround sound system by new audio partner, Bowers & Wilkins.
Combining clean, contemporary design with classic craftsmanship and the finest materials, the DB12’s interior provides a stylish and sumptuous haven for driver and passengers alike. The design character focuses on a driver centric cockpit, seamlessly integrating everyday technologies with luxury craftmanship and materials. Occupants sit below the shoulder line with a high centre console, allowing complete engagement with the ultra-luxurious cockpit and its combination of contemporary display screens and interactive analogue switches. Driver-centric controls are ergonomically placed along the cabin centreline, ensuring maximum driver connection and the bold, horizontal lines are softened with elegant cabin jewellery and distinctive trim details.
Craftmanship remains at the core of all Aston Martins. Swathed in aromatic, hand-stitched Bridge of Weir hides, this cosseting space embodies true Super Tourer values; soothing comfort to excel at all-day, big mileage journeys, yet still provides the support and connection needed to deliver maximum driving enjoyment. Exquisite detailing and unique character embodied by the new quilts introduced with DB12. The new quilting pattern is applied to the highest quality full leather or Alcantara® interior environments.
A major DB12 landmark is the introduction of Aston Martin’s next-generation infotainment. Entirely bespoke, designed and developed by Aston Martin, it is the marque’s first in-house system.
The new system, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™*, is a fully integrated multi-screen system and displayed using 10.25 inch Pure Black, 1970×720 high-resolution screens with ultra-responsive (30ms reaction time) capacitive touch control.
Understanding the need for balance between touchscreen commands and the positive tactility of physical switches, DB12 retains buttons for the key mechanical operations of gear selection, drive selection, heating and ventilation offering the perfect blend of digital and analogue controls. There are also override switches for chassis, ESP and exhaust, Lane Assist and Park Distance Control, ensuring the most used controls are always conveniently to hand.
The all-new navigation system for DB12 features online connectivity for a smarter, quicker and more informative experience. Online connection enables the driver to simply look up their favourite restaurant, read the reviews and chose it as a destination. Or, if more convenient, choose a destination in the Aston Martin App and simply send it to their DB12 in readiness for travel.
The new 3D mapping with subdued hues gives intuitive, clear instruction with lane guidance and real time traffic overlays. Connected dynamic routing ensures no unnecessary delays. Satellite view is available for those who like to see details, dynamically downloaded to visualise the surrounding area as you drive.
Cornerstones of the DB12’s new infotainment system are online connectivity and an all-new companion Aston Martin App. Two firsts for the brand, DB12 owners will be able to communicate, interact and engage with their car.
Online connectivity will assist the ownership experience through increased ease of use and peace of mind, offering Over The Air (OTA) updates and diagnostics. An ever-expanding system, Aston Martin’s connected car offering will continue to evolve as products, services and support for vehicles evolves.
This all-new connected car ecosystem utilises three key elements – the DB12, the Aston Martin App and Aston Martin’s secure data servers. These three elements connect through globally roaming 4G LTE / GSM cellular networks via the embedded e-SIM in DB12, which is provided and funded by Aston Martin.
When purchasing their new DB12, customers will be invited to enroll in the new Aston Martin App and create their own unique AML ID. Available on iOS and Android, the app allows seamless interaction, control and feedback to and from the car via their personal device.
Personalised content specific to their vehicle is presented in clear and intuitive screens that seamlessly match the new UI/UX of the infotainment system. From the app, customers can monitor, locate and protect their vehicle, send navigation POI’s or be guided on foot with last mile navigation. They can also manage their account details and share in the community of Aston Martin owners through integrated media feeds.
The app also offers a range of connected car subscription packages that are free for the first three-years and designed to maximise the Aston Martin ownership experience. There are three connected car subscription offerings. These are activated free of charge when a customer’s new DB12 warranty is activated. As an additional benefit to future owners, the subscription is tied to the vehicle for the first three-years, even if the DB12 is re-purchased through Aston Martin’s Timeless approved pre-owned sale programme..