Launched in 2016, the DB11 has completed its traditional seven years of life, and must therefore pass the torch. But in the upper echelons of the automotive industry, it does not happen like in the rest of the industry. Either we keep the car in the catalog for nearly 10 years, or we base the novelty largely on the outgoing model. This is a common practice at Ferrari for example, and today at Aston Martin.

At first glance, only the front part of the DB12 is new, with new headlights and a new enlarged grille that offer a little extra character. Apart from the windshield pillar on the other hand, we can say that nothing has changed compared to the DB11. At least for what is visible. Because on board, there is a lot of change.

From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds

Compared to their rivals, modern Aston Martins have often sinned by a quality of finish almost unworthy of the asking price. But that was before. The DB12 displays a very neat, luxurious, and of course modern dashboard, especially thanks to the now digital instrument cluster. This time, we can say that the Englishwoman will hold the comparison with a Ferrari, a Porsche or a Maserati.

Finally, mechanics. With the DB12, Aston says goodbye to V12-powered GTs. But we hardly lose at the change, since the V8 4.0 liters of Mercedes-AMG origin develops 680 hp and 800 Nm, much more than the 639 hp and 700 Nm than the DB11 V12. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8 auto gearbox. The whole makes it possible to shoot down the 0-100 km / h in 3.6 seconds, and to point at 325 km / h.

It remains to be noted that the DB12 will also be a better sports car than the DB11, since the chassis benefits from many evolutions. The launch is scheduled for the last quarter, and we know that 2024 will also see the arrival of a convertible version Volante.

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