Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Manila Welcomes Aston Martin DB11: The Next Standard of Power and Beauty (w/ 19 Photos)
Luxury British brand Aston Martin has officially unveiled the all-new DB11 in Manila. The first product launched under the company’s “Second Century” plan, DB11 is the bold new figurehead of the illustrious ‘DB’ bloodline and an authentic, dynamic sporting grand tourer in the finest Aston Martin tradition. With the vehicle unveiled for the first time in the Philippines today, the DB11 has already garnered much attention in the market.
On its Manila debut, Patrik Nilsson, President of Aston Martin in Asia Pacific, said: “We are excited to unveil DB11 in the Philippines. As the first all-new ‘DB’ model since the introduction of the DB9, we are already experiencing significant demand for DB11, demonstrating the strong affinity for Aston Martin in this market.”
The DB11 showcases a fresh and distinctive design language, pioneering aerodynamics and is powered by a potent new in-house designed 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine. Built upon a new lighter, stronger, and more space efficient bonded aluminum structure, DB11 is the most powerful, most efficient and most dynamically gifted DB model in Aston Martin’s history. As such, it is the most significant new Aston Martin since the introduction of the DB9 in 2003.
Heralding a new design era for Aston Martin, DB11 is the latest landmark in a remarkable aesthetic journey; one that gave us icons such as the DB2/4, DB5 and, most recently, the DB10 developed specifically for James Bond in the film, Spectre. DB11 re-imagines the relationship between form and function with a series of fresh design signatures.
Innovative aerodynamics play their part in this aesthetic revolution with clever management of airflow both over and through the bodywork aiding stability while preserving the DB11’s uncluttered surfaces.
Like every Aston Martin, the heart of the DB11 is found beneath the bonnet, though unlike any Aston Martin before it, the DB11’s heart is a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12. Designed in-house this new engine develops 608 horsepower and 700Nm of torque, making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever. Naturally, it’s the most dynamic and most fastest too, with a top speed of 322 km/h and a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds.
Speaking at the launch event, Aston Martin Manila’s President and Chairman, Mr. Marc Tagle, said: “Two years ago we brought the brand to the Philippines, and since then these beautiful, luxurious British sports cars have graced our roads as unmistakable and peerless icons. And today, the Aston Martin that everyone’s been waiting for has arrived. The launch of the DB11 rightfully places Aston Martin as a leading brand in the ultra-high luxury segment in the Philippines, and we are delighted with the strong order bank we have on this model.”
First local deliveries of the all-new DB11 are scheduled to begin next month with the initial batch part of the limited run Launch Edition which runs to just 1,000 units globally. The DB11 Launch Edition features a commemorative plaque and is inspected and signed personally off by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
Aston Martin Manila is imported and distributed by DBPhils Motorsports, Inc. The showroom is located at the Ground Floor of W Fifth Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.