Aston Martin DB12 unveiled as ‘world’s first super tourer’

Performance, style, luxury: the new Aston Martin DB12 ticks all the boxes.

by | Published on 25th May 2023

Aston Martin just unveiled the latest addition to its legendary DB bloodline – the new Aston Martin DB12.

According to the British luxury automaker, it’s the ‘world’s first super tourer’.

But, just like any of the brand’s other sportscars and grand tourers, performance and style are very much at the forefront of the new DB12. 

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Before we get into what’s under the super tourer’s hood, though, let’s first cover off its design.

One thing’s for certain, the Aston Martin DB12’s muscular physique screams power and potency.

The all-new front end features a larger, re-shaped radiator aperture and a re-shaped splitter, as well as new LED headlights with a distinctive Daytime Running Lamp signature.

The DB12’s wide-track stance is complemented by 21-inch forged alloy wheels, while new smaller, frameless wing mirrors are said to improve the car’s aerodynamic profile.

Judging by the pictures, the Aston Martin DB12’s interior looks like a stylish and sumptuous place to be. 

The luxurious interior design focus on a driver-centric cockpit, integrating the latest technologies with luxury craftsmanship and materials.

In true Aston style, there’s swathes of hand-stitched ‘Bridge of Weir’ hides with exquisite detailing and a new quilting pattern.

We can just imagine how comfortable those seats are for all-day, big mileage journeys while providing enough support to indulge in some spirit driving.

There’s a next-generation infotainment system that’s entirely bespoke, designed and developed by Aston Martin – 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 with 10.25-inch touchscreen display.

There’s a good mix of contemporary display screens and interactive analogue switches, too, which will be music to the ears of gearheads.

The DB12 retains buttons for key mechanical operations such as gear selection, drive election, as well as heating and ventilation.

There are also override switches for chassis, ESP and exhaust, Lane Assist and Park Distance Control, all of which are conveniently to hand.

Now the all-important bit – what powers the Aston Martin DB12.

Under the hood is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine hand built and tuned by Aston engineers.

It delivers 671bhp and 590 lb-ft of torque, which the automaker says is an increase of 34 percent compared with the outgoing DB11.

That’s enough power to propel the DB12 from standstill to 60mph (97km/h) in 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 202mph (325km/h).

Worth noting, though, power is fed through an eight-speed automatic transmission and, for the first time on an Aston Martin DB model, Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff).

This differential is linked to the car’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.

Unlike a conventional Limited Slip Differential, it can go from fully open to 100 percent locked in a matter of milliseconds, giving the driver maximum response for more precise and consistent handling.

So, how much does all this power and potency cost?

Aston Martin DB12 price

Although Aston has yet to reveal a price tag, the DB12 is estimated to have a base price of $185,000, which is in the region of $230,000.

Deliveries of the Aston Martin DB12 are scheduled to begin in Q3 of 2023.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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