The new Aston Martin DB12 is a jet set-ready V8 super tourer

Published on Jul 05, 2023 at 7:29 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Jul 06, 2023 at 4:27 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

The new Aston Martin DB12 is a jet set-ready V8 super tourer

This is the new Aston Martin DB12 and as you can see, it’s quite the looker.

A point that was proven by the amount of people taking pictures of the car as Supercar Blondie’s Sergi Galiano was taking it for a spin.

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The DB12 is a luxury grand tourer, designed to be just as comfortable as a Rolls-Royce and just as fast as a Ferrari.

Visually, it shares a lot of design cues with its predecessor but Aston Martin made a few changes.

The grille and the headlamps, for example, are bigger than ever before.

There’s a new front splitter with carbon fiber inserts for extra downforce, and new vents on the hood.

At the back, you’ve got c-shaped taillights and a slim vent on the trunk and then, on the side, you’ve got 21-inch wheels with carbon brakes and custom-made tires.

The interior is heaps better than it was in the old DB11.

Everything is wrapped in supple leather, including the redesigned dashboard and center console.

More importantly, you’re finally getting an in-house infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen.

This is good news A, because it looks better and it’s easier to use and B, because it shows Aston Martin has been listening to customers’ feedback.

Aston Martin still want this car to feel analog, despite the amount of tech it uses, and that’s why you also get physical buttons and dials along with the touchscreen.

Under the hood beats a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, delivering 671 horsepower and giving the car a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time of just 3.6 seconds.

The top speed is 202 mph – or 325 km/h.

For this test, we took the Aston Martin DB12 to its natural habitat: Monaco.

This car was designed for this sort of place.

Automakers love telling you what their cars can do on the track, on the highway, or in the winding roads in the South of France.

And they’re right, the DB12 is great at all of those things.

But at the end of the day, what it truly excels at is doing 9 mph around Casino Square in Monaco, putting a smile on people’s face.


Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.