(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Alfardan Luxury Motors Co, the official dealer for Aston Martin in Qatar, has unveiled the long-awaited DB12 – the first of the British marque's next-eneration sports cars – in a series of viewings at the state-of-the-art Aston Martin showroom in Alfardan Towers, West Bay, Doha.
Delivering a quantum shift in sporting character and dynamic capability, this new generation of the legendary DB bloodline defines its own new category, the DB12 is the world's first Super Tourer, a statement said.
“It is with immense pleasure that we are presenting the new Aston Martin DB12. The model is highly anticipated the world over, and the interest in Qatar is immense. DB12 is an incredible addition to the Aston Martin line-up of models, revolutionary in its performance, styling and technology-focused, ultra-luxe interior,” said Samer Bou Dargham, general manager for Alfardan Luxury Motors.
The DB12 is described as the most complete and accomplished DB model in Aston Martin's history. The meticulously honed chassis is perfectly matched to a class-leading 680PS/800NM V8 Twin-Turbo powertrain, resulting in an unparalleled driving experience.
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 5s 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.
With 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. No series production Aston Martin has dedicated itself so completely to setting new dynamic benchmarks.
The DB12 is endowed with a 0-100km/h time of 3.6 seconds, a 325km/h top speed and best-in-class potency from its 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 engine. This exceptional hand-built engine is tuned by Aston Martin engineers to deliver class-leading 680PS/671bhp at 6000rpm and 800Nm/590lb ft between 2,750-6,000rpm; an increase of 34% compared with the outgoing DB11.
Designed to offer the driver the perfect degree of dynamic support without restraint, DB12 introduces an industry leading Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) system. The system offers four pre-defined ESP modes (Wet, On, Track & Off) selectable via the ESP button on the centre console. Each is seamlessly integrated to deliver progressive control while avoiding abrupt interventions.
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.
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.
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.
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 choose 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.
Alfardan Luxury Motors is scheduled to begin deliveries in Qatar during Q3 2023, the statement added.
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